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  • Blue Homeland Shot from ATMACA
    Blue Homeland Shot from ATMACA 30 August 2020
    Opening and shooting ceremonies were held at ROKETSAN's Lalahan facilities with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Chief of General Staff, Force Commanders, and ambassadors of friendly and allied countries such as Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In the opening, a shot of ATMACA, one of ROKETSAN's original products which was exhibited for the first time at IDEF 2019, was displayed. Relations between Turkey and Greece gets tense and the shot is also an i...
  • ElektroLand Defence Continues to Export
    ElektroLand Defence Continues to Export 8 August 2020
    Elektroland Defence, which develops bomb disposal equipment as well as fire response robots, has reached a new export agreement with Bangladesh. Bangladesh has purchased two TMR-I Khan bomb disposal robots and 10 bomb disposal boilers. In 2019, ElektroLand Defence signed a contract with Bangladesh for five bomb disposal robots and six bomb disposal boilers. Bomb Disposal Boiler is often used to dispose of explosives in residential areas or facilities such as the airport.
  • Azerbaijan and Turkey Partnership in Defence Industry
    Azerbaijan and Turkey Partnership in Defence Industry 17 July 2020
    Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, President of Defence Industries, hosted Kerem Mustafayev, Army Commander of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, and Ramiz Tahirov, Deputy Minister of Defence and Commander of the Air Force of Azerbaijan. "Our defence industry is always at the disposal of Azerbaijan with all its experience, technology and capabilities, from our armed drones to our munitions and missiles, electronic warfare systems," Prof. Dr. Demir said of the meeting, in which cooperat...
  • Armenia Established Rifle Production Line
    Armenia Established Rifle Production Line 17 July 2020
    During the tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Yerevan took a step out of sight. Armenia, whose defence infrastructure is mostly dependent on Russia, continues its defence investments. The factory, called Neuron GAM Facility, started operations in Kotayk near the capital Yerevan. AK-103 assault rifles are being manufactured in the facility, which was visited by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Defense Minister David Tonoyan and Minister of High-Tech Hakob Arshakyan on July 7...
  • TUSAS's Şimşek UAV to Be Used in Azerbaijan
    TUSAS's Şimşek UAV to Be Used in Azerbaijan 13 July 2020
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) tested the Şimşek High Speed Target Drone System in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani media reported. The report said Şimşek was selected for use in the shooting tests carried out by the Azerbaijan Air Force to test the effectiveness of air defence systems. A total of six flights have been completed in three days near Baku. It is stated that Şimşek is integrated into Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Anka UAV. It can be used in radar tracking...
  • First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation
    First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation 19 June 2020
    The "Industrial Cooperation Days in Defence and Aviation" organized for the fifth time this year will be held through virtual and face-to-face meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICDDA event organized by the OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) every two years to meet the right people in the Defence, aviation and space sectors, will open its doors in Ankara on October 13-15. The event will have a hybrid structure, as both virtual and face-to-face bilateral busi...
  • Azerbaijani Advanced Jet Trainer Acquisition
    Azerbaijani Advanced Jet Trainer Acquisition 25 February 2020
    Carrying out studies on replace its Soviet-style vehicles with Western systems, Azerbaijan has announced a new platform to replace the advanced jet traininer in its inventory. Baku will replace the L-39 Albatros advanced jet trainer, which have been in service for many years, with Leonardo M-346s. Within the scope of the procurement process announced by President Heydar Aliyev, number of M-346s to acquire, supply schedule and costs were not specified. In May...
  • 15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020
    15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020 30 October 2019
    Expos to be nationally attended for 2020 are announced. A total of 15 fairs will be attended in 2020. Two of these fairs are in Turkey and Germany. Remaining expos are in Qatar, Chile, Malaysia, France, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan, Republic of South Africa, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) will provide national participation to nine of the fairs. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) will provide national participation t...
  • Eagles got the Situation Under Control in Anatolia 9 August 2019
    The Turkish Air Force, which suffered the most losses during the July 15 process and therefore underwent a rapid recovery with the support of its former members, continues to establish its deterrence by increasing the level of preparation for the war. One of the most important trainings for this purpose, the Anatolian Eagle Exercise, was carried out successfully between 17-28 June 2019 in its usual home in Konya. The Anatolian Eagle Exercise performed at Konya 3rd Main Jet Base...
  • Erciyes in the Dark
    Erciyes in the Dark 23 May 2019
      In Erciyes 2019, which was held in Kayseri, the observer day has began. Within the scope of the activity, parachutist commandos carried out a night jump. With the participation of two personnel from Azerbaijan, two from Pakistan and one from Georgia, the most outstanding soldiers of the Kayseri 1st Commando Brigade also took part. Under the operational scenario, the paratroopers drove a guide for tasks such as taking the necessary precautions, marking road...
