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  • Domestic Battery for ASELSAN Products
    Domestic Battery for ASELSAN Products March 26 2020
    The studies carried out for the transition to domestic sub-components from the foreign one, which used in domestic products continues. ASELSAN recently made an important announcement from its official social media account. "Our activities for the production of materials used in ASELSAN products domestically are continues. Finally, Li-Ion battery blocks acquired from foreign suppliers were localized through TSKGV affiliate ASPİLSAN." announcement made. Thus, elect...
  • Photonic Effect to Microelectronics
    Photonic Effect to Microelectronics March 24 2020
    Microelectronics technology continues to progress day by day and shrink electronic circuits. Within the scope of DARPA's, which operates in the United States, "Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability Program" (PIPES), it is aimed to establish a connection between microelectronics using photons. The project, which is said to lead to a significant revolution in the field of microelectronics, aims to develop special integrated circuits and Field Program...
  • ASELSAN Increases Business Spaces
    ASELSAN Increases Business Spaces March 18 2020
    ASELSAN, which is leading company in the military electronics technology business will also expand the area of health technologies. According to the news published in Anadolu Agency, the company started to develop Mobile Digital X-Ray Device and Magnetic Resonance Imaging System using own resources last year. In addition, the company started to work for the High Frequency X-Ray Generator, one of the important subcomponents of radiography devices, design. The ASELSAN also r...
  • Artillery Hit from 65 Kilometres Distance
    Artillery Hit from 65 Kilometres Distance March 9 2020
    Pyrotechnic technology continues to evolve while microelectronics shrinking to a size that can fit inside the artillery shell. So the gunner gained the ability to make ultra-precise shots. With cooperation of these two important areas, artillery troops will be effective at a longer range in the future. Yuma Proving Ground hosted an important test launch. The US Army performed four ammunition test firings on March 6 as part of the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (...
  • SSB Got Down Deepest
    SSB Got Down Deepest March 7 2020
    The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) handled graphene and two-dimensional material technology, which is considered to be the future of the electronic subcomponent world and is considered the most critical component technology. Focus Technology Networks (Odak Teknoloji Ağları/ OTAĞ) is established under the leadership of the Defence Industry Presidency within the scope of the goal of developing unique systems, subsystems and products, by investing in future technologies. This work w...
  • EO/IR Targeting Pod Step of ASELSAN
    EO/IR Targeting Pod Step of ASELSAN February 26 2020
    ASELSAN adds new one to its efforts to develop new technologies with Turkish defence acquisition instute, Presidency of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı /SSB). Workshop on Development of New Generation EO / IR Targeting Pod for the use of Turkish Security Forces was organized in collaboration with ASELSAN and SSB. Presidency of Defence Industries announced the workshop form its official social media accounts with "The Workshop on Development of a New Generati...
  • Will Japan Afford to Break the U.S. Alliance?
    Will Japan Afford to Break the U.S. Alliance? January 30 2020
    In the 1980s and ‘90s Japan licensed aspects of Lockheed Martin’s iconic F-16 fighter design and produced the F-2, a Japanese F-16 variant with bigger wing and better electronics. Japan plans to choose a partner as early as this summer for development of its successor to the F-2 fighter jet, weighing a proposal from the U.S., its closest ally, against a British offer that would give Tokyo greater control. While the design to be developed by working with another country provides ac...
  • Serbia Continues Arming
    Serbia Continues Arming January 20 2020
    Serbia, which has improved its air power in cooperation with Russia, has taken new action for air defence systems. Belgrade announced the new acquisition agreement in this context. Serbia, which examined the Pantsir air defense systems during the Slavic Shield-2019 Air Defence Exercise, which was held in Serbia jointly with Russia last October, announced the procurement of the mentioned system from Russia. During the exercise, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić f...
  • Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles
    Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles November 19 2019
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has signed a contract to sell Spike missiles and launchers to the German Army through a joint venture (JV). Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr /BAAINBw) ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted missile launchers from Eurospike for the German Army in early Novem...
  • New Systems for Aircraft August 22 2019
    BAE Systems will provide electronic warfare systems to Saudi Arabia. BAE Systems has been awarded $19.2 million for sustainment services associated with the AN/ALQ-239 Digital Electronics Warfare Systems (DEWS) and AN/AAR-57A(V) Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) hardware/software. Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 13, 2022. This contract provides for the repair and return indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity in support of DEWS/CMWS line replaceable units and line replac...
