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  • Ukraine Continues to Buy Weapons from Europe and United States
    Ukraine Continues to Buy Weapons from Europe and United States 29 August 2020
    Ukraine's Ambassador to the United Kingdom Vadym Prystaiko recently announced that an agreement will be signed between the two countries for the purchase of weapons. Prystaiko said that the contract will not only include the purchase, but also the production of such systems in Ukraine will be covered by the agreement. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the United States approved the sale of 16 Mark VI patrol boats and related equipment. The Ukrainian Navy is continuin...
  • Additional FGM-148 Javelin
    Additional FGM-148 Javelin 9 August 2020
    Despite its fairly high cost, the FGM-148 Javelin is one of the most successful anti-tank missiles in terms of accuracy and ability to hit moving targets. The USA had delivered FGM-148 Javelin to many users this year. Lithuania, one of the new users, also acquired missiles worth 31 million USD from the USA. The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence has announced that it is planned to procure more FGM-148 worth USD 104 million over the next 10 years to the army. Although the process is stil...
  • US and Ukrainian Alliance Continues Despite COVID-19
    US and Ukrainian Alliance Continues Despite COVID-19 18 June 2020
    Military equipment worth approximately 60 million U.S. dollars reached Ukraine, according to the US Embassy in Ukraine. A large number of radios and munitions, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, have arrived in Ukraine. The embassy's official Twitter account emphasized that cooperation between the two countries continues despite the COVID-19 process. " The United States stands strongly with Ukraine in support of its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the ...
  • F Variant Javelin on Serial Production
    F Variant Javelin on Serial Production 26 May 2020
    The production process of FGM-148 Javelin missiles, which is a successful system with ease of use, low weight and compact structure, but also has the title of being one of the most expensive anti-tank missiles, continues. The joint venture of Raytheon Missiles and Defence and Lockheed Martin companies, Javelin partnership, announced that the F model of FGM-148 Javelin missiles entered mass production. The systems, which are stated to replace the FGM-148E Block 1 variant, will be del...
  • AKINCI UAV's Second Prototype Completed
    AKINCI UAV's Second Prototype Completed 8 May 2020
    Bayraktar AKINCI UAV, developed by Baykar Defence, completed the second prototype. Baykar Defence Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar announced the second prototype from his official Twitter account. The first prototype of the platform performed its first flight test in Çorlu Airfield Command in December 2019. The payload capacity of AKINCI, which can stay in the air for 24 hours, is 1,350 kilograms. The platform, which has a maximum takeoff of five and a half tons...
  • Northern Protector for ACV
    Northern Protector for ACV 6 May 2020
    As the world begins to normalization process, the defence industry and military organizations continue their activities without slowing down. The US Marine Corps (USMC) preferred ACV (Amphibious Combat Vehicle) to replace the AAV7 platforms in its inventory. In this context, parallel to the development and production process studies on armament of vehicles continue. USMC has announced that it has chosen the Protector MCT-30 turret for platforms. Systems previously pre...
  • Red Arrow Export
    Red Arrow Export 12 April 2020
    This time, China came to the agenda not with the systems it developed with reverse engineering method, but with the new system of exports. Delivery to the first customer of the HJ-12E (Red Arrow 12E) missile, which is considered to be the Chinese equivalent of the FGM-148 Javelin missile,has been completed. Systems procured by undisclosed country, were first introduced at 2014 Airshow China. HJ-12E, the export version of HJ-12 missiles, weighs 22 kilograms. Missi...
  • Poland to Supply Javelin 10 March 2020
    The Polish Government wants to purchase 180 Javelin missiles and 79 Javelin launch units from the US. It includes approximately $ 100 million worth of acquisition, Basic Skill Training, Missile Simulation Rounds, Battery Coolant Units , tool kits, modified 2-level maintenance parts, training, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, transportation and other related elements of logistics support. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the...
