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  • NATO Approaches Surveillance Capability
    NATO Approaches Surveillance Capability November 25 2019
      The first of five NATO RQ-4D Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) unmanned aircraft lands in Italy. The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella. AGS is being developed with significant contributions from 15 Allies - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States. All Allies will have access to the data obtained by the AGS; The ...
  • EU Force Generating
    EU Force Generating November 14 2019
    Europe is taking important steps to unite its strength in the defence industry. Collaboration on Permanent Structured Cooperation and defence is seen as the new step of the European Union (EU). ‘’When Europeans join forces, our impact is higher than we imagine’’ EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said PESCO helps EU Member States work closely in the field of security and defence. PESCO was established in December 2017 and aims to improve the defence capabilities...
  • Helicopter Change in Inventory
    Helicopter Change in Inventory November 7 2019
    Poland plans to replace the Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ attack helicopter in its inventory with modern platforms under the Kruk (Raven) program. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence (MND), the MND confirmed the high priority of the Kruk program. The MND is focused on the acquisition of two combat rotary-wing squadrons for the Ground Forces and additional helicopters for the Navy. While the platform to be purchased is not determined within the scope of th...
  • Arms and Security Begins
    Arms and Security Begins October 7 2019
    Arms and Security 2019 defence expo in Kiev starts tomorrow. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters' Association provides National Participation to the event, which is the media sponsorship of C4Defence magazine. During the fair, many Turkish Compaies such as Aselsan, Roketsan, STM have booth also. The event was attended by more than 300 companies based in Ukraine; 15 from the United States, 17 from Turkey, four from Denmark, 10 from Poland, one from Kazakhstan, four from Ital...
  • F-35 Procure Request Approved
    F-35 Procure Request Approved September 12 2019
    The US State Department approved Poland's request to procure the F-35 jet. The Polish Government, which wants to purchase 32 F-35s for about six and a half billion US Dollars, also requested the supply of 33 Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines. USA, after Turkey to suspend the F-35 program, was looking for a new buyer to sell platforms. Agreement with Poland emerged after this request. Poland also wants to purchase electronic warfare systems; command, control, communicat...
  • Poland Wants to Expand its Fleet
    Poland Wants to Expand its Fleet September 11 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...
  • New Hunters of Poland
    New Hunters of Poland September 6 2019
      PGZ has unveiled two new missile carrier vehicle concepts with four different possible base platforms for the Polish Ottokar Brzoza tank destroyer programme at the 2019 International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO being held in Kielce, Poland, from 3 to 6 September. The two missile launcher types on display are a box-shaped missile turret housing 12 missiles developed by Wojskowe Zaklady Motoryzacyjne (WZM) and two individually elevating launch stations with four ...
  • Poland Choose HSW
    Poland Choose HSW August 20 2019
    The Polish Armament Inspectorate signed a 32.8 million US Dollar contract with HSW (Huta Stalowa Wola) on 13 August for the delivery of 24 AWA ammunition supply vehicles for SMK 120, which is internationally known as Rak M120, self-propelled mortar companies in 2019-2020.   The AWA vehicle is based on the Jelcz 882.52 8×8 chassis, featuring a STANAG 4569 level-1 two-man armoured cabin and platform-equipped with six pallets for 120 mm mortar ammunition.
  • The US Threats Germany: to Move Troops to Poland
    The US Threats Germany: to Move Troops to Poland August 16 2019
    An envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump, Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwillingness to boost defence spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland. Ambassador Grenell, signalled Trump's impatience with Merkel's failure to raise defence spending to 2% of economic output as mandated by the NATO military alliance. "It is offensiv...
  • Approval for Lockheed Martin August 15 2019
    U.S. Department of Defence said that Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $99 million contract for AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) foreign military sales production support. The contract, which involves foreign military sales to Finland, Poland and Australia, will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and logistical support.   Weighing approximate...
  • Is the Correct Path Followed to Build a Plane? July 11 2019
    The planners’ decisions about the use of human resources in our country, doesn’t fit the Turkey’s aims in the aerospace thus defence industry. Universities and postgraduate institutions are unfortunately not sufficient to train required people. Our point in this article is not to criticize the existing situation, but to create a suitable atmosphere in our country to create and develop space, aviation and defence industries. Otherwise the aerospace industries won’t go f...
