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  • 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...
  • MAV Passes Capsize Tests
    MAV Passes Capsize Tests 17 September 2020
    An important step has been passed in the Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) project which is carried out by the Presidency of Defence Industries. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS Savunma Sistemleri, AŞ.  recently appeared on Bloomberg Television and explained the current workload of the company. Kurt announced that the MAV indigenously designed and developed by the company has successfully passed an important test. C4Defence has reached the details of that test. F...
  • Domestic Carriage Rack for Domestic Miniature Bombs
    Domestic Carriage Rack for Domestic Miniature Bombs 13 August 2020
    Turkey, which has significant experience and knowledge about the air-to-surface ammunition continues to studies on domestic systems. The Ministry of National Defence released a video and announcement about domestic ammunition testing activities on its official social media account. In the post, "Integration and testing activities of ammunition developed and produced domestically and indigenously are continuing at the 401st Test Fleet Command." description placed. In t...
  • Koç Information and Defence  Technologies introduced the Echorium
    Koç Information and Defence Technologies introduced the Echorium 18 June 2020
    Koç Information and Defence Technologies introduced the Echorium Submersible Detection Sonar, a local and national product developed by strategic coastal facilities for underwater safety. Echorium Diver Detection Sonar developed indigenously and locally is used in the security of strategic coastal facilities. Diver Detection Sonar was produced to make discoveries and surveillance of asymmetric attacks from swimmers, divers, diver transfer vehicles and autonomou...
  • India prefers LCA to Overseas Purchase
    India prefers LCA to Overseas Purchase 16 May 2020
    One of world’s biggest arms importer India plans to abolish its $15 billion order to acquire foreign military aircraft bid. India plans to switch to locally-made fighter jets. India set up a tender to years ago and asked global companies to submit proposals to supply 114 combat aircraft. Indian air force is changing its plans to induct indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas. Indian Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat said in an interview in New Delhi. It will ...
  • Final Tejas, First Flight
    Final Tejas, First Flight 18 March 2020
    Having an adventure full of problems and failures within the scope of the domestic aircraft production program, Tejas is on its way to be operational. LCA Tejas (Light Combat Aircraft), developed by indigenously, has left an important milestone behind. According to Indian officials, the platform is the SP-21 model, which is the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard. There are some improvements in this model compared to the predecessor LCA prototypes. These improvements include ...
  • New Ballistic Missile from India
    New Ballistic Missile from India 28 January 2020
    India has successfully tested its new nuclear-equipped ballistic missile K-4 in the Bay of Bengal. The new indigenously-built K-4 intermediate-range submarine-launched ballistic missile has a maximum range of 3,500 kilometres. Indian officials believe that the K-4’s accuracy is far better than any Chinese ballistic missile. India’s Defence Research and Development Organization is said to proceed next to develop a longer-ranged SLBM with a maximum range, using knowledge and experie...
  • M4K Recovery Vehicle Passed Tests
    M4K Recovery Vehicle Passed Tests 24 January 2020
    M4K (Partially Mine Protected Recovery Vehicle), which will perform a recovery mission for wheeled vehicles, has completed its qualification tests. The Presidency of Defence Industries made an announcement in its official accounts, "The qualification tests of thePartially Mine Protected Recovery Vehicle, which produced by MPG indigenously, has been completed qualification tests succesfully." A total of 29 M4K will put into Turkish armed forces inventory....
  • China's Second Carrier Nears Commissioning
    China's Second Carrier Nears Commissioning 16 October 2019
    China’s indigenously-built Type 001A aircraft carrier is near commissioning according to Global Times.  The carrier has carried out its eighth series of sea trials. The Type 001A aircraft carrier set out on Tuesday morning from the Dalian Shipyard in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, according to multiple, unverified photos that surfaced on Chinese social media. Li Jie, a Beijing-based naval expert, told the Global Times on Tuesday that the likely eighth ...
  • 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...
  • HÜRJET with Jet Speed 11 July 2019
    TUSAŞ, started Hürkuş, MMU (Milli Muharip Uçak-TFX) and jet trainer HÜRJET projects with the information they gathered from its first indegenious aircraft project ZİU (Zirai İlaçlama Uçağı-Agricultural Spraying Aircraft). HÜRJET has passed the first critical phase; Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Training Aircrafts Program Manager Yasin Kuygusuz and HÜRJET Chief Engineer Arda Güngör told us about the HÜRJET. C4Def...
