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  • Special Mission Aircraft Order to Israel
    Special Mission Aircraft Order to Israel 15 June 2020
    Special mission aircraft, which are considered as the intelligence eye of the armed forces in the air, constitute an important power factor in combat thanks to their reconnaissance, surveillance and command-control capabilities. Israel's leading aviation company IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) has announced that a 350 million USD agreement has been signed with a European country for the procurement of a Special Mission Aircraft. The agreement will be executed by ELTA Syst...
  • Nero: Priority is Civilian Market for Semiconductors
    Nero: Priority is Civilian Market for Semiconductors 12 June 2020
    Alican Ökçün, whı is Nero Industries Chairman of the Board, operating in different areas of the defence industry, especially fire extinguishing and explosion suppression systems, has been a guest of C4Defence live broadcast guest on the Instagram account. Making important statements about the company's activities, Ökçün gave information about processes such as semiconductor, silent generator, military power generation and distribution syste...
  • SpaceX and NASA Accomplish a First in Space
    SpaceX and NASA Accomplish a First in Space 30 May 2020
    SpaceX has managed to send National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit. The space mission, scheduled for Wednesday, was halted 16 minutes before the countdown was completed due to adverse weather conditions. For the first time, NASA has worked with a private company to send its astronauts into space. NASA has not sent astronauts to the International Space Station on its own means since 2011, when it retired Space Mekis an...
  • Turkish Domestic Naval Projects Full Ahead
    Turkish Domestic Naval Projects Full Ahead 7 May 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir answered questions of Turkey's leading defence magazines via domestic video conferencing system. Answering the questions of C4Defence, Demir made important statements about the Turkish defence sector's post-COVID-19 period plans in addition to naval systems projects. Stating that the naval projects and TF-2000 process is continue, Prof. Dr. Demir stated that TF-2000 continued to maturation process&nbs...
  • Domestic Weapons to I Class Frigate
    Domestic Weapons to I Class Frigate 7 May 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir answered questions of Turkey's leading defence magazines via domestic video conferencing system. Answering the questions of C4Defence, Demir made important statements about the I-class frigate and naval projects. The first ship of the class, TCG Istanbul is under construction. It is on the agenda that domestic weapons are preferred for next three other platforms. Stating that the ship-based missile work a...
  • Turaç Points 2021 for Anti-Aircraft Rounds
    Turaç Points 2021 for Anti-Aircraft Rounds 6 May 2020
    Fatih Altunbaş, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turaç, which operates in the ammunition production area and also has the Sterling brand, has been a guest of live broadcast on the official Instagram account of C4Defence. Altunbaş made statements about the company's anti-aircraft round studies. Turaç marked the beginning of 2021 for the production of 12.7x99 mm ammunition, also known as .50 caliber, which is the most widely used anti-aircraft ammuniti...
  • Domestic 7,62x39 Round Production Increases
    Domestic 7,62x39 Round Production Increases 6 May 2020
    Fatih Altunbaş, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turaç, which operates in the ammunition production area and also has the Sterling brand, has been a guest of live broadcast on the official Instagram account of C4Defence. Altunbaş made statements about the company's 7,62x39 mm ammunition studies. 7,62x39 mm ammunition usage increased almost 10 times over the years,Turaç considered this demand and produced for the first time 7,62x39 mm ammunition in th...
  • Pakistan's New Mysterious Submarine
    Pakistan's New Mysterious Submarine 17 April 2020
    Pakistan is thought to have built a small-sized submarine about 17 meters long and two and a half meters wide designed for Special Forces. Us-based Forbes magazine reported that the platform was deployed at PNS Iqbal private naval base in Karachi, Pakistan. The submarine is a small Special Forces type, measuring around 55 feet long by 7 to 8 feet across. That is a fraction of the size of a regular submarine. Its location and size both point to use by the Pakistani Navy's Special...
  • Surplus Hornets
    Surplus Hornets 14 April 2020
    The F/A-18 A/B Hornets, which brought significant capabilities to the US Navy in the late periods of the Cold War, so that it can attract worldwide customers, are started to phase out. Civilian advisory aviation companies have been in demand in the last years for the platforms that have become excessive by completing their military duties. The platforms, which are in a flying state or under conditions that can become flying through repair and maintenance, are usually acquired by US-...
  • Private Contractor Expanding for CAS
    Private Contractor Expanding for CAS 31 March 2020
    The share of private enterprises in the military operations market is increasing day by day. The fields of activity of private military companies that have been active in the field for many years are also expanding in the armed aircraft market. Blue Air Close Air Support, which operates in the USA and has customized its skills in the field of close air support, has announced that it will expand its inventory. The company, which currently has a large number of armed aircraft and heli...
