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  • + 500 Boxer for British Army
    + 500 Boxer for British Army November 6 2019
    The Defence Secretary has announced that the British army will receive more than 500 Boxer 8x8 high mobility, network-enabled armoured vehicles to transport troops onto the frontline. The vehicles will form part of the Army’s Strike brigades, new units set up to deploy rapidly over long distances across varied terrains. Boxer is modular by design to meet these requirements - the same vehicle base can be rapidly reconfigured to fill different roles on the battlefield,...
  • Unannounced Military Drill Near Turkey Border
    Unannounced Military Drill Near Turkey Border October 10 2019
    Turkey, began operations against terrorist organizations in the north of Syria. At the same time with this operation, Iran, allied with Syria, started an unannounced military exercise near Turkey's northwest border. According to the news in the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA, the exercise carried out with the participation of Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi. The military drill held with the theme “One Target, One Shot”. The exercise is aimed at evaluating th...
  • Star Wars Project of USA September 10 2019
    At the heart of the Cold War, there was the nuclear rivalry between the US and the USSR, and the balance of power, also known as Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). The main variable of this nuclear equation was the nuclear warheads, and hence the means and systems to deliver them to their targets. The tactical nuclear warheads to be used on the battlefield were delivered to the targets by tactical ballistic missiles, which were based on the German V-2 missiles in World War II....
  • A Life in Battlefield: Martyr Miralay Nâzım September 10 2019
    Friends! We are no longer fighting in the plains of the Mohács or coasts of the Danube river for the glory and honour as our heroic ancestors. We fight to save our mothers, our fathers, our beloved offspring, our families, our own homeland, religion and sacred. Each war gives birth to its own heroes. The War of Independence, in which The Turkish nation fought to exist, brought its heroes to the stage of history. But heroism is in the blood of some people. Martyr Miralay ...
  • New Combat Outfit for Soldiers
    New Combat Outfit for Soldiers August 16 2019
    Russian soldiers will be protected with new combat outfit. About 2,000 servicemen of the Central Military District deployed in the Samara and Orenburg regions have received a new Ratnik combat gear. The Ratnik is part of a project designed to improve the capability of each individual soldier on the battlefield.   The Ratnik gear is a system of modern protective and communication devices, weapons and ammunition. It consists of a helmet, a body armour; a one-piece cover...
  • New Player for the Raytheon and Rheinmetall Partnership
    New Player for the Raytheon and Rheinmetall Partnership August 14 2019
    Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence are partnering with Pratt & Miller Defence for the U.S. Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition. The Detroit-based company will provide engineering analysis to help ensure the KF41 Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle meets or exceeds the Army's survivability requirements for the program. Raytheon and Rheinmetall will offer an American-made KF41 Lynx vehicle to answer the U.S. Army’s call for a Next-Generation Combat Vehicle...
  • £130m to Develop New DEWs July 11 2019
      British Defence Ministry is developing cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons. Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition. In a Prior Information Notice (PIN) published this week, the MOD announced it is seeking to develop three new DEW demonstrators to explore the potential of the technology and accelerate its introduction onto the battlefield. The laser weapons systems deploy high energy light ...
  • JLTV to Hunt Tanks
    JLTV to Hunt Tanks June 25 2019
    US-based Oshkosh Defense LLC announces a trial of new JLTV vehicles. A JLTV launched the FGM-148 Javelin missile as part of the trial at the Redstone Test Center in Alabama. LAunch was made via Kongsberg's RCWS (Remote Command Weapon System) which can carry FGM-148 Javelin missile, as well as the Northrop Grumman production 30 mm low-weight gun also. According to the company statement, JLTV is the only platform that can serve in combat formation in the battlefield. Thanks to the...
  • Sakarya At Sea
    Sakarya At Sea May 30 2019
    Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher Systems (MBRL) used by Turkish Land Forces Command were moved to the sea at Deniz Kurdu Naval Drill  2019. ROKETSAN is producing the MBRL  system which is fired from a navy LST platform. 107 and 122 mm rockets and 122 mm missiles are used in the new generation models. The MPRC system generates fire support missions on the target up to a range of 40 km from the nearest battlefield. The Turkish Land Forces Command uses the 122mm system in long-range artill...
  • Akaer Presents Conceptual Mosquito Multi-Role Aircraft
    Akaer Presents Conceptual Mosquito Multi-Role Aircraft April 5 2019
    Brazil’s Akaer company is showing a conceptual multi-role aircraft called Mosquito at the 2019 LAAD Defence and Security exposition. Mosquito is designed to perform missions ranging from airborne C2 to armed ISR and aerial refuelling. Company believes that twin-engine aircraft may provide better visibility than competitors Super Tucano and Wolverine. Aircraft may conceptually perform missions such as close air support (CAS); intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)...