  • New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy
    New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy 11 May 2019
    The Defence Acquisition Council on Friday cleared the purchase of 10 Russian-made Kamov Ka-31 31 Helix airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopters for the Indian Navy (IN). ANI news agency reported the proposed acquisition would cost approximately Rs 3,600 crore (US$518 million).. The procurement of 10 Ka-31 AEW&C helicopters, used as airborne pickets by the IN, will allow them to improve their situational awareness at sea, and follow-on orders after India ordered...
  • IDEF'19 Kicks Off
    IDEF'19 Kicks Off 30 April 2019
    IDEF'19 International Defence Industry Fair has kicked off in Istanbul. The President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar and the President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir also attended the fair and gave speeches. In addition to the developments in the Turkish Defence Industry, the importance of indigenously developed technologies and systems was once again emphasised. In addition, Erdoğan stated, "An F-35 programme without Turkey is destin...
  • Neptune Ready for Service
    Neptune Ready for Service 26 April 2019
    It has been announced that the final trials of the land-based missile Neptune have been completed and the system is ready to enter service with the naval and land forces. It has also been stated that the cruise missile, which was indigenously developed by Ukraine, will soon be distributed to the units. The system was developed to protect Ukraine’s coastal areas. Four missiles are carried ready to fire on a KrAZ-7634HE 8x8 truck. Each vehicle is operated by three personnel. The...
  • LCH Completes Weapon Trials
    LCH Completes Weapon Trials 21 January 2019
      LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) indigenously developed by India has completed the light tests. The platform developed by HAL has left behind an important milestone.   The weapon tests of the platform, which is specially designed for high-altitude operations, were carried out in the test area in India's Chandipur District. 20 mm guns and 70 mm rocket launchs were also performed. The platform developed by HAL company's Rotary Wing Research & D...
  • Call for China from NATO
    Call for China from NATO 20 November 2018
    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg has called on the Beijing administration to join the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.   Stoltenberg, who made statements to German ZDF Television, emphasized the ned for China’s to participation to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Some of missile systems, which are heavily involved in the Chinese inventory, can also carry a nuclear warhead. China's half of the missile systems in the inventory will violate the...
  • Roketsan Discloses Karaok Short-Range ATGM Development
    Roketsan Discloses Karaok Short-Range ATGM Development 18 November 2018
    Roketsan has disclosed initial details of a new 125 mm man portable short-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) that is currently in an accelerated phase of development. British journal Jane’s wrote about Karaok. Roketsan’s 125 mm Koraok short-range ATGM development is intended for airborne infantry and amphibious and special forces. Karaok is a single-use, shoulder-launched weapon system with a stated range of 1,000 m-plus. Weighing less than 25 kg (launcher a...
  • BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT
    BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT 9 November 2018
    The serial production of Turkey’s Main Battle Tank (MBT), the Altay, has been awarded to BMC, one of Turkey's largest commercial vehicle manufacturers. The announcement was made on 9 November by the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı / SSB). Under the new contract,  250 Altay tanks will be produced, with the first tank to be delivered to Turkish Land Forces within 18 months once serial production line is completed. The Altay...
  • STM Exports “Moavin” to Pakistan 6 November 2018
    Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM) had launched three naval projects with Pakistan. Two of these projects were related with ship export while the third involved submarine modernisation. In October, STM delivered to the Pakistan Naval Forces the first of these projects, namely the indigenously-designed Offshore Supply Ship. Naming the ship as “PNS MOAWIN”, the Pakistan Naval Forces organised a delivery ceremony at the Karachi Shipyard attended by the ...
  • India Tested Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
    India Tested Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile 17 September 2018
    India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has conducted successful test firing of a new indigenously designed and developed man portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM). "Indigenously developed MPATGM was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range today. All the mission objectives have been met," a statement issued by the Defence Ministry said. MPATGM was tested for different ranges including the maximum rang...
  • Helicopter-launched, anti-tank missile Helina flight tested 22 August 2018
    India’s indigenously developed helicopter-launched, anti-tank guided missile HELINA was successfully flight tested in the desert areas of Pokhran in Rajasthan on a Sunday afternoon. Indian Defence Ministry made a statement on Sunday stating that the test was conducted on Land Forces’ helicopter for its full range of capabilities.
  • Pi Makina's Indigenous March 16 August 2018
    Having launched new endeavours in 2017, Pi Makina plans to move on to the serial production stage. In this vein, the Company is seeking to create a different product range in land platforms covering indigenously produced powertrain systems. Pi Makina General Manager Hacı Sarı explained to us the Company’s goals towards indigeneity. Up until 2017, Pi Makina conducted work in steel construction building, machining and various equipment for main contractors. Additionally, the Com...
