AFP
  • Indigenous Armed Drone Era
    Indigenous Armed Drone Era December 23 2019
      ASİS Inc’s SONGAR Armed Drone System enters into inventory. Defence Industry Presidency made a written statement and said, “We have armed drone support in the fight against terrorism. 8 SONGAR armed drone systems from Asis Inc within the Armed Mini / Micro UAV Project will be delivered. SONGAR will have a 5.56 calibre machine gun and a capacity to carry 200 rounds. ” SONGAR became public in IDEF 2019.
  • MKEK'S 12.7 Gatling at Test Fires
    MKEK'S 12.7 Gatling at Test Fires September 10 2019
    Industry of Mechanical and Chemical Institution’s (MKEK)  Gatling type machine gun which can fire 12.7x99 mm BMG cartridge is at test shots. In the first test, Gatling was targeted to fire 200 rounds in 12 seconds. The test is completed successfully. The system to shoot a thousand to a thousand 200 rounds in 1 minute to pass firing tests. The official name project is Development of Rotary Barrel Weapon System (Döner Namlulu Silah Sistemi Geliştirme/DNSSG). The Projec...
  • Mete Project Moving Ahead
    Mete Project Moving Ahead August 22 2019
    The indigenous move in the Turkish defence industry continues to grow. Deliveries are continuing which in the projects carried out in the light arms section by the Presidency of Defence Industries. Presidency of Defence Industries made an announcement on its official social media accounts about the ongoing delivery process of the Indigenous Pistol Project. Design, development, qualification, production, maintenance and maintenance of a pistol with local facilities are targeted for t...
  • Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano
    Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano August 21 2019
      A Ukrainian Air Force Delegation visited Brazil to study the possible purchase of the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano according to Brazil-based infodefensa.com. The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named A-29, is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft designed and built by Embraer as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano. The Super Tucano can be used for both the trainer role and as a light attack aircraft. The aircraft is powered by a 1,200 kW (...
  • Indian First AH-64Es Reaches Home on Jul. 27
    Indian First AH-64Es Reaches Home on Jul. 27 July 21 2019
    The first batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will reach Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad on Jul. 27. It is likely that there will be three to four helicopters in this consignment. But the deployment of Apache's first squadron in Pathankot will take another month. India has purchased 22 Apache helicopters from the United States. The first squadron of the Apaches will be stationed at Pathankot and the first Commanding Officer will be Grou...
  • 2.223 Billion $ Worth Sale to Taiwan
    2.223 Billion $ Worth Sale to Taiwan July 10 2019
      US decided to export 2.223 Billion to Taiwan, a country that it does not officially recognise.  “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) the statements read”.  US will sell M1A2T Abrams Tanks and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of $2 billion and Stinger missiles and related equipment and support for an es...
  • Next Gen 40mm Grenade for US Army July 1 2019
      The US Army signed a contract worth US $ 8.3 million to supply the next generation 40mm rounds for use with MK 19 grenade launcher. Cartridges are expected to be completed on 27 June 2025. The cartridge will provide the war fighter with the ability to achieve the required lethal effects against enemy personnel in the open, coupled with the capability to defeat personnel targets in defilade positions. Additionally, the XM1176 will be able to defeat unarmoured and lig...
  • NASA Needs Rifles
    NASA Needs Rifles July 1 2019
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decided to buy magazine fed, semi-automatic light assault rifle. The procurement specifications was published in the US government’s Federal Business Opportunities website last day. Required specificaions have announced. According to this; the rifle is compatible and reliable for different tasks, as well as the different features requested. Accordingly, the weapons to be procured are required to chambered 5.56x45mm NATO ...
  • U.S. Will Not Accept More Turkish F-35 Pilots Over Russia
    U.S. Will Not Accept More Turkish F-35 Pilots Over Russia June 7 2019
      According to an exclusive report from Reuters, The United States has decided to stop accepting any additional Turkish pilots who planned to come to the United States to train on F-35 fighter jets. Turkey has ordered Russia’s S-400 air defence system, which Washington says it poses a threat to the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealthy fighters, which Turkey also plans to buy. The United States says Turkey cannot have both. The two U.S. offic...
  • $ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries
    $ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries May 27 2019
      United States will sell up to $ 3.9 billion arms to two Middle East Countries United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The State Department approved two countries requests. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2019. UAE wants to acquire RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $80 million.  The Government of the UAE has ...
