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  • Karayel Surprise from Vestel
    Karayel Surprise from Vestel November 16 2019
    Vestel Defence's Karayel UAV is on display at Dubai Airshow on Saudi stand. Aviation Week editor Tony Osborne shared information about Karayel from his social media account. Osborn wrote, “Interesting to see the Turkish Vestel #Karayel Tactical UAV/IHA on display on a #Saudi defense industry stand here at #Dubai.” Dubai Airshow will be open until 21 November. Photo belongs to Osborn’s Twitter account.  
  • 15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020
    15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020 October 30 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...
  • TUSAS Press Release October 16 2019
    Turkish Aerospace participates in Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition first time, between 15-20 October 2019. On the occasion of the exhibition, Turkish Aerospace will display its products to the participants of defense industry over the world. Turkish Aerospace with its globally known products is expected to be focus of interest especially with ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter and T625 GÖKBEY Multirole Helicopter.
  • Izmir Aviation Conference Started
    Izmir Aviation Conference Started October 10 2019
    The Izmir Aviation Conference held in Izmir started today. The conference which held with the support of the Presidency of Defence Inddustries and organized in collaboration by Aviation and Space Cluster and Aegean Free Zone Founder and Operator Inc. will end tomorrow. At the conference, which Vestel Defence is the Technology Sponsor, Vestel Defence and AYESAŞ General Manager Öner Tekin took part as the moderator in the session titled "Importance o...
  • International Radar and Border Security Summit Held for the Second Time
    International Radar and Border Security Summit Held for the Second Time October 2 2019
    International Radar and Border Security Summit Held for the Second Time Organized by the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD) for the second time, Military Radar + Border Security Turkey Summit started today with the participation of Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and a number of state officials. Interior Minister Soylu, drew attention to Turkey's security measures need to reduce dependence ...
  • Iran, Strengthens Against US
    Iran, Strengthens Against US September 4 2019
    The tension between Iran and the US has been increasing since last year when US President Donald Trump withdrew unilaterally from the nuclear agreement signed in 2015. Looking for new defence solutions in the light of this tension, Iran introduced its new UCAV.   Kian, new generation of homegrown jet-powered drone, was unveiled in a ceremony with Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard in attendance. Kian, a new high-precision drone that can loc...
  • Additional Test from Russia and India
    Additional Test from Russia and India August 29 2019
    BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, developed in partnership with Russian Federation NPO Mashinostroyeniya and Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), may undergo additional tests. BrahMos Aerospace may conduct a second air-launch test of its supersonic cruise missile to further demonstrate the weapon’s ability to fly to a number of waypoints before reaching its final destination. The tests would come at the earliest in November, after the monsoon season in India end...
  • Banned Test from the USA
    Banned Test from the USA August 19 2019
    The U.S. Defence Department announced on Monday the test of a medium-range ground-launched cruise missile, just weeks after tearing up the Cold War-era pact with Russia that eliminated such nuclear-capable weapons. The missile was launched on Sunday from the U.S. Navy-controlled San Nicolas Island off the coast of Los Angeles. "The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometres of flight," the Pent...
  • Israel Meets with UAE over Joining Persian Gulf Coalition August 19 2019
    According to US-based "BreakingDefense" internet page, Israel’s Foreign Minister has met with at least one senior official in Abu Dhabi and agreed to provide intelligence and other assistance to the new US-led coalition designed to provide security against Iran in the Persian Gulf. Foreign Minister Israel Katz told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee about the agreement and told lawmakers that Israel participates in intelligence and other areas where it can...
  • Modernization for Japan E-767 August 14 2019
        Boeing announced on its social media account that the first E-767 aircraft of the Japan Airborne Warning and Control System fleet has landed in San Antonio. The company has announced that they will modernize its Japanese E-767 fleet to improve its future capabilities.   Within the scope of modernization, the company will improve the computer systems of Japanese aircraft. Four Boeing E-767’s, which is delivered to the Japan Air S...
  • Counterstep from Iran August 12 2019
      Iran continues to strengthen its defence capabilities. A newly-overhauled advanced radar system was unveiled by Iran on Saturday, August 10 and delivered to the Iranian Army's Air Defence Unit.  The Falagh radar which is based on Gamma radar procured from Russia, is capable of detecting various cruise and ballistic missiles as well as stealth aircraft in a range of 400 kilometres. The overhauling operations of Falaq took 2,300 man/hours of work.   ...