  • FNSS Company Takes Measures for Coronavirus 19 March 2020
    Defence industry companies are starting to take measures for coronavirus. With the “Coronavirus Outbreak Emergency” team formed within the body of FNSS, it ensures that the necessary measures are carried out. The company will consider employees who are employed as pregnant, disabled individuals, have chronic diseases, have undergone critical operations and employees over 60 years of age. FNSS, which goes into the process of working certain employees from home to reduce the density...
  • Private Security Officers Protect Military Quarters in Germany
    Private Security Officers Protect Military Quarters in Germany 10 March 2020
    It was announced that Germany provided control and patrols in front of the military quarters through private security companies and this cost about 430 million Euros in the last five years. With the German Army (Bundeswehr) no longer keeping watch, the budget spent on this situation rose from 236.6 million in 2014 to 431.6 million in 2019. The Bundeswehr's seizure is both more expensive, and the number of people in the forces is not suitable for this. The German Defence Ministry...
  • TNT resistant Barrel exported to Bangladesh
    TNT resistant Barrel exported to Bangladesh 20 December 2019
    Established in Ankara, Elektroland Defense Company exports bomb destruction barrels for the armed forces of Bangladesh. The acceptance tests of the barrels have been completed recently. Bangladesh military acceptance committee tested the durability of barrels with an explosion. The test of the explosion-proof barrel was carried out at a private facility in Ankara. The technical specification required the barrel to withstand the explosion of three kg of TNT explosives. This was done with as re...
  • Flight Training from Private Ventures
    Flight Training from Private Ventures 22 October 2019
    The United States turned to the private sector in order to carry out its pilot trainings in the most realistic manner. Preparatory work, which has been carried out in this context for a while, has recently been finalized with an agreement. The Washington administration signed agreements with seven companies totaling $ 6.4 billion. US-based private aviation companies have been procuring retired aircraft for some time to train pilots to best suit combat conditions. The platforms,...
  • Korea re-runs for Nuclear-Powered Submarine
    Korea re-runs for Nuclear-Powered Submarine 11 October 2019
    The Republic of Korea is considering to own nuclear-powered submarine. According to the Korea Herald, the Navy is running a task force on the potential construction of nuclear-powered submarines. ROK pushed to build such submarines in 2003 behind the scenes as part of its long-term military build-up program.  The project was suspended about a year later after it was disclosed in a media report. Then in 2017, the defence ministry researched the matter through private e...
  • TAIS to Build Ships for Indian Navy
    TAIS to Build Ships for Indian Navy 31 May 2019
    TAIS, founded by the owners of the five shipyards of Turkey to offer expert and innovative solutions in naval shipbuilding, has received a $2.3-billion tender to build five ships for the Indian Navy. According to information released to the press, TAIS has won a cooperation tender that involves the production of five fleet support tankers of 45,000 tons. As part of its tasks in the project, TAIS will be responsible for the modernization of the shipyard, the design of the s...
  • US Navy Needs More Dry Docks for Repairs, Calls for More Dry Docks
    US Navy Needs More Dry Docks for Repairs, Calls for More Dry Docks 25 March 2019
    The Navy on Wednesday released its first-ever long-range naval ship maintenance and modernization plan, in dealing with chronic mismatches between maintenance requirements and yards’ capacity. The report underlined the need for more dry docks. The report, Report to Congress on the Long-Range Plan for Maintenance and Modernization of Naval Vessels for Fiscal Year 2020, highlights a shortage of dry docks for surface ship maintenance and the need to improve existing infrastructur...
  • India Begins AK203 Production
    India Begins AK203 Production 15 March 2019
    Indian PM Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in India are India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Russia’s Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Group parented by Rostec. The 200-series Kalashnikovs were unveiled abroad in 2019. The weapons made their debut at IDEX 2019 in the UAE and Aero...
  • 3D Printed Rocket Engine from Orbex
    3D Printed Rocket Engine from Orbex 15 February 2019
    Orbex has publicly unveiled its “Prime” rocket at the opening of its new headquarters and rocket design facility in Forres in the Scottish Highlands. UK-based spaceflight company, Orbex, with subsidiaries and production facilities in Denmark and Germany, has received funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA), two of Europe's largest venture capital funds, Sunstone Technology Ventures and the High-Tech Gründerfonds, as well as strategic investor Elecnor Deimos Spac...
  • New Unmanned Ground Vehicle Unveiled
    New Unmanned Ground Vehicle Unveiled 21 July 2018
    Jordanian based King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has developed a armed unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with private venture. The system is controlled by a lightweight control unit backpack and handheld controller. The platform weighs 250 kilograms, is 1 meter long and 0.78 meters wide. Armed with a 7.62 mm M240 machine gun, the vehicle has 800 meters effective firing distance. UGV can also be integrated with other weapons, such as the FN MINIMI. Th...
