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  • GE Signs Contract to Provide STM with LM2500 Gas Turbines to Power Pakistan Navy’s New MILGEM Corvettes
    GE Signs Contract to Provide STM with LM2500 Gas Turbines to Power Pakistan Navy’s New MILGEM Corvettes 8 October 2020
      GE Marine announced it has signed a contract with STM (Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik Ve Ticaret A.Ş.), Ankara, Turkey, to provide LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the Pakistan Navy’s new MILGEM multipurpose corvettes. Pakistan Navy contracted for four MILGEM corvettes with ASFAT (Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme Anonim Şirketi) two of them to be built in Turkey and the other two in Pakistan. The propulsion system for all the MILGEM ships...
  • Russia Presents Su-57 Jet For Export
    Russia Presents Su-57 Jet For Export 1 September 2020
    Anatoly Serdyukov, Industry Director of Rostec aviation firm, said that Russia has presented the fifth generation Su-57 jet fighter for export and that foreign demand will likely increase after the order of the Russian Armed Forces is completed.   "Until we have enough planes shipped in our army, it is unlikely that there will be substantial demand. […] Therefore, our number one goal is to send the aircraft to the Russian Armed Forces. Meanwhile, we presen...
  • U.S. To Send Ammunition to Kuwait
    U.S. To Send Ammunition to Kuwait 31 July 2020
    The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that it has approved the possible sale of various M1A2K training ammunition and related equipment delivery to Kuwait. "The proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East," the DSCA's announcement said. The Government of...
  • Japan Acquired UH-X
    Japan Acquired UH-X 10 June 2020
    New helicopters are on the way to the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). According to the Japanese Defence Ministry, signed a $131.6 million purchase agreement with Subaru. The procurement process, which includes six UH-X multipurpose helicopters, is scheduled to begin in 2022 and be completed in 2023.  Based on the 412EPX commercial helicopter developed by Subaru and Bell companies, UH-X will replace the UH-1J Huey platform in the JGSDF inventory. Uh-X's...
  • New Partner to ATL-100 Project
    New Partner to ATL-100 Project 26 May 2020
    Portugal has partnered with the ATL-100 multipurpose aircraft project, where Brazil-based Desenvolvimento Aeronáutico (DESAER) continues to work. The collaboration, which includes the development, production and marketing of the platform, will be carried out with the Portuguese engineering and product development centre, CEiiA. The aircraft, which will have civilian and military variants, will be able to carry out operations such as logistical support, search and rescue, mari...
  • More JLTV to Airdrop
    More JLTV to Airdrop 18 May 2020
    Iconic HMMWVs, which have been on the duty of the US Army since the last periods of the Cold War, are leaving their places to JLTVs. JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle), which replacing HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle), came with some problems. As part of the existing capabilities, eight Humvees can be transported with a C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, while only two JLTVs can be airdropped with LVADS (Low Velocity Airdrop System / Low Speed ​​Air Lau...
  • Northrop Grumman Demonstrates On-The-Move Ground Radar
    Northrop Grumman Demonstrates On-The-Move Ground Radar 13 March 2020
    Northrop Grumman Corporation completed demonstration of the Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) system at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. During the live fire demonstration, Northrop Grumman used the HAMMR system, mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) as an Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) sensor to detect and track an unmanned aerial vehicle target. Northrop Grumman’s HAMMR is a short- to medium-range X-Band Three Dimension...
  • Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes
    Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes 11 November 2019
    Ukraine’s Defence Ministry has initiated works on building at least four corvettes for the country’s navy, the ministry’s official news agency ArmyInform reported on Sept. 18. The process will start with resuming the construction of the Volodymyr the Great corvette as the lead vessel of Project 58250 class of perspective warships. Navy initiated building back in 2011, but there is almost no progress since then. Turkey and the United States are ready to su...
  • France to Construct New FDI-Class-Frigates
    France to Construct New FDI-Class-Frigates 28 October 2019
    The steel-cutting ceremony of the first defence and intervention frigate (Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention /FDI) took place on the Naval Group site of Lorient. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Minister for Armed Forces, Florence Parly, the Head of the French Armament Directorate (DGA) Délégué Général pour l’Armement, Joël Barre, the Chief of Staff of the French Navy Christophe Prazuck, the Chief of the Hellenic Na...
  • 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...
