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...

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...

Defense electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s biggest defense company, reportedly to supply remote-controlled weapons stations for the Ukrainian Practika company to arm its Kozak-2M1 armored vehicles. According to a post from Practika, Aselsan-made SARP NSV remote-controlled weapons stations are to be mounted on Kozak-2M1 vehicles. “This is a completely new solution...

New Add-On Armour Package Bolsters Protection To NATO STANAG 4569 Full Level 3 Paramount Group, the global technology and aerospace business, has announced that new add-on armour has been developed for its next generation Mbombe 4 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), resulting in some of the highest levels of protection that can be achieved globally by an armoured vehicle...

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems showcases its newly enhanced SAMSON 30mm Integrated Remote Weapons Station (RWS) for Light Vehicles for the first time during the AUSA 2021, Association of United States Army Defense Exhibition that was held in Washington D.C. from 11 to 13 October 2021. With a combination of the world’s most cutting-edge, reliable, and effective solutions...

According to Daily Sabah, a group of Turkish defense contractors is testing a kamikaze unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will be used to counter and neutralize other drone-borne threats. The UAV is part of a wide range of drone detection and destruction systems developed by Havelsan and Transvaro, exhibited at the 3rd Military Radar and Border Security Summit, organized...