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  • 100th A400M
    100th A400M 17 August 2020
    The A400M, which has a history dating back to the FIMA (Future International Military Airlifter Project) launched in 1982, left behind an important milestone. The 100th A400M Atlas transport aircraft, jointly developed by European countries and manufactured by Airbus as the main contractor, rolled out the production line last month. The aircraft, which entered the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) inventory, will serve there with 54+33 serial number. Within the scope of the process,...
  • Delivery Time for Ares
    Delivery Time for Ares 28 July 2020
    It is time for retirement for the Scorpion Family (CVR (T) / Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)) platforms, which are successfully operating in many countries around the world. The British Army started taking deliveries under the Ajax Tracked Armoured Vehicle Program, which was launched to meet the requirements of the modern battlefield. In this context, the first batch of Ares tracked armoured vehicles entered the household Cavalry Regiment based in Wiltshire in Bulf...
  • Retirement Time for C-130 Hercules
    Retirement Time for C-130 Hercules 26 July 2020
    The development of the C-130 Hercules, which has successfully served in the inventory of many countries since its introduction in 1956, continues. On the other hand, users retire platforms that have reached the end of their economic life in inventory. Belgium has announced that fourth of the C-130H Hercules transport aircraft that have been in its inventory for nearly 50 years has been phased out. Currently, seven of the platforms planned to be replaced by Airbus A400Ms continue to ...
  • Okumuş at C4Defence Live Broadcast
    Okumuş at C4Defence Live Broadcast 15 May 2020
    Gürcan Okumuş, Director of the TÜBİTAK Defence Industry Research and Development Institute (SAGE), affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Technology, is now a guest of C4Defence Instagram. The live broadcasting will start at 18:00, and we will discuss the vision, designs and works of SAGE. SAGE has the signature of many products and concepts that are closely seen in the field of defence. Stand-Off Missile (SOM), Precision Guidance Kit (HGK), Bozok, Penetrating Bom...
  • The Bundeswehr Refuses new A400Ms 14 November 2019
    The German military announced it would not accept deliveries of two A400M Atlas transport aircraft due to recurring technical problems. “During routine inspections of the mounting nuts on the propellers of the A400M already in flight, it was found that not all 24 nuts per propeller have the intended tightening torque,” revealed the Luftwaffe, the German air force, in a statement. Increased inspections of the engine mounts, combustion chambers, and engine flap, ...
  • AEHF Launch Date Delay
    AEHF Launch Date Delay 25 June 2019
    The US Air Force's fifth Advanced High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite has been delayed due to a malfunction in the launch battery. A technical team is evaluating the issue and replacing the battery on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket which will carry the AEHF highly protected communications satellite to orbit. The launch to July 9 at the earliest. The earliest date for launching the satellite was July 9th. The satellites, built by Lockheed Martin, which are mean...
  • Tamandaré Class Project: Brazil Selects German Offer
    Tamandaré Class Project: Brazil Selects German Offer 31 March 2019
    The Brazilian Navy (MB), announced that the final proposal of the "Águas Azuis" Consortium, dated March 8 of 2019, was selected as the best offer for the construction project of the "Tamandaré" Class Corvettes. The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed by Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defence & Security and Atech, was selected as preferred bidder by the Brazilian Navy for the construction of four naval ships in the Tamandaré Corve...
  • Royal Aircraft on Shelf
    Royal Aircraft on Shelf 8 January 2019
    UK has prepared a report on the Royal Air Force inventory. The document published by the Ministry of Defence included information on the situation of combat aircraft fleet. Of the 434 aircraft currently available in the UK inventory, 142 were declared unable to fly due to various reasons. According to the statement, only 101 of the 156 Eurofighter Typhoon were in active service. The report was described as shocking for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the British press, which celebrated...
  • One Third Of German Vehicles Ready For Combat
    One Third Of German Vehicles Ready For Combat 1 November 2018
    Just over a third of the new military equipment delivered to the Bundeswehr by manufacturers in 2017 is fit for service according to a report revealed for the German defence ministry According to the report, of the 71 Puma infantry fighting vehicles delivered, 27 are combat ready. Of the eight new Airbus A400M Atlas military transports, half are fully operational. Just two of the seven Eurocopter Tiger combat helicopters and four of seven NH Industries' NH90 transport helicopter...