  • US Exports $ 1 Billion Worth Missile
    US Exports $ 1 Billion Worth Missile May 21 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve possible Foreign Military Sales to Republic of Korea (ROC),  Japan and Canada. SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles for ROC, AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for Japan and MK 54 lightweight torpedoes for Canada are at stake. SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles costs $313.9 million, AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) costs $317 million, MK 54 lightweight costs $387 million. Total expor...
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export May 7 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • Local Gun for Altay
    Local Gun for Altay April 30 2019
    MKEK displayed PMT-76 (Platform Machine Gun) machine gun. The weapon is expected to serve as a coaxial machine gun on the Altay main battle tank. The gun weighs 12 kg and has an MOA value of 8 at 100 metres. It can fire 7.62x51 mm NATO ammunition. It is also planned to produce models adapted for infantry use and remotely controlled weapon stations. Originally developed for use as a coaxial machine gun, the gun has an effective range of 800 metres. The PMT has a long stroke...
  • 12.7 mm Gatling from MKEK
    12.7 mm Gatling from MKEK April 30 2019
    Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (Makina ve Kimya Kurumu Endüstrisi Kurumu/MKEK) is developing a 12.7x99 mm Gatling. As part of the project officially titled “Development of Rotating-barrel Weapon System”, the aim is to design indigenous three-barrel guns capable of firing 12.7x99 mm NATO cartridge. A weapon with a high rounds per minute rate will be produced for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) as a result of the project launched with MKE’s own funds. The weapon ...
  • Otokar Unveils Modern Electric Armorer Vehicle
    Otokar Unveils Modern Electric Armorer Vehicle April 24 2019
    Otokar has unveiled for the first time its newest electric armoured vehicle; Akrep II (Scorpion). Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said that the Turkish company has been taking bold steps to the goal of becoming a global brand in the defence industry; Otokar takes its claim in the defence industry to a new level with the new generation of Akrep II. Akrep II has a modular platform so that it could be adapted to different mission. The baseline ...
  • Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Makes Maiden Flight
    Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Makes Maiden Flight March 8 2019
    Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completed its maiden flight on March 5 with a 76-minute-long flight over the United States Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. XQ-58A Valkyrie is a Joint project of Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). AFRL' intends to realise its Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) program with this UAV. The new low-cost, runway-independent demonstrator drone is a long-range, high...
  • “Spike” Power to Light Vehicles
    “Spike” Power to Light Vehicles February 6 2019
    Rafael announced the new application for the Spike family, which offers an effective solution in a wide range of areas. Company has integrated the long-range Spike NLOS (Non-Line of Sight) system into light vehicles. Spike NLOS integration provides a great firepower for light vehicles. In this way, a highly efficient, cost-effective solution which can even attack to main battle tanks. Rafael make its experience from TOMCAR platform. The launcher used during the test weighed 1350 kil...
  • Iran Equips Destroyers with Home-grown ‘Phalanx’; “Kamand”
    Iran Equips Destroyers with Home-grown ‘Phalanx’; “Kamand” January 22 2019
      The Iranian Navy destroyer has been equipped with a close-in weapon system (CIWS) an indigenized version of Phalanx, that is used for defence against anti-ship missiles, for the very first time. Iran announced that it is working on such system in August 2018. Tasnim news agency quoted the Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi that the system is going to be installed on vessels that carry out missions in deep and distant waters. He sug...
  • Rafale F3-R Takes the Skies
    Rafale F3-R Takes the Skies December 24 2018
    The French Air Force announced the first flight of the most advanced variant of the Rafale platform. The flight took place at the 118th Air Base in Mont-de-Marsan on 10 December 2018. The work for the platform, called Rafale F3-R, which is the most advanced member of the family, was launched in 2013. Unlike its predecessors, there are advanced equipment such as Meteor long range air-air missile, Laser Guided version of Modular Air-to-Ground Weapon System compatible Talios targeting ...
  • Advanced ShAK-12 Assault Rifles is Underway
    Advanced ShAK-12 Assault Rifles is Underway December 14 2018
    The equipment of the Russian law enforcement with the advanced ShAK-12 assault rifles, is underway, Yury Amelin, the representative of the Russian TsKIB SOO small arms design bureau, told Sputnik. "The deliveries to the law enforcement are underway. ShAK is rather peculiar equipment, it is not designed for mass use even inside special ops units. We receive orders, we implement them under the state defence procurement program but [the assault rifles] were not intended to be manu...