  • US Air Force Prepares Kit for Unmanned Air Platform
    US Air Force Prepares Kit for Unmanned Air Platform August 20 2019
      The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and DZYNE Technologies on 9 August performed a two-hour initial flight of the Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program (ROBOpilot), according to a 15 August AFRL statement. The ROBOpilot programme aimed the ability to rapidly and affordably convert a general aviation aircraft into an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), fly a mission autonomously and then return back to its piloted configuration. This conversion took place...
  • £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 ...
  • Public Security Agreement between ASİSGUARD and DAHUA TECHNOLOGY
    Public Security Agreement between ASİSGUARD and DAHUA TECHNOLOGY May 1 2019
    ASISGUARD, Asis' new defence brand, has signed a technology transfer agreement with Dahua, one of the world's leading companies in the security technologies sector. ASISGUARD, which was founded by Asis Electronics and Information Systems with the vision of developing national system solutions for the defence industry, has signed an important agreement with Dahua Technology to work together especially in public security solutions. With the agreement signed at IDEF'19...
  • Japan Step by Step in Fifth Generation April 17 2019
    Japan continues to work on creating fifth-generation stealth aircraft. Footage aired on national TV. Mitsubishi Electronics-led team proceeded to test, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar based on the F-2 fighter aircraft. Allegedly, Japanese AESA radar is similar to US-made AN/APG-81, used in F-35 aircraft. Showcased for the first time footage of test prototype of a low-bypass turbofan (XF9-1) engine, developed by IHI Corporation. The new engine is about 4.8 meters in ...
  • Germany Approved Sale to Egypt
    Germany Approved Sale to Egypt April 5 2019
    The German Bundestag Budget Committee has approved Egyptian sales of 2.3 billion euros. The sale was made with the export credit guarantee to secure the financial aspect of the agreement. Under the agreement, which was announced as € 2.3 billion in total, six warships will be supplied for the Egyptian Navy. Three of the platforms will be the MEKO A200 class like used in the South African Navy. Approximately 120 meters long MEKO A200 ships with a displacement of 2500 tons. Thank...
  • China Develops Anti-Stealth Radars
    China Develops Anti-Stealth Radars March 19 2019
    Chinese Global Times Daily claims that Chinese arms companies work on multiple terahertz radiation radar systems to notice stealth aircraft. China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) team has developed successfully a prototype terahertz radiation radar and a second-generation prototype is already in development, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Sunday, citing a statement released by CETC. The development of terahertz radiation radar is a global chall...
  • ASELSAN’s ZOKA to protect Indonesian Submarines
    ASELSAN’s ZOKA to protect Indonesian Submarines March 1 2019
    ASELSAN will provide jammers and decoys for Indonesia's submarines to protect vessel by deception against hostile torpedoes. Turkish defence electronics company ASELSAN is supplying its ZOKA range of acoustic torpedo countermeasure jammers and decoys for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) submarines. The ZOKA line of effectors consists of jammers and acoustic decoys that can operate in active, passive, and combined m...
  • Leonardo Merges Three Divisions,
    Leonardo Merges Three Divisions, December 17 2018
    Italian Leonardo has announced a major change at organisation chart, which will see three of its seven divisions merged and entrusted to one of the firm’s top British managers, Norman Bone. Leonardo’s Board of Directors approved the creation of the new Electronics Division, reporting directly to the CEO. The current Land & Naval Defence Electronics, Airborne & Space Systems and Defence Systems Divisions will be merged in the new Electronics Division whi...
  • Eighth FREMM Completed Trials
    Eighth FREMM Completed Trials November 30 2018
    Italy's eighth FREMM class frigate, ITS Marceglia (F597) has completed the sea tests.   The platform, which opened to sea in June, completed all sea trial activities in five months thanks to the tight coordination of the program participants. During the experiments, 13 different test phases were carried out.   Platform is the eighth FREMM class ship in Italy and the fourth FREMM built in the general-purpose configuration of the Italian Nav...
  • Unmanned Period in Airborne Early Warning
    Unmanned Period in Airborne Early Warning November 9 2018
    China, introduced a new system in Airshow China 2018 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETGC) introduced the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system, which was adapted to the airborne early warning mission. The system, described as “first of its kind” was introduced as JY-300. Platform has similar size with Caihong-4 (CH-4) unmanned aerial vehicle, is 11 meters long and has 20 meters wingspan. The platform, which is equipped with many radar and sensors includi...