  • 20th Atlas in Inventory
    20th Atlas in Inventory 19 July 2018
    The UK Ministry of Defence has announced that the Royal Air Force (RAF) has received the 20th A400M Atlas transport aircraft. It was also stated that the delivery was made in schedule with the program. The Royal Air Force will have 22 A400M aircraft. The all A400Ms are scheduled to be completed early in 2020. The A400M Atlas, which made its first flight in December 2009, was developed with joint participation of many European countries. TAI and TEI also contribute to the produc...
  • Royal Navy Received First Autonomous Minesweeper
    Royal Navy Received First Autonomous Minesweeper 7 May 2018
    The UK Royal Navy has accepted delivery of the first autonomous minesweeper system. The system has been designed and manufactured by Atlas Elektronik UK under a $17,6 million contract. The sweeper system, which features a “sense and avoid” capability, could work together with other similar autonomous systems. The system has been put through trials for the last four months by the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous Systems Trials Team (MASTT) during...
  • 12th 'Atlas' For French Air Force
    12th 'Atlas' For French Air Force 7 December 2017
    The French Air Force has taken delivery of the twelfth A400M Atlas military transport aircraft on November 22, which is also the first A400M equipped with underwing hose-and-drogue refueling pods. Other aircraft in the fleet will be progressively equipped with this capability during retrofit campaigns. France will have received 15 A400Ms by 2019.
  • 5th A400M Accepted
    5th A400M Accepted 14 July 2017
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced on official Twitter account today the acceptance of the 5th A400M Strategic Transport Aircraft. The first A400M Atlas, manufactured under a joint project involving Germany, Belgium, France, England, Spain and Turkey has been delivered to Turkish Air Force on 12 May 2014, and the fourth on April 10. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) undertook the production of centre fuselage and components. The maximum t...
  • Fincantieri Completes Delivery to Italy
    Fincantieri Completes Delivery to Italy 16 May 2017
    Italian Navy has received the fourth and last of Type 212A-class diesel-electric submarines from Fincantieri on 11 May. Romeo Romei (S 529) features some enhancements over the platforms of the class. The submarine received Atlas Elektronik's electro-acoustic suite update, Cassidian's OMS100 search periscope, Hensoldt's SERO 400 attack periscopes, Kongsberg's MSI-90U Mk 2 weapon-control system and the WASS Black Shark Advanced (NSP/BSA) heavyw...
  • Submarine Offer by Gölcük to Jakarta
    Submarine Offer by Gölcük to Jakarta 14 April 2017
    Gölcük Shipyard has made an offer for the Type 214 class diesel electric submarine to the Indonesian Navy. According to the announcement made by the service, negotiations have been going on since the beginning of 2017. Gölcük Shipyard will host a group of officials from Jakarta on 7-12 May who will observe the work carried out on the first submarine of the class, Pirireis (S 330), which is still under construction. Type 214 submarines were developed for Turk...
  • Fourth 'A400M' Delivered to Turkish Air Force
    Fourth 'A400M' Delivered to Turkish Air Force 10 April 2017
    Turkish Ministry of National Defence has announced today on its official twitter account that the 4th A400M 'Atlas', a strategic transport aircraft which Turkey was also a partner for, has been delivered to the Turkish Air Force. Powered with four Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop engines, maximum take-off weight of the A-400M is 141 tons. Atlas can carry 116 fully equipped soldiers, 66 stretchers accompanied by 25 medical personnel and has a load carrying capacity of 37...
  • Export Contract for ARCIMS
    Export Contract for ARCIMS 22 February 2017
    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) has secured an export contract for its ARCIMS unmanned surface vehicles with an undisclosed customer. The two vehicles to be delivered will be configured to utilize anti-submarine warfare (ASW) surveillance module in order to increase the capability of persistent monitoring of underwater activity, such as submarines, mini-submarines and diver delivery vehicles.  Atlas Remote Combined Influence Minesweeping System (ARCIMS) was designed to allow ra...
  • $2 Billion Contract to Airbus by Indonesia
    $2 Billion Contract to Airbus by Indonesia 19 January 2017
    Indonesia is to purchase of five A400M Atlas transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, announced on 18 January. The government approved a sum of $2 billion for this acquisition which is a part of Indonesian Air Force's modernization plan.
