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  • FCAS: An Agreement On The Engines
    FCAS: An Agreement On The Engines December 3 2019
    France and Germany have reached an agreement on the industrial organisation of engines at the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme. Safran will be the main contractor and MTU subcontractor. Subsequently, the industrialists will create a joint venture at parity to carry the contracts and the certification of the engine. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Defence and Space  Dirk Hoke spoke to French Daily La Tribune at Dubai Air Show. Hoke stated that the challenges of ...
  • Airbus Calls Merging Tempest and FCAS
    Airbus Calls Merging Tempest and FCAS November 26 2019
    The new chief executive of Airbus Guillaume Faury has called for a single European fighter jet programme and warned that the continent needs to bolster its defence industry. Faury spoke to British “The Times” Sunday edition, Sunday Times. Faury, previously boss of Airbus’s commercial aircraft and helicopter divisions, said it would make sense to combine Europe’s two next-generation combat aircraft programmes — Tempest, which involves the UK, I...
  • F-35 is Visible on Radar
    F-35 is Visible on Radar October 1 2019
    German radar-maker Hensoldt claims to have tracked two F-35s for 150 kilometres following the 2018 Berlin Air Show in Germany in late April of that year. The company claims its passive radar system, named TwInvis, to track the aircraft. Passive radar equipment computes an aerial picture by reading how civilian communications signals bounce off airborne objects.  Because there are no emitters, passive radar is covert, meaning pilots entering a monitored area are unaware they are...
  • The US Threats Germany: to Move Troops to Poland
    The US Threats Germany: to Move Troops to Poland August 16 2019
    An envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump, Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwillingness to boost defence spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland. Ambassador Grenell, signalled Trump's impatience with Merkel's failure to raise defence spending to 2% of economic output as mandated by the NATO military alliance. "It is offensiv...
  • AGM-88 Supply Request from Germany
    AGM-88 Supply Request from Germany July 4 2019
      The U.S. State Department said it has approved a possible sale to Germany of $122.8M AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missiles on Friday. Berlin had requested through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, up to 91 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile and up to 8 AGM-88E AARGM Captive Air Training Missiles. “Also included flight termination systems, Flight Data Recorders, technical and logistics support services and other related elements of progra...
  • Airbus May Sue German Government
    Airbus May Sue German Government May 7 2019
    Germany’s blockage over arms exports to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia goes into the next round. Airbus wants to take the Federal Government to court to reach export licenses, Der Spiegel reported May 4.  Berlin is preventing Airbus from delivering helicopters and a border security system to Saudi Arabia by withholding export licenses. “Airbus reserves all legal options in the dispute,” Dirk Hoke, head of Airbus Defence and Space, told Der Spiegel. 
  • War of Independence and Atatürk from the British Perspective April 26 2019
    Renowned for his research on the history of the Turkish Republic, one of the most striking work by German historian Gotthard Jaeschke bears the title “Kurtuluş Savaşı ile ilgili İngiliz Belgeleri” (British Documents Related to the War of Independence) At the time of its publication in 1970s, it was a single-volume book. Two follow-up volumes were written afterwards. The primary reason why Jaeschke was so much enthusiastic about the decline of the Ottoman Empire and the b...
  • Germany Adds Six Months to Saudi Arms Export Ban
    Germany Adds Six Months to Saudi Arms Export Ban March 29 2019
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia. The ban has faced opposition from within the German government and the EU, but has the support of rights groups. “The order to halt authorized weapons exports to Saudi Arabia is extended by six months from March 31 to September 30, 2019,” government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said in a Thursday, March 29 statement. “Over...
  • German Embargo to Saudi Kingdom May Undermine European Defence Industry
    German Embargo to Saudi Kingdom May Undermine European Defence Industry March 7 2019
    German reaction to Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi murder undermines European defence industry. German government that had issued embargo to Saudi Arabia until March 9th, has decided to extent it. The decision risks escalation of a growing dispute with France and the United Kingdom over sales of jointly produced weapons. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas made the announcement during a news conference with his Danish counterpart, Anders Samuelsen, in Berlin on Wednesday. German...
  • Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk
    Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk February 21 2019
    Canada has submitted a formal bid to buy the Eurohawk from Germany, Reuters reports. It said earlier that Transport Canada wishes to purchase the aircraft in order to monitor oil spills and the Arctic Region. Canada has submitted a formal bid for the prototype aircraft, which was stripped of key equipment and demilitarized by the United States in 2017. The German Defence Ministry is evaluating the request from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been ...
  • Germany and France Announce Next-Generation Fighter Jet Project
    Germany and France Announce Next-Generation Fighter Jet Project February 7 2019
      Ending 33 years of direct competition between Eurofighter and Rafale, and renewing a lapsed defence industrial alliance between their two countries, the French and German defence ministers in Berlin signed agreements launching three major defence programs. Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS), agreement commits both countries to bilateral development and production of common manned and unmanned aircraft, binding them together for several decades to come. The F...
  • Germany Blocks French Meteor Sale to Saudi Arabia
    Germany Blocks French Meteor Sale to Saudi Arabia February 7 2019
        The German government has blocked the sale of Meteor air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia. The Meteor, developed and produced by Paris-based MBDA but with German components, is not the target of a specific German veto, but rather its export to Saudi Arabia is being blocked by the German government’s embargo on all arms sales to the Saudi kingdom, decided in late November. In particular, Germany once again decided to apply an embargo o...
  • German parliamentary report Military Lacks Equipment and Recruits
    German parliamentary report Military Lacks Equipment and Recruits February 3 2019
      According to German Radio Deutsche Welle, quoting a new parliamentary report, the German Bundeswehr is still underequipped, understaffed and overly bureaucratic. The report states that German soldiers have to rely on civilian helicopters to transport them around in Afghanistan. Soldiers have to borrow body armour.   Bundestag military commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels, presented the document at a press conference in Berlin. "I'd like ...
  • Rheinmetall May Sue Germany Over Saudi Arms Embargo: Spiegel
    Rheinmetall May Sue Germany Over Saudi Arms Embargo: Spiegel January 22 2019
    Rheinmetall plans to sue the German government over its decision to stop all arms exports to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Spiegel Online. Berlin suspended approval of future export licenses to Saudi Arabia in October and in November said it had worked with industry to halt shipments of arms sales that were already approved. Citing a letter to the Economy Ministry, Spiegel said Rheinmetall intends to sue the German government fo...
  • Germany to Track without Detected
    Germany to Track without Detected November 5 2018
    The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and Hensoldt made a new radar test. In the experiments made at the south of Germany, trials of the TwInvis passive radar system was realized.   The system was first introduced at the Berlin Air Show last April. It is also reported that the system can be effective against low radar cross-sectional area aircrafts.   It is very difficult to detect the passive radar systems that search for the distortions in the si...
  • One Third Of German Vehicles Ready For Combat
    One Third Of German Vehicles Ready For Combat November 1 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...
  • Airbus calls for pan-European solution
    Airbus calls for pan-European solution July 9 2018
    Airbus Defence & Space calls Europe to work together on a future combat air system. Speaking at a pre-Farnborough air show media briefing, Dirk Hoke, chief executive of the division warned that the bloc cannot support the development of several competing platforms. Hoke, said any programme for a sixth-generation fighter "had to be a full European solution". Hoke pointed out that there are currently three platforms – the Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, and S...
  • Articles of the North Atlantic Treaty (1)
    Articles of the North Atlantic Treaty (1) May 11 2018
    At a time when Russia, thanks to its Cold War behaviour, drives the rest of the world towards anxiety and new strategies, NATO once again assumes importance as an old and friendly assembly. Born as a counterforce to the rising Soviet threat in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, what were the dynamics upon which NATO was built? Was this a timeless collective defence attempt without a shelf life; or was it programmed to last so long as the threat endured? NATO is based o...