  • Redesign for F-35B
    Redesign for F-35B 27 August 2019
    Japan recently announced plans to convert helicopter carrier JDS Izumo (DDH-183) and her sister JDS Kaga (DDH-184), of the Izumo ‘helicopter destroyer’ class, into light aircraft carriers capable of operating F-35B jets. Japan is completing modifications necessary to support F-35B flight operations from the helicopter carrier, local media have reported. The government has also approved a plan to purchase U.S.-made F-35B fighter jets which have short take-off and vertical landing c...
  • The Hawkeye Tested
    The Hawkeye Tested 26 July 2019
    U.S. soldiers tested the Hawkeye 105mm mobile artillery system as part of Exercise Northern Strike 19. The Hawkeye is a mobile artillery system based on the high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle fitted with a U.S. Army standard M20 105mm cannon mounted at the rear of the vehicle. The Hawkeye can be ready to fire in less than two minutes with a total crew of four soldiers.
  • US Donation to Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 July 2019
      U.S has donated 20 M1123 cargo/troop carrier High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Armed Forces. During the handover ceremony in Rajlovac barracks in the capital Sarajevo, BiH’s Defence minister pointed out that this donation shows the U.S. commitment to a partnership with BiH: “It can be related to tasks that are based on the Law of BiH, whether it is peace missions, helping the population in case of...
  • Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched
    Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched 27 May 2019
    The launching ceremony of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) “Trieste” took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. This multirole and multipurpose amphibious is capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles and equipment, relying on a flight deck and a floodable basin located on the stern of the ship. The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and falls within the naval program of the maritime capability of Defence, approved by the Italian...
  • Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico
    Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico 20 March 2019
    The Brazilian Navy has started initial studies for the installation of new systems meant to improve its PHM Atlantico (A140) (formerly HMS Ocean) multipurpose helicopter carrier according to the Jane’s. Among the components being considered for replacement, installation, or modernisation are navigation and precision approach radar systems, a command-and-control system at the operational level for use by an embarked command force, and a new self-protection system to complement ...
  • Rafael Unveils Spike ER2
    Rafael Unveils Spike ER2 31 August 2018
    Israeli Defence Company Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has disclosed development of a new, fifth-generation, enhanced stand-off evolution of its 170 mm Spike-ER multipurpose precision-guided missile system, designated Spike ER2. The new Spike ER2 retains the same weight, airframe, surface geometries, and propulsion unit as the Spike ER, but features a significant range enhancement and other capability augmentations. The introduction of a new real-time lightweight radio frequency (R...
  • Modular Solution to Spike NLOS
    Modular Solution to Spike NLOS 4 July 2018
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems announced the completion of the development phase of the new low weight integrated SPARC remote controlled launch system for Spike NLOS. The system, developed for a undisclosed special forces customer, has been specially optimized for light all terrain vehicles. The concept was exhibited for the first time at the Eurosatory 2016, the launcher on the Polaris MRZR-4 type vehicle, two  ready to launch missiles , and two clip-on loading addition...
  • BMC presents its armored land vehicles at Eurosatory Expo.
    BMC presents its armored land vehicles at Eurosatory Expo. 11 June 2018
    BMC Exhibits four new totally six land vehicles at Eurosatory. The company has 700-meter square wide stand for this purpose. BMC, primarily presents mine resistant and multipurpose armoured vehicles Kirpi, Amazon and Vuran and special design armoured truck. BMC presents vehicles equipped with ASELSAN’s remote-controlled weapon system SARP. BMC also demonstrates VURAN with its ALKAR 120 mm automatic mortar, produced for Turkish Gendarmerie.
  • Aselsan Claw to MT-LB
    Aselsan Claw to MT-LB 27 May 2018
    Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering introduces its new short-range air defense system. IGLA Missile Launch System integrated to Soviet production of MT-LB multipurpose tracked armored vehicle. System was exhibited at the 5th KADEX Fair held in Kazakhstan. With fully autonomous IGLA Missile Launch System developed by Aselsan MT-LB vehicles can attack to low-flying fixed or rotary wing aircraft needed, the UAV attack and cruise missiles. System can be integrated with the all...
  • 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 ...
  • €6,7 Billion for Dutch Navy
    €6,7 Billion for Dutch Navy 7 May 2018
    The Dutch Navy will receive a total investment of 6,7 billion euros for the replacement of two M-frigates and six minehunters as well as the purchase of a second Combat Support Ship (CSS).  The current multipurpose frigates, the HNLMS Van Speijk (F828) and the HNLMS Van Amstel (F831) were commissioned into Navy service in 1991 and 1995. The new frigates to replace them are expected to enter service by 2024.  The CSS is one of the most urgent needs ...