  • Robots on the Field July 27 2019
      BAE Systems successfully completed the tests with the P950 unmanned surface vehicle, which mounted with the MSI Defence’s new remote weapon system. The autonomous Pacific 950 rigid inflatable boat was used as a test platform and was designed to provide faster, easier and safer naval tasks. Developed in collaboration with L3Harris and MSI Defense Systems, the platform aims to reduce the workload and make it easier for operators to focus on mission-critical decisions from...
  • BMC entered the Top 100
    BMC entered the Top 100 July 24 2019
    BMC, the Izmir-based vehicle manufacturer, ranked fifth in the Defence News Top 100 list as the fifth Turkish company. Defence News magazine's revision of the previous year's defence turnover was revised for BMC. When Defence News was published for the first time yesterday, it was stated that BMC's data were not listed in error; “Due to editorial oversight, BMC was not included in the original Top 100 ranking released July 22, despite submitting the company’s...
  • Drill in the Tense Waters July 11 2019
    Turkey had a US weapons embargo experience after the peace operation and entered a new era in defense industry with especially ASELSAN. Turkey entered the same waters, while being under another embargo threat due to F-35/S-400 tension. Lieutenant Caner Gönyeli was commissioned under TCG Kocatepe with pennant number D-354 which has been sunk around Baf harbour. Kocatepe was sunk by Turkish jets due to lack of communication between Turkish Air Force and Turkish Naval Forces, and Gönye...
  • Opponent to the MEADS
    Opponent to the MEADS June 25 2019
    A new step has been taken in Germany's IAMD (Integrated Air and Missile Defense System) project. The consortium TLVS (Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem / Tactical Air Defense System), a joint venture of MBDA Deutschland and Lockheed Martin, presented a proposal to BAAINBw (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung und hat als Hauptaufgabe die Bundeswehr / German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support). The program was launched to replace ...
  • 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...
  • Royal Hercules to South Asia
    Royal Hercules to South Asia June 24 2019
      The Royal Air Force continues to sell of surplus equipment. In this context, it was announced that an additional procurement made to a South Asian country. According to a statement from Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group, the Bangladesh Air Force has procured additional C-130J Super Hercules from the Royal Air Force. Number of platforms which are serving in United Kingdom with the name of Hercules C5 is undisclosed. It was reported that the aircraft were...
  • New Agreement for F-35 Lightning II
    New Agreement for F-35 Lightning II June 11 2019
    Recently, a new statement came from the US for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, which has been frequently featured on the defense agenda. The US announced the signing of a new technology agreement for platforms. With the agreement signed with Lockheed Martin, the effectiveness of the aircraft will increase. The US $ 1.8 billion agreement includes design and maturation works for the Block 4capabilities of the platforms under Phase 2.3. The improvements will also apply to models A, B a...
  • APR-3M to Intercept Western Submarines
    APR-3M to Intercept Western Submarines May 16 2019
    Russian state Research,Development and Enterprise zone; GNPP announced that it completed the APR-3M ASW rocket propelled torpedo tests. Following the completion of the test phase of the system developed under the responsibility of JSC, it was announced that the mass production preparations were started. Russian Defense Ministry started talks with the Ministry of Defense and the system will be ready for sale to Russia and foreign countries. System is a successor of APR-1, A...
  • First Domestically Built Black Hawk Engine Delivered
    First Domestically Built Black Hawk Engine Delivered May 15 2019
    The process continues to progress in helicopters to be manufactured at TUSAŞ facilities under licence within scope of the T70 Utility Helicopter Program. In this context, TEI delivered the first T700-TEI-701D turboshaft engine produced under license. The delivery ceremony was held at TEI facilities based in Eskişehir. The ground laying ceremony for TR Engine, which will be the Turboshaft engine R & D center, was also held at the ceremony. President of Defense Industry Dr. Ismail...
  • Vard Signs MOU with ASFAT
    Vard Signs MOU with ASFAT May 7 2019
    Vard Marine Inc. announced that an MoU has been signed with Military Factory and Shipyard Management Inc. (Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme A.Ş. /ASFAT) in Turkey to promote a strategic partnership where Vard Marine provides the design of a wide range of paramilitary vessels and ASFAT coordinates construction of select projects at their approved naval shipyards in Turkey. The MoU provides an opportunity for Vard Marine to expand operations in the region and to collaborate with othe...
