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  • Second Tanker Arrived To France
    Second Tanker Arrived To France February 14 2020
    The second delivery of the tankers ordered to replace the existing aerial refueling aircraft that have reached the end of their economic life has been completed. Lockheed Martin completed the delivery of four C-130J Super Hercules ordered in 2016 by France. The company announced that the delivery process with two KC-130J Super Hercules.  The French Air Force (Armée de l'air / ALA), which accepted the first platforms in 2017 and 2018, received the KC-13...
  • ASELSAN Communication Suites for Modernised Tanks
    ASELSAN Communication Suites for Modernised Tanks January 29 2020
    ASELSAN product communication suites, which procures digital radio equipments many countries including Turkey, began to be used in the modernized T-72 tanks. ASELSAN, which has been exporting digital communication systems to Ukraine since 2017, reaching wider use in the Ukrainian Army. Kiev Management preferred ASELSAN-produced digital communication systems as well as Ukraine-based Lybid K2 radio stations for the communication systems of modernised T-72AMT tanks, which wer...
  • Russian Firepower Power to Egyptian Ships
    Russian Firepower Power to Egyptian Ships January 8 2020
    Egypt comes to the fore with the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, the training and exercise activities carried out with different countries in the region. The Cairo government, which acquire currency with its collaborations in the region, published new images from the navy. In the images published from the Egyptian Navy deploying different aircraft on the platform, it was determined that the country also deployed Russian-made aircraft on the ships. The Navy, which playe...
  • Armoured Vehicle Reinforcement to Haftar Forces
    Armoured Vehicle Reinforcement to Haftar Forces December 27 2019
    Clashes continue between Libyan National Army forces under the command of Khalifa Haftar and the Government of National  Accord. Despite the UN's arms embargo on Libya, Haftar forces were reinforced with new armored vehicles. A news published in Jane's, it was seen that Libyan National Army forces equipped with Terrier LT-79 armoured vehicles. It was also attended that the vehicle is in new condition and despite harsh environmental conditions, exterior of the LT-79 was ...
  • Shelter for Submarines
    Shelter for Submarines November 12 2019
    Russia will build an armoured shelter for submarines. The shades designed for Borey class Project 995, Yasen class project 885 and Lada class electric submarines will protect the platforms from missiles and nuclear weapons. The construction of bunker will begin this year in Vilyuchinsk base of the Pacific fleet in Kamchatka, sources in the Defence Ministry said. In 2020, the installation will start in Northern fleet deployment bases near Severomorsk. The shelter will protect submarines f...
  • French Navy Receives First Two Upgraded ATL2s
    French Navy Receives First Two Upgraded ATL2s October 30 2019
    The French procurement agency Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has authorised the transfer of the first two upgraded Dassault Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the French Navy, the French ministry for armed forces announced on 24 October. French Navy operates 22 ATL2 MPA. Eighteen MPAs will be upgraded to the new version called 'Standard 6' to allow the aircraft to operate until 2030. The upgrade programme includes the de...
  • Kozak 2M is Different from Predecessor
    Kozak 2M is Different from Predecessor October 11 2019
    During the 16th Arms and Security Exhibition held in Kyiv, Practica exhibited its unique solutions as well as modernization projects. Practica's Kozak 2M MRAP took part in the company booth. Unlike to its predecessor, Kozak 2M has monocoque body and has a V-type underbelly structure and independent suspension system. It is powered by a 280 HP Iveco diesel engine. The platform, which is wider than Kozak MRAP, offers more balanced driving with this feature. In addition t...
  • Inventory is Growing September 24 2019
    The Philippine Navy (PN) will launch new platforms. PN is scheduled to commission three new Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Mk.3 fast boats and four KAAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles. The MPAC Mk.3 was made by the joint venture of Taiwan’s Lung the Shipbuilding, and Filipino marine company Propmech Corporation, and will be the 4th batch acquired by the PN from the joint venture. It would be armed with the Rafael Spike-ER missiles fired from the Rafael Typhoon MLS-ER missi...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (...
  • New Wing for CAS
    New Wing for CAS August 16 2019
    U.S. Air Force finishes wing replacements on A-10 Thunderbolts. The last pair of new wings for 173 A-10 Thunderbolt planes was successfully installed. The $2 billion projects to remove and replace the wings on the planes, some of which have been flying for nearly 40 years, began in 2011. The new wings are expected to last for up to 10,000 equivalent flight hours without a depot inspection.   The Cold War-era plane entered service in 1976, Although superseded by a vari...
  • US and Korean Alliance Get Stronger
    US and Korean Alliance Get Stronger August 10 2019
    The Republic of Korea adds a new one to the defence expenditures it has recently increased. New military platforms to put in the inventory of the Republic of Korea navy. According to the Pentagon's Defence Security Cooperation Agency, Korea will procure 12 MH-60R Seahawk from the US under the approved request. Cost of procurement is approximately 800 million US Dollars. And will be made under the scope of the FMS. Seoul will provide helicopters, as well as hell-borne surface sca...