  • Failed Replenishment Led Suspension
    Failed Replenishment Led Suspension 21 March 2018
    Indonesian Navy’s Rover-class replenishment tanker, KRI Arun (903), is currently listing towards its starboard side after a failed replenishment-at-sea operation and has been taken out of service. The incident, which took place on 19 March, occurred during the replenishment of the multipurpose hospital ship, KRI Dr Soeharso (990). The tanker will be temporarily taken out of service for damage assessments. 
  • Training Centre for Qatar
    Training Centre for Qatar 17 March 2018
    MDS Defence Technologies has signed a contract with Qatar Armed Forces during Doha International Maritime Defense Fair and Conference (DIMDEX 2018) in Qatar for BUROQ Special Marine Operations Training Center to be established in Zekreet Zone. Qatar Special Forces Commander Major General Hamad Abdulla Al Marri, MDS Chairman İlyas Ayvacı and Board Member Izzet Özgümüş signed the agreement. According to the agreement, the Marine Special Forces Training Center ...
  • Golden Cube Award to ASELSAN
    Golden Cube Award to ASELSAN 14 March 2018
    Turkish defence company ASELSAN has been selected the "Project Generator of the Year" at Teknopark Istanbul 4th Golden Cube event.  The 4th Golden Cube Award Ceremony, where companies operating in various sectors including defence, maritime, energy and health are nominated for awards in 15 categories, was held on 7 March at Teknopark Istanbul Conference Hall. The ceremony was attended by the Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof. Ismail Demir ...
  • Electric Helo-UAV Completed Flight Tests
    Electric Helo-UAV Completed Flight Tests 26 February 2018
    An electric helicopter drone complex, developed by UAVOS Inc., has completed the test flights, the company announced on 26 February.  SURVEYOR-HE helicopter complex includes an unmanned aerial vehicle called UVH-EL and a command module of an unmanned aerial system.  UVH-EL UAV is a multipurpose helicopter with fully automatic take-off, flight and landing designed for a payload of 5-6 kg with a maximum take-off weight of only 25 kg. The flight ...
  • Hungary Takes Action for Mi-24s
    Hungary Takes Action for Mi-24s 12 December 2017
    Russia will carry out the overhaul of 12 Mi-24D air strike helicopters of the Hungarian Air Force in the framework of the agreement signed on October 31. Hungary's existing Mi-24 fleet was unsuitable for flights for many years due to lack of funding. This is the second major agreement signed with Russia for the overhaul work on Hungarian helicopters. Hungarian Air Force also awarded a contract for the repair of five multipurpose Mi-17 helicopters in 2017. 
  • Hungary To Procure MEDEVAC Aircraft
    Hungary To Procure MEDEVAC Aircraft 8 December 2017
    Hungary plans to procure three second-hand multipurpose troop transport and medical evacuation (medevac) transport aircraft to be commissioned next year. The purchase is a part of the first step of a two-phase plan unveiled by the Hungarian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Tibor Benkő. The acquisition falls under the country's 10-year Zrinyi 2026 procurement programme.
  • Global Call by India
    Global Call by India 9 November 2017
    Indian Ministry of Defence issued a new Request for Information (RFI) for multipurpose Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCVs) on 8 November. The global RFI calls for detailed information on the proposed 50-tonne tracked FRCV by 20 December.  The Indian Army (IA) will replace the service’s ageing fleet of T-72 main battle tanks and wants to build 1,770 vehicles.
  • 'Hunter WOLF' Unveiled in AUSA
    'Hunter WOLF' Unveiled in AUSA 10 October 2017
    HDT Global exhibited its 'Hunter WOLF' (Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower) robotic system for the first time in AUSA 2017 which opened doors yesterday in Washington DC. The company's Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) solution, HDT Hunter WOLF features a JP-8/electric hybrid powertrain enabling the vehicle’s “silent drive” and “silent watch” capability. Being able to carry up to 1,000 lbs. of cargo for more than 72 hours wit...
  • Renewal Plan Full Blast
    Renewal Plan Full Blast 13 July 2017
    Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony of the multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) on order for Italian Navy on 12 July. Being built under the renewal plan of the Italian Navy vessels that started in May 2015, the new platform will be delivered in 2022.  The unit will be approximately 200 meters long with a maximum speed of 25 knots. It will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG) and will be able to accommodat...
  • Smart Missile by Rafael
    Smart Missile by Rafael 30 May 2017
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems unveiled a new variant of the SPIKE Family which will be showcased for the first time at the Paris Air Show in June. 5th generation SPIKE LR II has a range of 5,5 km when fired from ground launchers, one kilometer longer than its predecessor SPIKE LR, and up to 10 km when fired from a helicopter. The missile is capable of carrying warheads in two different configurations, being a Tandem HEAT warhead and a multipurpos...