  • Russia Cancels Azerbaijan Sale
    Russia Cancels Azerbaijan Sale 10 December 2018
    Russian newspaper Kommersant announced cancellation of Russia's arms trade with Azerbaijan. Russia has stepped-back from sale of anti-ship systems to be procured to Azerbaijan. Decision for the sale of Bal-E and 3M24s, which the Baku administration decided to procure in a small amount, is cancelled. Systems that have not yet signed contracts for their procurement are used in anti-ship missions. It is stated that Russia took the decision because it could be a threat to the Russia...
  • ADEX: The Neighbour Next Door 7 October 2018
    Organised for the third time in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, ADEX Defence Exhibition bore signs of economic instability yet rising importance of defence in the country. The sharp drop in oil prices between July 2014 and January 2016 had necessitated consecutive budget cuts. As a result, Special Defence Projects, constituting 40 per cent of total defence expenditures, would no longer receive a share in the budget. This was followed by a 42.4 per cent cut in defence expenditures. ...
  • Azerbaijan Liked Polonez
    Azerbaijan Liked Polonez 28 September 2018
    Azerbaijan received the new party Polonez surface-to-surface missile system. According to the statement made by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, the agreement reached with Belarus, the Baku received in the delivery of new systems.   Eight 301 mm MLRS rockets or two 750 mm missiles can be launched from platforms Polonez has 250-kilogram conventional warhead and system is effective at 250 kilometers and can affect different types of enemy elements.  ...
  • TUSAŞ Offers Azerbaijan Cooperation On UAV
    TUSAŞ Offers Azerbaijan Cooperation On UAV 26 September 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) joined ADEX International Defence Expo held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Navrouz Memmedov, visited TUSAŞ at the fair to learn about indigenous products. TUSAŞ shared the visit information from the official twitter account. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, TUSAS directly conveyed the proposal for cooperation in unmanned systems to Prime Minister Mammadov during the visit. If Azerbaijan shows interest, TUSAŞ will ...
  • Honeywell Names Frans Van Deursen As President, Turkey And Central Asia
    Honeywell Names Frans Van Deursen As President, Turkey And Central Asia 20 September 2018
    Honeywell announced that Frans van Deursen, a business leader with more than 30 years’ experience in business leadership, has been appointed president, Turkey and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). He replaces Orhan Genis who will be retiring from Honeywell after 28 years of service, the last 6 years as president. In this new role based in Istanbul, Turkey, Frans van Deursen is responsible for growing Honeywell’s business across Turkey and...
  • Azerbaijan Procured SOM, Will Use on Russian Aircraft
    Azerbaijan Procured SOM, Will Use on Russian Aircraft 25 June 2018
    Azerbaijan procured the SOM missiles from Turkey according to AzeriDefence news. According to the report, SOM's first export customer, Azerbaijan, procured the B1 variant of the system. The system is expected to be exhibited for the first time in the parade of the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces on June 26th. The model to be exhibited has seen in Azerbaijan streets in the past days. The MiG-21, MiG-29 and Su-25 aircrafts in Azerbaijan's i...
  • Basic Trainer Purchase 1 August 2017
    Azerbaijan chose Super Mushshak basic trainer for meeting trainer needs. Agreement has inked during visit of Pakistani delegation at July, 27th. Pakistan planned to provide 10 Super Mushshak aircraft and technical and training support to Azerbaijan under agreement.
  • Tor-M2 Live-Firing by Russia
    Tor-M2 Live-Firing by Russia 12 June 2017
    Russia has carried out live-firing tests with Tor-M2  (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) short range missile defence system in southern Astrakhan region, according to Russian Defence Ministry announcement on Friday. Developed by Almaz-Antey based on Tor-M1 system, Tor-M2 was designed to counter a wide range of targets including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), guided missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft, helicopters and high-precision weapons flying at very low to medium altitudes.&nbs...
  • Azerbaijan, Turkey To Conduct Tactical Drills
    Azerbaijan, Turkey To Conduct Tactical Drills 1 May 2017
    The live-fire joint tactical exercises of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey has begun on May, 1st. Two countries aim to improve coordination, combat readiness and interoperability of the military units through the exchange of experience and joint headquarters planning.  Shceduled to be completed on May, 5th, the joint drill will include armored vehicles, artillery launchers and mortars, utility and transport helicopters of the Air Force, as...
  • Israeli UAV to Baku
    Israeli UAV to Baku 11 January 2017
    Azerbaijan started manufacturing a locally made version of Israeli Aeronautics Defense Systems’ Orbiter 1K armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under licence. Dubbed Zarba, the UAV is manufactured by Azad Systems facility, which was established in 2011 with assistance from Aeronautics. The UAV has an endurance of 2-3 hours.
  • 'Super Mushshak' Export Gather Speed
    'Super Mushshak' Export Gather Speed 23 December 2016
    Pakistan wants to export 100 new MFI-395 Super Mushshak trainers. Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told local media that Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) is in talks with Azerbaijan and the Maldives regarding the sales of indigenious Super Mushshaks.  Pakistan has recently sealed a deal with Turkey for 52 Super Mushshak training aircraft, as well as with Nigeria and Qatar. The aircraft is also in service of the air forces of Saudi Arabia, Ira...