  • Long Range Procurement from India
    Long Range Procurement from India October 30 2018
        India has added a new one to its recent arms purchases. In this context, India has signed an agreement with IAI for Barak 8 procurement. This agreement costs US $ 777.    Agreement has signed with the Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), according to the Israeli-based IAI announcement. Barak 8 missiles will be integrated into the seven additional ships in the Indian Navy inventory. In addition to supplying...
  • Modernized Submarine Has Started First Trials October 24 2018
        After the mid-life upgrade programme (MLU), HMS Gotland, set sail for the first trials. After the operation tests of the systems were completed at the dock, the ship was navigated for the tests that should be carried out at open sea. During the trials, new systems integrated under the integration will be tested for the desired capacity.   Submarines built between 1990 and 1997, had previously undergone minor modifications before. Up t...
  • UAE Has Shown Interest In Akash Surface-To-Air Missile System
    UAE Has Shown Interest In Akash Surface-To-Air Missile System October 21 2018
    UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy was in India recently and he has indicated that the Gulf state is interested in the Akash air defence missile system. According to a section of Indian media, the UAE government is possibly looking at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) `Made in India’ Akash surface-to-air missile system. The `Akash’ missile is designed by DRDO and produced by defence PSU Bharat E...
  • 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...
  • BAE Systems to Modernise Bradleys
    BAE Systems to Modernise Bradleys September 17 2018
    US has announced a new contract with BAE Systems. According to the agreement, the company will modernize eight Bradley infantry fighting vehicles used in the US Army Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT). Within the scope of the agreement cost of 91.1 million USD, the modernization works will be completed in 2024. The electronics of M2 Bradleys will be replaced within the scope of nodernization. Thus, the situational awareness of the vehicle will be increased. Communication n...
  • $51 Million Worth Contract For Extreme-Range JASSM Cruise Missile September 12 2018
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded the US Air Force contract worth $51 million for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extreme Range (JASSM-XR), the Department of defence announced Monday. This contract effort includes all all-up round level systems engineering and programmatic activities to align and phase the work necessary to design, develop, integrate, test, and verify component and subsystem design changes to the JASSM-XR baseline electronics, hardware, firmware, and operationa...
  • British-F-35B Conducts Trials With UK-Built Weapons
    British-F-35B Conducts Trials With UK-Built Weapons August 31 2018
    The UK’s F-35B Lightning has conducted its first trials armed with UK-built weapons, Defence Procurement Minister Stuart Andrew has said. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew revealed that a British F-35 Lightning jet reached the landmark milestone whilst he was on a visit to the Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA) in Wales. The jet, which was flown by a British pilot from RAF 17 Squadron, took to the skies from Edwards Air Force base in southern California fo...
  • MALD-X Successfully Completed First Trials
    MALD-X Successfully Completed First Trials August 25 2018
    US Defence Department announced that MALD-X (Miniature Air-Launched Decoy) successfully completed a “a complex free flight demonstration of advanced electronic warfare techniques.” The decoy builds on previous MALD iterations that can jam an enemy's electronics. Known by its acronym MALD-X, the Miniature Air Launch Decoy confuses enemy air defences by duplicating friendly aircraft flight profiles and radar signatures, according to manufacturer Raytheon, who...
  • France will be Up-Armored with Scorpion
    France will be Up-Armored with Scorpion August 7 2018
    France has decided to increase its defense budget for the past month. Following this decision, France's defense budget for 2025 will reach 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This means 295 billion Euro will spend for defence in seven years by France. After the budget increase, France stepped forward on the Scorpion Program. Through the Scorpion Program, it is planned that the (Groupement Tactique Inter-Armes / GTIA) will increase the number of communications and cooper...
  • Smart Merkava Introduced
    Smart Merkava Introduced July 23 2018
    Israeli Defence Forces have introduced a new model of the Merkava main battle tank. The tank equipped with special equipment for asymmetric warfare conditions is called Merkava Mark 4 Barak. Merkava Mk. 4 Barak has a smart mission computer. Merkava Mk. 4 Barak is the first tank withthis feature. Mission computer can manage the missions of the tank. The tank also stands out with features such as artificial intelligence, improved sensors and Virtual Reality (VR). Improved electro...
  • New Assignment to ASELSAN
    New Assignment to ASELSAN July 18 2018
    Prof. Dr. Sezai Elagöz was asigned to ASELSAN Microelectronics, Guidance and Electro-Optics (MGEO) Sector Presidency and Deputy General Manager. The statement made by ASELSAN to the KAP (Public Disclosure Platform) stated that "Our Company's Board of Directors, decided to assign Prof.Dr. Sezai Elagöz." explanation was given.
