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  • New HMMWV at MRAP Level
    New HMMWV at MRAP Level 15 October 2020
    The new version of NXT 360 is unveiled in AUSA. AM General introduced the new variants of the Humvee/HMMWV light armoured wheeled vehicle. The vehicles called the NXT 360 and provide MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) level protection.  The NXT 360 is described as the next-generation Humvee lightweight tactical vehicle configuration with simplified maintenance and aerodynamics. The NXT 360 has a gross vehicle weight of 6,400 kg and is powered by a 205 hp 6.5V V8 t...
  • Taiwan Tensions Between U.S. and China
    Taiwan Tensions Between U.S. and China 13 October 2020
    China continues to warn countries selling military systems to Taiwan. China has issued a warning to the United States after White House officials said the sale of three weapons systems to Taiwan was close to being edict. As the Oval Office increased pressure on China, foreign media reported in Early September (2020) that the United States was entering into an agreement with Taiwan as part of seven arms system exports.  "To ensure that it does not seriously harm cross-Strai...
  • Taiwan Increases the Number of IFVs in Inventory
    Taiwan Increases the Number of IFVs in Inventory 29 August 2020
    Taiwan is increasing the number of CM-34 Clouded Leopard armoured infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) in its inventory. According to the Ministry of Defence, 21 more CM-34 8x8 IFV will be procure for the Taiwan Armed Forces. The CM-34, developed by Taiwan with local sources and has an indigenous rate of about 88%, is equipped with the Orbital ATK 30mm Mk44 Bushmaster II. The platform's engine, MK44 cannon and transmission are supplied overseas. Previously, Taiwan ordered ...
  • ASELSAN Brought Domestic Solution in Solar Energy
    ASELSAN Brought Domestic Solution in Solar Energy 25 August 2020
      ASELSAN has come to an end in locally producing photovoltaic cells that convert the light (photon) coming to the solar panel into electrical energy. Turkey established 7 thousand solar power plant. The installed solar power capacity has reached 6 thousand 232 megawatts. Energy sector in Turkey is one of the first three fast growing sectors. On the other hand, solar energy emerged as an alternative energy source in military facilities where energy delivery is difficu...
  • FNSS MAV on Sea
    FNSS MAV on Sea 13 August 2020
    FNSS, which is one of the leading military land vehicles of Turkey, continues to operate at full speed. The company posted a new video from its official social media account. It was found in the video that the platform was tested in a maritime environment. The post has "MAV (Marine Assault Vehicle), was designed by FNSS for the operational concept and mission requirements of the Naval Forces Command. MAV is a vehicle that has the fastest move ability to take the ...
  • Laser Protection for Nuclear Submarines
    Laser Protection for Nuclear Submarines 4 August 2020
    Thanks to the advances in technology, the use of lasers on marine vessels is becoming widespread. In the images published by the USA, the laser was integrated into the USS Minnesota (SSN 783) nuclear submarine. In the photo, the LA-9 / P system, which temporarily blinds the enemy elements, was seen on the Virginia class platform. LA-9 / P, which has been developed to suppress the imaging equipment of surface, underwater or aerial platforms approaching the ship, has a built...
  • Additional Self Propelled Howitzer Delivery
    Additional Self Propelled Howitzer Delivery 14 June 2020
    Self-propelled howitzer is one of the important force multipliers of the battlefield, thanks to its ability to carry firepower to front lines under armour protection. Countries that want to have a good mechanized power continue their investments in these systems. The 2'nd Battalion of 82'nd Field Artillery Regiment affiliated to the US Army received additional M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzer. Within the framework of the increasing combat capability and firepower ...
  • Canada Lifts Freeze on Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia
    Canada Lifts Freeze on Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia 13 April 2020
    Canada is lifting a freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and has renegotiated a much-criticized $14 billion contract to sell General Dynamics Corp armoured vehicles to Riyadh, Ottawa said. The announcement marks a retreat by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said in December 2018 he was looking for a way out of the deal.   The gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the vehicle is quoting 28,100 kg. The LAV-FSV’s powerpack co...
  • Nuclear Howitzer Moderdinsed
    Nuclear Howitzer Moderdinsed 9 April 2020
    Self-propelled howitzers, which are capable of firing nuclear artillery projectiles, was developed to destroy large enemy units that would be encountered in a possible Third World War. Although nuclear rounds have been phased out of service today, the systems that use them are still in operation. Russia is modernizing its 2S7M Malka self propelled howitzers in its inventory. The platform, which has been upgraded in this context, has been tested recently. In ...
  • Turkish Black Hawk on Trials
    Turkish Black Hawk on Trials 25 March 2020
    The T70 Utility Helicopter Program, which was launched for the utility helicopter requirement of the Turkish Armed Forces and the fire fighting helicopter need of the General Directorate of Forestry, continues its progress. Presidency of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı / SSB), which is the military acquirement corporation of Turkey, shared an information from its official social media accounts about the testing activities of the platform. In the statement, &...