  • Poland Eyes F-35 for Harpia Requirement
    Poland Eyes F-35 for Harpia Requirement May 22 2019
    Poland Air Forces decided on Harpia program, which includes the exchange of Soviet-era Su-22 and MiG-29 fighter aircrafts, part of the Polish Air Force inventory.  Polish Vice-Minister of Defence Wojciech Skurkiewicz announced that the first squadron of 16 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters will be acquired during the current planning period, while a second squadron would be procured after 2026. Skurkiewicz mentioned about the fifth-generation combat aircraft to be supplied in total...
  • AW101 Helicopters for Polish Navy
    AW101 Helicopters for Polish Navy April 14 2019
    Poland will sign a production contract with Italian Leonardo company to acquire AW101 helicopters configured for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) duties with the Polish navy. Polish defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak confirmed the planned buy on 8 April, stating that Warsaw intends to finalise an order during April. The acquisition is believed to include four AW101s. Leonardo Helicopters and Poland's defence ministry have signed an offset agreement worth $1...
  • US Presents Greece, Romania, Spain and PolandaAs Potential New Operators Of the F-35
    US Presents Greece, Romania, Spain and PolandaAs Potential New Operators Of the F-35 April 5 2019
    Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Vice Admiral Mathias W. “Mat” Winter, told U.S. lawmakers that “future potential Foreign Military Sales customers (for the F-35) include Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland.” Confronting with Turkey, for S400 Air Defence System, The United States is considering expanding sales of LM’s F-35 fighter jets to five new nations including Romania, Greece and Poland as European allies bulk up their defences in th...
  • Historical Development of Air Vehicle Design Genetics (3) March 16 2019
    Thousands of aircraft and trained pilots, suspended from duty in the aftermath of the Second World War, found a place in civil aviation, thus paving the way to a the rapidly burgeoning commercial cargo and passenger transportation sector. The Cold War itself set the stage for the development of an unprecedented aircraft industry, offering employment for tens of millions of people from both ideological camps. It is thanks to a fight for survival, in which all resources were mobilised...
  • Poland to get HIMARS for $414 Million
    Poland to get HIMARS for $414 Million February 12 2019
      Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced his government will sign a deal to purchase the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, through a Foreign Military Sales deal. on Feb. 13. "We need to have a strong, modern military. The armoured, artillery and rocket forces … are part of and will contribute to developing [it]," Morawiecki said. The Polish Ministry of Defence said in a statement that the contract will be wort...
  • Four Black Hawks for Polish Special Operations Forces
    Four Black Hawks for Polish Special Operations Forces January 30 2019
      A contract was concluded at the PZL Mielec facility for the delivery of four Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for the Polish special operations command. This includes retrofitting of the airframes, logistical and training packages. The head of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Mariusz Błaszczak, stated that the helicopters are to be delivered by the end of 2019.   According to the MoD, the agreement is worth PLN 683 million (approx. $182 million). The price i...
  • Ukraine Launched Air Drills With NATO Countries October 12 2018
    Ukraine has opened a series of large-scale air-force exercises with the United States and seven other NATO countries, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry announced. The multinational air force exercise Clear Sky 2018 has begun in Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said on Facebook. "Within 12 days, the tasks in the sky will be carried out by highly skilled pilots from Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the United States and Ukraine,&...
  • Mongoose offer to Poland
    Mongoose offer to Poland September 12 2018
    Ukraine has proposed a new vehicle to Poland. The Mongoose vehicle offered to Poland, which wanted to replace the BRDM-2 vehicles in their inventory and at the end of their useful life. According to the statement made by UkrOboronProm, Promoboroneksport signed a understanding agreement with WZM company. Mongoose, is a modernized version of BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehicles, was developed at the Mykolayiv Armored Plant. The body is made of armor steel with a thickness...
  • Sweden Signed Agreement
    Sweden Signed Agreement August 13 2018
    Lockheed Martin announced that agreement signed for procurement of Patriot PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) with Sweden. "We are honored to be a partner with Sweden for the protection of the armed forces, the people and the structures. " statement made in announcement. With Patriot PAC-3MSE Sweden has a modern air defence layer. Details about the agreement signed with Sweden were not announced. Sweden became the sixth PAC-3 user after the US, Qatar, Japan, R...
