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Royal Navy Receives New Autonomous Vessel
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Royal Navy Receives New Autonomous Vessel

The Royal Navy received a new autonomous vessel NavyX into its service. The project is named Madfox (Maritime Demonstrator For Operational eXperimentation).

Storm Shadow fails soon after being operational on Typhoon
Air Weapon / Missile

Storm Shadow fails soon after being operational on Typhoon

Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 fighter jets failed with conventionally armed Storm Shadow for the first time in combat in northern Iraq on March 10th.

The UK Preparing for a New Type of War
Defence Politics Modernisation

The UK Preparing for a New Type of War

The UK Ministry of Defence has published its Defence Command Paper (DCP) which outlines the Government’s commitment to modernise the Armed Forces to meet the objectives of the recent Integrated Defence, Security and Foreign Policy Review.

 Hercules' Retirement Plans
Air

Hercules' Retirement Plans

The United Kingdom plans a major change at defence acquisition. The plan includes phasing out the RAF C-130 Hercules fleet in a couple of years.

JSF is The Key to Draw Attention
Air

JSF is The Key to Draw Attention

General Richard Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff and member of the House of Lords, criticized the British Ministry of Defence heavily.

Storm Shadow Becomes Operational
Weapon / Missile

Storm Shadow Becomes Operational

British Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 fighter jets have employed the conventionally armed Storm Shadow cruise missile for the first time in combat.

UK Reduces F-35 Fleet Giving a Path to Tempest
Air

UK Reduces F-35 Fleet Giving a Path to Tempest

The British Ministry of Defence has made significant cuts to the Royal Air Force's F-35 acquisition plans, including reducing the fleet by around two-thirds.

THALES secured £98 Million UK SHORAD Contract
Land Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

THALES secured £98 Million UK SHORAD Contract

The UK MoD has contracted Belfast based Thales UK company to offer Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) to the British Army and Royal Marines.

Milipol Qatar Begins in 11 Days
Land Navy / Maritime Logistics Bilateral Relations Modernisation

Milipol Qatar Begins in 11 Days

Milipol Qatar 2021, the 13th International Homeland Security and Civil Defence, will run at the DECC between 15-17 March.

“Call of Duty” from ASELSAN
Investment Country

“Call of Duty” from ASELSAN

ASELSAN starts the “Back to Turkey program. It is renamed “Next Big Move to Türkiye” in 2020. The plan targets to reach Turkish talents who work abroad.

IDEX under the Shadow of Covid
Land Air Ammunition

IDEX under the Shadow of Covid

International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi is hosting guests since February 21st. Boots are established but some participants did not attend due to the pandemic.

NATO’s Eye on the Black Sea
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

NATO’s Eye on the Black Sea

UK Ministry of Defence announced from its Twitter account that the UK chaired a QUINT meeting – NATO Allies supporting Ukraine.

Rolls-Royce Announces Biggest Engine Testbed
Air Investment Country

Rolls-Royce Announces Biggest Engine Testbed

Rolls-Royce announced that the company have completed the first engine run on Testbed 80, which will be the largest and smartest indoor aerospace testbed in the world when it is officially opened in the coming months.

UK: Wait and See on CAATSA
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

UK: Wait and See on CAATSA

The British Ambassador to Turkey, Sir Dominick Chilcott, discussed bilateral relations after Brexit at an online meeting organised by the DMD.