  • Morocco to Acquire Abrams Tank
    Morocco to Acquire Abrams Tank December 4 2018
    The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of enhancements to 162 Abrams tanks for an estimated cost of $1.259 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 28, 2018. The Government of Morocco has requested to purchase enhancements to 162 Abrams tanks procured through the Excess Defence Article (EDA) program to one of the following variants:  ...
  • 120 MM Sale to Egypt: New Calculation Doubled Price Tag
    120 MM Sale to Egypt: New Calculation Doubled Price Tag November 29 2018
    The State Department has come up with new calculation about 120 mmm tank rounds sale to Egypt. Current State Department notification reads; “The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of 46,000 M831A1 and M865 rounds and 10,000 APFSDS-T rounds for an estimated cost of $201 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.” What makes the notification...
  • Japan to Acquire Eight SM-3
    Japan to Acquire Eight SM-3 November 20 2018
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of eight (8) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B Missiles and thirteen (13) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 2A Missiles for an estimated cost of $561 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2018.   The Government of Japan has requested to buy eight (8) Standard Miss...
  • MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation
    MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation September 21 2018
    The Turkish Company, the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation’s (Makina Ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu/ MKEK) 105mm air transportable light towed howitzer Boran is transported for first time. The new 105mm MKEK towed howitzer can provides direct and indirect fire support to the forces deployed in combined arms operations. Turkish Land Forces plans to acquire 106 Boran howitzers. The MKEK 105mm towed howitzer can fire all type of ammunition uses by NATO countries. The ...
  • Egypt To Buy Ammunition From USA
    Egypt To Buy Ammunition From USA September 17 2018
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of 46,000 M831A1 and M865 rounds and 10,000 APFSDS-T rounds for an estimated cost of $99 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Egypt has requested to buy 46,000 120MM Target Practice – Tracer (M831A1) and 120MM Target Practice, Cone Stabilized, Discarding Sabot – (M865...
  • Iran Says Warships To Be Equipped With Advanced Defence System
    Iran Says Warships To Be Equipped With Advanced Defence System August 24 2018
    Iran’s navy on Saturday unveiled its first-ever advanced defence system for its warships. The destroyer of the Iranian Navy was first equipped with a domestically-made ship-to-air missile system designed to combat anti-ship missiles, semi-official Tasnim reported Saturday. Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told reporters in Tehran the domestically made Kamand system would protect Iran’s naval destroyers against anti-ship cruise missiles. In remarks carried by ...
  • M134 to Turkish Police Special Operations Department Helicopter
    M134 to Turkish Police Special Operations Department Helicopter August 3 2018
    New Minigun integration news came from Unidef. Image shared from the official Instagram account of the company with "Under the S70 Wings" tag. M134 Minigun has seen on the S-70 Blackhawk helicopter which is in the Police Special Operations Department (Polis Özel Harekât Daire Başkanlığı / PÖH) inventory in image. Unidef also integrated M134 Minigun to various vehicles in Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri /TSK) inventory like ...
  • Denmark to Acquire 46 SM-2 Block IIIA
    Denmark to Acquire 46 SM-2 Block IIIA August 2 2018
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of up to 46 Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up Rounds, RIM BK IIIA (VLS), and other related equipment for an estimated cost of $152 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of Denmark has requested to buy up to forty-six Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Vertical Launching Tacti...
  • 1L220UK to Detect Artillery
    1L220UK to Detect Artillery June 26 2018
    Ukraine has introduced a new artillery detection system. Ukroboronprom's subsidiary SE Iskra developed the the 1L220UK mobile artillery detection radar. The system developed for the protection of civilians and military units against artillery fire and destroying threat battery can detect threats (rocket or artillery shells, mortar rounds, missiles). The platform, which is resistant to counter-fire and electronic warfare, has low visibility. Platform can detect threats 10 kilomet...
  • Ata Arms Introduced First Defence Industry Products
    Ata Arms Introduced First Defence Industry Products June 13 2018
    Ata Arms is transferring its experience in shotguns to the defence industry. The company demonstrated two products developed in this regard at 2018 Eurosatory Fair. The first of these products is ASR308 sniper rifle, which is equipped with a two-stage trigger with adjustable pull force. The platform, which has a 61 centimetre barrel length and can fire 7.62x51 NATO cartridge, has a 5-rounds magazine. The platform, which is a three-position safety system, is equipped with a Picatinny rail...
