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  • MV-4 on Duty
    MV-4 on Duty 20 May 2020
    Unmanned mine clearing vehicles are becoming more and widespread due to highlighting personnel safety in risky areas. Unmanned mine clearance systems, which the Republic of Korea announced its plan in 2018 and procured 4.1 million USD budget, started its duty. First DOK ING MV-4s from Croatia delivered to country. The first platform of which was delivered in April 2020, started to duty in the demilitarized zone between the Republic of Korea and North Korea. During the training ...
  • EU Force Generating
    EU Force Generating 14 November 2019
    Europe is taking important steps to unite its strength in the defence industry. Collaboration on Permanent Structured Cooperation and defence is seen as the new step of the European Union (EU). ‘’When Europeans join forces, our impact is higher than we imagine’’ EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said PESCO helps EU Member States work closely in the field of security and defence. PESCO was established in December 2017 and aims to improve the defence capabilities...
  • Croatia buys two more Black Hawks
    Croatia buys two more Black Hawks 1 November 2019
      US Government cleared two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters sale to Croatia. The country will have four Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in inventory. The US State Department approval, announced on 30 October, covers a pair of the latest-variant UH-60Ms, along with other equipment, spares, weapons, training and support. The estimated value of the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) is USD115 million. The helicopters will join a pair of UH-60Ms t...
  • Marine Patrol Mission to be Provided with CAMCOPTER S-100
    Marine Patrol Mission to be Provided with CAMCOPTER S-100 25 July 2019
      Croatia to deploy CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS, produced by Schiebel, for maritime surveillance missions. Croatia issued request to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for CAMCOPTER S-100 maritime surveillance services. Starting in the summer of 2019, the service provision for Croatia will assist in maritime Coast Guard functions such as search and rescue, monitoring and surveillance, ship and port security. For these purposes, the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System  will...
  • Croatia Turns to Sweden, U.S. for Fighter Purchase
    Croatia Turns to Sweden, U.S. for Fighter Purchase 24 May 2019
      After failing to secure second-hand F-16s from Israel, Croatia has approached Sweden and United States to buy new fighters, Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic said. Zagreb was close to striking a deal on buying a squadron of used and refitted F-16 fighter jets from Israel, but eventually Israel informed Croatia it could not sell the planes as it could not secure an approval from the United States. Israel’s F-16s are equipped with advanced systems that US allows...
  • Israel and Croatia Dropped-Off F-16 Sale
    Israel and Croatia Dropped-Off F-16 Sale 15 January 2019
    An Israeli Delegation, headed by the Director General of the Defence Ministry Udi Adam, visited Croatia on 10 January 2019. The official talks addressed the multi-role combat aircraft procurement project and the bilateral defence co-operation between the Croatia and Israel. Israel was responsible to obtain approval from the United States of America to deliver the aircraft to the Croatia in the ordered configuration.  The Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Damir Krstičev...
  • Israel Has Not Confirmed F-16 Sale To Croatia 4 January 2019
    The proposed sale has run into a road block with the United States reportedly insisting that Israeli equipment be removed from the planes before the sale could proceed. Croatia urged Israel to overcome disagreement with the United States and to confirm it can carry through on a deal to sell 12 used American-made fighter jets. Croatia’s Defence Ministry said it needed an answer from Israel by Jan. 11 $500 million order for a dozen F-16 aircraft would be cancelled....
  • Red Light to Israel from the US
    Red Light to Israel from the US 12 December 2018
    Breaking news took place in F-16 A / B Netz aircraft, which Croatia plans to procure from Israel. US Secretary of Defence James Mattis did not give the necessary approval for Israel to sell 12 aircraft to Croatia. News released in the Croatian press reported that US President Donald Trump is upset for upgrades on aircraft. US Embassy in Croatia made a statement about the issue. In the statement it is announced support of Croatia's modernization of air force and increasing its ab...
  • Second Hand Helicopter to Croatia
    Second Hand Helicopter to Croatia 18 October 2018
    Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević stated that Croatia will acquire the UH-60M. The two helicopters will be granted from US Army stocks. The helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in 2020. The platforms will be allocated to the use of Special Forces Command under the Croatian Armed Forces. Helicopters will be used for transport, special operations, medical evacuation, search and rescue missions. The UH-60M helicopters can carry up to 14 soldiers or 4000 kilogram...
  • Israeli F-16 Barak Fighter Jets Visited Croatia
    Israeli F-16 Barak Fighter Jets Visited Croatia 5 August 2018
    Three Israeli F-16 Barak multi-purpose combat aircraft landed at the 91st air base of the Croatian Air Force in Pleso on 2 August. Aircraft took place at the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of Operation Storm which ended Croatia’s 1991-95 war of independence. Israeli aircraft F-16D Barak fighters from Ramat David Air Base were visited and inspected by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković. After the celebration, the three F-16D Barak fighter jets will fly back to Ramat...
  • Croatia to Buy F-16 from Israel
    Croatia to Buy F-16 from Israel 30 March 2018
    Croatia is set to buy a squadron of used F-16 fighter jets from Israel to modernize its military, announced on 27 March. The country has launched a tender last year to replace its outdated Russian-made MiG-21s and received offers from Greece, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.  The deal to buy 12 already used F-16 jets, worth $500 million according to media reports, has yet to be confirmed by the government. However, the defence council revealed that ...
  • China’s Europe Policy: “Divide and Rule”
    China’s Europe Policy: “Divide and Rule” 18 March 2018
    The time-honoured “divide and rule” policy of the West is reshaped today at the hands of the East to work against the West. China, which further deepens the pre-existing cracks in the European Union with its economic openings, moves slowly yet adeptly while expanding its geographical and diplomatic room for manoeuvre.  The Chinese Communist Party, which restricted presidents to two five-year terms, has just lifted this ban. Thus, the door for Xi Jinping to serve for...
  • Two Companies Shortlisted
    Two Companies Shortlisted 29 November 2017
    Croatia’s Ministry of Defence has shortlisted Israel and Sweden for its tender to purchase 18 fighter jets for the country’s Air Force. Israel offers to supply the F-16D Barak aircraft while Sweden offers to deliver JAS 39 Gripen.  Last month, Croatia announced that four offers had been shortlisted; new F-16s from Lockheed Martin in the US, second-hand F-16s from Israel and Greece, and Saab's Gripen aircraft from Sweden. This latest announcem...
  • "Kiowa" Delivery Completed
    "Kiowa" Delivery Completed 5 December 2016
    Croatia has taken delivery of the last 11 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters on 3 December at an air base in Zemunik. The OH-58D helicopters were retired from the US Army in April, 2016 and Croatia became the first to acquire Kiowas. The country ordered 16 platforms at a cost of $34.8 million, $20.1 million of which was covered by the US donation. The first five helicopters were delivered to Croatian forces in July. 
  • European Support for Baltic States
    European Support for Baltic States 2 November 2016
    Germany is to send Leopard 2 tanks to Lithuania in 2017 to support the Baltic states under NATO plans. Additionally, a rotational NATO unit consisting of a thousand troops from Germany, France, Belgium and Croatia will be stationed in the region starting in June next year. The unit will be equipped with armored vehicles, tanks and snipers. 
  • Kongsberg buys almost half of Patria 26 May 2016
    Finnish state-owned defence manufacturer Patria announced a plan to privatize a portion of the company by selling it to Norwegian partially state-owned defence company Kongsberg. Patria, in a written statement said, “The competition authorities have granted their approval concerning sale by State of Finland of 49.9 percent of the defence company Patria Oyj to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS"  Patria said the value of the deal was 283.5 million euros ($316 millio...