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  • Ivchenko-Progress to power up the Turkish Cruise missile
    Ivchenko-Progress to power up the Turkish Cruise missile 5 October 2020
    Ukraine based defence magazine “Defence Express,” wrote that the company purchased components for the production of 12 new AI-35 engines. Quoting the ProZorro public procurement platform, reported that SE Ivchenko-Progress signed a number of contracts for the purchase of cutting-edge aircraft engine components for the new AI-35 turbojet engines that will equip new Turkish cruise missiles. The new cruise missile will have the deep-strike capability. SE Ivchenko-Progress d...
  • Japan's Defence Ministry seeks record ¥5.4 trillion budget
    Japan's Defence Ministry seeks record ¥5.4 trillion budget 2 October 2020
    The Defence Ministry on Wednesday requested a record ¥5.49 trillion ($55 billion) budget for the next fiscal year, which begins in April 2021, to expand its capability to counter possible threats in both cyber and outer space.   The request is up 3.3 per cent from the initial budget for the current fiscal year through March 2021, with defence spending expected to rise. Japan’s defence spending has risen for eight consecutive years since 2013, a year after Shinzo Abe t...
  • F-35A Costs Less than F / A-18E / F for Swiss Buyer
    F-35A Costs Less than F / A-18E / F for Swiss Buyer 1 October 2020
     F-35 Costs Less than F-18 for Swiss Buyer The US State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Switzerland. Swiss government prepares a tender to buy 40 aircraft for its air force and the approval permits Lockheed Martin and Boeing to officially take part at the tender. Switzerland will either buy 40 Lockheed Martin’s F-35 or Boeing’s F-18 and related equipment. According to the approval 40, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and re...
  • SAR and Drone from Iran
    SAR and Drone from Iran 28 September 2020
    Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has unveiled a synthetic aperture radar fitted to the Shahed 129 drone. The two home-made military products were unveiled at a permanent exhibition of strategic achievements of the IRGC Aerospace Force entitled the National Aerospace Park in Tehran on Sunday. The SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radars) imaging radar is mounted on the home-made Shahed 129 drone and is a type of radar which surveys the surface of the earth by...
  • India Unveils New High-Speed Target Drone
    India Unveils New High-Speed Target Drone 28 September 2020
    India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test flown High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT), drone on 22 September. The indigenously designed drone is called Abhyas. It is the work of DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). The test, which involved two of ABHYAS demonstrator vehicles, was conducted from the Interim Test Range, Balasore in Odisha. The target drone met the user’s performance req...
  • Russia to Develop Next-Generation Helicopter Engine In 2021
    Russia to Develop Next-Generation Helicopter Engine In 2021 11 September 2020
    Russia is planning to develop a new engine to power next-generation high-speed helicopter according to Aleksandr Vatagin, the executive director of St. Petersburg's JSC UEC-Klimov (part of the state United Engine Corporation). Aleksandr Vatagin, the executive director of St. Petersburg's JSC UEC-Klimov (part of the state United Engine Corporation), said on Tuesday. "Of course, we are engaged in this project, it is even eligible for the federal budget of the [Russian] Mi...
  • Indigenous SATCOM for Anka MALE
    Indigenous SATCOM for Anka MALE 26 July 2020
    Satellite Communication (SATCOM) systems are one of the most important components for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to work at a distance beyond the horizon. Istanbul based CTech company, has developed portable satellite communication systems with domestic facilities. The system was first integrated into TUSAŞ (Turkish Aerospace) production Anka-S UAVs. Called CTech Mobil (DEV-Ku-18 Terminal), the air and ground terminals of the system, as well as ground stations and all other subc...
  • BTR-4E Delivery
    BTR-4E Delivery 3 July 2020
    Tactical wheeled armoured vehicles offer a wide range of capabilities to the user, thanks to their mobility in rough terrain and high-speed transport on highways. UkrOboronProm, the state defence agency of Ukraine, announced that the army has taken delivery of additional BTR-4E. With the delivery of platforms produced under by the main contractor Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau, which one of the subsidiaries of the company, the number of vehicles in Ukrainia...
  • Ares 85 Hercules Export
    Ares 85 Hercules Export 14 May 2020
    Fast patrol boats, offer countries an important control and fast response opportunity in coastal waters thanks to their operational capabilities. Ares Shipyard, which operates in facilities based in Antalya, has recently signed an agreement with the Oman Coast Guard Command for procurement of high-speed patrol boats. The first of the platforms built in this context was delivered at the beginning of 2020. The second and third Ares 85 Hercules to be delivered to Oman were launched on ...