  • VAB Mk3 to Continue
    VAB Mk3 to Continue 7 July 2018
    Arquus (formerly Renault Truck Defence) announced that the production of the Mk3 6x6, VAB (Vehicule de l'Avant Blindé) will continue. It is also stated that new variants will be developed in line with the needs of potential export customers. The latest version of the VAB 6x6 Mk3 is an armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle equipped with advanced cameras, laser rangefinders and electronics on an moving mast. Vehicle can be equipped Arquus Lite 7,62-millimeter ...
  • Italy will stop buying more F-35 fighter jets
    Italy will stop buying more F-35 fighter jets 7 July 2018
    Italy will not buy more Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets and is considering whether to stick to the order to which it is already committed, Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said on Friday. According to the official U.S. government program of record, Italy’s intention was to procure a total of 90 F-35s. Under the current plan, Aeronautica Militare is programmed to receive 60 F-35A CTOLs and 15 F-35B STOVLs, while Marina Militare is programmed to acquire 15 F-35B STOVLs....
  • Electromagnetic Gun Agreement
    Electromagnetic Gun Agreement 25 May 2018
    Undersecretariat of Defense Industry (SSM) announced a new development with a press release today. SSM and Anadolu Yönlendirmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. signed the "Electromagnetic Gun System Field Prototype Procurement Project Contract" signed by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry. Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın, OSTİM Savunma ve Havacılık Kümelenmesi (OSSA) officials and sector representatives attended. Undersecretary D...
  • Lebedev Will Soon Proceed to Serial Production
    Lebedev Will Soon Proceed to Serial Production 6 March 2018
    The Izhevsk Mechanical Factory, part of the Kalashnikov Group firearms manufacturer, will soon launch the serial production of the new Lebedev PL-14 pistol.  The enterprise has launched a project to organize a new manufacturing site to prepare for the serial production, according to Kalashnikov Group press office, as the acceptance trials draw near. Designed for use of the military, law enforcement and private security, the Lebedev PL14 semiautomatic pi...
  • OTOKAR Press Release
    OTOKAR Press Release 26 February 2018
    Otokar to present COBRA II and ARMA 8x8 at AFED 2017 Otokar, the biggest privately owned company of Turkish defence industry, participated in AFED exhibition in Riyadh, between 25th February and 3rd March. Otokar exhibited its COBRA II 4x4 and ARMA 8x8 at Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industry.
  • UKAP Support To Turkish Armed Forces
    UKAP Support To Turkish Armed Forces 23 February 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced that Turkish Armed Forces will receive KATMERCİLER's 20 Remote Controlled Weapon Platform (UKAP).  SSM has shared video footage of the first prototype of the UKAP on its official Twitter account. According to the information obtained, the technical characteristics of the UKAP changed at some point in the direction of the armed forces' requests but no information was available about these changes. ...
  • Ukraine's 'Neptune' Successfully Tested
    Ukraine's 'Neptune' Successfully Tested 31 January 2018
    Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov announced that a new Ukrainian ground-based cruise missile underwent a successful test launch on 30 January. The name of the missile was not disclosed in official statements, however, Turchynov said the missile was indigenously designed by Ukraine's Luch defence development bureau in cooperation with Ukrainian state and private defence enterprises.  Local media reports say...
  • F-35 Bids from Turkish Companies
    F-35 Bids from Turkish Companies 23 January 2018
    Undersecretariat of Defence Industry announced companies that which proposed for the linking F-35 Lightning II aircraft to the Turkish Air Force Information System Project. Altay Yazılım, Aydın Yazılım, Havelsan and Milsoft Yazılım are biding companies. Under the program, F-35s will be linked to HvBS with integrated systems. In the SSM statement, it is told that "This program has information system components include a secure connection and the sharing of private informati...
  • India Simplifies Procurement Procedures
    India Simplifies Procurement Procedures 17 January 2018
    Indian Defence Ministry has relaxed its procurement norms to encourage developing private-sector companies to participate in military tenders. The Defence Acquisition Council introduced significant changes in the ‘Make II’ category of the Defence Procurement Procedure, allowing even start-ups to develop equipment for the Indian Armed Forces. As per the procedure, no government funding is involved in production and the development process should be funded by domestic industry. ...
  • Brazil launches Tamandaré-class corvette competition
    Brazil launches Tamandaré-class corvette competition 21 December 2017
    The Brazilian Navy is looking to acquire four general-purpose Tamandaré-class corvettes. Navy issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking, and said it expects to select a supplier in September 2018. Estimated cost is about USD1.6 billion. Brazil wants ship to be built by local companies either a state-owned or private shipbuilder. First-in-class vessel could to be built abroad. Competitors can submit their own or a Brazilian-developed design. The best offer is to be...