  • ALAS Demonstration by Serbia
    ALAS Demonstration by Serbia 5 May 2017
    Serbia has demonstrated its ALAS (Advanced Light Attack System) long-range multipurpose fibre-optic guided missile system during a rehearsal for the upcoming Victory Day celebrations. ALAS is a 55 kg, turbojet powered, camera-guided missile with a top speed of around 640-740 kmh. The main ceremony, titled "Steel 2017", will be held with special emphasis on the stage of development of arms and military equipment by the Military Technical I...
  • TCG ANADOLU, is Under Construction
    TCG ANADOLU, is Under Construction 18 April 2017
    Organised on behalf of the IMEAK Chamber of Shipping, the 14th International Maritime Exhibition & Conference took place in Istanbul between March 21-24, 2017. Speaking at the Conference, Executive Board Member of Sedef Shipyard, Orkun Kalkavan announced that production and design of Turkey’s first Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship (Landing Helicopter Dock/ LHD) were proceeding in tandem.   Signifying the largest naval platform in Turkish Armed Forces inventory onc...
  • Old Engines to New Aircraft
    Old Engines to New Aircraft 10 April 2017
    At least 18 of brand new Sukhoi 30 MKI's delivered to the Indian Air Force had been fitted with secondhand engines, according to a recent report. It is claimed that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) fitted the secondhand engines without the knowledge and approval of the defence ministry. The report stated that AL 31FP engines fitted in certain aircraft was in Cat B condition at the time of delivery to Indian Air Force (IAF).  The IAF's fr...
  • Second 'Yasen' Launched
    Second 'Yasen' Launched 31 March 2017
    The second of Yasen-class (Project 885) nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarines, Kazan has been launched at the Sevmash shipyards today. Having been under construction since 2009, the submarine is also the first upgraded submarine of Project 885M. Kazan is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy’s Northern Fleet in 2018. Yasen-class submarines were designed by Malakhit Central Design Bureau. These are the first Russian Nuclear-powered Guided Missi...
  • UAE Eyes Russian Helos
    UAE Eyes Russian Helos 31 March 2017
    The United Arab Emirates is interested in purchasing Kamov Ka-226 and Ansat light helicopters from Russia, CEO of Russian Helicopters Andrei Boginsky said on 30 March. The Ka-226T light utility multirole helicopter with a coaxial rotor system has a maximum takeoff weight of 3 thousand 400 kg and is capable of carrying up to 1 tonne of payload. The Ansat light multipurpose helicopter has two-engines, a maximum takeoff weight of 3 thousand 600 kg and is designed for 7-9 seat...
  • Ukraine's AN-132D To Carry Out Maiden Flight
    Ukraine's AN-132D To Carry Out Maiden Flight 27 March 2017
    Antonov, a subsidiary of Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom, revealed to C4Defence that its multipurpose AN-132D military transport aircraft is to carry out its first flight on 31 March. The flight ceremony will be attended by Ukrainian and Saudi Arabian high-ranking officials.  The AN-132D is designed for transporting cargo over short- and medium-range routes, and is capable of carrying a maximum payload of 9.2 tons. The work on this project was implemented...
  • 'Gauntlet' Defence to Moscow
    'Gauntlet' Defence to Moscow 16 March 2017
    Russia commissioned advanced Tor-M2U (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile systems, according to Russia’s Western Military District press office statement released on Wednesday. The systems have entered into service with the 1st Guards Tank Army. Following the ongoing training of the combat crews, the air defense systems will assume combat duty in the Moscow Region.  Tor-M2U is a high mobility, multipurpose, all-weather...
  • Humwee Donation by the US
    Humwee Donation by the US 21 February 2017
    The Moldovan Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the delivery of 34 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) on 15 February, out of 41 donated by the US Government under an agreement signed on 21 March, 1994. Commonly known as Humwees, remaining 7 vehicles will be transported until the end of first trimester of 2017. The US donated some other 39 HMMWV and 10 trailers for the military vehicles in 2014. 
  • New Thermobaric Technology 26 January 2017
    Belarus’s BSVT-VV Company developed a technology of production of binary thermobaric composition for rockets with a multipurpose warhead. The Chief Designer of the company, Vyacheslav Doktorov stated that the thermobaric composition will considerably increase the effect of the shock wave in the air and water and have lower production costs when compared to standard explosives.