  • US Seeks to Produce Javelin Missile in India
    US Seeks to Produce Javelin Missile in India 14 February 2020
    The USA continues its efforts to expand its production line investments to overseas factories. In this context, a feasibility study was conducted with India. Within the scope of the "Made in India" Program, India, which cooperates with domestic and foreign investors and carries out efforts to strengthen its defense infrastructure, has aimed FGM-142 Javelin missiles. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin subsidiary carried out feasibility studies for possible cooperation with Bharat...
  • Ukraine and US signed new contract for Javelin missiles
    Ukraine and US signed new contract for Javelin missiles 27 December 2019
    The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine signed a contract with the US Government to supply to Ukraine the second batch of  FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles. On October 3, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Ukraine for one hundred fifty (150) Javelin missiles and related equipment and support for an estimated cost not to exceed $39.2 million. The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy 150 Javelin missiles and 10 Javelin C...
  • Ukraine Plans to Acquire Apache AH-64 Helicopters
    Ukraine Plans to Acquire Apache AH-64 Helicopters 23 December 2019
    The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine plans to buy McDonnell Douglas AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to replace old Soviet helicopters of the Ukrainian army. This decision was made as a result of a defence review, which ended last week, and its results were transferred to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence believes that gaps in the capabilities of the Ukrainian army and the defence-industrial complex should be eliminated through the purchase of moder...
  • The US Approves $39M Sales of Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine
    The US Approves $39M Sales of Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine 5 October 2019
    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Ukraine for 150 FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles for $39 million, according to an announcement from the Defence Security Cooperation Agency. Ukraine requested the missiles earlier this year. A joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon manufactures the Javelin missile.  
  • Poland Wants to Expand its Fleet
    Poland Wants to Expand its Fleet 11 September 2019
      Warsaw intends to expand its fleet of combat-proven C-130 transport aircraft to 10 within five years. Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced that his ministry “sent two letters of request today” to the United States regarding Poland’s plan to acquire C-130H Hercules transport aircraft and a batch of Javelin anti-tank missile systems. Under the request, Poland plans to buy five more C-130H in addition to its existing fleet of five Hercules aircra...
  • JLTV to Hunt Tanks
    JLTV to Hunt Tanks 25 June 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...
  • $ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries
    $ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries 27 May 2019
      United States will sell up to $ 3.9 billion arms to two Middle East Countries United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The State Department approved two countries requests. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2019. UAE wants to acquire RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $80 million.  The Government of the UAE has ...
  • MMP is Going Well 15 October 2018
    France announced the completion of the hot weather tests of the MMP missile. MBDA's MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée / Medium Range Missile) tests have been carried out in Djibouti for the use of hot weather and semi-desert environments. Nine MMPs were fired in the Djibouti leg of the trials, and all of them hit their targets. In the scope of tests,this type of missile fired first time from RHIB. Thus, the system proved its reliability in hot weather conditions. MMP is a fifth generatio...
  • Javelin Delivery to Ukraine
    Javelin Delivery to Ukraine 3 May 2018
    Ukraine has received Javelin antitank missile systems from the US. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed the delivery in a statement on Monday. The U.S. State Department approved the possible sale of Javelin systems to Ukraine at an estimated cost of $47 million in March. The package consisted of 210 Javelin antitank missiles and 37 Javelin launchers, however, Poroshenko did not specify how many systems were received in this first batch. J...
  • Ejder Became a Tank-hunter
    Ejder Became a Tank-hunter 16 March 2018
    Nurol Makina's 4x4 armored vehicle Ejder Yalçın became a tank hunter.On the vehicle Nurol Makina exported to Qatar, an anti-tank missile system developed by ASELSAN is featured. The company exhibited this vehicle with test images at DIMDEX'18 fair held in Qatar. Thanks to its modular structure, the system can use anti-tank guided missiles, such as Kornet, SKIF Hellfire, Javelin, Shershen and OMTAS. Depending on the navigation system of the chosen missile, th...
  • First Export Order for MMPs
    First Export Order for MMPs 8 March 2018
    MBDA has received the first export order for its fifth-generation MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée or medium-range missile) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). The export country and the number of missiles to be supplied were not disclosed. French Armed Forces received the first batch of 50 MMPs in November 2017, just four months prior to the first export order. The service will receive 1,750 missiles by 2025. MMP will replace the Milan and Javelin anti-tank missiles in se...
