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  • The Search for a Solution Against UAV Threat, Continues
    The Search for a Solution Against UAV Threat, Continues October 17 2019
    Against the UAVs that have become widely used as cost-effective solutions in operations such as reconnaissance and surveillance missions, different solutions are being developed worldwide. Roselectrionika of the Russian-based company Rostec designed radar against small UAVs. The radar, which can detect a vehicle within a range of 7.5 kilometers. The radar was designed by Salyut of Roselectronika together with Fakel of Almaz-Antey. The prototypes were prepared and passed through field tests an...
  • 5th Generation of Pakistan: Azm
    5th Generation of Pakistan: Azm October 16 2019
    Project Azm, which includes the production of Pakistan's own fifth-generation aircraft, is accelerating. The first of the four conceptual design phases are completed. Pakistan Air Force formally initiated Project Azm in July 2017 with the objective of developing an FGFA (Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft), a medium-altitude and long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), new munitions, and other projects. The Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) outlines t...
  • HAVELSAN Became “Regional Player” October 4 2019
    Months before we enter the new year, defence companies continue their efforts to increase their endorsement in the last quarter of 2019. We talked with Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, General Manager of HAVELSAN, the information and defence company that has turned its direction to digital transformation, about the company's plans in the last quarter, its future targets and the Turkish defence industry. HAVELSAN, which develops software-intensive systems, is in the process of transitioning t...
  • 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...
  • Multi-Purpose, Cost-Effective Solution
    Multi-Purpose, Cost-Effective Solution September 27 2019
    Norwegian-based Kongsberg shared the design of the new naval vessel Vanguard. The boat can be used for both military and civilian operations, such as search & rescue, anti-submarine warfare. Vanguard is designed with a multi-role hangar for air, surface and sub-surface assets. Interchangeable mission modules and extensive use of unmanned vehicles enable quick change of operational roles. Designed as a cost-effective option, the platform's based on civil and commercial ship design with...
  • The First Rafale will Enter the Inventory
    The First Rafale will Enter the Inventory August 29 2019
    In September 2016, India signed a deal with the French government and Dassault Aviation to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets for over Euro 7.8 billion to meet urgent requirements on the eastern and western fronts. As a result of this agreement, Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be in France on September 20 to receive the first Rafale jet manufactured for the Indian Air Force. "In presence of the IAF Chief, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will accept the aircra...
  • Five KC-390 will be Procured
    Five KC-390 will be Procured August 23 2019
    Portugal, the largest international partner of the KC-390 program has signed contracts for five Embraer KC-390 aircraft. The Portuguese Government and Embraer signed on August 22, at a ceremony held at Embraer's facility in Évora, a contract for the acquisition of five multi-mission airlifters Embraer KC-390.  Additionally, services and support and a flight simulator are included in the contract as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capabilities to support n...
  • 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...
  • House Blocks Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
    House Blocks Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE July 20 2019
    The House of Representatives passed three resolutions Wednesday to block the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.   U.S. President Donald Trump had invoked an emergency provision to allow him to circumvent Congress to push the $8.1 billion arms sales through- including precision-guided munitions — to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Lawmakers expressed outrage over Trump’s tactics.   Trump...
  • Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched
    Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched May 27 2019
    The launching ceremony of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) “Trieste” took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. This multirole and multipurpose amphibious is capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles and equipment, relying on a flight deck and a floodable basin located on the stern of the ship. The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and falls within the naval program of the maritime capability of Defence, approved by the Italian...
  • 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. 
  • 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 ...
  • Second Mi-26 Delivered
    Second Mi-26 Delivered January 2 2019
    Russia delivered the second Mi-26T transport helicopter to Jordan. The news was announced via official website of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. The agreement for helicopters to be procured by Jordan in total of four was signed in September 2016. Military and civilian users jointly use the platforms. Deliveries are planned between 2018-2019. Amman has two more options for helicopters which are flying without any Jordanian markings. The Mi-26T is the only Russian-based rota...