  • Autonomy Agreement to DARPA
    Autonomy Agreement to DARPA March 27 2019
    The US has signed a new agreement with the DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency). With an agreement worth US $ 3.1 million, DARPA will start the third phase of its autonomous software development. With the software to be developed, air force task planning capabilities will be increased. DIRECT (Distributed, Interactive, Command-and-Control Tool) software developed under the RSPACE (Resilient Synchronized Planning and Assessment for the Contested Environment) programme is aimed to ...
  • First Brimstone 3 Firing
    First Brimstone 3 Firing March 22 2019
    MBDA has conducted the first firing of the Brimstone 3 missile at the Vidsel Trials range in Sweden last month. Whilst enduring extreme weather conditions with temperatures below -30°C, the missile was surface launched against a pick-up truck target. All trials objectives were fully achieved with the missile proving, through a telemetry unit, full closed loop guidance with the seeker progressing into target acquisition and track. Brimstone 3 is the product of...
  • IDEX/NAVDEX and the Advancing Battlefield March 16 2019
    Organised biannually, the IDEX/NAVDEX Exhibition in February became the first meeting point of the world’s prominent defence companies in 2019. For its part, IDEX hosted over 1,300 companies as an outstanding event in the Middle East and Africa.   It should be remembered that a large part of global defence expenditures is concentrated in this region on account of security threats and active conflicts. Many countries in the region, particularly the United Arab Emirates (UA...
  • Mbombe 4 at IDEX
    Mbombe 4 at IDEX February 18 2019
    South Africa-based Paramount Group,introduced a new vehicle during IDEX-2019'da. The platform, called Mbombe 4, has been designed in order to be able to be produced in domestic countries by customer.   As a new member of the successful Mbombe family, the Mbombe 4 has the flexibility needed for asymmetric warfare and anti-terror and peacekeeping operations in parallel with the need for increased protection. The platform, which has 70% common components with other members...
  • Two Seat Stealth Fighter on Way: J-20 Variant
    Two Seat Stealth Fighter on Way: J-20 Variant January 17 2019
    China's most advanced stealth fighter jet J-20 could be developed into a bomber, electric warfare (EW) aircraft and a carrier-based variant. All current stealth fighter jets feature single-seat, so the potential J-20 variant might become the first two-seat stealth fighter jet in the world, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday. Chinese military experts said as latest reports suggested a two-seat version of the warplane is under development. On a highly digitalize...
  • Ukraine Returns EW Helicopters in Service
    Ukraine Returns EW Helicopters in Service January 14 2019
    The Ukrainian Air Force has returned to service two Soviet-era Mi-8 EW helicopters after a prolonged grounding. Both of these machines, produced in the late 1980s, were cycled through overhaul at the Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant. Ukraine refurbishes older Soviet-era systems and acquires more advanced weapons and military equipment. The Ukrainian Air Force formally accepted delivery of the Mi-8MTPB and Mi-8MTPI helicopters at a ceremony at Ozerne Air Base on December, 2018. <...
  • ASELSAN Announced Fırtına
    ASELSAN Announced Fırtına January 2 2019
    The T-155 K / M Fırtına self-propelled howitzer Fire Control System Contract was signed for New Generation FIRTINA howitzers to be produced to meet the needs of the Turkish Army. Within the scope of the contract, the systems to be produced by ASELSAN will be delivered to the 1st Ana Bakım Merkezi where FIRTINA howitzers will be produced. Currently available in the Land Forces Command and firing control system ASELSAN was provided by FIRTINA howitzers were used intensively and effectively...
  • “Warrior” Defy the Years
    “Warrior” Defy the Years December 10 2018
    Lockheed Martin UK, a UK-based subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, made a statement. An information given in announcement about Warrior Capability Sustainment Program (WCSP). Under the program, the modernized Warrior infantry fighting vehicle has completed unmanned firing trials. Warrior, which serving for many years in the British Army, has travelled 2000 kilometres during tests. As part of firing tests that increased the safety factor by getting unmanned, the CT40 cased weapon system f...
  • Additional 250 Million Euros For Modernization Of The Bundeswehr
    Additional 250 Million Euros For Modernization Of The Bundeswehr December 3 2018
    The Bundestag’s Budget Committee approved on Wednesday a total funding of around 250 million euros for modernisation. This term includes all procurement projects of the Bundeswehr whose total value exceeds 25 million euros. German Armed Forces will acquire seven new fully equipped Air Utility Helicopter Search and Rescue (LUH-SAR) SAR helicopters by Airbus Helicopters by the end of 2020 to replace Bell UH-1D.  The acquisition will cost 72.4 million euros including crew tr...
