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  • FNSS Wins International Occupational Safety Award
    FNSS Wins International Occupational Safety Award 21 April 2020
    FNSS was awarded the International Safety Award by the British Safety Council. The award is given to companies that care about occupational health and safety, regardless of their size or the sector in which they operate. FNSS applied for the award for the first time this year. The ceremony, scheduled for 29 May at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, was postponed to a later date due to a ceremony pandemic, which will be a motivator for companies struggling with COVID-19.<...
  • Poseidon Declared Operational
    Poseidon Declared Operational 6 April 2020
    The P-8 Poseidon, which is developed over Boeing 737 commercial aircraft, is become more operational in the operations theatre day by day. The UK had not acquired a maritime patrol aircraft for a long time after retiring their last Nimrod MRA.Mk4. In line with the changing battlefield requirements, nine P-8A Poseidon procurement agreement were signed with the US at the beginning of 2017 for the Royal Air Force, which determined the need for a new generation long ...
  • India and Russia Partnership Continues
    India and Russia Partnership Continues 17 March 2020
    According to the Military Balance 2019 handbook published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, over 1,025 T-90S tanks are operational in the Indian Army at present. As a result of the agreement reached with Russia, it was announced in February that the contract for the platform produced under the license will be extended until 2028. Thus, India, which can produce 400 more tanks, is planned to sign the agreement in the next few months. Russia's Feder...
  • UK’s Card for Scotland; £1.7bn a year Defence Expense
    UK’s Card for Scotland; £1.7bn a year Defence Expense 31 January 2020
    The United Kingdom officially exits from the European Union with concerns about Scotland behind. Political aspirations have peculiar and unexpected results. British conservatives voted against the European Union with the fear that the Union would divide them. The result, however, brings the concern to reality. While the member of Kingdom leaves Union, Scotland wants to stay. The Kingdom self divides. Under the shadow of Britain exiting from EU, British defence journal ukde...
  • Will Japan Afford to Break the U.S. Alliance?
    Will Japan Afford to Break the U.S. Alliance? 30 January 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...
  • UK Sets its own “DARPA”
    UK Sets its own “DARPA” 30 December 2019
    British PM Boris Johnson will spend £18 billion within five years in research and development, to promote a “new wave of economic growth” after Brexit. According to The Times, British PM will spend £800m for defence agency, a scientific research body modelled on US’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The “advanced research projects agency” will be based outside the golden triangle of London, Oxford and Cambridge. It also wants to set ...
  • 15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020
    15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020 30 October 2019
    Expos to be nationally attended for 2020 are announced. A total of 15 fairs will be attended in 2020. Two of these fairs are in Turkey and Germany. Remaining expos are in Qatar, Chile, Malaysia, France, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan, Republic of South Africa, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) will provide national participation to nine of the fairs. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) will provide national participation t...
  • NGSW to Increase the Firepower of the Army
    NGSW to Increase the Firepower of the Army 16 September 2019
    SIG SAUER publicly unveiled its entry for the US Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) programme at the DSEI 2019 defence exhibition in London. The aim of the NGSW is to provide the US infantryman with greater firepower, mobility, and lethality by replacing the current M4 carbines and M249 machine guns in service with a new rifle and machine gun firing a new 6.8 mm calibre intermediate cartridge. In order to meet the US Army's requirement for 20% lighter ammunition and ...
  • New Vehicle to be Launched at DSEI 2019
    New Vehicle to be Launched at DSEI 2019 10 September 2019
    The fair period continues throughout the world. Last week, Russia hosted the MAKS19 Air Show, and today the UK International Defence and Security Equipment Fair (DSEI 2019) is being held. These fairs create space for exhibiting new products. Jankel, based in the UK, is presenting its new Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV) at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), being held in London on 10–13 September. Based on the Mercedes UNIMOG 4&time...
  • Integrated System by Rafael
    Integrated System by Rafael 10 September 2019
    Israel-based Rafael takes part in Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) hosted by London. Rafael Advanced Defence Systems is showcasing its complete all-in-one Samson 30mm remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS), integrated with two Spike missiles and the Trophy Active Protection System (APS). Trophy is in service with the Israel Defence Forces on the Merkava Mk 3 and 4 main battle tanks (MBT) and on the Namer heavy armoured personnel carrier, with more...
  • Italy on Delay for F-35 Order
    Italy on Delay for F-35 Order 7 September 2019
    Italy’s new government has to decide whether to confirm Italy’s long-delayed order for F-35 fighters. New defence minister, Lorenzo Guerini has to decide him on whether to order additional F-35 fighters. According to Italian press reports, Italy must officially award the Pentagon by the end of September, in order to keep Italy’s delivery slots. The decision has to be taken within three weeks bur new minister has to prepare the draft defence budget for 2020. ...