  • Embraer Wavering Again
    Embraer Wavering Again December 28 2018
    Embraer wavered again. Brazilian Court has recently revoked on administrative measures for the second time. With the new decision, plans for the merger of Embraer's commercial division and Boeing were once again denied. So the deal is back on the table. The agreement required for the marriage of the two companies was made available to the competent authorities after the negotiations were approved by both companies. However, according to the objection filed presented by four memb...
  • Light Armed Helicopter Unveiled
    Light Armed Helicopter Unveiled December 21 2018
    Republic of Korea based KAI introduced its new helicopter. Helicopter is developed by the Republic of Korea with local facilities was introduced as LAH (Light Armed Helicopter). The main design studies of the system is started in June 2015 and completed in 2016. The platform is developed for the use of the RoK Army, will start ground tests next month and will make its first flight in May 2019. After tests, which are planned to complete in three years, the LAH will begin to enter the...
  • Russia Opens Helicopter Repair Centre in Peru
    Russia Opens Helicopter Repair Centre in Peru December 11 2018
    Russia has opened a centre for the maintenance and repairs of Russian-made Mil Mi helicopters in the Peruvian capital of Lima with the support of Russian Helicopters Group, the rotorcraft maker’s press office reported on Monday. Helicentro Peru will utilize the enterprise’s capacities to repair civilian Mi-17 helicopters operational in the region. Specialists of Russian Helicopters Group will be carrying out major repairs of Mi-17 helicopters operational in the Peruvian ...
  • Russia’s Light Military Transport Plane at Flight Tests
    Russia’s Light Military Transport Plane at Flight Tests November 28 2018
    Russia’s first Ilyushin Il-112V military transport plane has been delivered for flight tests, the press office of the United Aircraft Corporation’s Transport Aviation Division reported on Tuesday. With a payload of 5 tonnes, it is intended to replace the An-24 and An-26 aircraft currently in service with the Russian Air Force. "On November 27, 2018, the procedure of delivering the first Il-112V prototype to the flight-testing station was held at the Voronezh Aircraft Enterpri...
  • Unmanned Convoy on The Road
    Unmanned Convoy on The Road November 7 2018
    US Army has presented its unmanned convoy technology. Studies in this area are being carried out to reduce manpower and to increase personnel safety. Works are carried out for the resupply missions to be carried out in risky areas has come to an end. US Army announced that the first systems will be launched in 2019. In order to reduce the manpower needed in logistics support missions and to increase safety, TARDEC (US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center...
  • 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...
  • S-70i to Turkish Gendarmerie
    S-70i to Turkish Gendarmerie October 30 2018
    The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter produced at the PZL-Mielec plant for the Gendarmerie General Command was displayed. In the news published by Scramble Magazine, the image of the J-3943 tail number seen on the platform. Helicopter is painted with white, red and dark blue colour of the gendarmerie. The newest and advanced model of the UH-60 Black Hawk platforms, the S-70i helicopters, are equipped with modern avionics such as a fully integrated digital cockpit. Powered by two T70...
  • US to Knock-Out without Kinetic
    US to Knock-Out without Kinetic October 22 2018
    US Army requested a different task for leading defence industry companies this time. Army demanded a system to electronically eliminate enemy remote-controlled weapon systems (RCWS). Due to the evolving armoured vehicle technology, the US chose to go to a different solution because it is difficult to approach enemy armoured elements without heavy weapons. The solution will be able to neutralize the enemy's weapon station, even it has no lethal effect. In this way, friendly eleme...
  • The Quantum Step from Boeing
    The Quantum Step from Boeing October 22 2018
    Boeing has added a new one to its future investments. An organization on quantum and neuromorphic technologies for computer and communication technologies, which are expected to be needed by the military and civilian units in the future. With this step, the company aims to carry out important studies on quantum communication and computer systems, neuromorphic processing and advanced sensing technologies. Charles Toups, who is former vice president and general manager of Boeing's Research ...