  • $47M Javelin to Ukraine
    $47M Javelin to Ukraine 5 March 2018
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Ukraine of Javelin Missiles and Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) for an estimated cost of $47 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 1 March. The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy two hundred ten (210) Javelin Missiles and thirty-seven (37) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) (includ...
  • Javelin Purchase from the US
    Javelin Purchase from the US 24 February 2018
    Turkey is to purchase Javelin missiles from the US under Foreign Military Sales contract. France, Taiwan, Jordan, Qatar and Lithuania will also receive the Javelin systems under an estimated $94,8 million contract. Lockheed and Raytheon are expected to complete the deliveries by August 2020. 
  • US to Provide Ukraine With 'Enhanced Defensive Capabilities'
    US to Provide Ukraine With 'Enhanced Defensive Capabilities' 26 December 2017
    The US announced Friday it would provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities". "The United States has decided to provide Ukraine enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defence capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression," a State Department statement said. An ABC news report before the announcement said the US planned to supply Ukraine with anti-tank mi...
  • Georgia to acquire Javelin
    Georgia to acquire Javelin 25 November 2017
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Georgia for Javelin anti-tank Missiles and Command Launch Units for an estimated cost of $75 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 17, 2017. The Government of Georgia has requested to purchase four hundred ten (410) Javelin Missiles, and seventy-two (72) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) (includ...
  • Antitank Missile Move by India
    Antitank Missile Move by India 20 November 2017
    Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to cancel the $500 million deal for Spike ATGM with Israel and asked Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to indigenously develop and produce a Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). Earlier, India had also rejected an offer from US-based Raytheon-Lockheed Martin for Javelin ATGM in favour of the Israeli weapon system.
  • Airbus, Gave Place to ROKETSAN Products
    Airbus, Gave Place to ROKETSAN Products 13 November 2017
    Airbus Defence and Space company participated in the aerospace fair held in Dubai with C295 transportation aircraft and exhibited ROKETSAN products as well. Airbus took its place in the fair with C295's Armed Intelligence, Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C295 Armed ISR) aircraft. The company, which emphasized the use of a wide range of products for different types of targets on board, included three products of ROKETSAN in this frame; the L-UMTAS anti-tank missil...
  • Innovative Modular Turret by Moog
    Innovative Modular Turret by Moog 7 October 2016
    Moog Space and Defense Group has developed a new modular weapon turret for tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles to improve their firepower. The Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform’s (RIwP) modular design enables the vehicle to adapt to the changing missions and allows its operators to customize the weapons package for each unique operation. Changing the weapons system typically takes 30 minutes. With an enhanced 360-degree situational awareness capability, the dual-axis...
  • New Jammer from Russia
    New Jammer from Russia 23 September 2016
    Russia has been developing a new jammer system for its armoured vehicles.  Russian T-14 Armata main battle tanks (MBT), T-15 BMP Armata and Kurganets-25 tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), and Bumerang (Boomerang) wheeled IFVs will be installed with Elektromashina-developed system that is able to detect laser beams and inbound anti-tank guided missiles [ATGM], such as the 3rd generation FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile, and fires smoke grenades to disguise the vehicle in infrared ...
  • India has intentions for Javelin engine
    India has intentions for Javelin engine 3 September 2016
    Tata Power of India is to congregate with The Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) which brings together two leading companies in aerospace and defence technology, Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin. Two companies signed a letter of intent (LOI)  to explore co-development and production of the Javelin anti-armor missile system to maximise the versatility and lethality. Javelin is a compact, lightweight missile designed for one-soldier operations in all environments and is currently fielded with...
  • Qatar buys Javelin Guided Missiles 26 May 2016
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for Javelin Guided Missiles and associated equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $20 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2016. The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of fifty (50) Javelin Guided Missiles (Category I), and ten (10) Command Launch Units (C...