  • Patriot Missile Breaks Its Own Distance Record to Defeat Threat Target in Test
    Patriot Missile Breaks Its Own Distance Record to Defeat Threat Target in Test July 28 2018
    In a U.S. Army-led test on July 26, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile broke its own distant record to take out an air-breathing target simulating a cruise missile or fixed-wing aircraft . Test demonstrated the Hit-to-Kill capability of the PAC-3 family of missiles, which defends against threats through body-to-body contact. The test also reconfirmed PAC-3 MSE's ability to detect, track and interc...
  • Slovakia selects F-16 over Gripen
    Slovakia selects F-16 over Gripen July 12 2018
    Slovakia has selected Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets over a competing bid from Saab's Gripen to replace its ageing MiG-29 fleet. Slovakia will buy 14 F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft. According to Reuters it would cost $1.3 billion for the 14 jets. Slovakia’s choice of the U.S. jet over its Swedish counterpart is notable in a regional context, as two of its closest neighbours ― Hungary and the Czech Republic ― operate the Gripen. Poland, however, operates the F-16.
  • NATO Meets tomorrow
    NATO Meets tomorrow July 10 2018
    NATO Heads of State and Government meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. US President Donald Trump accuses NATO allies for their defence-spending quotas. European members have raised their expenditures as promised, Trump remains dissatisfied. At a recent speech in the state of Indiana Trump made clear his anger about Germany, in particular. He directly attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel, claiming that the United States pays for Germany's secur...
  • NSM Contract to Kongsberg
    NSM Contract to Kongsberg April 18 2018
    Royal Malaysian Navy has signed a €124 million contract with Kongsberg Defence for the delivery of Naval Strike Missiles (NSM). The country will use the missiles on its six new Littoral Combat Ships. Other than Malaysia, Norway, Poland and Germany also chose NSMs.
  • Polish Fingerprint at the Black Sea
    Polish Fingerprint at the Black Sea April 7 2018
    The Ukrainian Armed Forces received BMP-1AK infantry fighting vehicles. The BMP-1AKs were modernized by Wtorplast in Poland. Unknown number of  BMP-1 had structural modernization and received the name BMP-1AK (Anti-Kumulativnaya / HEAT Protected). After the modernization, the first party vehicles were delivered to Ukraine. BMP-1AK is a special variant of Soviet-produced BMP-1 vehicles. It the has a 73 millimeter low-recoil gun and a 7.62 millimeter co-axial machine gun as in th...
  • Eurasia Airshow, Opens its Doors
    Eurasia Airshow, Opens its Doors April 7 2018
    Seeking to establish a bridge between Europe and Asia in the area of aviation, Eurasia Airshow will take place for the first time in April 25-29, 2018.  To be organised at Antalya International Airport, the Airshow has the objective to create a new market in the area of military and civilian aviation. The event also plans to make the most of the advantage provided by its geostrategic location, which requires only three hours&rs...
  • WISŁA Contract by Poland MoD
    WISŁA Contract by Poland MoD April 3 2018
    Poland Ministry of Defence signed a contract for anti-aircraft and anti-missile medium-range missile system "WISŁA - 1 Phase" on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 in Warsaw. The first phase of the program concerns the acquisition of two Patriot batteries in the 3+ configuration with the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) system.  Under WISŁA program, Polish companies will produce launchers, transport vehicles and communicat...
  • Poland To Buy PAC-3 MSE
    Poland To Buy PAC-3 MSE March 29 2018
    Poland has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the US on 28 March for the purchase of Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. With the agreement, Poland became the fifth international customer to buy the PAC-3 MSE after Qatar, Japan, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates.  With a dual-pulse solid rocket motor, PAC-3 MSE provides inc...
  • Additional M-346s for Poland
    Additional M-346s for Poland March 27 2018
    Leonardo will deliver four additional M-346 aircraft to Poland by 2020, increasing the number of the aircraft in service from 8 to 12.  Leonardo and the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of National Defense have signed a contract to supply four additional M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) that will join the Polish Air Force’s existing fleet of eight aircraft by 2020. The contract, worth more than 115 million euro, includes a support package and an opt...