  • New Step for BVRAAM
    New Step for BVRAAM November 14 2018
    Saab has published another news on Gripen E tests. Aircraft flew with the Meteor BVRAAM missile for the first time. This development is considered as an important step for aircraft’s capability. One of the requirements of the modern battlefield is the importance of BVRAAM (Beyond the Vision Range Air to Air Missile) technology for Gripen E. After the integration process of the Meteor missile, the aircraft will be expanding its flight envelope with different loading combination...
  • China to Update Air Force
    China to Update Air Force November 13 2018
    The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) announced its three-step plan to take on a stronger structure. Chinese Air Force Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Xu Anxiang held a press conference to mark the 69th anniversary of the founding of the Force. In this meeting, it was announced that the PLAAF will go into a new structure to become a stronger.   China will form a strategic power by integrating air and space power in 2020. In this step, assa...
  • MMP Comes to the Sea October 25 2018
    MBDA will present its new generation naval solutions. One of company’s new solutions is the fifth generation MMP missile which adapted to the sea platforms. MMP had completed its tests in Djibouti at the end of the summer. Certification studies for the use of the missile in high temperature conditions were carried out under the tests. In addition, launch from a zodiac boat on the sea was completed. MBDA has proved that the missile can be used on the sea thanks to the data obta...
  • Hypersonic Radar
    Hypersonic Radar October 24 2018
      Hypersonic threats poses a significant risk for surface platforms. The answer to these threats, which become common in future at the battlefield, came from Saab. The company has begun work on the integration of Hypersonic Detection Mode (HDM) to Sea Giraffe radars.   The system, which aims to give more time to the ships against hypersonic threats, uses Saab's next generation track while scan technology. This allows the system to continue scanning ...
  • Hypersonic Radar
    Hypersonic Radar October 24 2018
      Hypersonic threats poses a significant risk for surface platforms. The answer to these threats, which become common in future at the battlefield, came from Saab. The company has begun work on the integration of Hypersonic Detection Mode (HDM) to Sea Giraffe radars.   The system, which aims to give more time to the ships against hypersonic threats, uses Saab's next generation track while scan technology. This allows the system to continue scanning ...
  • Tests are Started for Modernised BTR
    Tests are Started for Modernised BTR September 19 2018
    Ukrainian Company CDET LLC has announced that the modernised BTR-60MK armoured personnel carrier has begun tests. The platform, which is quite outdated for modern battlefields, has been modernised according to today's requirements. In the scope of modernization, the petrol engines, of the vehicle were replaced by diesel engines. This improves the performance and safety of the vehicle. The BTR-60MKs are equipped with advanced hatch system, better optics and navigation system...
  • TARDEC Announces  New Generation Armour
    TARDEC Announces New Generation Armour September 5 2018
    The US Army Tank Automotive Research and Development Centre (TARDEC) has announced that it is working on a new generation of armour for armoured combat vehicles. The layered protection systems that are developed for the vehicles that will land on the battlefield in the future will increase the survivability of the vehicles.   The ERA kits, which have a different working style than the traditional methods developed by the Centre, also include V-shaped panels placed on ...
  • Sprut-SDM1 Light Amphibious armoured vehicle at Export Market
    Sprut-SDM1 Light Amphibious armoured vehicle at Export Market August 21 2018
    Russian state-run Rosoboronexport has launched Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious armoured vehicle built for export. Tank is built by Tractor Plants Concern. Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev said, “The Sprut-SDM1 is a light amphibious fighting vehicle. It possesses the firepower of the main battle tank and is capable of disembarking from a ship and operating day or night in terrain impassable for other similar vehicles” on Thursday. Vehicle i...
  • Bundesmarine to Procure UAV
    Bundesmarine to Procure UAV August 14 2018
    Germany's Federal Armed Forces Equipment Information Technologies and Service Support Office (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr / BAAINBw) have signed an agreement with Electronic Systems und Logistik GmbH (ESG). Germany will procure the Skeldar V-200 rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use in K130 Class corvettes under the agreement. In addition, UMS Skeldar and Lürssen shipyards have recently signed an agreement for K...
  • New Zealand Approves Poseidon Procurement
    New Zealand Approves Poseidon Procurement July 10 2018
    New Zealand has approved four P-8 Poseidon procurement. With the deal amounting to $ 2,346 billion, six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft which are in New Zealand's inventory will be replaced. Before the Orion's end of operational life, which planned to end in 2025, the Poseidons are expected to start operations in 2023. Under the agreement, new aircraft, as well as necessary training systems, structural equipment will be supplied. Defence Minister Ron...