  • Hybrid Solution in Engine and MKEK
    Hybrid Solution in Engine and MKEK 8 November 2017
    Ahmet Taşkın, General Manager of Machinery and Chemical Industries Association (MKEK), started to work on establishing a hybrid structure for the company and its products. MKEK is conducting an R&D study for a diesel-electric hybrid engine solution that can meet the power requirements of armoured vehicle families, particularly the Fırtına Howitzer. The institution established cooperation with Tübitak within the scope of the project. MKEK expects the new engine technology to incr...
  • Design Organization Approval to STM
    Design Organization Approval to STM 3 November 2017
    STM Defence Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. has received the "Design Organization Approval" (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which, together with this approval, has become authorized for design changes to be made on civil aircraft. Authorized by EASA DOA; STM will be able to inspect and approve changes to be made to certain levels of civil, aircraft, avionics, structural and environmental systems of any civil aircraft in accordance with intern...
  • ARMA, URAL and COBRA Goes to Bahrain
    ARMA, URAL and COBRA Goes to Bahrain 13 October 2017
    Turkey's privately owned defence company Otokar will exhibit its own design wheeled armoured vehicles ARMA 6x6, URAL, COBRA at BIDEC 2017, to be held on October 16-18, 2017 in Bahrain.  Having a product range from 4x4 to 8x8, from tracked armoured vehicles to turret systems, Otokar now has over 30,000 military vehicles in service in many different parts of the world. In 2016, Otokar established a new company titled Otokar Land Systems Limited in the United Ar...
  • AYESAŞ and VESTEL Defence Grow with New Strategies in a New Age…
    AYESAŞ and VESTEL Defence Grow with New Strategies in a New Age… 29 August 2017
    One of Turkey’s time-honoured private companies in defence and aerospace, Aydın Yazılım (AYESAŞ) reaps the yields of various investments as a joint venture of Zorlu Group. The Company offers a wide range of capabilities from working with SMEs to supplying its own product to the F-35, to meet the requirements for end-to-end critical technology solutions against the backdrop of its strong R&D. On the other hand, another brand of the Group, VESTEL Defence, integrates its unmanned aeria...
  • Separating Fact from Fiction about North Korea
    Separating Fact from Fiction about North Korea 29 August 2017
    Despite the long-held conviction, North Korea is far from being a poor, communist state, which would definitely starve without Chinese support. On account of mainstream media’s exclusive focus on North Korea’s nuclear programs, many facts about this country remain in the shadows.  In the case of North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/ DPRK), the first thing that often comes to mind is a communist state bound by sanctions, whose people would surely ...
  • Human Security Radar by Turkish AKBA, IDEF'17
    Human Security Radar by Turkish AKBA, IDEF'17 4 May 2017
    Turkish AKBA Technology and Defence, which provides solutions to the public and private sector companies in security and defence fields, has been working with Apstec Systems to bring the scanning and detection solution "Human Security Radar", to Turkey. The system will be presented by live demonstrations for the first time at IDEF'17 International Defence Industry Fair, which will take place from May 9th to 12th. Having been in development since 200...
  • ASELSAN's Market Value $3,6 Billion
    ASELSAN's Market Value $3,6 Billion 1 March 2017
    ASELSAN published the 2016 Annual Report on the internet. According to the report, ASELSAN realized 52 percent of its sales amounting to 3 billion 768 million TL to Turkish Armed Forces, while 35 percent was made to private organizations and other corporate customers. 13 percent of sales were realized as exports. As of 2016, ASELSAN, which has signed new sales contracts worth 9 billion 499 million TL, has an order value of USD 6.2 billion for next years. In 2016, ASELSAN stocks...
  • OTOKAR Announcement
    OTOKAR Announcement 20 February 2017
    GHQ awards Al Jasoor a 2Bn Dirhams contract for the supply of 8x8 armored infantry vehicles The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces has awarded Al Jasoor a contract for the supply of 8x8 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles, at an estimated value of over 2 Bn AED. The decision to purchase the vehicles was made following a thorough commercial/ technical evaluation by Tawazun, the vehicle underwent an array of successful extensive all-terrain tests in the UAE.
  • Investment Urge to Shipbuilders
    Investment Urge to Shipbuilders 17 January 2017
    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a statement on 13 January urging the national shipbuilders to acquire foreign companies with the intend of improving science and technological capabilities of the nation’s shipbuilders. Aiming to increase the international market share, Chinese government also encourages private-sector investment in shipbuilding. 
  • R&D Spurt by Republic of Korea
    R&D Spurt by Republic of Korea 13 January 2017
    The Republic of Korea will focus its attention on defence research and development projects. According to the country’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) statement on 6 January, the work on more than 170 projects led by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration's (DAPA's) Agency for Defense Development (ADD) will be put on the fast track. The projects include missile defence systems, stealth technologies, "laser weapons" to intercept small unmanned systems, advan...