  • Made in India Tank Engines V-46-6 And V92S2 Are Handed Over To Indian Army
    Made in India Tank Engines V-46-6 And V92S2 Are Handed Over To Indian Army 30 July 2018
    Two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines V-46-6 and V92S2 were handed over to Indian Army for first time under Make in India. These engines are based on Russian design. V92S2, is high power diesel engine with 1000 HP capacity and it is fitted in T-90 Battle Tank (Bhisma Tank). V46-6 is also high-power diesel engines with 780 HP and it is fitted in T-72 Main Battle Tank (Ajeya Tank). Both are manufactured by Engine Factory Avadi (EFA), a unit of Ordnance Factory ...
  • Republic of Korea to deploy K-SAAM on second Dokdo class
    Republic of Korea to deploy K-SAAM on second Dokdo class 30 May 2018
    The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier will deploy an indigenously developed weapon referred to in the country as Korean Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile (SAAM, or K-SAAM) Jane’s reported . The vessel, which will be known in service as ROKS Marado with pennant number 6112 has also been equipped with a locally developed vertical launching system (K-VLS).  The K-SAAM is a 3.07 m long ship-based anti-air projectile that employs ine...
  • Tejas Delayed Again
    Tejas Delayed Again 22 May 2018
    A new delay is on the agenda of the Tejas Mk1A plane developed by indigenously by India. The new demands of the Indian Air Force have caused a delay of aircraft. Another explanation for the delay made by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is that Tejas Mk 1A is required to have more advanced glass cockpit, a smart cockpit system, multifunctional displays and IFF systems. In particular, it is stated that the development of these systems in India with indigenous facilities c...
  • India to Equip Tejas with Bvraam
    India to Equip Tejas with Bvraam 16 May 2018
    The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, indigenously developed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics, will soon be equipped with Meteor-class beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) systems to enhance its capabilities, local news agencies reported. The Indian Air Force has ordered missiles required for 83 Mark 1A Tejas fighter jets.  The request for proposal (RFP) has been issued by the Indian Government. developed by MBDA, Meteor missiles can reach a ...
  • Bayraktar TB2 in 'Ephesus 2018' Drill
    Bayraktar TB2 in 'Ephesus 2018' Drill 4 May 2018
    Bayraktar TB2, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system indigenously developed by Turkish Baykar Makina, will carry out live-firing exercise in Ephesus 2018 drill for the first time this year. The company announced on its official Twitter account that live video transmission of flights will be released during the exercise. A total of 23 armed Bayraktar TB2 UAVs are currently in the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The Bayraktar TB2 has an operational flight alt...
  • Turkish Kamikaze Drones On Display at Eurasia Fair
    Turkish Kamikaze Drones On Display at Eurasia Fair 24 April 2018
    Turkish Defence Technology and Engineering (STM) will unveil its indigenously developed armed 'kamikaze' drones at the Eurasia Airshow to be held in Antalya on 25-29 April.  The upgraded “kamikaze” drones ALPAGU Blok 2 and KARGU will be able to eliminate targets more efficiently with their new features, such as enhanced ammo capacity. In addition, ALPAGU Blok II was equipped with an enhanced rangefinder system while KARGU, a rotary-winged...
  • Indigenously Developed Towed Gun Displayed at DefExpo
    Indigenously Developed Towed Gun Displayed at DefExpo 17 April 2018
    Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) exhibited its indigenously developed 155 mm/45 calibre Sharang towed gun at the DefExpo 2018 in Chennai. With its 7 metre-long barrel, the system weighs 8,4 tonnes and designed to meet Indian Army requirement to replace existing Russian-made M-46 towed guns.
  • BrahMos Test-fired With Indigenous Seeker
    BrahMos Test-fired With Indigenous Seeker 23 March 2018
    Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on 22 March via his official Twitter account that a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired for the first time using an indigenously developed seeker. Sitharaman said, "the precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pinpoint accuracy". So far, the seeker, a critical technology in missiles, had come from Russia. The seeker was d...
  • Indigenous 'Eye' To Infrared Thermal System
    Indigenous 'Eye' To Infrared Thermal System 11 March 2018
    According to ASELSAN's 2017 annual report, there was a significant improvement in the most critical aspect of the infrared imagers. According to the report, the Uncooled Infrared Thermal Detector (Microbolometer), indigenously developed by ASELSAN engineers, has successfully completed trials. The first bolometer type uncooled infrared detector produced by ASELSAN was integrated into ASELSAN's thermal weapon sights in 2017. Infrastructural studies for the mass production of the detecto...
