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Saab’s Situational Awareness System for the Royal Australian Navy

Linköping, Sweden, April 23, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Saab Under a contract, awarded by Luerssen Australia, Saab will supply the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the new offshore patrol vessels (OPV) of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This was announced by Saab on April 20, reported Shephard Media. It is foreseen…

The US Army Stops Accepting Boeing AH-64Es Due to Safety Issues

WASHINGTON (the USA), April 20, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Capt. Gary Loten-Beckford/U.S. Army In February 2018, the U.S. Army decided to stop accepting Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters due to safety issues, reported Defense News. The decision was forwarded to Boeing in March. On the 19th April, the program executive…

The Estonian CV90s Will Be Jointly Maintained by Milrem and BAE Systems

HELSINKI (Finland), April 18, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: YouTube The Estonian fleet of CV9035s (the second of the export models of the CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle - IFV) will be jointly maintained by the Patria's subsidiary Milrem LCM and BAE Systems, for which they have signed an agreement, announced Patria.…

Tax breaks and loans for attracting investments in Turkish defence programs

ANKARA (Turkey), April 18, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Turkey offers tax breaks, tax reductions, exemptions from import duties, as well as soft loans for the purposes of attracting investments in local defence programs. The goal of these incentives is the indigenous defence programs to be boosted,…

Turkey Will Soon Launch a “Mobile Naval Mine”

ANKARA (Turkey), April 17, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: galaxiamilitar.es The chairman of Albayrak Savunma, Mustafa Adnan Albayrak, announced that within 3 months the company will officially launch the Turkey’s first indigenous armed underwater drone - “a mobile naval mine” – developed under the Wattozz program, reported Defense News.…

Declined Delivery of F-35s Due to an Unsettled Dispute

LOS ANGELES (the USA), April 12, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: Lockheed Martin The U.S. Department of Defence (USDOD) is declining delivery of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning IIs due to an unresolved payment dispute with the manufacturer. Last year it was found a production error on the stealth multirole fighter and it is not reached an…

Underwater Innovations Demonstrated at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition

NATIONAL HARBOUR (Maryland, the USA), April 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Defense News Innovative underwater technologies have been demonstrated at the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. – the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, National Harbour, Maryland from 9th to 11th April 2018, reported Defense News. Among the…

The Barbaros-Class Multipurpose Frigates of Turkey are to be Modernized

ANKARA (Turkey), April 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images Four of the most modern frigates of the Turkish Navy - the Turkish Barbaros-class multipurpose frigates are to undergo half life-cycle full modernization by 2025, reported Defense News. The modernization project will be implemented by a…

New Joint MPA in the Plans of France and Germany

LONDON (the United Kingdom), April 10, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: EUNAVFOR On 27th April, the defence ministers of Germany and France will sign a letter of intent that covers a program for joint development of a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), reported FlightGlobal. This "European solution" for renewal of the MPA fleets of…

The Russian New Nuclear Weapons Seem To Be “No Bluff”

MOSCOW (Russia), March 13, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by: RU-RTR Russian Television via AP The Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov underlined in an interview, published on 12th March in the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defence “Krasnaya Zvezda” (in English: “Red Star”) that the announced by Vladimir…

Gripen E/F Will Be Offered With AEL Wide Area Display

Brasília (Brazil), April 5, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Saab Mikael Franzén, head of Gripen Brazil Business Unit  announced that wide area and head-up displays of AEL made in Brazil for the Saab Gripen E/F will be offered as a potential cockpit upgrade to purchasers of the next generation jet fighters, reported FlightGlobal.…

US Approved Sales of F-16s for Slovakia and CH-47s for Spain

WASHINGTON (the USA), April 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force On Wednesday, 4th April 2018, the State Department approved the sales of F-16 supersonic fighters for Slovakia and CH-47 heavy-lift helicopters for Spain, reported Defense News. Although the competition for selection of a…

Poland Signed to Purchase Raytheon’s Patriot Missile System

HUNTSVILLE (Alabama), March 28, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by IlGiornale.it After years of negotiations with the U.S. Government, on 28th March, Poland finally signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to purchase Raytheon’s Patriot medium-range air- and missile-defence (AMD) system, reported Defense News. Under its Wisla…

General: The USA Has No Defences Against the Weapons of Russia and China

Washington (the USA), March 22, 2018, Source: vesti.bg, Editor: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Reuters The U.S. Air Force General John Hyten made an alarming confession about the defences of the country against the hypersonic weapons of Russia and China – they don’t really exist. The General shared that during a Senate Armed Services hearing on…

Sixth Successful Test of the Lockheed Martin’s LRASM

Orlando, Florida (the USA), March 20, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Lockheed Martin On 19th March, the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin released on their website information about another successful test of the production-version of their Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM). During the test the missile…

A U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopter Has Crashed in Iraq

WASHINGTON (USA), March 16, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by The Drive.com A U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter with seven service members on board has crashed in Anbar Province, near the town of Al-Qa'im in western Iraq, said U.S. officials on Thursday (15th March 2018), reported Air Force Times. Rescuers…

French NH90 Helicopters Will be Operated in Qatar

PARIS (France), March 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Yoan Valat/AFP via Getty Images Florence Parly, the Minister of the Armed Forces of France, welcomed the signed with Qatar contract for the purchase of 28 (twenty-eight) NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters from NHIndustries (NHI) in Aix-en-Provence,…

A Contract for 90 More Taurus Missiles Signed By South Korea

SEOUL (South Korea), March 14, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by: Wikipedia.org In late February, South Korea’s arms procurement agency signed a contract with German company Taurus Systems GmbH for 90 (ninety) more 350K Taurus long-range, air-launched, bunker-busting missiles, reported DefenseNews.com. The previous contract of…

Two A400M Airlifters Could Become Property of Indonesia

MELBOURNE (Australia), March 13, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Africandefence.net If the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises of Indonesia purchases two Airbus A400M airlifters, the country will become the second one in Asia that operates such four-engine turboprop military transport aircrafts after Malaysia that has four of the…

Saudi Arabia Is Closer to Finalizing Another Deal for BAE’s Typhoon Jets

LONDON (United Kingdom), 10 March, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Eurofighter Saudi Arabia is closer to finalizing a deal for a second batch of BAE’s Typhoons after signing a preliminary agreement with the UK at the end of a visit by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Great Britain, reported DefenseNews.com. “We have…

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