  • Eurasia Airshow: OK or Over?
    Eurasia Airshow: OK or Over? May 11 2018
    In an environment, where many participating companies and people wondered about the future of this exhibition, we set our prority to clarify the issue. The success of an exhibition is calculated with the opportunities of cooperation offered to its participants. Questions referring to the names and numbers of companies opening stands and pavilions and to the details of high level participants, provide a general picture. Past performance of the event as well as the level of organisati...
  • IAI Opened New Office in Berlin
    IAI Opened New Office in Berlin May 2 2018
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has opened a new office in Berlin, Germany to expand its presence both in the country and in Europe. The company will also seek new collaboration opportunities for joint development of advanced defence and aerospace technologies.
  • European MALE RPAS On Display at ILA
    European MALE RPAS On Display at ILA April 27 2018
    The first full-scale model of the European Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft (MALE RPAS) was unveiled on 26 April during a ceremony held at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show. The unveiling of the full-scale model comes after a nearly two-year definition study launched in September 2016 by the four participating nations Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The declaration of Intent to work together on a fully European MALE unmanned aerial system was signed by the ...
  • Aero Vodochody, IAI To Collaborate on 'L-159'
    Aero Vodochody, IAI To Collaborate on 'L-159' April 26 2018
    Czech Aero Vodochody and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will collaborate on the Aero L-159 light combat and trainer aircraft and Aero L-39NG training system, the companies announced on 24 April at ILA Berlin. Under the agreement, IAI's avionics will be integrated onto the L-159. The companies are also to collaborate on the virtual training system that comes with the overall L-39NG pilot training system. L-159 is already equipped with an IAI Elta radar. 
  • Dassault, Airbus Joined Forces
    Dassault, Airbus Joined Forces April 26 2018
    Dassault Aviation and Airbus have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS) during ILA Berlin. The FCAS will be developed to replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040. FCAS defines a system of systems combining a wide range of elements connected and operating together, including a next generation fighter aircraft together with Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Ae...
  • TAI Shows Off at ILA Berlin
    TAI Shows Off at ILA Berlin April 25 2018
     Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) participates ILA Berlin with its whole range of products. At ILA Berlin, being held between 25-29 April, TAI will welcome Airbus and Boeing officials to discuss potential cooperation areas. 
  • Elbit Will Show Off in Berlin
    Elbit Will Show Off in Berlin April 20 2018
    Elbit Systems will participate for the first time in ILA Berlin this year. The company’s decision is to support its newly established office in Berlin, Germany and aims to expand its market in the country. Elbit will showcase a large range of its product at the fair including a glass cockpit suite, DVE solutions and Head Mounted Systems (HMD), Precision Guided Munitions (PGM), airborne training and simulation, self-protection solutions, intelligence systems as well as airborne Search an...
  • Version 4.0 Debate in NATO: Pact or Partnership?
    Version 4.0 Debate in NATO: Pact or Partnership? March 18 2018
    Preparing for its 70th anniversary in 2019, NATO undoubtedly differs from its original form in 1949, as it harbours other defence and security concerns today. With the end of the Cold War in early 1990s, NATO gradually moved beyond its usual military tasks to embrace political objectives, thus drifting away from its founding rationale. At present, NATO faces the trials and tribulations triggered by this inclination. Even its most ardent advocates are now entertaining the idea of internal revi...
  • Early Delivery of S-400
    Early Delivery of S-400 March 15 2018
    Russia responded positively to Turkey regarding acceleration of S-400 missile system deliveries.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, "We are responding positively to a request of the Turkish colleagues to speed up the delivery." after a meeting in Moscow with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu.  Moscow and Ankara signed a contract for the supply of S-400 systems in 2017. Upon deliveries, Turkey will become t...