  • U.S. Army Invented Algorithm for Indoor Navigation October 14 2018
    Two U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) researchers have come up with an algorithm that enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable. Their technique uses the direction of the signal instead of the time taken to determine the location. The technique is announced from ARL official web site. According to ARL researchers Gunjan Verma and Dr. Fikadu Dagefu, the Army needs to be able to localize agents operating in physically complex, unknown and infrastruc...
  • Hürkuş-B to be Delivered to Air Force in November
    Hürkuş-B to be Delivered to Air Force in November September 24 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TUSAS), Hürkuş-B is set to enter the Turkish Air Force inventory in the coming days as the planned delivery will take place in November. According to Sabah Daily, once the first aircraft is delivered in November, it will be tested by Air Force pilots and subjected to various assessments. In this period, which is expected to last three months, improvements related to the aircraft will be finalized in cooperation with the Air Force and TUSAS. ...
  • Spain Sends Bombs After Saudi Financial Threat
    Spain Sends Bombs After Saudi Financial Threat September 15 2018
    Spain appears to have given up against financial pressure to deliver 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, reversing a recent decision to put the deal on hold. The Socialist administration, which came to power in June, decided last week to halt the shipment, which was part of a €141.7 million arms deal signed in 2015 by the previous conservative government. Current government stated their fears that the weapons could be used against civilians in Yemen. The Spanish f...
  • Bomb Procurement of Saudi Arabia Cancelled
    Bomb Procurement of Saudi Arabia Cancelled September 11 2018
    Spain cancelled the sale of laser guided bombs to Saudi Arabia. The Spanish DMinistry of Defence made a official statement. Agreement cancelled due to allegations that civilian targets were hit during military operations of Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Madrid decided to sell 400 laser-guided bombs under an agreement with Riyadh in the amount of USD 10 million that signed in 2015. While no further information is given about the cancellation, it is known that future sales wil...
  • Issue 64 Fair News August 16 2018
    Tempest Blowing at Farnborough Czech Alternative in Light Attack Saab’s Next Generation RBS15 Tekever Unveiled AR5 Raytheon Approaches with Precision F-35 Costs to Decrease Hermes 900 in Civilian Airspace Time for the Sixth Generation? PD-170 in London Hürjet on the Island Cirit Goes Thermobaric    
  • The Looping Hercules
    The Looping Hercules July 19 2018
    The LM-100J didloop maneuver. During the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, aircraft made a demonstration flight and did a "Loop" maneuver despite its big fuselage and turboprop engines.  "Loop" maneuvering was followed with interest. The civilian version of the C-130J-30 military transport aircraft, the LM-100J, was developed considering the needs of the civilian market. The aircraft, which made its first flight in May 2017 and equipped with ...
  • Russia’s advanced jamming plane gets new body
    Russia’s advanced jamming plane gets new body July 10 2018
    Russia the Il-22PP electronic warfare aircraft, may soon get an upgrade and a brand-new air-frame. “Porubshchik” , used by the Russian armed forces to disrupt enemy communications and radar systems was put in service in 2016. The aircraft which is based on an outdated Il-18 civilian design cannot fully serve to recent threats with its old school design. Tupolev’s Tu-214 and Ilyushin’s Il-76 are new candidates for nee aircraft body. New aircraft is called Porubshchik-2 ...
  • 1L220UK to Detect Artillery
    1L220UK to Detect Artillery June 26 2018
    Ukraine has introduced a new artillery detection system. Ukroboronprom's subsidiary SE Iskra developed the the 1L220UK mobile artillery detection radar. The system developed for the protection of civilians and military units against artillery fire and destroying threat battery can detect threats (rocket or artillery shells, mortar rounds, missiles). The platform, which is resistant to counter-fire and electronic warfare, has low visibility. Platform can detect threats 10 kilomet...