  • Second City Class Type 26 Goes under Construction
    Second City Class Type 26 Goes under Construction 16 August 2019
    BAE Systems starts construction on Royal Navy’s 2nd City-Class Type 26 frigate (HMS Cardiff). The ceremony took place that the BAE Systems shipyard, attended by employees, representatives from the Royal Navy and Minister for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan. “These ships will clearly contribute to the UK and allied security, but also make a strong economic contribution to the country. With 64 sub-contracts already placed with UK-based businesses, there will be new export o...
  • Rolls-Royce to Develop Hypersonic Technology
    Rolls-Royce to Develop Hypersonic Technology 18 July 2019
    Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems for increased aircraft performance and capability. Typhoon’s engine EJ-200 will provide base for further works. Britain’s defence ministry is stepping up its interest in hypersonics with a $12 million contract to Rolls-Royce and its industrial partners to develop high-Mach aircraft propulsion systems. The contract will be with Rolls-Royce Plc, (RR) and its technology partners, BAE Systems an...
  • TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army
    TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army 27 June 2019
    Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the supply of 62 wheeled TITUS 6x6 armoured vehicles. The value of the contract is €237 million and deliveries will take place in 2022-23. The contract covers 42 wheeled armoured vehicles in command post version, and 20 others in the artillery coordination of fire support (MKPP), and includes logistic support and training.  TITUS will replace obsolete equipment and will equip units from the 4th Brigade Task Force. Armoured ve...
  • 140mm Era for Leclerc
    140mm Era for Leclerc 25 January 2019
      The competitive environment in the defence sector is approaching the pace of the Cold War period step by step. The works on increasing the firepower of tanks, which were brought to the agenda during the Cold War but were later cancelled, have been moved to the present day. A major development was announced in the MGCS (Main Ground Combat System) project carried out by France and Germany. Nexter, announced that integration of 140mm main gun to the main battle tank Le...
  • An Unstable Turkey is Chaos in Eurasia… 15 September 2018
    Europe has eventually come to the realisation that Turkey should sustain itself as a strong and wealthy state, devoid of internal problems and compatible with European standards. Hastings Lionel Ismay was born in 1887 in India, Nainital, as a subject of the mighty British Empire, on which the sun never set. He was educated in Britain, eventually graduating from the Royal Military College. Throughout the First World War, he served in a very special unit. In British Somaliland, he was...
  • Farnborough under the Wings 16 August 2018
    Organised bi-annually at the Farnborough International Exhibition Conference Centre, located just one hour away from London, the International Airshow was the place where the heart of aviation beat. Participants from hundred different countries displayed their innovative products. Beyond these products, innovative capabilities in space also drew much attention. During the previous Farnborough International Airshow, the participants had signed commercial agreements worth $124bn. This...
  • Issue 64 Fair News 16 August 2018
    Tempest Blowing at Farnborough Czech Alternative in Light Attack Saab’s Next Generation RBS15 Tekever Unveiled AR5 Raytheon Approaches with Precision F-35 Costs to Decrease Hermes 900 in Civilian Airspace Time for the Sixth Generation? PD-170 in London Hürjet on the Island Cirit Goes Thermobaric    
  • Royal Navy Commissioned the Sea Ceptor System
    Royal Navy Commissioned the Sea Ceptor System 25 May 2018
    MBDA's Sea Ceptor Air Defence Weapon System has officially entered service of UK Royal Navy, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced on 24 May at the RUSI Sea Power Conference in London. The $1,13 billion system will be carried by the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates and new Type 26 frigates. HMS Argyll will be the first ship to deploy with this system.    
  • MiG fraud in Sri Lanka revealed 19 March 2018
    Sri Lanka’s daily Sunday Times has uncovered about alleged corruption on the purchase of MiG-27s from Ukraine. A three-year investigation by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) into the procurement of MiG-27 fighter jets for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has bared some details. A document signed between Ukraine’s arms export company Ukrinmarsh and the Sri Lanka Air Force has turned out to be a fraudulent one. It was supposed to be a Government-to-Government agreeme...