  • Indigenous Armoured Anti-Tank Vehicle: Kaplan 10 Anti-Tank
    Indigenous Armoured Anti-Tank Vehicle: Kaplan 10 Anti-Tank 24 March 2020
    The Weapon Carrier Vehicles Project was launched as part of the Turkish Armed Forces' need for armoured anti-tank vehicles. In this context, an agreement was signed with the Presidency of Defence Industries (Undersecretariat for Defense Industry of the time) on 27 June 2016. In the project process, it was aimed to integrate anti-tank missiles in the Turkish Army Command (Kara Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı / KKK) inventory and also developed domestically. Following the agreement, t...
  • Additional MRAPs on the Way
    Additional MRAPs on the Way 15 March 2020
    New manufacturing technologies developed and expanded in the field of land vehicles paved the way for the development and production of these systems with locally. Colombia, which frequently uses armoured vehicles in internal security operations, has announced that it will acquire new platforms. The procurement batch, which includes Hunter XL MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles developed with domestic facilities, costs 500,000 USD. It is not specified how ...
  • FNSS Introduces Gölge Süvari 3 March 2020
    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri shared first images about the remote control system "Gölge Süvari (Shadow Cavalry)" for military land vehicles that it presented to the public as a concept at IDEF in 2019. The system introduced by FNSS aims to offer flexible solutions with modular units ready for integration. The system will be open to being used on manned and unmanned platforms. The system will include communication and remote control solution alternatives for different distances....
  • Lockheed Martin Space Mesh Against Hypersonic Threats
    Lockheed Martin Space Mesh Against Hypersonic Threats 29 January 2020
    Upon increasing hypersonic speed ballistic threats, Lockheed Martin announced that a new low-orbit space mesh system for observation missions was developed and the first prototype was placed in orbit. Within the scope of the program called Pony Express 1, which reached the prototype phase in a short period of nine months, it was announced that the first system was placed in orbit in December 2019. The study, which is expected to attract the attention of the Pentagon, ...
  • M4K Recovery Vehicle Passed Tests
    M4K Recovery Vehicle Passed Tests 24 January 2020
    M4K (Partially Mine Protected Recovery Vehicle), which will perform a recovery mission for wheeled vehicles, has completed its qualification tests. The Presidency of Defence Industries made an announcement in its official accounts, "The qualification tests of thePartially Mine Protected Recovery Vehicle, which produced by MPG indigenously, has been completed qualification tests succesfully." A total of 29 M4K will put into Turkish armed forces inventory....
  • The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629
    The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629 30 October 2019
    Turkish Aerospace’s General Manager and CEO, Temel Kotil, publicised that the company would develop a six-ton attack or armed helicopter – designated T629 – that will fill the gap between the five-ton T129 ATAK and the forthcoming 10-ton ATAK II Heavy Attack Helicopter. In an interview with GBP Aerospace and Defence magazine, Kotil stated, “The designs have been finalised, and we plan to carry out the first flight of this new helicopter in about a year.&rdquo...
  • 62 Titus will Enter the Inventory
    62 Titus will Enter the Inventory 13 July 2019
      Czech Republic signed a contract with Nexter to supply 62 Nexter Titus multirole armoured vehicles. Titus, a new generation of armoured vehicles offering high protection and mobility to the support and transportation needs of modern armies. The platform mobility chain was developed in cooperation with Czech supplier Tatra Trucks. A “Homeland Security” kit is available, matching more specifically the needs of police and security forces. Nexter’s Tit...
  • Black Panther on the Line Again
    Black Panther on the Line Again 30 May 2019
    The K2 Black Panther tank comes back to mass production after two years. The main contractor, Hyundai Rotem, announced that the mass production phase would resume after the transmission problem was resolved. The mass production is restarted with a ceremony at the company's plant in Changwon. The process, which planned to began in 2014 and was scheduled to be completed in 2017, has been delayed by more than two years since the locally manufactured transmission failed to pass the durability...
  • Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft for US Army
    Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft for US Army 17 April 2019
      AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies companies introduced Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft for US Army. The helicopter has a single-engine, coaxial rotor, a wing and two ducted pusher propellers on its aft fuselage. The wing provides to 50% of the rotorcraft’s lift during high-speed flight. Co-axial design of the prototype has similarities to Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider. AVX Aircraft chief operating officer Kendall Goodman says that their design was more of ...