  • Fire Scout shows off its anti-submarine capabilities
    Fire Scout shows off its anti-submarine capabilities July 16 2018
    Northrop Grumman displayed MQ-8C Fire Scout with new mission capability at the Royal International Air Tattoo . New mission version has Ultra Electronics sonobuoy mission pod and it has just completed initial operational test and evaluation on board the USS Coronado. The MQ-8C “Endurance Upgrade Fire Scout” is based on Bell Helicopter’s 3-ton 407 model, which serves as the base for the Iraqi Air Force’s manned IA-407-armed scout helicopters. UK-base...
  • VAB Mk3 to Continue
    VAB Mk3 to Continue July 7 2018
    Arquus (formerly Renault Truck Defence) announced that the production of the Mk3 6x6, VAB (Vehicule de l'Avant Blindé) will continue. It is also stated that new variants will be developed in line with the needs of potential export customers. The latest version of the VAB 6x6 Mk3 is an armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle equipped with advanced cameras, laser rangefinders and electronics on an moving mast. Vehicle can be equipped Arquus Lite 7,62-millimeter ...
  • Rheinmetall Equipment to German Rifles
    Rheinmetall Equipment to German Rifles July 6 2018
    Germany will supply laser markers for infantry rifles. Bundeswehr's Equipment, Information Technology and Support Unit has signed an agreement with Rheinmetall for supply of EUR 5 million. Under the agreement, 1745 rifle mounted laser marking kits will be delivered to special forces. Delivery is expected to be completed by 2019. The Variable Tactical Aiming Module (VTAL), which will be delivered by Germany, has a watertight metal body. Equipped with MIL-STD 1913 / STAN...
  • Fırtına II Ahead Full
    Fırtına II Ahead Full June 8 2018
    The prototype tests of the next-generation Fırtına howitzer are continuing. According to the news published in the ASELSAN Magazine, the first stage qualification tests have been completed. With the new generation of electronics developed by ASELSAN, the efficiency and accuracy of the system has been increased. In the turret systems of the howitzer, the dependence on the foreign countries has come to an end. The qualification tests of the new generation Fırtına have been completed in Kar...
  • Supplier Selection Process Began in French Frigate Program
    Supplier Selection Process Began in French Frigate Program April 3 2018
    Naval Group, who has been awarded as the main contractor for French Navy’s five intermediate-size frigates (Frégates de taille intermédiaire/FTI), has begun the selection process of suppliers and subcontractors.  The company was awarded the relevant contract in April 2017 and the first frigate is scheduled to be delivered by 2023. The main suppliers to be selected by the company so far include Axima, Constructions industrielles de la...
  • AESA Radar Support to JF-17
    AESA Radar Support to JF-17 March 28 2018
    JF-17 fighter aircraft is to get a Chinese-developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to boost its export prospects. The KLJ-7A AESA radar developed by the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology (NRIET) will be installed on the single-engined type, which is operated by the Pakistan Air Force.  The radar is capable of tracking and engaging multiple targets simultaneously and features a jamming-resistant capability. This addi...
  • Block III Upgrade to USN Super Hornets
    Block III Upgrade to USN Super Hornets March 26 2018
    The US Navy's Super Hornet fleet will undergo a modernization program to gradually upgrade the aircraft to a new Block III standard.  The new standard will see improvements to the plane’s electronics, radar cross-section and range. Under Block III upgrade, the aircraft will receive a low-observable coating to reduce its radar cross signature. Super Hornets will also be equipped with an advanced cockpit system with a large-area displa...
  • UK Army Unveils Sky Sabre Air Defence System
    UK Army Unveils Sky Sabre Air Defence System February 7 2018
    The UK Army has unveiled Sky Sabre air defence missile system on 5 February at the home of 16 Regiment Royal Artillery, Baker Barracks on Thorney Island.  Sky Sabre is due in service in 2020 and will prove to be a step change in the UK’s air defences, taking it from short to medium range capability. This was the first time that the three principal components of the system had come together; the MBDA launcher that fires the CAMM missile, the Saab radar ...
  • Safran to Lead ‘Furious’ Project
    Safran to Lead ‘Furious’ Project February 1 2018
    Safran Electronics & Defense has won the contract for a major French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement) Science & Technology project, Furious. Covering a period of five years, this project is designed to lay the groundwork for the integration of land robots in French armed forces, as part of the Scorpion modernization program. Safran will call on support from academia as well as the agility of small and medium-size enterprises...