  • First Patriot Received
    First Patriot Received July 17 2019
    The Royal Netherlands Army received the first of four upgraded Patriot air defence systems. In 2018, the Netherlands requested the US to upgrade the Patriot air defence system and Netherlands had signed approximately $ 105 million in contracts covering four systems. All four Dutch Patriot systems are to be upgraded by 2022. The system has received a major overhaul and modifications and its lifetime has been extended to 2040. The first upgraded Patriot system will undergo integration...
  • Satellite Positioning and Navigation Systems June 3 2019
    One of the most important requirements throughout history for trade and wars is the ability to determine one’s position and destination. A number of techniques and tools have been developed to know the position and the direction headed in caravans travelling in far away regions and ships in the open seas. Developments in electronic and space technologies in the 20th century proved to be significant breakthroughs in this field. Using the position of stars, sextant and similar t...
  • $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 ...
  • Test Phase in Light Attack Helicopter
    Test Phase in Light Attack Helicopter April 9 2019
      Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced the start of the testing process in the Light Attack Helicopter Program. During the tests; platform will undergo a process of extensive tests of power, avionics and weapons systems. On the platform where the Korean Army planned to procure 214 units, the trial process began with engine tests on the ground. Airbus Helicopters production The H155 based platform equipped with 20 mm gatling type three barreled gun. Besides, the...
  • Belgium to Acquire MQ-9B SkyGuardian
    Belgium to Acquire MQ-9B SkyGuardian March 27 2019
    The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Belgium of MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $600 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 25, 2019. The Government of Belgium has requested to purchase four MQ-9B, RPA; two Fixed Certifiable Ground Control Stations; five AN/DAS-4 Multi-Spectral Targeti...
  • Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico
    Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico March 20 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 ...
  • AARGM-ER  support on F-35
    AARGM-ER support on F-35 March 11 2019
    Northrup Grumman won Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range/AARM-ER Missile award. The missile will be used on D / A-18E / F, EA-18G and F-35A / C aircraft. The company will sign $ 322.5 million for its Engineering and Production activities. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Northridge, California, is awarded a $322,504,595 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the AGM-88G, Advanced Anti-Radia...
  • US Approves Patriot Sale to Turkey
    US Approves Patriot Sale to Turkey December 19 2018
    The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of 80 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) missiles, 60 PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. Turkey has requested the possible sale of 4 AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, 4 Engagement Control Stations, 10 Antenna Mast G...
  • Israel Will Keep Greek Helicopters Running
    Israel Will Keep Greek Helicopters Running November 29 2018
    Greek-Israeli Defence and Technical Cooperation Working Group meet for 8th time in Athens on Thursday 22nd November. Greece's procurement program for Heron Block1 from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) / Malat was on discussion table. Greece will buy up to 7 Heron Block1 and 1 + 1 ground control stations for a total amount of € 35.5 million. Representatives of the Greek and Israeli sides discussed the maintenance of the T700-GE-401C engines of the eight S70B6 anti...
  • UK Solution to US T-6s
    UK Solution to US T-6s November 23 2018
    The US has headed to the UK to increase the capabilities of T-6 Texan II aircraft. The UK-based company Cobham will modernize USA’s T-6 aircraft. Within the scope of the modernization, aircraft’s ADS-B (Automatic, Dependent, Surveillance-Broadcast) capabilities will be increased. The company will integrate the RMS 555 Radio Management System into more than 500 aircraft. Studies will be carried out with the Scientific Research Corporation (SRC). Company’s solution a...
  • Su-57 Army Tests in 2019
    Su-57 Army Tests in 2019 October 18 2018
    Russia has announced that Su-57 will begin Army tests early next year. According to a report in the Russian press, the 4th Combat Training Centre in Lipetsk will receive two mass-production Su-57s. Russian Army's most trained test pilot and teacher pilots will test aircrafts.   The first tasks to be carried out in the tests will be the testing of aircraft weapons systems and trials of radar stations. Then the weapon tests will be carried out. After the tests are c...
  • Airbus Signs Contract for Heron TP
    Airbus Signs Contract for Heron TP September 26 2018
    Airbus signed an agreement with Germany for Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicles. Under the agreement, Airbus will provide Heron TP and the necessary operational services for the German Army. Following the two-year preparation period, operational support services will be provided in the seven-year operational phase. Germany will receive five UAVs and four ground stations. The platforms will have encrypted datalink to be supplied by Germany with SATCOM, electrooptic and IR sensors. It will also h...
  • Germany Plans to Sell Euro Hawk to Canada
    Germany Plans to Sell Euro Hawk to Canada September 26 2018
    In a statement Monday, Germany's defence ministry confirmed talks with Canada were planned. No price tag or date was speculated but UAV cost $823 million to Germany. The German defence ministry has decided to “begin concrete negotiations with Canada for the sale of Euro Hawk aircraft, two ground stations and possibly certain spare parts,” Associated Press reported Monday. Last year, the government acknowledged that the development and procurement of the pro...
