Turkey’s first dedicated intelligence-gathering ship, TCG Ufuk (A-591), was officially commissioned into service at Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, on 14 January, İsmail Demir, head of Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), has announced. The ship will be jointly operated by the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and the Turkish Naval...

Aselsan has been adapting the Sarp remote weapon station (RWS) with the capability to fire the Atom 40 mm high-velocity airburst munition, the company reported in its January 2022 bulletin. Atom Sarp was test-fired in June 2021 against dummies representing dispersed insurgents under cover, inside buildings, and in the field. The adaptation of Sarp and an integration kit...

According to information published by the TOLGAOZBEK website, Turkish company Roketsan has exported TRG-230 surface-to-surface missile to Bangladesh. According to open sources information, Roketsan has already delivered TRG-300 300mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) to Bangladesh. In August 2021, the Daily Sabah has published information regarding possible defense...

According to a Tweet published by Ismail Demir, President of the Turkish Defense Association (SSB), Turkey has conducted final firing tests with its home-made HISAR-O+ air defense missile system. It was the latest acceptance test before its operational deployment with the Turkish armed forces. The HISAR is a family of Turkish-made short, medium and long-range surface-to-air...

The HAVELSAN Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Software, developed to monitor, organise and manage all ship traffic movements in the straits with HAVELSAN’s capabilities, was successfully used for the first time in NATO’s Maritime Security Exercise. NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence announced that for the first time in the history of the exercise, satellite...

Otokar, the pioneer land systems company of Turkish Defense Industry, participates in Expodefensa 2021, on 29 November-1 December, in Bogota, Colombia. During the exhibition, Otokar will promote its broad armored vehicle product range. Otokar will also provide information about its flexible business model, which incorporates transfer of technology and local manufacturing. Highlighting...

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on November 11, 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the delivery of the new S-550 air defense missile system to the Russian armed forces. The unveiling by the Russian President Vladimir Putin of the new S-550 air defense system was a surprise because nobody to date knew the existence of...

Turkey has test fired the locally developed Siper high-altitude, long-range air and missile-defence system, İsmail Demir, head of Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), tweeted on 6 November. He said, “We have successfully completed another stage in the development of our long-range and multi-layered national air-defence system, the Siper.” Conducted...

Today’s defence scenarios require absolute dominance of the airspace, irrespective of the threats and the operational complexity. The need for Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) solutions is even more significant since they allow a synergistic approach and real-time coordination of all available sensors and weapons, making it possible to counter any kind of threats. The...

According to information published by the “Defence & Technology” website on November 9, 2021, the ARMA 8×8 armored vehicle fitted with the Nefer unmanned weapon station has successfully conducted trial tests with the Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense. The ARMA 8×8 is designed and manufactured by the Turkish company Otokar. During 6 months, the Kazakhstan...