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  • Patria Cooperation for Armoured Vehicle
    Patria Cooperation for Armoured Vehicle January 31 2020
    Finland-based land vehicle manufacturer Patria has signed a cooperation agreement for a new armored vehicle development project. Finland and Lithuania set out to join forces for the platform, which is planned to be developed under the Lithuanian Army Mobility Development Program. Under the agreement signed with the ceremony attended by the defence ministers of the both countries, a joint wheeled armored vehicle development project will be carried out. In this way, besides a bud...
  • GLSDB from Norway
    GLSDB from Norway October 19 2019
      Saab and Boeing announced that they successfully test-fired the Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) in Norway. The test-firing took place at the Andøya Test Centre in Andenes, Norway, September 26, 2019. The objective of the test firing was to hit a predetermined target in the sea, 130 km away from the launcher. The launcher used in the test firing was a custom made, fully autonomous, 20-foot container. The GLSDB is essentially a GBU-39 Small Diameter...
  • Land Based Neptune OK
    Land Based Neptune OK October 9 2019
    The test and development process for the Neptune Navy missile system, which was the first test launch in the last period, is ongoing. Deaigned as a land-based naval anti-ship missile system, Neptune's development process is progressing rapidly towards the second trial launch. A new trial was planned towards the end of 2019 and the test and evaluation phase will be completed. Next up is the test launch from the ship. The missile, which has a warhead of 145 kilograms, we...
  • Regional Power Wars in Asia
    Regional Power Wars in Asia October 9 2019
    According to Philippine media reports, the Philippines is considering supplying the BrahMos cruise missile. The missile was developed with a joint subsidiary of Russia and India. “Talks are now ongoing for Philippine Army’s BraHmos missile acquisition project with India,” a senior military official bared. The missile has a ramjet propulsion system and a range of up to 1,900 kilometres. Seeking to supply the land-based variant of the missile, the Philippines is gradually shif...
  • Lockheed Martin at Hypersonic Speed
    Lockheed Martin at Hypersonic Speed September 2 2019
    The U.S. Department of Defence and Lockheed Martin has signed a contract worth about 347 million US Dollars part of a multi-year hypersonic weapons development in support of the Army’s focus on long-range precision strike missiles. The Lockheed Martin-team will develop and integrate a land-based hypersonic strike prototype in partnership with the Army Hypersonic Project Office. Army plans to receive first prototypes at 2023. The hypersonic weapon system, which can re...
  • 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...
  • NATO Movement Against to Russia
    NATO Movement Against to Russia August 11 2019
    NATO has completed a scheduled upgrade of a land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile system in Romania. The update is part of the United States European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defence, which was announced on September 2009. The Aegis Ashore station will detect and track potential threats outside of the bloc. A US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) system was deployed to the Deveselu base for the time of the upgrade.   In response to th...
  • Sharp Eye for Low Altitude: Radar on the Way
    Sharp Eye for Low Altitude: Radar on the Way May 1 2019
    The Presidency for Defence Industries (SSB) and ASELSAN signed Low Altitude Radar (AİR) System Project. At the signing ceremony held at IDEF’19, the President of SSB Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, ASELSAN and sector representatives attended. Within the scope of the project, it is aimed to cover low-altitude and medium/long-range areas which cannot be covered by Early Warning Radars and to replace Early Warning Radars in case they malfunction. The first system delivery will take place...
  • Neptune Ready for Service
    Neptune Ready for Service April 26 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...
  • Surprise Capacity for Gür Class
    Surprise Capacity for Gür Class January 11 2019
    Turkish Navy’s Gür Class Submarines will be able to engage land-based targets targets. Until now, submarines were equipped with Harpoon SSM (Surface to Surface Missile) for the above-sea targets. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, submarines will be equipped with Boeing’s Harpoon Block II. Submarines will be modernized to be equipped with such capacity. The all-weather missile can engage a wide variety of land-based targets, including coastal defence sites, s...
  • Coating Which Makes F-35 Fighter Jets 'Invisible' Is Wearing Off Quickly Than Expected
    Coating Which Makes F-35 Fighter Jets 'Invisible' Is Wearing Off Quickly Than Expected December 11 2018
    F-35 was given a coating which makes it 'invisible' to enemy radar, but it is wearing off quicker than expected, Royal Air Force (RAF) chiefs saying they have to replace it after every flight. RAF sources are now saying scratches are delaying the jets getting put into operational service when they get shipped from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The Maryland-based company have acknowledged the defects in the coating in the past, called LO or Low Observable, that m...
  • Ukraine and Turkey Expand Cooperation On Maritime Platforms
    Ukraine and Turkey Expand Cooperation On Maritime Platforms November 24 2018
    Ukraine and Turkey have extended bilateral cooperation in the defence industry complex and are considering the prospects for cooperation in setting up joint ventures in the field of construction of land-based, aviation and Maritime platforms. This was reported by the press service of the National Security and Defence Council  (NSDC) of Ukraine. Ukrainian First Deputy Secretary of the NSDC Oleg Hladkovskiy met with President of the Defence Industry of Turkey Professor ...
