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Biden Administration’s Strategic Mediterranean Tour
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Biden Administration’s Strategic Mediterranean Tour

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has started her Mediterranean Countries Tour, including Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt.

OCCAR has awarded Airbus the upgrade of 60 Tiger
Air Modernisation

OCCAR has awarded Airbus the upgrade of 60 Tiger

OCCAR has awarded a contract to Airbus for the development, production, and initial in-service support of the Tiger MkIII attack helicopter upgrade programme.

Spain Inked a Contract to acquire 36 Airbus H135 Helicopters
Navy / Maritime

Spain Inked a Contract to acquire 36 Airbus H135 Helicopters

The Spanish government has agreed to buy 36 H135 helicopters from Airbus, a light and twin-engine rotorcraft. The Spanish Defence and Interior Ministries will each receive 18 H135 helicopters. The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of the Interior of the country issued the directives.

VAMTAC ST5 4x4 Emergency Response Vehicles for Portuguese
Land

VAMTAC ST5 4x4 Emergency Response Vehicles for Portuguese

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) delivered the last batch of 139 armoured vehicles VAMTAC ST5 to the Portuguese army.

Turkey may launch Aircraft Carrier Programme with Spain
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

Turkey may launch Aircraft Carrier Programme with Spain

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Spanish President Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon held a joint news conference.

Spain Denies Ordering F-35 Fighter Jets
Air

Spain Denies Ordering F-35 Fighter Jets

Spain has put an end to rumours about buying the American F-35 stealth fighter by stating that all efforts were concentrated on the FCAS.

Spain Debates F-35A and F-35Bs
Navy / Maritime Air

Spain Debates F-35A and F-35Bs

According to the Jane’s, the Spanish Navy and Air Force are interested in the US F-35B fighter plane.

Navantia’s first Avante corvette of the Saudi Navy has begun sea trials
Navy / Maritime

Navantia’s first Avante corvette of the Saudi Navy has begun sea trials

The first of five Avante 2200 corvettes being built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces has begun sea trials, according to Spanish shipbuilder Navantia (RSNF).

Navantia is hopeful for TCG Trakya
Navy / Maritime Expo and Air Show

Navantia is hopeful for TCG Trakya

Spanish State Shipyard Navantia attends to IDEF21 with the hope of constructing second the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship for the Turkish Navy.

TCG Anadolu: in 2022 but not before March
Navy / Maritime

TCG Anadolu: in 2022 but not before March

TCG Anadolu is under construction. The pandemic caused a major delay in construction, but the Turkish industry is working hard to deliver it early.

CTech begins exporting space products
Space

CTech begins exporting space products

Turkish firm CTech has exported its first satellite product to Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%).

France, Germany, Spain reached an agreement on FCAS
Air

France, Germany, Spain reached an agreement on FCAS

France, Germany, and Spain decided on the division of tasks as they reached an agreement regarding Phase 1B of the FCAS development program.

Spanish Frigate in the Black Sea for NATO Mission
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

Spanish Frigate in the Black Sea for NATO Mission

The 'Méndez Núñez', the command ship of the NATO Permanent Maritime Group number 2 (SNMG-2), entered the Black Sea with maritime surveillance missions.

Hoke Defended FCAS at the French Senate
Air

Hoke Defended FCAS at the French Senate

Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, spoke at the French Senate today about the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).