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India Successfully Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

India on June 9 tested a short-range nuclear-capable missile along its eastern coast, an official said, part of the nation’s efforts to build up its atomic deterrent. The surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile was fired from a range in the eastern state of Orissa and hit its target in the Bay of Bengal successfully, the defence ministry […]

US presses Turkey to join Libya air bombing

The Obama administration criticized five key military allies Wednesday to take on a greater share of the NATO-led air campaign against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, illustrating the strains of a three-month intervention in Libya that has no time frame for an exit. The pressure on Germany, Poland, Spain, Turkey and Netherlands comes as the alliance continues […]

Turkish PM focuses on defense industry in poll campaign

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, is putting an unprecedented emphasis on the defense industry in its campaign for the June 12 elections. The party’s promises focus on establishing and developing a domestic industry that comes near to being self-sufficient. PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says the capital city of Ankara will become the […]

Russia Says NATO Not Listening on Missile Shield

NATO and Russia failed to reach a breakthrough on a missile shield project in Europe on June 8 with the Russian defense minister complaining that Moscow’s demands were falling on deaf ears. After talks between NATO defense ministers and their Russian counterpart in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen dismissed Russian demands for a […]

NATO Meeting in Talinn Addresses Cyber Security

Three hundred global cyber experts gathered in Tallinn on June 7 for a NATO Cyber Conflict conference focused on the legal and political aspects of national and global Internet security amid a rise in attacks. “The special focus at the conference this year is on generating cyber forces (…) the technologies, people and organizations that […]

Nuclear Weapons Threat Not Decreasing: SIPRI

More than 5,000 nuclear weapons are deployed around the world and nuclear powers continue investing in new weapon systems, making meaningful disarmament in the near future unlikely, a report published Tuesday said. “More than 5,000 nuclear weapons are deployed and ready for use, including nearly 2,000 that are kept in a high state of alert,” […]

Turkey joins trade rush into Africa

The clout of emerging economies is increasing in global trade, according to a benchmark report on Africa, showing the ability of nations, including Turkey, to open inroads into the economic centers of the African continent. India, Turkey, South Korea and Brazil are emulating China’s push to boost trade with Africa, as they erode the market […]

China to launch Gokturk satellite in December

China will launch Turkey’s first intelligence satellite, Göktürk-2, for $20 million since Turkey lacks the required technology to launch the satellite. Göktürk-2, which will be capable of detecting the movements of objects smaller than even one square meter, will help capture terrorists infiltrating Turkish borders. The optical camera for the satellite has been bought from […]

Aselsan introduces torpedo-jammer sonar

Turkish defense industry company, Aselsan, has manufactured Turkey’s first domestic sonar system capable of ‘jamming’ incoming topedos. Aselsan’s underwater sonar system, “Kulac”, has the “jammer” technology aiming at eliminating torpedo threat. Moreover, it can be used to measure sea depth, as well as distance, direction and speed of enemy submarines, defense experts told AA on […]

Turkey Takes Aim At Targeting Pod

Turkey’s largest defense company is beginning to flight-test the country’s first indigenous advanced targeting and reconnaissance pod. The tests mark the end of the initial phase of an ambitious program by military electronics specialist Aselsan. It is not publicly known how long Aselsan has been working on the once-classified project, but the company says it […]



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