  • AMRAAM Contract to Raytheon
    AMRAAM Contract to Raytheon March 26 2018
    Raytheon has been awarded a $523 million modification contract for AMRAAM Production Lot 32 which is expected to be completed by 31 January 2021. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan, Kuwait, Poland, Indonesia, Qatar, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
  • China’s Europe Policy: “Divide and Rule”
    China’s Europe Policy: “Divide and Rule” March 18 2018
    The time-honoured “divide and rule” policy of the West is reshaped today at the hands of the East to work against the West. China, which further deepens the pre-existing cracks in the European Union with its economic openings, moves slowly yet adeptly while expanding its geographical and diplomatic room for manoeuvre.  The Chinese Communist Party, which restricted presidents to two five-year terms, has just lifted this ban. Thus, the door for Xi Jinping to serve for...
  • Poland Invites Leonardo For Talks
    Poland Invites Leonardo For Talks January 17 2018
    Poland is interested in purchasing eight more M-346 advanced jet trainer aircraft from Leonardo and sent an invitation to the company to participate in talks regarding the deliveries. The country wants to initially purchase four trainers, but with an option for another four. Poland also wants the deliveries to begin by 2020. 
  • Poland Boosts Navy Capabilities
    Poland Boosts Navy Capabilities January 3 2018
    The Polish Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with  Remontowa Shipbuilding for two minesweeper vessels and one rescue vessel.  The acquisitions, worth nearly $570 million,  is a part of Polish Navy's modernization efforts. According to Remontowa, the two minesweepers are scheduled to be delivered to the Navy between 2020-2021. 
  • $634 Million worth AMRAAM Contract
    $634 Million worth AMRAAM Contract December 29 2017
    US Company Raytheon has won $634 million contract for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 31. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items. The AMRAAM system includes the missile, spares and telemetry kits, the US department of defence said in a statement Thursday. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to Japan, Republic of Korea, Morocco, Poland, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Bahrain...
  • Replies Came for Poland's 5th Gen Requirement
    Replies Came for Poland's 5th Gen Requirement December 29 2017
    The Polish Ministry of Defence's tender to purchase new fighter jets will see offers by Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Leonardo and Saab, according to a representative for the ministry’s Armament Inspectorate, Lt. Colonel Robert Wincencik. Warsaw aims to acquire new fighter jets around 2025, however technical details of the requirement were not disclosed. Poland announced plans to acquire fifth-generation fighter jets for the first time in June. The acquisition will be carried o...
  • F-16 Support to Poland
    F-16 Support to Poland December 20 2017
    The US approved a $200 million contract to provide support for services for the Polish Air Force’s US-supplied fleet of F-16 combat aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement yesterday. Poland currently operates  36 Lockheed Martin F-16s and inked a contract worth $250 million for AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) in support of its F-16 fleet.  
  • Nasty Surprise to Poland
    Nasty Surprise to Poland December 8 2017
    Poland finds the price tag of US-made Patriot mid-range air and missile defence system as 'unacceptable'. “The high cost came as a surprise for us,” Bartosz Kownacki, secretary of state in Poland’s Ministry of National Defense, told Defense News in a Dec. 5 interview in Washington, adding that "The price is indeed unacceptable for us even in the view of the significant financial assets that we allocated for the technical modernization of the ...
  • $10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland
    $10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland November 19 2017
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components for an estimated cost of $10.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 14, 2017. The Government of Poland's request includes of f...
  • Ukraine: Marching at Double Time
    Ukraine: Marching at Double Time November 7 2017
    International Specialised Exhibition Arms and Security 2017 organised in Ukraine was a stage for many dilemmas. Ukraine’s major defence exhibition organised annually, was characterised by remarkable attendance at the national level. Speaking in terms of companies and institutions representing their countries, Ukraine hit the record of 379; this number corresponded to 11 for Poland, nine for the USA, seven for Turkey, five each for China and Germany, four for Pakistan, three fo...
  • Jordan Retires Geckos
    Jordan Retires Geckos October 28 2017
    The Jordanian Hashemite Land Forces will retire the USSR-made systems in the framework of modernization. The Kingdom is retiring 52 short-range surface-to-air  9K33 Osa SA-8 (NATO Reporting Name: Gecko, export version Romb) air defence systems. Both the launcher and radar of the system are mounted on the same vehicle and it can engage the aircraft either on its own or via an external radar. Six-wheeled amphibious BAZ-5937 vehicles can be air-transported. It is reported tha...