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Turkish F-16s scramble Russian Su-24
Air Regional / Strategy

Turkish F-16s scramble Russian Su-24

Turkish F-16s scrambled two Russian aircraft as part of the NATO mission. Turkish Defence ministry released video footage of the mission.

Turkey to Withdraw from Kabul Airport
Air Country Bilateral Relations

Turkey to Withdraw from Kabul Airport

The Turkish Defence Ministry announced on Wednesday that it had begun withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, abandoning plans to assist in the security of Kabul’s Khamid Khazai International Airport, which would have been considered a strategic asset if the Taliban had not captured the city recently. Turkey wished to remain in Kabul after the United States troop withdrawal is completed on Tuesday. The Taliban, on the other hand, has requested that Turkey leave by August 31st.

New Air Defence System to Kabul
Country Homeland Security

New Air Defence System to Kabul

Afghan authorities said they had installed an anti-missile system at Kabul airport to counter incoming rockets.

Spotters Day at Anatolian Eagle-2021 Training
Air

Spotters Day at Anatolian Eagle-2021 Training

The International Anatolian Eagle-2021 Training is held at the 3rd Main Jet Base Command (Konya) between 21 June and 02 July 2021. Turkish Air Force, Turkish Navy will participate in the exercise. Military units from Qatar, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and NATO will take place in the training. Azerbaijan participates to the training for the first time.

Navies’ Video Wars
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Navies’ Video Wars

Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet opened fire on the Royal Navy’s HMS Defender Destroyer while the United Kingdom denied that they were under attack.

Russia opened warning fire to Royal Navy destroyer in the Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Russia opened warning fire to Royal Navy destroyer in the Black Sea

The Russian Black Sea Fleet carried out a warning fire towards the Royal Navy HMS Defender.

Lockheed Promotes F-16 in Ukraine
Air

Lockheed Promotes F-16 in Ukraine

The Arms and Security Defence Expo begins today in Kyiv. The US Company Lockheed Martin has a booth for the first time ever. The company promotes F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to Ukrainian Air Force (Повітряні Сили України).

Network-Based Training Center for ten NATO Countries
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Network-Based Training Center for ten NATO Countries

Defence Ministers agreed to create a network of European training centres for fighter jets, helicopter and drone pilots.

US Demanded written commitment on S-400 ahead of NATO Summit
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

US Demanded written commitment on S-400 ahead of NATO Summit

According to Greece based SKAI TV, the United States has asked Turkey to officially confirm that it has not activated the Russian S-400 Air Defence systems.

Latvia is interested in Otokar and Baykar products
Land Air Unmanned Systems

Latvia is interested in Otokar and Baykar products

Latvian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Artis Pabriks visited Turkey.

HMS Dragon Testfires its Sea Viper
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile Sensors

HMS Dragon Testfires its Sea Viper

The Royal Navy’s Type 45 air-defence destroyer HMS Dragon tested its Sea Viper system in Scotland, Royal Navy announced on 4 June.

NATO Demonstrates hot water is possible in the field: Ozti
Logistics

NATO Demonstrates hot water is possible in the field: Ozti

NATO held an exercise in Romania to show its readiness for quick response. Turkey is the leading country at the exercise. NATO SHAPE has shared a video from the field to show that a clean kitchen and hot water is possible during the exercise with the words, “Hot food, warm showers, clean clothes out in the field... Really?! Find out as Trissia and Seb tour the Turkish living facilities on SteadfastDefender21”

Turkey Leads NATO VJFT with BMC Vuran
Land

Turkey Leads NATO VJFT with BMC Vuran

Turkey is leading NATO's quick reaction forces. The forces arrived in Romania to participate in Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021.

F-35 "Parade" in front of S-400 Triumf Radars
Air E/W Regional / Strategy Sensors

F-35 "Parade" in front of S-400 Triumf Radars

Italian Air Force F-35A fighter jets flew to Estonia to start their service as part of NATO’s Air Policing mission to “Secure the Skies”.