  • Pentagon Delays F-35 Delivery to Turkey
    Pentagon Delays F-35 Delivery to Turkey April 1 2019
      Pentagon's delaying delivery of two more F-35 fighter jets to help train Turkish pilots at an Arizona base. According to Bloomberg, U.S. officials: Pentagon's delaying delivery of two more F-35 fighter jets to help train Turkish pilots at an Arizona base amid Turkey’s plan to go ahead with purchase of Russian-400 missile defence system.  U.S.'s already delivered two Turkish F-35s for training to Luke AFB. According to Reuters, "The United...
  • New Air Defense System to the Navy February 19 2019
    MBDA introduces a new ship-based air defence system in NAVDEX. The platform called SPIMM (Self Protection Integrated Mistral Module) was developed on SIMBAD-RC. SIMBAD-RC is a ship-mounted turret system, has two ready-to-launch missiles. Thanks to the 360-degree infrared panoramic imager, SPIMM can detect air and surface targets. The remote commanded SPIMM is controlled by two operators. The system, which can carry four spare missiles, can be effective against anti-ship missiles, ai...
  • Özden Örnek and the Story of MİLGEM February 7 2019
    When it comes to MİLGEM, one of the persons to come to mind is former Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces, retired Admiral Özden Örnek, who recounted in this book what he had witnessed behind the curtains since the inception of the project. While reading Örnek’s book, you will hear the first-hand account of unknown facts as regards Turkey’s major national ship projects. One of the most urgent issues of Turkey is probably related with the transfer of know...
  • Mass Production of Armata is Remote
    Mass Production of Armata is Remote January 29 2019
    The mass production of the Armata tank has been one of the questions talking in defence lobbies. Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov made statements on the issue Borisov announced in hhe statement, mass production of T-14 Armata platforms for a large-scale is not planned currently. In the process of rearming of the Russian Army, priority was given to modernizing existing equipment. The statement said that the T-14, T-15 and Kurganets-25 systems are the vehicles of the futur...
  • First H125s in Qatar
    First H125s in Qatar January 25 2019
    Qatar, the H125 helicopters ordered last year began to take delivery. There was no official statement about deliveries, but the platforms were first seen in an image posted on Qatari Television. Helicopters will replace SA 342L Gazelles and painted with Armed Forces Air Academy colours. Platforms ordered last year will take part in training activities. The procurement agreement for H125s was announced at the DIMDEX defense fair in Qatar in 2018.
  • STM Set Goals: Achieving New Technologies January 10 2019
    Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) General Manager Murat İkinci came together with national and sectoral press representatives for the first time at the STM Vision 2023 Press Meeting organised on December 5. During the speech he made on that occasion, İkinci specified the main goal of STM as achieving new technologies for Turkey. Also attending the meeting was the Head of Business Development, Onur Ateş. Following Ateş’s presentation on STM’s ac...
  • New Horizons in Turkish Defence Industry January 10 2019
    Acting as a bridge for the development of critical technologies and supply of requirements of military and police forces as users, the SSB must set a goal to develop at the maximum level national, indigenous and advanced technologies. Organised for the first time in December, the Turkish Defence Industry Summit was a pioneering event to bring together our statesmen, valuable industrialists, thinkers and scientists to discuss a roadmap for strategy. During the Summit, the President o...
  • SERHAT II in Inventory
    SERHAT II in Inventory January 2 2019
    ASELSAN's SERHAT II mortar detection radars produced within the framework of Mobile Mortar Detection Radar System have entered TSK inventory. According to the news published in ASELSAN's monthly A Bulletin, acceptance tests of the first delivery party SERHAT radars were successfully completed under the contract signed between the Ministry of National Defense and ASELSAN on June 28, 2018. The radar was delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces. The current SERHAT Radars, which ASELSAN...
  • First Flight of UH-X
    First Flight of UH-X December 28 2018
    The first prototype for Japan's UH-X utility helicopter program made its maiden flight. According to the Japanese Ministry of Defence, platform remained in the air for 55 minutes. The first flight took place at Subaru's Utsunomiya Facilities, an aviation complex in Tochigi District, Japan. In a statement from the company, the helicopter will be delivered to the Ministry of Defense in March 2019 after the series of tests. Subaru establishing a new pro...
  • "New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence" Panel Started
    "New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence" Panel Started December 25 2018
    New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence, organized by the STM Thinktech, began today at Sheraton Ankara. The event started with the opening speech of STM General Manager Murat İkinci and continued with the panel of Journalist Hakan Çelik. As a panelist; President of Defense Industry Dr. İsmail Demir, Chief of the General Staff General Plan Principles, Major General Reha Ufuk Er, President of the Digital Transformation Office of the President. Ali Taha Koç, Presid...
  • Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape
    Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape December 17 2018
    Europe's Boxer Program will take final shape with offers to the UK and Slovenia. A statement was made by the Eastern European Sales Agency of Artec, a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss Maffei-Wegmann. It is stated that negotiations with the UK Department of Defense continued through the OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). The UK plans to supply Boxer in four different variants, including armored personnel carrier, C4I post, ambulance and armored repair vehicle. It w...
  • Russia  Tests Modernised Air Defence System
    Russia  Tests Modernised Air Defence System December 3 2018
    The Russian Aerospace Forces have successfully conducted a test-firing of a modernised air defence rocket at the Sary Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday. "The combat troops of the Aerospace Forces successfully conducted another test launch of the upgraded missile of the Russian anti-missile defence system on the Sary Shagan testing ground (Republic of Kazakhstan)," the Russian Defence Ministry said. Missile Defense Task Force Commander ...
  • S-400s to Arrive in Two Years
    S-400s to Arrive in Two Years October 22 2018
    Recently, a new statement came from Russia, which signed an agreement with India to supply an S-400 air defense system which costs 5.2 billion USD. According to the statement, the first S-400 systems will be delivered to India within two years. The statement came from Dmitry Shugaev, who head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation.   The deal, which was recently signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to India, is one ...
  • Modernization to "Bear"
    Modernization to "Bear" October 16 2018
    Russia has decided to continue with one of the icons of the Cold War. According to official sources, Moscow will modernize the Tu-95 bombers. The contract for the modernization of the Tu-95MS aircraft to the Tu-95MSM level was signed last month. A series of changes will be made to the platforms that have been active since 1957 and made its first flight in 1952. Maintenance works will be carried out to the necessary parts of the fuselage. Also the platform's electronic equipment ...
  • Entering the Season: SAHA EXPO October 7 2018
    The first of three defence and aerospace exhibitions organised in Istanbul in September took place at the World Trade Center Istanbul located nearby the Ataturk Airport. Organised under the auspices and responsibility of Istanbul Defense Aerospace and Space Cluster Association, SAHA EXPO Defense, Aviation and Space Industry is designed as a biannual event to welcome any company featuring in the area of defence. With this characteristic, SAHA EXPO resembled a mini version of the IDEF...
  • Critical 90 Days for Turkish F-35s
    Critical 90 Days for Turkish F-35s October 3 2018
    Turkey will take delivery of two additional in 2019. Military Officer of The F-35 Lightning II Program Vice-Admiral Matt Winter announced that the platforms will be delivered to the Turkish Air Force in March. Admiral Winter told no indication of a change in the delivery of 100 F-35 fighter jets to Turkey in coming years. Pentagon has to issue a report on Turkish-American relations  for the process within 90 days for Defense Authorization Act 2019. Turkey has joined F-35 Lightn...
  • US Businessmen to Focus on Turkey
    US Businessmen to Focus on Turkey October 3 2018
    The American-Turkish Council, which brings Turkish businessmen together with American industrialists and state authorities with the summits held in Washington DC, and will organize its 37th between 22-24 October, will lead US businessmen to Turkey in order to bring together with representatives of Turkish aviation and defense industry. The mission, called Aerospace & Defense Trade Mission will be held between 3-7 December 2018 with the contributions of the US Department of Commerce. In th...
  • African Customer for Cayuse
    African Customer for Cayuse October 2 2018
      MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), announced  the new MD 530F Cayuse order. Kenya signed a $ 1.4 billion agreement with MDHI for six armed MD 530F Cayuse helicopters. Under the agreement, the company will provide helicopters with training, logistic support, helicopter systems and ground support equipment. Deliveries will start in April 2019 and will be completed in August of the same year. Kenya became the second MD 530F FMS (Foreign Military Sales) customer after Afghanistan....
  • Australia Continues with Boeing October 2 2018
    The Australian Government has announced an agreement with Boeing Defense Australia. Under the agreement, the company will provide technical support to the E-7A Wedgetail AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft in the Royal Australian Air Force inventory. The agreement, which will continue until 2025, is estimated to cost US $ 1 billion.   Earlier in 2014, Australia had signed an E-7A Wedgetail technical and logistical support agreement with Boeing Defense Australia, to ...