  • Delivery Completed
    Delivery Completed June 14 2018
    Germany also received the fifth and final H135 helicopter it ordered. According to a statement made by Airbus Helicopters, Germany leased these helicopters for pilot training. H135 is a twin engined lightweight helicopter. The platform achieved over 1300 deliveries in total to the military and civilian market. Germany, which already has 14 H135 helicopters in inventory, left behind a total of 100,000 flight hours with these helicopters.
  • 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...
  • Canada Indecisive in Search and Rescue
    Canada Indecisive in Search and Rescue May 22 2018
    Sikorsky plans to offer Canada its S-92 civilian helicopter for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s search and rescue operations. The service operates a fleet of 14 Leonardo Cormorants, a variant of the EH-101, for search and rescue and is now working on a project to modernize its search and rescue fleet. Canada is yet to decide whether to buy new aircraft or upgrade the Cormorants. Sikorsky's offer would focus on providing a solution that is more affor...
  • 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...
  • 'Women in Air and Space' Symposium Held at Eurasia Airshow
    'Women in Air and Space' Symposium Held at Eurasia Airshow May 3 2018
    The 'Women In Air and Space ' Symposium was organized at the Eurasia Airshow held in Antalya between April 25th and 29th, 2018, in order to promote gender balance, especially in the aerospace industry. On the second day of the fair, the 'Women in Air and Space' symposium brought together professionals from military and civilian industry, academics and people interested in aerospace to discuss the development and advancement of women in aviation and space in technical...
  • Fire Suppression Systems Become National with Alp
    Fire Suppression Systems Become National with Alp April 26 2018
    Alp Aviation has signed an agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems / KIDDE Aerospace & Defense which is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. With the agreement, fire detection and suppression systems used in military land vehicles, military aircraft, military shelters and positions, as well as civilian air and marine vehicles, will be get national. The agreement was signed with the participation of the Defense Industry Undersecretary Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir at the Eurasia Airshow ...
  • Eurasia Airshow, Opens its Doors
    Eurasia Airshow, Opens its Doors April 7 2018
    Seeking to establish a bridge between Europe and Asia in the area of aviation, Eurasia Airshow will take place for the first time in April 25-29, 2018.  To be organised at Antalya International Airport, the Airshow has the objective to create a new market in the area of military and civilian aviation. The event also plans to make the most of the advantage provided by its geostrategic location, which requires only three hours&rs...
  • Weapon of the Future: LASER
    Weapon of the Future: LASER April 7 2018
    During the Siege of Syracuse (215 BC), Archimedes used the weapons of mirror and the sun to arrive at the equation “light=energy=weapon”. The legacy of this concept endures even today. This candidate weapon intended for land, naval and air platforms, is multi-dimensional. On this issue, we offer an overview of activities conducted on laser weapons for land platforms. Forthcoming issues will cover activities related with naval and air platforms.   What is LASER?...
  • AHRLAC Proposes BRONCO II for OA-X program
    AHRLAC Proposes BRONCO II for OA-X program February 23 2018
    AHRLAC Holdings, a joint venture between the Paramount Group and Aerosud, launched the Bronco II light attack aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) lightweight ground-attack aircraft program, the OA-X. Named after the OV-10 Bronco, a twin-engine turboprop aircraft designed for counterinsurgency (COIN) operations, the Bronco II is based on the AHRLAC aircraft platform, but with U.S. subsystems and weapons. Chairman of South Africa-based Paramount Group Internationa...
  • AIRBUS, Partner of Turkish Aviation!
    AIRBUS, Partner of Turkish Aviation! February 9 2018
    Turkish Defence Industry, which specified an export target of $10bn by 2021 in line with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ (SSM) International Cooperation and Export Strategy Plan for 2017-2021, not only situates itself in global markets with competitive indigenous products but also elevates its sub-contractor status to the level of strategic partner thanks to international collaborations. An exemplary case for this is the $5bn strategic partnership agreement concluded betwee...