  • DARPA to Automate Battle Modelling
    DARPA to Automate Battle Modelling July 10 2018
    Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) develops new algorithms for advanced battle modelings. At this point, the operation area will be modeled in more detail and the decision-making process of the military planners will be accelerated in the light of the information about the field and the battle. Even though the problems encountered in the field of combat and battle in a systematic way with the automation support of the battlefield developments have been resolved in rec...
  • Back to Old Habits: Eurosatory 2018
    Back to Old Habits: Eurosatory 2018 July 9 2018
    Eurosatory Exhibition, which have taken the pulse of military land systems for more than half a century including the Cold War, thus witnessing many doctrinal and conceptual changes, gave hints during its 2018 edition on 11-13 June as to the requirements of modern battlefields. 
  • “Cormorant” of the Independence War: Rüsumat no: 4
    “Cormorant” of the Independence War: Rüsumat no: 4 July 9 2018
    Following the Mudros Armistice, Greek and British warship were patrolling the Black Sea, in an attempt to capture ships delivering weapons and ammunition to the battlefield during the Turkish War of Independence.
  • Lockheed's Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Enters into Low-Rate Initial Production
    Lockheed's Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Enters into Low-Rate Initial Production June 30 2018
    Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defence Acquisition Board review. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP). JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that is the successor to the combat proven HELLFIRE Romeo and HELLFIRE Longbow missiles. Backward compatible with all rotary wing and fixed wing platforms that fire the HELLFIRE family of missiles, ...
  • Yoruk in Serial Production
    Yoruk in Serial Production June 30 2018
    Nurol Makina started serial production of Yoruk 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicle. In the official ceremony held by company the first Yoruk, which rolled out from serial production line, was introduced as a participants. Yoruk is designed for wide variety of missions which can be used in a different tasks from personnel transfer to reconnaissance tasks. The vehicle, which can also serve as a weapon platform if necessary, has a "V" type monocoque...
  • FNSS Ready for Next 20 Years
    FNSS Ready for Next 20 Years June 27 2018
    During SAVTEK 2018 9. Defence Technologies Congress, a panel named "Next 20 Years of Defence Industries". Speaking on behalf of the FNSS, Haldun Olgun, shared his predictions about next 20 years of land vehicles. Mentioning the historical development of land vehicles; said that hybrid and electric vehicle conversion could reverse this situation, while highlighting the quest for high ballistic protection in the design of vehicles. In the next generation systems, where ...
  • Elbit Touch on Philippine M113's
    Elbit Touch on Philippine M113's June 19 2018
    Elbit will upgrade capabilities of the M113A2 vehicles in the Philippines Army inventory. Under the agreement signed between Philippines and Elbit, 44 M113A2 will undergo upgrade. Among these enhancements will be the integration of Elbit production Dragon 12.7 millimeter remote controlled weapons station and Combat NG Battlefield Management System (BMS). Soltam Cardom 81 mm mortar system will be integrated to five of the 44 vehicles In the inventory of the Philippine Army ...
  • Smart Solutions for Battlefield
    Smart Solutions for Battlefield June 11 2018
    Rafael has unveiled two new products that will offer smarter solutions to the battlefield. One of these solutions is FireFly, a loitering munition. The platform weighs three kilograms, suitable for carrying and using a single soldier. Developed as a member of the Spike family, the vehicle has the ability to target tracking. System can be managed by the tablet can provide instant data transfer thanks to the two way data link. FireFly, which has duration 15 minutes, has...
  • New Drone Killer to Marines
    New Drone Killer to Marines June 7 2018
    Marine Corps deployed a new defensce weapon against the drones. The drones, which have become increasingly common in the civilian market and are being used frequently in the field of for observation or attack in the battlefield parallel to this, have brought new threats. Against these threats, the US Marine Corps received new systems.  Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) was developed to knock-out small unmanned systems encountered in battlefields. Having subcomponents such as RADA...
  • Germany may acquire Israel’s armed Heron TP
    Germany may acquire Israel’s armed Heron TP June 4 2018
      German army (Bundeswehr) could acquire soon medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) armed  unmanned air vehicle (UAV) Heron TP (nicknamed Eitan MALE). Heron TP is able to carry air-to-surface missiles. This is the first time that Bundeswehr requests the use of drones that that can be weaponized. Bundeswehr has requested around €900 million to lease five Heron TP UAVs from Israel over the next nine years. Germany plans  to use that type of drones i...
  • New Kamikaze to Battlefield
    New Kamikaze to Battlefield May 27 2018
    Slovakian Incoff Aerospace and Compel Industries introduce their newly developed lightweight loitering munition. The ammunition, called the Predator AX-1, was developed upon the request of the Slovak Defense Ministry. The Predator AX-1, made from carbon fiber material. It's foldable mid-wings mechanically opens after launching. Two electric motor driven system can use RPG-7's PG-7VM high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) or TB-7V thermobaric warhead. The sy...