  • Turkish Navy Aims F-35B
    Turkish Navy Aims F-35B November 9 2018
    Turkish Navy wants to deploy the F-35B Lightning II on board the TCG Anadolu which is under construction. The efficiency of the ship, which will be an important multiplier for the Turkish Navy's amphibious assault force, will be increased with the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. In this direction, some studies are being carried out in the headquarters. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the necessary infrastructure and preliminary works are in progress before the f...
  • Anti-Ship Market Gets "Hot"
    Anti-Ship Market Gets "Hot" November 8 2018
    China, introduced its CM-401 system at Air show China 2018 in Zhuhai. CM-401 is an anti-ship ballistic missile, has developed by CASIC (China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited). The missile has a 6 Mach speed. System can perform hypersonic manoeuvres which can perform ballistic flights and cruise from upper layers of atmosphere. When the CM-401 reaches its target, the terminal phase starts and it starts to dive. The system, which is effective against medium and larg...
  • Anti-Ship Market Gets "Hot"
    Anti-Ship Market Gets "Hot" November 8 2018
    China, introduced its CM-401 system at Air show China 2018 in Zhuhai. CM-401 is an anti-ship ballistic missile, has developed by CASIC (China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited). The missile has a 6 Mach speed. System can perform hypersonic manoeuvres which can perform ballistic flights and cruise from upper layers of atmosphere. When the CM-401 reaches its target, the terminal phase starts and it starts to dive. The system, which is effective against medium and larg...
  • Leonardo: NH90 Qatar Contract Now Effective: Order Booked, Advance Payment Received
    Leonardo: NH90 Qatar Contract Now Effective: Order Booked, Advance Payment Received August 22 2018
    Leonardo announces that it has made effective the contract, signed on March 14, 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defence of Qatar and has therefore booked the order in its backlog and received the advance payment relating to the contract. The order covers 16 TTHs tactical transports and 12 NFHs naval helicopters. Leonardo acts as overall prime contractor with responsibility for the management of the entire programme...
  • Japan sees cost for Aegis Ashore doubling initial quote
    Japan sees cost for Aegis Ashore doubling initial quote July 25 2018
    Japanese Defence Ministry has newly estimated that the price tag of two land-based missile batteries Japan aims to deploy could cost around $3.6 billion, doubling the initial quotation. The Japanese government insists installing the U.S.-developed Aegis Ashore system in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures to strengthen country’s defence against potential nuclear weapon or missile threats. Two batteries are believed to be sufficient to cover Japan's entire territory.
  • British F-35Bs arrived UK
    British F-35Bs arrived UK June 7 2018
    The first of Britain’s new F-35B aircraft arrived into RAF Marham their new home in Norfolk. Fighters arrived two months ahead of schedule, having completed a nonstop flight from South Carolina. Describing the F-35 as "the most advanced and dynamic fighter jet in our history," chief of the air staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier says: "With its stealth and other world-beating technologies, the F-35 Lightning takes the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy to a ...
  • New Buyan-M Class Corvette goes on Mediterranean Mission
    New Buyan-M Class Corvette goes on Mediterranean Mission June 4 2018
    Vyshny Volochyok, (Project 21631- NATO reporting name: Buyan-M) joins Russia's Black Sea Fleet and goes on mission in Mediterranean Sea. It will leave for a mission in the Mediterranean shortly where it will join the Russian Mediterranean Squadron, the Chief of Staff of the Black Sea Fleet, Rear Admiral Viktor Liin told on Friday. Vyshny Volochyok is only one of the family, assigned to the Black Sea Fleet to date.  The Project 21631 corvette is armed with the Kalibr (SS-N-2...
  • Contested Deployment by China
    Contested Deployment by China May 4 2018
    Beijing has installed anti-ship cruise and surface-to-air missiles in the Spratly islands west of the Philippines, the Chinese foreign ministry has confirmed. Intelligence assessments say the missile platforms were moved to the outposts in the strategic Spratly Islands within the past 30 days. The land-based anti-ship cruise missiles, designated as YJ-12B, allow China to strike surface vessels within 295 nautical miles while the long-range surface-to-air missiles designate...
  • Latvia To Buy Puma UAS
    Latvia To Buy Puma UAS March 28 2018
    Latvia is set to receive two RQ-20A Puma UASs from the US under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract valued at $1,96 million. The sole-source contract that will be awarded on 3 April. The deal also includes spares package, three reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) kits and contractor support.  The RQ-20A is a small unmanned aircraft system manufactured by AeroVironment which can be deployed in land-based and maritime operation...
  • China Conducted Mid-course Anti-missile Test
    China Conducted Mid-course Anti-missile Test February 7 2018
    China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced that it successfully tested a land-based mid-course missile interception system on 5 February. The test, which was carried out within Chinese territory, “achieved the expected goals”, the MND said in a statement, adding that the move was “defensive and not aimed at any country”. The MND provided no other details.
