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STM inks cyber security agreement with ministry

Defense engineering, design and software powerhouse STM has inked a protocol with Turkey’s interior ministry with the scope of “Reviewing and Improving Existing Information Technology and Security Infrastructure”, TR Defence sources reported on April 21. While the details of the protocol are not included in the report, the new agreement is likely part of the […]

Aselsan and Roketsan work on national air defense

National Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz said that works on the HİSAR national air defense system are continuing at full speed. The HİSAR project, expected to be finished by 2020, was initiated after Turkey cancelled a bid with China for a long-range air defense system. Yılmaz said that the decision was made after Turkey changed objectives, […]

Roketsan to Unveil Guided 122mm Rockets

Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan is preparing to unveil a guided version of its popular TR-122 Sakarya multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), TR Defence sources confirmed on Tuesday. The new version has the same range, composite rocket engine and warhead options as its unguided twin but also features a new passive laser seeker that allows the […]

Aselsan, Honeywell Sign MoU on Collaboration

ANKARA — Turkish defense electronics specialist Aselsan and US Honeywell have signed a memorandum of understanding to generate a framework for future collaboration, Aselsan said in a statement Friday. The statement from Turkey’s biggest company said: “[Aselsan and Honeywell] signed a memorandum of understanding on the third day of the IDEX 2015 Exhibition at Abu […]

Qatar buys coast guard boats from Antalya’s Ares

Turkey and Qatar strengthened their relations in a recent agreement in which Qatar’s coast guard pledged to purchase 17 high-speed boats from Antalya-based Ares Shipyard Ltd. The agreement was signed March 26th at the fourth Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference. According to the deal, Qatar will buy two 46-metre vessels, 10 33-metre vessels […]

Turkey to train Malaysia in electronic warfare

Turkey has offered a helping hand to Malaysia in the field of electronic warfare after Malaysian telecommunications company Impressive Communications penned a deal with Turkey’s defense industry manufacturer HAVELSAN. According to a statment from HAVELSAN, Turkish experts will be training Malaysian engineering students in electronic warfare technologies to provide solutions to the Malaysian Armed Forces. […]

Turkish defence industry struggles to go global

Turkey’s defense industry exports have largely been possible through offset arrangements made with foreign arms suppliers. Defense offset agreements, as legal trading practices in the aerospace and military industries, are widely used by many countries as a means of bringing some of the foreign currency going abroad back to the country through arms procurement deals […]

Kale throttles up jet development for SOM

Kale Havacilik has accelerated efforts to develop a new jet engine for Turkey’s ‘SOM’ stand-off missiles. Kale Aerospace’s R&D division manager Burcin Elbirlik has informed TR Defence sources that the company reached an advanced stage in its efforts to build a new engine for the missile and that “right now there’s a working prototype”. “A […]

Cirit fights on for European markets

Following firm orders from the Turkish Armed Forces and the Middle East, missile manufacturer Roketsan is now pitching its Cirit lightweight precision rocket system in Europe. Cirit is a highly cost-effective weapon system that combines the precision of a laser guided multi-purpose missile with the low price and availability of a 2.75″ rocket. “There will […]

Saab fights to return sub maker to Sweden

Sweden — three years after selling its national submarine-maker Kockums to Germany’s ThyssenKrupp — is now fighting to wrest control of its indigenous sub-building capability from the German giant. The clearest sign of deteriorating relations between Sweden and ThyssenKrupp emerged on Feb. 27, when Sweden’s defense procurement agency FMV announced that it had allocated $3.84 […]



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