  • New Era with New Playmaker: F-35
    New Era with New Playmaker: F-35 July 9 2018
    In the framework of the program, in which it participates as partner since 1999, Turkey received its first aircraft with tail no. 18-001 following a modest ceremony in Fort Worth, USA. With Turkish defence industry sector actively taking part in the production process, the F-35 aircraft will spend some more days in the United States for pilot training. They will arrive Turkey in late 2019 or early 2020 to be deployed in their duty stations.
  • MILGEM Record in Exports
    MILGEM Record in Exports July 5 2018
    Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli gave a good news of the MILGEM's in a press release. MILGEM Class corvettes were exported to Pakistan. Under the agreement inked today, Pakistan will supply four ships. Two of the vessels will be built at the Istanbul Shipyard Command, and two will be built in Karachi, Pakistan. All responsibility for construction work will be in the hand of Turkish Ministry of National Defence. The amount of the deal has not been announced, but it is said tha...
  • Vulcano Launched
    Vulcano Launched July 5 2018
    The Fincantieri Shipyard launched the new logistic support ship of the Italian Navy. The ship named Vulcano (A 5335) floated at the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia. The European defense procurement organization, OCCAR, ordered the May 2015 in the name of Italian Ministry of Defence, and the hull parts of the platform were built at different shipyards and consolidated at Muggiano. The system integration efforts of the ship will continue until December, and Vulcano will begin...
  • Yoruk in Serial Production
    Yoruk in Serial Production June 30 2018
    Nurol Makina started serial production of Yoruk 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicle. In the official ceremony held by company the first Yoruk, which rolled out from serial production line, was introduced as a participants. Yoruk is designed for wide variety of missions which can be used in a different tasks from personnel transfer to reconnaissance tasks. The vehicle, which can also serve as a weapon platform if necessary, has a "V" type monocoque...
  • Agni-5 Missile Successfully Tested
    Agni-5 Missile Successfully Tested June 5 2018
    Indian Ministry of Defence, twitted from its official account that the long-range ballistic missile Agni 5 is successfully flight-tested from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island). Further  messages included that all the radars, electro optical tracking stations and telemetry stations tracked the vehicle all through the course of the trajectory. There was no further information about test fire.
  • Locally-built Peruvian LPD Passed Initial Trials
    Locally-built Peruvian LPD Passed Initial Trials May 10 2018
    The Peruvian Navy's first domestically built landing platform dock (LPD) BAP Pisco (AMP 156) has successfully completed its initial sea trials in April, Peruvian Ministry of Defence announced on 7 May.  122 metre-long vessel was built by SIMA-Peru Marine Industrial Services. The vessel has a displacement of approximately 11,390 tons which makes it one of the biggest ships in the Peruvian Navy. The ship can accommodate 157 cr...
  • S-400 Delivery to China Completed
    S-400 Delivery to China Completed April 4 2018
    Two vessels have delivered the first regimental set of S-400 systems to China, TASS reported. The shipment includes a command post, radar stations, launching stations, energy equipment and other property.  Russia trained a group of Chinese military personnel to operate the S-400 system last year. The sales contract for the S-400 systems was signed in 2014. China is the first export customer for the Russian long-range air and missile defence system.
  • Weapon Detection Radar by ASELSAN for Counter-terrorism
    Weapon Detection Radar by ASELSAN for Counter-terrorism March 11 2018
    ASELSAN completed studies on radar systems for providing security in populated areas such as airports, train stations, shopping malls and public meeting areas. According to ASELSAN's 2017 annual report, the radar detects and identifies disguised explosives and weaponry. The company stated that the development work on 3D Imaging Radar, which is being conducted in collaboration with TÜBİTAK TEYDEB, has been completed. ASELSAN did not share any visuals on the radar.
  • Turkmenistan Acquires Turkish Armoured Vehicles
    Turkmenistan Acquires Turkish Armoured Vehicles March 6 2018
    Turkmenistan has acquired two new types of armoured vehicles from Turkey.  A video was released on the internet on 26 February of a recent visit by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to a new border post near Serhetabat, which is close to the border with Afghanistan. The video revealed Turkmenistan's procurement of the Amazon 4x4 and Vuran 4x4 armoured vehicles, produced by Turkish firm BMC. The vehicles were equipped with ASELSAN Sarp Dual Remote Controlled Weapon Station...
  • US Offers 'SuperCobra'
    US Offers 'SuperCobra' January 18 2018
    The US Government decided to offer surplus Marine Corps Bell AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters to international customers from February.  The helicopters entered service with the USMC in 1986. Powered by twin General Electric T700-GE-401 engines, the AH-1W has a top speed of 147 kt, a range of 256 n miles (474 km), and a service ceiling of 18,700 ft (limited to 10,000 ft by oxygen requirements), all in a basic combat configuration.  The platform is equippe...
  • Spike Again
    Spike Again December 21 2017
    Romania has announced that it is supplying portable Spike LR anti-tank guided missiles with the ICLU (Integrated Control Launch Unit) developed for the use of infantry. Romanians have launched 10 Spike ER missiles during trials. Missiles are purchased for the Romanian Land Forces. Missiles fired from different distances to armored personnel carriers and tanks day and night and they hit the target. The Romanian Land Forces are planning to these missiles for infantry, reconnaissance and mountai...
  • 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...