  • Poniard Trial
    Poniard Trial 14 April 2020
    The Republic of Korea is expanding the measures it takes against the Northern threat with modern systems. with its important technological infrastructure and advanced production capabilities. Operating in the Republic of Korea, LIG ​​Nex1 made a test launch on April 7. In the activity, the Poniard 2.75" missile system, locally called Bigung, was trialled. The missiles launched from the truck-mounted launch system also managed to hit 10 designated marked targets. The p...
  • Guided Rocked Solution Against Cruise Missiles
    Guided Rocked Solution Against Cruise Missiles 28 January 2020
    The search for solutions against the increasing cruise missile threats is also expanding. As part of these efforts, the US Air Force carried out a new weapon test. In testing activities conducted in December 2019, an F-16C Fighting Falcon of the USn Air Force intercepted a high-speed target drone simulating cruise missile. AN/AAQ-33 Sniper targeting pod was used in tests with the laser-guided AGR-20A APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill System). It is unclear whether any changes...
  • Second Altimeter Export from METEKSAN
    Second Altimeter Export from METEKSAN 17 October 2019
    Meteksan Defence exported its radar altimeter developed for aerial platforms to an Asian country. The company announced its contract that took place in September with a press release. The radar altimeters are designed, developed and produced by Meteksan Defence in accordance with military standards. They are operated at aircraft, helicopters, UAVs and guided projectiles, for as low altitude, high-speed flights. Altimeters require low input power, operate in a wide frequency band and...
  • ASELSAN Radios for Turkish Air Force
    ASELSAN Radios for Turkish Air Force 29 August 2019
    ASELSAN products, which have a long history in the field of communication systems, reaching wide market domestic sales. The company started to integrate the new generation communication systems into the Turkish Air Force within the scope of TSK Multi-Band Digital Joint Radio Project. The 9681 V / UHF and 9681 HF radios developed indigenously were integrated for the first time in a Turkish Air Force aircraft. The use of the system installed on the CN235 transport aircraft is expected...
  • AGM-88 Supply Request from Germany
    AGM-88 Supply Request from Germany 4 July 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...
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export 7 May 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft for US Army
    Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft for US Army 17 April 2019
      AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies companies introduced Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft for US Army. The helicopter has a single-engine, coaxial rotor, a wing and two ducted pusher propellers on its aft fuselage. The wing provides to 50% of the rotorcraft’s lift during high-speed flight. Co-axial design of the prototype has similarities to Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider. AVX Aircraft chief operating officer Kendall Goodman says that their design was more of ...
  • U.S. Navy’s New “Flying Water Vehicle” Revealed in Video Leak
    U.S. Navy’s New “Flying Water Vehicle” Revealed in Video Leak 9 April 2019
    The Naval Surface Warfare Centre (NSWC), recently released a new video showing the first time the new “flying water vehicle” designed for the special operations. Video was posted to the NSWCCD’s channel on YouTube. The new “flying water vehicle” is nothing short than a hydrofoil. As a hydrofoil craft gains speed, the hydrofoils lift the boat’s hull out of the water, decreasing drag and allowing greater speeds. The new Navy’s high-speed surface craft e...
  • US AARGMs to Be Integrated To German Tornados
    US AARGMs to Be Integrated To German Tornados 25 March 2019
    US Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) missile is to be integrated onto the German Air Force's (Luftwaffe) Panavia Tornado ECR fleet. Germany and US have agreed on a software development for the integration. Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC will develop the Block 1 software for the Luftwaffe Tornado AARGM configuration in support of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case between the US and Germany. The Luftwaffe requires the AARGM to replace its current stock...
  • Hisar-A Hits at First Trial
    Hisar-A Hits at First Trial 20 March 2019
    Presidency of Defence Industry announced from official twitter account that Low Altitude Air Defence System was tested. The statement reads, "Efforts towards fulfilling the country's needs of air defence systems through domestic- indigenous facilities in progress. HiSAR-A, launched vertically for the first time, achieved 1 00% success-rate against a high-speed target aircraft."
  • Rafael Unveils "Rocks" - A Long Range Stand-Off Air-To-Surface Missile
    Rafael Unveils "Rocks" - A Long Range Stand-Off Air-To-Surface Missile 21 February 2019
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has unveiled a new, advanced stand-off high-speed air-to-surface missile (ASM) at the Aero India Air Show in Bengaluru, India, this week. Dubbed simply "Rocks," the ASM can be armed with a penetration warhead or blast explosive warhead depending on whether targets are beneath the surface or above ground. The weight class of the warhead has not been disclosed. 'Rocks', the new missile is furnished with a single-stage solid rocket motor develope...