  • The US Launches Third Early Warning Satellite
    The US Launches Third Early Warning Satellite 19 January 2017
    The United States is to launch the third Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite, SBIRS Geo 3, today on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-066, for missile early-warning detection and tactical support. The SBIRS sensors are designed to provide greater flexibility and sensitivity than Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites, which are planned to be replaced by SBIRS-High program satellites. SBIRS can also detect short-wave and expanded mid-wave infrared si...
  • Airbus Made Final Decision
    Airbus Made Final Decision 13 January 2017
    Airbus made a final decision to sell its stake in Atlas Elektronik to Thysenkrupp, announced on 12 January. Naval warfare, combat control, communcation and unmanned underwater systems manufacturer Atlas Elektronik was acquired jointly by Airbus and Thysenkrupp in 2006 for $268,3 million. Under the new agreement, Thysenkrupp will acquire Airbus' 49% stake. 
  • Germany To Modernize Its Minehunters
    Germany To Modernize Its Minehunters 26 December 2016
    Atlas Elektronik has been awarded a $81,6 million contract on 21 December for modernization work on three German Navy Frankenthal-class minehunting vessels. The contract covers integration of mine countermeasure system (IMCMS) and ‘Sea Fox’ underwater vehicle. The vessels will also receive the capability for controlling the “Seehund” remotely operated vehicles. The relevant work is planned to be completed by 2020. 
  • The First A400M for Spain
    The First A400M for Spain 9 December 2016
    The first Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft of the Spanish Air Force has been commissioned. The four-engine turboprop military platform will be deployed in Zaragoza Air Base and used in air logistic support, medical evacuation operations, search and rescue missions, humanitarian aid missions and aerial refuelling. 
  • $100 Million Sonar Upgrade
    $100 Million Sonar Upgrade 25 November 2016
    Thales Australia has been awarded a $100 million contract to design a major sonar system upgrade for diesel-electric Collins class submarines. The announcement was made on 23 November by the Australian Minister for Defence Industry. Thales will partner Sonartech Atlas, L3 Oceania and some suppliers from UK and France in design process. The aim is to improve sonar sensor arrays and signal processing systems aboard the submarines. 
  • New Watchman to Naval Platforms
    New Watchman to Naval Platforms 23 November 2016
    Atlas Elektronik UK has been awarded two contracts for its Cerberus Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) Systems by undisclosed Middle and Far Eastern customers. The lightweight, easily deployable system have been designed to detect and classify open and closed circuit divers, swimmers, swimmer delivery vehicles and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV’s). 
  • Winglet Doping to Hercules
    Winglet Doping to Hercules 26 September 2016
    The US seeks to increase flight efficiency of one of the most used transport aircraft in the world, C-130 Hercules. Tamarack Aerospace Group is looking to collaborate with Lockheed Martin to equip the US Air Force's fleet of C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with its ATLAS active winglets and to present a solution for the fuel reduction mandates required by the USAF and provide the aircraft a wider operational area. The company claimed the winglets would provide 10 percent improvemen...
  • Atlas Proved Its Capabilities
    Atlas Proved Its Capabilities 11 September 2016
    The Airbus A400M Atlas completed a two-week trial to test its capability landing on a pre-prepared dirt surface. The trials were completed successfully on Friday 2nd September at RAF Woodbridge, a former Royal Air Force station located east of Woodbridge in England. An official stated that this project required the Army, Royal Air Force, Airbus, local council and forestry commission collaborate and A400M Atlas would be a very important aircraft for the Royal Air Force and the Army  where...
  • Partnership in Unmanned Technology in UK
    Partnership in Unmanned Technology in UK 7 September 2016
    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) and Northrop Grumman will jointly demonstrate the mine-hunting capabilities of their systems during the Unmanned Warrior 2016 (UW16) exercise to be held in the United Kingdom in October. UW16, an annual event organized by the Royal Navy, is a multinational exercise that the latest technological developments in unmanned vehicles area are illustrated by application. In the exercise, ACRIMS 11 m (Atlas Remote Combined Influence Minesweeping System) autonomous mine-hunt...