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Archive for: April, 2013

Turkey develops electronic system for F-16 fighters

The Turkish Ministry of Defence along with the country’s Air Force intends to establish a military electronic system for F-16 fighters, the Hürriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday. Today this type of system is being created in only five countries in the world. The electronic combat system which is the foundation of military electronic systems for […]

Israel inaugurates 5th nuke-capable sub

Israel inaugurated its fifth nuclear-capable Dolphin-class submarine April 29 in Kiel, Germany, home of the shipbuilding division of Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS). The INS Rahav, the fifth of six Israeli submarines built at the German shipyard with funding assistance from Berlin, is expected to arrive here sometime next year following weapon system integration and sea […]

Aselsan ready to unvail the new “Tiger”

Aselsan, Turkey’s leading defense electronics manufacturer by market capitalization, is preparing to show off the improved version of its Kaplan (“Tiger”) unmanned demolitions vehicle in the IDEF 2013 international defense fair. The improved Kaplan features a longer operational range, electro-optics and robotic durability, as well as a new generation soil penetrating 3D radar that can detect explosives […]

Ankara: WMD use would escalate Syria crisis

Turkey said on Friday any use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would “take the crisis to another level”, but remained cautious about any foreign military intervention in the conflict on its border. The White House said on Thursday Assad’s government had probably used chemical arms on a small scale, but that President Barack […]

Syria’s neighbors irked by U.S.-led intervention

Syria’s neighbors, wary of stirring a conflict that could spill back over their borders, would be reluctant partners in a U.S.-led intervention but are ultimately likely to support limited military action if widespread use of chemical weapons is proven. The White House disclosed U.S. intelligence on Thursday that Syria had likely used chemical weapons, a […]



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