  • TAI Will Attend Singapore Airshow
    TAI Will Attend Singapore Airshow February 2 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) revealed its 2018 exhibition calendar. The company will demonstrate all its products in Singapore and will carry out negotiations at Singapore Airshow particularly regarding UAV “ANKA” and Multirole Utility Helicopter “T625”. TAI, which is ambitious in the Asian market, will also exhibit models of T625, ANKA, ATAK, HÜRKUŞ and MMU during the exhibition. In 2018, the company's exhibition schedule, which was ...
  • 56th Issue Sector News
    56th Issue Sector News December 11 2017
    India is All Smiles with Smart Bomb Ships of the Gulf, Entrusted to Rolls-Royce Cochin Shipyard Will Carry the Torch NIMR Automotive to Supply Turkmenistan's Special Operations Vehicles Berlin Says, "Survivor R" HForce Passed Ballistic Tests Will the US Share "Know-how"? "Tactic-Oriented" Training, Completed New Era in Damage Detection Technology Transfer from Denmark to...
  • Berlin, Approved Submarine Sales to Israel
    Berlin, Approved Submarine Sales to Israel October 24 2017
    According to media reports in Israel and Germany at the end of last week, the German government signed a MoU for a €1.5 billion deal between Israel and ThyssenKrupp for the supply three new submarines capable of launching nuclear weapons to the Israeli Navy.  Negotiations on the sale had been frozen for three months due to concern in Berlin over a related corruption investigation in Israel. A statement by the Prime Minister's Office said, "The ...
  • Paris and Berlin Agreed On Transport
    Paris and Berlin Agreed On Transport March 20 2017
    Germany is planning six Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport aircraft acquisition, under a joint operating agreement with France. Having an estimate contract value of $966 million, the official order is likely to be placed in 2019. France has already ordered four aircraft and plans to buy two more for the fleet to be jointly operated by both countries. 
  • Tank Infrastructure for Tramway by ASELSAN
    Tank Infrastructure for Tramway by ASELSAN September 22 2016
    ASELSAN develops systems and equipment for rail transportation technologies, whose strategic importance is explicit to national development. Participating in InnoTrans 2016 International Transportation Technologies Exhibition being held at the capital of Germany, Berlin, ASELSAN exhibits traction systems, train control and management systems and facility security systems. ASELSAN had developed the exhibited technology specifically for Altay Main Battle Tank. ASELSAN will c...
  • Cirit Guides to Germany June 2 2016
    Roketsan and MBDA Deutschland have signed a MoU for collaboration in manufacturing and integration to German UH Tiger helicopters of Cirit 70 mm guided rocket during ILA Berlin Air Show exhibition held in Germany. Within the framework of the German Army's requirements, the agreement has great significance as part of expected tender for the supply of UH Tiger helicopters, while indicating the renewal of the agreement signed two years ago between Roketsan and MBDA Deutschland. As a “c...
  • SSM Project Announcement January 28 2016
    The List Of The Companies Who Received “Coast Guard Aircraft (SGU) Program Request For Information Document” By 26th Jan, 20161. Aerlyper 2. Aerodata AG 3. Airborne Technologies GmbH 4. ASELSAN A.Ş. MGEO Sektör Başkanlığı 5. Beechcraft Berlin Aviation GmbH 6. Delta Elektronik Ticaret Ve Sanayi Limited Şirketi 7. Duygu Havacılık Savunma Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. 8. FINMECCANICA S.P.A. Airborne& Space Systems Division 9. HAVELSAN A.Ş. 10. i-Marine Deniz Teknolojileri ve Ar...
  • SSM receives 25 applications for King Air 305 ER January 28 2016
    Turkish Defence Procurement Agency SSM announced the results of Request for Information (RFI) issued for new coast guard aircraft. At total 25 companies have responded to Turkey’s request. The contract concerns the integration of subsystems into a coast guard aircraft for maritime surveillance operations. The successful company will be tasked with the maintenance, operational services and integration of required subsystems for the one Beechcraft King Air 350ER the government will purchase...