  • Saudi Arabia Signs MOI for Additional Typhoons
    Saudi Arabia Signs MOI for Additional Typhoons 12 March 2018
    Saudi Arabia has signed a memorandum of intent on 9 March for the acquisition of 48 Eurofighter Typhoons.   "The UK Government has signed a Memorandum of Intent with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to aim to finalise discussions for the purchase of 48 Typhoon Aircraft," BAE Systems said on Friday in a statement to the London Stock Exchange. No contract value or delivery timeline was disclosed. Saudi Arabia currently operates 72 Typh...
  • China to surplus West’s airpower
    China to surplus West’s airpower 19 February 2018
    According to an article published at “The Economist”, China is overrunning at military balance with West. The latest annual review of the world’s armed forces by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), underlines how China gets strong. According to London-based think-tank, China’s armed forces are becoming capable. Article suggests that China’s president, Xi Jinping, wants to be able to challenge USA’s military power in...
  • Thales Unveiled Bushmaster MR6
    Thales Unveiled Bushmaster MR6 25 January 2018
    Thales introduced its latest version of its 4×4 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle to the public at the IQPC International Armoured Vehicles 2018 conference.   the Bushmaster MR6 were exhibited in the ambulance configuration at the conference held in London, equipped with a 330hp engine, a new anti-lock braking system and an improved central tyre inflation system. The vehicle is operated by a two-person crew and has a range of 800 kilometres. T...
  • Next Level: CV90 MkIV
    Next Level: CV90 MkIV 24 January 2018
    The International Armored Vehicles Conference continues in London. At today's session, BAE Systems introduced the new version of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle. The next step of the CV90 family is the CV90 MkIV. The new MkIV offers faster and enhanced off-road capability with active damping technology. CV90 MkIV’s NATO standard electronic architecture provides sensor integration to meet user requirements. Combat proven vehicle which offered to Czech Republic has 1000 H...
  • Tokyo Will Team Up With London
    Tokyo Will Team Up With London 27 November 2017
    Japan will partner with the UK to develop an air-to-air missile, according to local news reports. The planned weapon will incorporate a powerful radar system developed by Mitsubishi Electric into European manufacturer MBDA's Meteor missile, combining long range and high accuracy. A prototype will be built at an MBDA plant starting in fiscal 2018. Live-fire testing in the UK is scheduled to begin as early as fiscal 2023. The missile likely will become equipment on the F...
  • 54. Issue Exhibition News
    54. Issue Exhibition News 2 October 2017
    New Task for Gripen Nexter’s Exclusive Solutions for Global Market Leonardo Joined the Team Rolls-Royce Looks Beyond the Horizon Rafael Solutions Move to London UK Dragonfire Self-confident MBDA Left Its Mark in London Elbit's Mortar at DSEI AJAX in Progress Ironclad UGV to Become Autonomous Special Boat for Special Forces Anti-UAV Solution by AUDS QinetiQ Returns ...
  • Unexpected Offer From UK for Altay's Engine
    Unexpected Offer From UK for Altay's Engine 14 September 2017
    A surprise solution offer came from the UK for the engine of Turkish Altay Main Battle Tank. US-based heavy duty and defence vehicle manufacturer Caterpiller stepped in for Turkey's engine need. According to the information C4Defence obtained, the company's UK-based defence unit paid a visit to Ankara by the end of August. The company, who had meetings with Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries officials and plans a second visit in November, offered its V12 engine ...
  • DSEI'17: Rapier Alternative by MBDA
    DSEI'17: Rapier Alternative by MBDA 14 September 2017
    MBDA’s Land Ceptor air defence system is making its show debut in the outside vehicle park at DSEI 2017 in London. Land Ceptor utilises the next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and it will be brought into service by the British Army as a replacement for the Rapier air defence system. Compared to Rapier, Land Ceptor has over triple the range (25 km+) and is able to intercept the most challenging targets in any weather conditions, including cruise mis...
  • Royal Navy To Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities
    Royal Navy To Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities 14 September 2017
    Elbit Systems UK and Lockheed Martin UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP) for the Royal Navy at DSEI 2017, London. Under the agreement,  the Royal Navy’s Electronic Warfare capabilities will be upgraded including frigates, destroyers and amphibious assault ships, with the programme expanding to the wider fleet including submarines in due course.  
  • Fast and Covert
    Fast and Covert 13 September 2017
    SubSea Craft has confirmed to IHS Jane’s that its innovative special forces Diver Delivery Unit (DDU) vehicle has begun submerged testing ahead of display at the DSEI defence exhibition being held in London. SubSea Craft’s operational concept envisages the DDU travelling over the horizon at high speed and then submerging for the final miles of a mission to covertly insert or extract combat divers. The prototype vessel was constructed at the company’s Northshor...