  • New LST to Korea
    New LST to Korea 23 November 2018
    The Republic of Korea received the new tank landing ship. ROKS Nojeokbong (689) was put into service last Wednesday with a ceremony held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan. The fourth platform of the Cheonwangbong-Class tank landing ships can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots. The ship, capable of transporting a 300 presonnel-troops and can carry landing crafts and eight amphibious vehicles. Ship has also has a command center to support the amphibious operations, has ...
  • MMP Comes to the Sea 25 October 2018
    MBDA will present its new generation naval solutions. One of company’s new solutions is the fifth generation MMP missile which adapted to the sea platforms. MMP had completed its tests in Djibouti at the end of the summer. Certification studies for the use of the missile in high temperature conditions were carried out under the tests. In addition, launch from a zodiac boat on the sea was completed. MBDA has proved that the missile can be used on the sea thanks to the data obta...
  • Racer High-Speed Demonstrator Passes Preliminary Design Review Milestone
    Racer High-Speed Demonstrator Passes Preliminary Design Review Milestone 18 October 2018
    Airbus Helicopters continues to progress with the development of its Racer (Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator, funded by European Union’s H2020 framework through the Clean Sky 2 program, and aiming to provide the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance. After the validation of the demonstrator’s aerodynamic configuration last year, key subsystems have now successfully passed their preliminary design...
  • Spain Sends Bombs After Saudi Financial Threat
    Spain Sends Bombs After Saudi Financial Threat 15 September 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...
  • Boeing Invests In 3D Printing Company
    Boeing Invests In 3D Printing Company 15 August 2018
    Boeing announced investment in Digital Alloys, Inc., that develops high-speed, multi-metal additive manufacturing systems for 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other production applications. Boeing’s investment in 3D printing will serve on combining multiple metals into each part, which enhances thermal, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties. The process allows metals like titanium and high-temperature alloys to be 3D-printed for parts that could be used on Boeing pr...
  • Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar
    Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar 4 August 2018
    The steel cutting ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition programme, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State of Qatar for Defence Affairs, and the Italian Minister of Defence attended to the ceremony. The contract, amounting for Fincantieri to approx. 4 billion euros, envisages the supply of seven surface vessels, of wh...
  • Pantsir at North Africa
    Pantsir at North Africa 30 June 2018
    Pantsir-SM, a new generation of Russian air defense system, was has been seen in Algeria. The most important detail in the system seen in the Sakhr 2018 Exercise, which held by the 36th Motorized Infantry Brigade in the Second Military Region at the northeastern part of the country, was that the Pantsir system was integrated into the new 8x8 K-53958 Tornado truck. Algeria's Pantsir-SMs are believed to have been equipped with a new extended-range missile. With the new high-speed missile wi...
  • US Army Selects MRZR X for SMET Trials
    US Army Selects MRZR X for SMET Trials 18 May 2018
    US Army selected Team Polaris's MRZR X multi-mode vehicle platform to be one of the robotic systems used by infantry brigade combat teams for the next year of trials as part of the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program. The Team Polaris consists of Polaris Industries Inc., Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) and Neya Systems LLC. Optionally-manned MRZR X is a multi-mission platform that as multiple modes of operation that span a broad ...
  • Poseidon Will Be Under Water by 2027
    Poseidon Will Be Under Water by 2027 15 May 2018
    The Russian Navy will get the Poseidon nuclear-armed unmanned underwater vehicles as part of the current State Armament Program for 2018-2027, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS. "The Poseidon system has been included in the State Armament Program until 2027 and is due to come operational within the Navy before the end of the program. It includes several high-speed deep-water torpedoes with a small nuclear-powered unit," he said. TASS has no of...
  • Giants Invest in 'SABRE'
    Giants Invest in 'SABRE' 13 April 2018
    Rolls-Royce, Boeing and BAE Systems are investing in Reaction Engines Limited, the UK-based aerospace technology company. The focus of these investments is the company's Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE). SABRE engines are unique in delivering the fuel efficiency of a jet engine with the power and high-speed ability of a rocket that is capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and Mach 25 in rocket mode for space flight. The company is about to start buildin...
  • Seventh LCS Delivered to USN
    Seventh LCS Delivered to USN 5 March 2018
    Austal has delivered the seventh vessel in the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) class, USS Manchester (LCS 14), to the US Navy on 2 March. Six LCS remain under construction at Austal’s Alabama shipyard.  The vessel has successfully completed acceptance trials in early January which verified its propulsion plant, ship-handling abilities, auxiliary systems and the vessel’s manoeuvrability through the high-speed steering. ...