  • Azerbaijan buys Israeli system
    Azerbaijan buys Israeli system 18 December 2016
    Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defence Industry Javer Jamalov told that the country has reached an agreement with Israel over the purchase of the Iron Dome anti-missile system. No other details such as delivery date and price were disclosed.
  • Technology Support to Azerbaijan by HAVELSAN
    Technology Support to Azerbaijan by HAVELSAN 8 December 2016
    Turkish defence and informatics state-owned company HAVELSAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Of Republic Of Azerbaijan, announced today. Together with the Software Technologies Research Institute (BILGEM) of Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), HAVELSAN will collaborate with Azerbaijan regarding the development of Intelligence Calculation Center’s Public Key Infrastructure for the next...
  • AntiUAV in action
    AntiUAV in action 7 December 2016
    DroneShield company launched a new drone countermeasure tactical jammer, dubbed DroneGun, on 28 November. A man-portable, rifle-style jammer causes the drone to either perform a vertical controlled landing, keeping the drone intact for forensic investigations or return to its starting point, enabling the user to investigate pilot’s whereabouts. The system simultaneously cease video transmission to its operators. Designed to be used in anti-terrorist operations, DroneGun has a range of 2...
  • Baku Will 'See' Via ASELSAN Tech on JF-17s
    Baku Will 'See' Via ASELSAN Tech on JF-17s 30 November 2016
    Azerbaijan takes an interest in JF-17 Thunder, jointly developed by Pakistan-China and MFI-395 Super Mushshak primary training aircraft. Azerbaijan and Pakistan demonstrates their decision on developing cooperation in defence area in the air first. In October, Pakistan Preime Minister Navaz Şerif had made an official visit to Baku for three days. During this visit, he and Azerbaijan Head of State announced their agreement on joint production and training. Both parties signed this co...
  • Iron Dome to Baku
    Iron Dome to Baku 12 November 2016
    According to Israeli origin publications, Azerbaijan plans to purchase Iron Dome system for short range air defence. According to the news appeared on Times of Israel newspaper, President Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Azerbaijan in a short period to discuss the delivery of one regiment. If the deal closes, this will mark the first export of the system shoert time after its launch.
  • AYESAS, ANAS Signed MoU
    AYESAS, ANAS Signed MoU 29 September 2016
    Aydın Yazılım ve Elektronik Sanayii A.Ş. (AYESAŞ), a joint venture of Zorlu Group of Turkey (60%) and L-3 Communications of the USA, and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences laid a foundation for joint studies in defence projects by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at 2. Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition (ADEX 2016) on 28 September. On behalf of AYESAŞ, General Manager Mr. Aziz SIPAHI and on behalf of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute Director Mr. Dilqem Tag...
  • Turkish-Azerbaijani Cooperation in Defence
    Turkish-Azerbaijani Cooperation in Defence 29 September 2016
    HAVELSAN, signed a cooperation agreement with Azerbaijani AZAIRTECHSERVIS company at ADEX 2016 held in Baku in order to conduct joint studies in defence and informatics. Both companies will conduct many projects together, primarily the Command Control Systems and Simulation area. Agreement was signed by HAVELSAN Chairman of the Executive Board Yüksel Öztekin and General Manager Ahmet Hamdi Atalay and Chairman of the Executive Board Arif Rahimov on ...
  • Orbiter 4: Israel's New Tactical UAV
    Orbiter 4: Israel's New Tactical UAV 23 September 2016
    Israel’s Aeronautics will unveil its Orbiter 4 multi-mission small tactical unmanned air system (STUAS) at the Azerbaijan International Defence Industry Exhibition (ADEX), to be held between 27-30 September in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Orbiter 4 is a three-crewed advanced platform with an ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously. The STUAS has a maximum endurance of more than 24 hours, and a maximum takeoff weight of 50 kg. Aeronautics will also display a ground ve...
  • Azeri MRAP Ildirim at ADEX 2016
    Azeri MRAP Ildirim at ADEX 2016 31 August 2016
    Azerbaijan will showcase the new Ildirim (Lightning) armoured mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles at ADEX 2016 exhibition to be held in the capital Baku, in the last week of September. New MRAPs are based on the Caprivi Mk3 armoured personnel carriers designed by South African Mobile Land Systems. The crew compartment not only features large armoured windows which allows for monitoring the outside, but also firing ports for the use of weapons fro...
  • Fair News 10 May 2016
    ADUNOK-W Landed on Malaysia Indonesia to Receive AS565 MBe Panther Soon AKSA’s Solution for Flat Tyres ASELSAN Seeks Local Partnerships Azerbaijan Demonstrates New Weapons Malaysia Intends to Upgrade Hawks BrahMos too Close to Export WJ-600 UAV Ready to Meet Customers Point Defence from China to Indonesia Malaysia: Denel’s Gate to the Asia-Pacific<...