  • ASELSAN's AKKOR to be Delivered in 2018
    ASELSAN's AKKOR to be Delivered in 2018 11 March 2018
    There has been a new development in AKKOR Active Protection System deliveries which was developed indigenously by ASELSAN for the protection of Altay Main Battle Tank. The first prototype delivery of AKKOR was to take place in 2020 under the 2015-contract signed between Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and ASELSAN. However, AKKOR system is slated to be delivered this year, according to the company's 2017 Annual Report. ASELSAN included AK...
  • 15 SARAS Mk2 Order Commitment by Indian Air Force 23 February 2018
    India’s indigenous light transport aircraft SARAS has successfully completed a test flight on 21 February, Indian Ministry of Science & Technology announced. This was the second of the 20 test flights planned for SARAS PT1N. The first successful test was carried out on 24 January 2018. According to National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), which carries out design and development of the aircraft, the production model design is expected to be read...
  • Pakistan, Pleased With JF-17 Live-fire Tests
    Pakistan, Pleased With JF-17 Live-fire Tests 5 February 2018
    Pakistan has completed live firing exercise of a missile from the indigenously built JF-17 Thunder fighter jet at Sonmiani Firing Range and shot down a slow speed target with BVR (Beyond Visual Range) and IR (Infrared) air-to-air missile with pinpoint accuracy at the range near Karachi, the Pakistan Air Force said on Friday. The JF-17 aircraft was inducted into the Pakistani Air Force in 2007 and its five squadrons have been raised so far. The live demonstration was a pote...
  • Chinese UAV Completed Live-fire Tests
    Chinese UAV Completed Live-fire Tests 5 February 2018
    China's indigenously developed Caihong-4 (CH-4) unmanned aerial vehicle has successfully completed a set of live-fire tests in January. This is the first multi-type ammunition live-fire test for CH-4, conducted with five types of ammunition including 50 kg cluster bomb, 50 kg terminal-sensitive projectile, 50 kg satellite-guided bomb, 100 kg laser-guided bomb and 100 kg satellite-guided glided bomb.  Designed based on CH-3, CH-4 is a medium-altitude long...
  • ANKA-S, Entered Inventory
    ANKA-S, Entered Inventory 3 February 2018
    Acceptance tests of the first unmanned aerial vehicle system developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI), which can autonomously fly and navigate in night and day conditions with its ability to be controlled from a satellite, have been successfully completed. Two UAVs and related systems were delivered to the Turkish Air Force. The ANKA-S System, which was designed indigenously according to international safety standards with the integration of new generation payloads,...
  • Tests of Turkey's 'Hisar-O' Air Defence System Carried Out in Aksaray
    Tests of Turkey's 'Hisar-O' Air Defence System Carried Out in Aksaray 2 February 2018
    Turkey's indigenously developed National Medium Altitude Air Defence System Hisar-O was successfully test-fired in Aksaray with the participation of the Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli. Previously, General Staff of the Republic of Turkey announced that Hisar-O's tests would be carried out between 22 January and 4 February. Hisar-O's first flight test was conducted on July 23, 2014, again in Aksaray.
  • Ukraine's 'Neptune' Successfully Tested
    Ukraine's 'Neptune' Successfully Tested 31 January 2018
    Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov announced that a new Ukrainian ground-based cruise missile underwent a successful test launch on 30 January. The name of the missile was not disclosed in official statements, however, Turchynov said the missile was indigenously designed by Ukraine's Luch defence development bureau in cooperation with Ukrainian state and private defence enterprises.  Local media reports say...
  • 'Qadir' In Wargames
    'Qadir' In Wargames 25 January 2018
    The Iranian naval forces for the first time test-fired indigenously-developed long-range Qadir cruise missile during the wargames underway in the Sea of Oman on Tuesday. Qadir is a new generation cruise missile with a range of 300 km, reportedly featuring quick reaction capability, the ability to fly at low altitude, great precision and high destructive power. First unveiled in August 2014, The mass production of the long-range missile was launched by the Iranian Defense Minist...
  • Outer Hatch of the Sub Left Open
    Outer Hatch of the Sub Left Open 9 January 2018
    India's indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant has reportedly suffered a major damage due to human error and been under repair for almost 10 months. According to the local news outlet, the outer hatch of the submarine is believed to have been left accidentally open, leading to ingress of seawater into the vessel.  Commissioned into service in August 2016, 6000-ton nuclear-powered submarine is armed with 12 K-15 missiles with a r...