  • 25 km Paw for Mi-28
    25 km Paw for Mi-28 22 March 2019
    Russia has announced that it will equip modernized Mi-28NM helicopters with new weapons. The new weapon called "Arcticle 205" was declared to be a 25 km range missile. The system, developed for the destroying of armoured vehicles and reinforced fortifications, is able to function in day and night conditions. The system, which is guided by the internal inertial navigation system, detects the target with the active scanner in the last terminal phase of the flight. It is...
  • Iveco Prefers Allison
    Iveco Prefers Allison 4 February 2019
    Iveco Defence Vehicles will support BAE Systems in the frame of their recently-awarded contract to produce the next generation of Amphibious Combat Vehicles. Allison has recently shared a press bulletin to announce that Allison Specialty Series™ transmissions will equip the new generation of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV 1.1) for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).   According to bulleting the vehicles are being produced under a four-year, $400 million contract won ...
  • Portable Antitank Radar Enters Service
    Portable Antitank Radar Enters Service 10 January 2019
    Russia’s SNAR-10 M1 self-propelled radar, capable of detecting tanks at a distance of up to 40 km, enters service at the Central Military District under a state defence order.  SNAR-10 M1 radar is designed for reconnaissance of moving ground, air and surface targets. The modern radar can detect vehicles, manpower, exploding shells at a range of 200m - 40km.    The station is equipped with an internal and external communication system with aut...
  • Morocco to Acquire Abrams Tank
    Morocco to Acquire Abrams Tank 4 December 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:  ...
  • New Product from Milkor
    New Product from Milkor 27 October 2018
    Milkor, which based in South Africa, introduced its new product. The platform, which is an armoured vehicle in a 4x4 configuration, was announced as Milkor 4x4. Development activities started in 2017, and the first prototype rolled out from the production line in August 2018.  Milkor 4x4 is based on Iveco Trakker chassis. Platform has an all-welded steel body. Engine is placed in an armour-protected compartment at the front of the vehicle. The vehicle that provides protection a...
  • Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 Logistics Support Vehicle Has Completed The Factory Tests
    Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 Logistics Support Vehicle Has Completed The Factory Tests 25 September 2018
    South Africa-based OTT Technologies announced that a significant milestone has been left behind. Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 logistics support vehicle developed by the company has completed the factory tests. The Puma M36 Mk 6A has a two-men armoured cabin. Thanks to the V-shaped body, the vehicle provides protection against explosions. The platform, which can be configured as right or left-hand drive according to user preference, is built on the Mercedes-Benz Zetros chassis. With the shock ...
  • MRV 6.2 Ready
    MRV 6.2 Ready 20 June 2018
    Mercedes Benz introduced the MRV 6.2 multi-purpose vehicle. Vehicle which developed through LAPV 6.1 is production ready. MRV 6.2, which is built on the components of the G-Class 461 series vehicles, has a uprated ladder frame chassis for multirole vehicle. It has has the same V-6 185-horsepower engine same as the OM642DE30LA, W5A 580 automatic transmission and VG 150E-3W transfer case, emission level of vehicle is between EURO 3 and 5 standards according to the ...
  • Altay power pack is signed
    Altay power pack is signed 15 June 2018
      Altay Main Battle tank power group aggremeent is signed between Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) and BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş..BMC will design 1500 horsepower diesel engine, transmission, cooling packet and sub systems. BMC will also manage test center where test and qualification works will be carried out. All IP rights will belong to SSM.
  • Smart Solutions for Battlefield
    Smart Solutions for Battlefield 11 June 2018
    Rafael has unveiled two new products that will offer smarter solutions to the battlefield. One of these solutions is FireFly, a loitering munition. The platform weighs three kilograms, suitable for carrying and using a single soldier. Developed as a member of the Spike family, the vehicle has the ability to target tracking. System can be managed by the tablet can provide instant data transfer thanks to the two way data link. FireFly, which has duration 15 minutes, has...
  • New BMP on the Way
    New BMP on the Way 27 May 2018
    Ukraine-based Ukroboronprom introduced a new generation armored vehicle. Infantry fighting vehicle developed by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau was introduced under the name BMP-u. The design documentation and prototype production of the BMP-U, which is developed to replace aging BMP-1 and BMP-2 armored vehicles, is scheduled for completion in 2019. The BMP-U was developed for the transport of land troops and for providing fire support to the troops. The...
  • Bayraktar TB2 in 'Ephesus 2018' Drill
    Bayraktar TB2 in 'Ephesus 2018' Drill 4 May 2018
    Bayraktar TB2, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system indigenously developed by Turkish Baykar Makina, will carry out live-firing exercise in Ephesus 2018 drill for the first time this year. The company announced on its official Twitter account that live video transmission of flights will be released during the exercise. A total of 23 armed Bayraktar TB2 UAVs are currently in the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The Bayraktar TB2 has an operational flight alt...
  • FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay
    FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay 7 April 2018
    Scoring high business volume in land vehicles exports in the Far East, producing 8x8 in Malaysia and tank in Indonesia thanks to its cooperation models, FNSS stands out as one of the three companies bidding for the Altay Main Battle Tank mass production in Turkey. We discussed with General Manager Nail Kurt about export targets and the future of land vehicle companies in Turkey. Kurt maintained that Altay was a strategic asset and that production required cooperation rather than competition.&...
  • German Transmission System to K2 MBTs
    German Transmission System to K2 MBTs 15 February 2018
    The Republic of Korea's K2 main battle tanks will be equipped with German RENK transmission system, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 7 February. The first batch of 100 K2s was equipped with the German MTU 883 diesel engine and RENK transmission system. The second-batch production, which was originally started in 2014 when Hyundai Rotem signed an $820 million contract to supply the additional K2 MBTs, has long been delaye...
  • Alp Aviation, On its Way to Indigenous Programs
    Alp Aviation, On its Way to Indigenous Programs 9 February 2018
    An important centre featuring the technology and capabilities Turkey has acquired in air platforms, is located in Eskişehir. In this regard, Alp Aviation not only contributes to Turkey with investments in aviation but also serves as an export gate. We discussed with Mustafa Kemal Erçelik, Alp Aviation Member of Board of Directors, about the company’s activities and strategy.   C4Defence: Alp Aviation has shared with the public a major inv...
  • Next Level: CV90 MkIV
    Next Level: CV90 MkIV 24 January 2018
    The International Armored Vehicles Conference continues in London. At today's session, BAE Systems introduced the new version of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle. The next step of the CV90 family is the CV90 MkIV. The new MkIV offers faster and enhanced off-road capability with active damping technology. CV90 MkIV’s NATO standard electronic architecture provides sensor integration to meet user requirements. Combat proven vehicle which offered to Czech Republic has 1000 H...
  • Israeli Offer to Thailand's APC Upgrade Tender
    Israeli Offer to Thailand's APC Upgrade Tender 9 January 2018
    Israeli company Nimda confirmed to Jane’s that it is bidding to upgrade the Royal Thai Army’s (RTA’s) BAE Systems M113 armoured personnel carriers (APCs). if selected, The company will collaborate with local firms for upgrade work. Nimda’s proposal features its new M-113 N-2000 package, which integrates a Detroit Diesel 6V53T 300-hp engine and the Allison 3000 series automatic transmission. The package also includes a range of up...
  • Korea To Wait Three More Years
    Korea To Wait Three More Years 17 October 2017
    The Republic of Korea's Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced a three-year delay in production of additional Hyundai Rotem K2 (Black Panther) main battle tanks (MBTs) on 13 October. Hyundai Rotem signed a $820 million contract to supply the additional K2 MBTs to the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) in December 2014. The country is expected to order more than 600 K2 MBTs to replace its M47 Patton tanks and K1 MBTs. The delay is due to reliab...
  • New IFV by NORINCO
    New IFV by NORINCO 22 August 2017
    China’s North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has unveiled new VN-17 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) for the first time during the Armour Day it held in Baotou, Inner Mongolia from 15-16 August. The company refers to its new product as a “brand-new generation of 30 ton heavy tracked armoured vehicles with the protection level of tanks”.  Featuring the same powerpack, transmission, tracks, armoured protection, and information systems with t...
  • Skynet 6A at Airbus Space 2 August 2017
    The Royal Army inked agreement to change the existing Skynet 5 network. UK, did not open a tender for the production of the Skynet 6 satellite and gave its satellite production mission to Airbus Defense and Space. The Skynet 6 military communications satellite will close the gap after the end of its life span of the existing Skynet 5 system. With the new satellite, improve communication and data transmission speed and security have aimed. Detailed information about the deal was not ...
  • Newest T-72 To Take Part In Victory Day Parade
    Newest T-72 To Take Part In Victory Day Parade 7 April 2017
    Russia will demonstrate the latest version of its T-72 main battle tank during the Victory Day Parade, according to the commander in chief of the Russian Ground Forces. Powered with a 1130 horsepower diesel engine, the T-72B3M's engine-transmission compartment and rear part of the tower are covered with anti-cumulative screen grids and additional blocks of dynamic protection as well as having strengthened mine protection technology.  In Ma...
  • R&D Promise for Altay Engine by Delta
    R&D Promise for Altay Engine by Delta 2 April 2017
    The Altay Main Battle Tank's engine program has successfully overcome a major problem with the release of information that the engine to be used on Altay will be supplied from Ukraine. UkrOboronProm General Manager Romanov said in a special interview with our magazine that Turkish and Ukrainian prime ministers have reached an agreement and that a long-lasting work has been carried out for cooperation. C4Defence contacted at Delta Defence LTD, the representative of UkrO...