Balkans Defence news
Russia has again stated its readiness to start negotiations with Turkey for the production and supply of 4 ++ and fifth-generation fighters .
According to Russian authors, Ankara is ready to abandon Russia's S-400 air defense systems and resume negotiations with Washington to purchase US Patriot air defense systems and fifth-generation F-35 fighters, respectively.
A squadron of MQ-9 Reaper aircraft is launching regular reconnaissance and surveillance missions in the Balkans and the region to support NATO and alliance operations.
The Russians say USS Donald Cook will participate in them on an equal footing with Russia's S-400 air defense system, purchased by Turkey last year. Russian journalists expressed this opinion in the Aviapro news agency.
In recent weeks, US President Joe Biden's administration has revoked dozens of decrees and decisions of the previous administration. This is not the case with Turkey and its exclusion from the program for a multi-purpose stealth fighter of the fifth-generation F-35.
Turkey has consulted with the British government on the purchase of a new or used aircraft carrier. Still, the talks have not yielded results, writes the Turkish English-language daily Daily Sabah
At this stage, Ankara has no clear idea of which aircraft will build the Turkish fleet of next-generation fighters. That is why the Turkish government has decided to extend the existing F-16 Block 30 fighters' service life.
Military experts and analysts, mostly Russians, believe Ankara could acquire Russian 4 ++ Su-57 fighters by mid-2024. BulgarianMilitary.com learned this based on an analytical comment from the Russian media Aviapro.
At the Turkish STM shipyard, a ceremony was held for the Istanbul-class ship's launch - the first missile frigate built in Turkey - and the keel's laying under the third Jinnah-type frigate, the Pakistani Navy, learned BulgarianMilitatary.com citing Defence24
A successful test of a torpedo fired by the Turkish submarine TCG Gür S-357 had carried out on January 25th. The torpedo is called AKYA and is entirely Turkish made.
Two days ago, the French edition of Zone Militaire Opex360 announced that the door for negotiations between Greece and France on "naval forces" was not closed. On the contrary, according to the publication, there is a high probability that France will arm Greece with frigates.
The Turkish publication Haber 7 published an interesting article claiming that the Bulgarian government is interested in purchasing at least six Bayraktar TB2 attacking drones.
Lebanese news agency AMN reports that the Turkish Ministry of Defense launched two new operations in Syria. They will be held along the Turkish-Syrian border
The Turks presented an updated version of Turkey's main Leopard 2A4 battle tank to the Turkish Defense Minister during a Turkish armored vehicle plant visit. The tank is a hybrid between the German Leopard and the Turkish Altay.
Greek parliament voted to buy French Rafale fighter jets. In addition to 18 aircraft, including six new ones, the deal will also include long-range missiles.
Russia's Interfax news agency reports that Turkey and Russia are preparing a meeting in late January to discuss several issues, including new deliveries of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
The Turkish government has once again talked about fighter jets and anti-aircraft missile systems. Hulusi Akar, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Turkey, answered several journalistic questions related to the country's defense
The head of the Turkish administration of the defense industry, Ismail Demir, announced that the Russian S-400 air defense systems are fully operational, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Joe Biden's declarations on foreign policy, supporting democracy in the world, and opposing authoritarian tendencies are certainly not enthusiastic about Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ankara could deploy Turkish drones and F-16s in Karabakh. The Turkish media circulated similar information after a speech by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.