  • Adversary 'Gripen' by Saab
    Adversary 'Gripen' by Saab 13 September 2017
    The Swedish defence company Saab unveiled a new variant of its Gripen aircraft designed for the adversary air combat training at DSEI 2017, London, UK. Dubbed as Gripen Aggressor, the platform is based on the Gripen C-series and will be used to act as an opposing force in advanced military combat training, mimicking enemy tactics, techniques, and procedures to provide a realistic environment for the fighter pilots to train against.  The company will als...
  • Otokar Will Exhibit Key Products In London
    Otokar Will Exhibit Key Products In London 12 September 2017
    Turkish defence company Otokar will participate the defence and security fair to be held in London between 12-15 September. Otokar will exhibit its own design armoured vehicle ARMA 8x8 and UCOK turret system at DSEI 2017 fair. ARMA 8x8, a modular multi-wheeled vehicle with superior tactical and technical features, is available in various types of configurations such as Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Fire Support Vehicle, Mortar Carrier, Short and Medium Rang...
  • Paris and London Upgrade Missiles
    Paris and London Upgrade Missiles 27 February 2017
    MBDA has been awarded contracts by France and the United Kingdom for Storm Shadow/SCALP EG long-range air-launched cruise missiles' overhaul work. According to UK Ministry of Defence, MBDA will upgrade the weapons in order to sustain the missile until its planned retirement in 2032 under the agreement announced on 22 February. The turbo-jet engine, navigational system and cabling, seals, and gaskets of the missile will be refurbished. The deliveries of u...
  • UK Might Be The First Export Customer
    UK Might Be The First Export Customer 27 January 2017
    The UK’s Ministry of Defence commenced negotiations with the US Government for acquisition of Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) which, if approved, might lead to the first export contract for the Oshkosh vehicle. Speaking at the International Armoured Vehicles conference in London on 24 January, the director of land equipment at the UK's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation revealed that the British Army sent a letter of request to US to meet the army&rsqu...
  • 'Nuclear Propulsion Techs' Contract by the UK
    'Nuclear Propulsion Techs' Contract by the UK 19 January 2017
    Amec Foster Wheeler, a multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company headquartered in London, has been awarded a $ 43 million contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide research and technology (R&T) services to the UK's Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP). The company announced the contract on 17 January. The five-year contract involves critical areas of capability such as materials performance, materials science, thermal hydraulics, modelling, cod...
  • North Korea Stepped Up Gear
    North Korea Stepped Up Gear 9 January 2017
    North Korea intends to complete the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the end of this year, according to official sources. Although criticized by many nations, North Korea’s effort to improve its nuclear capabilities continue without a break. Former minister at the North Korean Embassy in London, Thae Yong-ho said as North Korea takes into account political transitions in South Korea and the U.S., the development of miniaturized nuclear weapons that can fit ...
  • Vertical Landing on 'Queen Elizabeth'
    Vertical Landing on 'Queen Elizabeth' 16 December 2016
    The UK Ministry of Defence approved US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) to embark aboard the Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier on its maiden operational deployment in 2021. The UK Secretary of Defence Michael Fallon announced the news on 15 December, during a meeting with his US counterpart Ashton Carter held in London. USMC’s F35s will operate alongside the Royal Navy and Air Force’s platforms.
  • Fourth Generation in Training
    Fourth Generation in Training 16 November 2016
    The US is to issue a request for proposals (RFPs) for ‘Red Air’ training requirements in the first quarter of 2017. Speaking on the IQPC International Fighter Conference in London, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company’s (ATAC’s) strategy and marketing director said that both the air force and the navy had a capability gap for fourth-generation fighter aircraft training and could not fullfill the flying hour-requirements. Thus, the services decided to enhance the scope o...
  • "Welcome to the Navy" Party
    "Welcome to the Navy" Party 31 October 2016
    The third Block III Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois has been commissioned at New London Naval Submarine Base on 29 October. More than 2 thousand 500 people attended the welcoming ceremony. Illinois is the third of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built under. The construction of the sub, capable of operating in approximately 250 m depth and over 25 knots submerged, began in March 2011. USS Illinois is 114.9 m long and is equipped with Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMS)...
  • Do Tactical Alliances Terminate Strategic Alliances? 23 February 2016
    It is hard to forget the panicking mood of Celal Talabani’s London Representative, during a panel on Afghanistan and North Caucasus at Oxford in December 1988… Almost all the speakers at the panel maintained that the bloody war against Iran launched in 1980 by the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with permission and support by the West would culminate in an armistice. That was when the representative of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan went into a fury…