  • Mortar Collaboration at Eurosatory
    Mortar Collaboration at Eurosatory June 13 2018
    Singapore-based ST Engineering and Hirtenberger Defense Systems (HDS) from the U.K. have signed a cooperation agreement at Eurosatory. The agreement includes the introduction of ST Engineering's Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (SRAMS) combined with HDS’ mortar fire control system and 120mm ammunition into the European market. SRAMS was unveiled in 2001 and its development tests were completed in 2006. It is an automatic 120 millimetre mortar system. According to...
  • Lockheed to Support USN Weapons Training
    Lockheed to Support USN Weapons Training May 16 2018
    Lockheed Martin received a $23,1 million US Navy contract for follow-on production of Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTRs) to support the service's Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) weapons training.  The award exercises the initial option of the contract negotiated in 2017 and extends ELGTR production into late 2020. The ELGTR is compatible with F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B and various international aircraft platforms.  
  • Improved 'Skif' Passed Tests
    Improved 'Skif' Passed Tests April 24 2018
    Ukraine's new antitank guided missile system "Skif" modification (an export variant of the Ukrainian "Stugna-P") has been successfully tested at one of the military testing grounds, Ukroboronprom announced on 19 April. The design of the advanced "Skif" has undergone a number of changes in accordance with the requirements of the potential customer. All modifications aimed at adapting the launcher for use in soft soil and sand. One of the mo...
  • Mk110 Contract for LCSs
    Mk110 Contract for LCSs April 11 2018
    BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the US Navy’s Independence variant of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Also known as the Bofors 57Mk3, Mk110 is a multi-mission weapon system capable of firing up to 220 rounds per minute at a range of more than 9 nautical miles. Deliveries are expected to take place during 2019 and 2020.  
  • Saab Signed Carl-Gustaf Ammunition Agreement
    Saab Signed Carl-Gustaf Ammunition Agreement April 5 2018
    Saab has signed a Framework Agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to enable efficient procurement of ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf weapon system. Carl-Gustaf ammunition portfolio includes anti-armour, anti-structure, anti-personnel, smoke, illumination, and training rounds, enabling the dismounted soldier to successfully engage a wide range of battlefield threats.  With this framework agreement, Sweden will be able to procure any ammunition in th...
  • RPK-16 Order to Kalashnikov
    RPK-16 Order to Kalashnikov February 15 2018
    Russian Defence Ministry has signed a contract with Kalashnikov Concern regarding the purchase of RPK-16 machine guns. The number and the value of the order were not disclosed.  The RPK-16 5.45mm light machine gun was unveiled at the Army 2016 international military exhibition. Based on traditional Kalashnikov layout and design, it has several novel technical and ergonomic features derived from the AK-12 program, as well as some specific upgrades such as det...
  • Deliveries to Ukraine Completed
    Deliveries to Ukraine Completed January 4 2018
    Kyiv Armored Plant, a part of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm", delivered more than 50 new BTR-3As as well as repaired T-72 and other armoured vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies. Having passed all factory and acceptance tests, BTR-3DA is equipped with a combat module "Sturm-M" with a 30-mm automatic gun ZTM-1 with firing rate 330 rounds per minute, a 7.62-mm machine gu...
  • India to Replace Russian Air Defence Systems
    India to Replace Russian Air Defence Systems January 3 2018
    India has launched a $1,5 billion program foreseeing the acquisition of new-generation close-in weapon systems (CIWS) to replace its Russian L-70 and ZU-23-2B air defence systems. The tender, issued last week, only calls for local companies who will then cooperate with foreign original equipment manufacturers. The Indian Air Force plans to induct 244 air defence guns, 228 fire control and search radars and 204 thousand programmable bullets under CWIS programme. T...
  • Indigenous Solution for Gatling by SATEK ARGE
    Indigenous Solution for Gatling by SATEK ARGE December 14 2017
    SATEK ARGE who participated in the awards ceremony of the Unmanned Land Vehicles competition drew attention with its indigenous and national "Gatling" weapon system. SATEK ARGE officials are able to design a Gatling Gun System to meet specific needs; four different ammunition and artillery with 7,62X51mm, 12,7X99mm, 20,0X102mm, 25,0X137mm calibers. The system, for which a patent application was made, rises interest with its lighter structure than the system counterpar...
  • US' Railgun Project Collapsed?
    US' Railgun Project Collapsed? December 6 2017
    The electromagnetic "Railgun" project that the US Navy has been working on for 10 years collapsed? For the project, on which nearly $500 million has spent to date, the Task & Purpose magazine published an article referring the dark clouds over the Railgun project. The writer of the article, Jared Keller, discussed a possible cancellation of the project before the railgun touches down the battlefield. The US Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) has worked on the operational c...