  • 80K6T Tests Set to Begin
    80K6T Tests Set to Begin December 13 2017
    Ukraine’s state-owned defence export company UkrOboronProm announced that its Iskra Scientific Production Complex will begin testing the land-based active-phased array air surveillance and air defence radar 80K6T. designed to detect targets and operate in-concert with the surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 80K6T is an S-band 3D radar  With a maximum detection range of 500 km and maximum altitude coverage of 40 km.  the 80K6T can track up t...
  • Japan Requested Additional Budget for Defence
    Japan Requested Additional Budget for Defence December 11 2017
    Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera announced that the ministry has requested additional $6.4 million of budgetary allocation to elaborate a plan for deploying two land-based US missile defense systems, Aegis Ashore.  The decision aims to "strengthen the ability to constantly protect" the country to due to the repeated missile launches by North Korea. The Defence Ministry has requested $48 bi...
  • F-35B Ski-jump Tests On 2nd Round
    F-35B Ski-jump Tests On 2nd Round July 19 2017
    The second round of testing under Phase 2 test programme of F-35B has begun at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River to expand the aircraft's ski-jump envelope. The trials are being carried out on a land-based ski-ramp and includes launches with external stores, increased crosswind conditions, and take offs at a range of different speeds. The programme started in June to support testing for the United Kingdom in advance of First of Class Flight Trials (...
  • BAE, Leonardo Joined Hands
    BAE, Leonardo Joined Hands June 29 2017
    BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced an initiative to pursue collaborations on new precision-guided solutions for US military on 28 June. The two companies will work on adapting Leonardo's Vulcano guided munitions to BAE System's Advanced Gun System (AGS) and Mk 45 naval gun. The AGS is currently on board the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt class of destroyers, and the Mk 45 is widely used by the Navy and allied nations.  The new adaptations of Vulcano ...
  • Back-To-Back Success by BrahMos Block III
    Back-To-Back Success by BrahMos Block III May 4 2017
    India carried out the firing of the advanced BRAHMOS Block III land attack cruise missile system in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands on the 3 May for the second consecutive day. The long-range tactical weapon was successfully tested from the same location on the 2 May, 2017.  The firings of the supersonic cruise missile were carried out in full operational land-to-land configurations from Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL) at its full-range. The Indian Ministry o...
  • 'Early Warning' Measure by South
    'Early Warning' Measure by South April 26 2017
    The Republic of Korea announced its pursuit of long-range advanced early warning radar systems yesterday, in the face of growing threats by North Korea.  During a meeting presided over by Defence Minister Han Min-koo, the plan to purchase two advanced early warning radars, with the intention to increase capability to detect incoming missiles, has been officially approved. The country will begin acquisition process within this year. The Republic of ...
  • New Period in Electromagnetics
    New Period in Electromagnetics March 10 2017
    General Atomics announced development of a new railgun container on 9 March that provides twice the energy density than existing systems. According to the company, High Energy Pulsed Power Container (HEPPC) will reduce the number of pulsed power containers required to launch projectiles or hybrid missiles. Nick Bucci, vice president Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA, stated that next generation HEPPC exceeds the capabilities of other available railgun pulsed power contain...
  • Sweden reactivates “museum based” RBS15 mobile coastal defence systems December 31 2016
    .The Swedish Armed Forces has reactivated a land-based mobile RBS15 coastal defence capability on the Baltic coast, some 16 years after it was decommissioned due to budget cuts. First firing trials of a land-based RBS15 Mk 2missile conducted in the Baltic Sea in early 2016.
  • Sweden relies on anti-ship System from Museums
    Sweden relies on anti-ship System from Museums November 21 2016
    Sweden has rebuilt its old Cold War anti-ship defence system, pulling launch trucks out of museums, in order to improve its defences on the island of Gotland. Swedish Saab Company built only land-based launcher The Kustrobotbatteri 90 but only one of the four planned batteries was delivered before the coastal artillery was disbanded in 2000.
  • JSF for F-35 Being Tested
    JSF for F-35 Being Tested November 4 2016
    The Joint Strike Missile (JSM), designed to be carried in the F-35A’s internal weapons bay, is being jointly tested by the US Air Force 416th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) and Norwegian Government. The tests are being conducted on F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 416th FLTS  and held over Utah Test and Training Range. JSM can be used against sea- and land-based targets and supports terrain-following flight. 
  • Military Exercises Continues in China Sea
    Military Exercises Continues in China Sea October 3 2016
    Indonesia will conduct a series of large scale military exercises in the Natuna Islands region in the South China Sea starting from 6 October. The series will commence with Angkasa Yudha drill, involving Indonesian Air Force fighter jets, transport aircraft, utility helicopters, and ground special forces. This exercise will be followed by a repetition of 'Armada Jaya' in the same region, which originally took place in Java Sea earlier in September 2016. Then, the Indonesian Army will ...
  • Turkey receives first Koral land-based EW system February 22 2016
    The Turkish Air Force officially received its first locally designed and developed land-based mobile electronic warfare (EW) system KORAL from ASELSAN on 22 February. According to Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM)  Press release Koral is able to search for, intercept, analyse, classify, and find the direction of multiple conventional and complex type of radar signals. It also has the capability to jam, deceive, and paralyse hostile radars. It can either be set to automa...