  • New Russian High-Speed Helicopter Will Fly in 2019
    New Russian High-Speed Helicopter Will Fly in 2019 23 February 2018
    The prototype of the new high-speed combat helicopter being developed by Russian Helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer (part of hi-tech corporation Rostec) for Russia’s Defense Ministry will perform its debut flight in 2019, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov told TASS on Thursday. "The first flight tests of the experimental helicopter may take place during 2019 or closer to its end," the Rostec chief executive said. The new helicopter will be able to develop a speed of over 400 km...
  • Capability Demonstration by HERO 400EC
    Capability Demonstration by HERO 400EC 10 January 2018
    Israeli UVision has successfully demonstrated the Hero-400EC extended-range loitering system for a strategic customer. The demonstration, which took place in southern Israel in December 2017, proved the tracking and lock-on capabilities along with mission-abort and high-precision capabilities. The new electric engine of the munition with much lower acoustic and thermal signatures provides advantage regarding high-speed transit and low-speed loitering. Being able to neutralize b...
  • 'LCS 14' Passed Acceptance Tests
    'LCS 14' Passed Acceptance Tests 3 January 2018
    The US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship, the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), has successfully completed acceptance trials. In addition to verifying its propulsion plant, ship-handling abilities and auxiliary systems, the tests also demonstrated the vessel’s manoeuvrability through high-speed steering. The LCS 14 will be homeported in San Diego.
  • Russia established a high-speed UAV
    Russia established a high-speed UAV 27 December 2017
    According to Russian Ria Novosti daily, Russia is working on the creation of high-speed unmanned aerial vehicles.  The project is expected to create heavy UAV weighing about 4-5 tons. UAV will fly at a speed of 750-950 km/h and it will be equipped with a turbojet engine, providing unmanned flight speed at least twice the speed of spiral drones of the same class. Medium-altitude UAV will fly up to 48 hours.
  • Indigenous Guidance Kit in Mass Production
    Indigenous Guidance Kit in Mass Production 5 December 2017
    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Defence Industry Research and Development Institute (TUBITAK SAGE) announced that it has begun mass production of the Wing Assisted Guidance Kit (Kanatlı Güdüm Kiti/KGK), which was developed to provide guidance and extended range capability to unguided general purpose bombs. The unveiling ceremony of the Wing Assisted Guidance Kit weapon system, developed and produced indigenously, was held at TUBITAK. ...
  • JSTARS Modernisation 11 August 2017
    Northrop Grumman will modernize the fleet of the United States Air Force (USAF) E-8C JSTARS (Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System). According to the agreement made with Northrop Grumman under the JSTARS Systems Improvement Program III, Commander's Tactical Terminal / Hybrid Receive (CTT / HR) radio system is replaced with a new Air Force Tactical Receive System-Ruggedised (AFTRS-R). With the AFTRS-R system, the Joint STARS fleet will be able to safely fulfill high-speed...
  • India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile
    India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile 19 May 2017
    The Indian Navy has conducted the successful test of medium range surface-to-air missile Barak 8 from the INS Kochi, a Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyer. The test was conducted on Wednesday r validating the integration of the missile and the associated fire control system with the indigenously developed ship-borne combat management suite. The missile also tracked a low-flying high-speed target at enhanced range with pin-point accuracy. Barak 8 is an advanced air defence system ...
  • High-speed Torpido Test Near Strait of Hormuz
    High-speed Torpido Test Near Strait of Hormuz 10 May 2017
    Iran test fired its Hoot high-speed torpedo near the Strait of Hormuz on 7 May, Pentagon officials have told NBC news. Hoot is displayed for the first time during an exhibition in October 2015, however still in the testing phase. Reportedly, the torpedo is able to travel 11 km at 370 km/h, although It is unclear whether or not the test was a success.  Hoot uses supercavitation, which greatly reduces the skin friction drag on the object and allows the to...
  • Russia's New Underwater Project: "Predator"
    Russia's New Underwater Project: "Predator" 17 January 2017
    Russia is working on a new high-speed torpedo dubbed ‘Khishchnik’ (“Predator”) which is to replace Shkval underwater anti-ship missile currently in service. The details regarding this new project has been meticulously kept confidential, however Elektropribor Design Bureau is reportedly in the last stages of development. Shkval entered service in 1977 and has a speed of no more than 140 kilometers per hour thanks to its solid fuel engine.