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Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35
Air Country Bilateral Relations

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35

Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler approached Eurofighter, implying they were not close to the F-35 program.

U.K. MoD Announces Budget for Shipbuilding Programme
Navy / Maritime

U.K. MoD Announces Budget for Shipbuilding Programme

U.K. Ministry of Defence has announced it will allocate £9 billion to build 16 new warships in multiple shipyards.

Minister Güler Visits U.K and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

Minister Güler Visits U.K and Bosnia and Herzegovina

The defence ministry announced that Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler visited two countries, the United Kingdom and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

HD HHI and Babcock to Develop Submarines for Export
Navy / Maritime

HD HHI and Babcock to Develop Submarines for Export

The Republic of Korea HD Hyundai Heavy Industries announced its cooperation with the UK-based Babcock to develop submarines oriented for the export market.

U.K.: Russia Launches Hypersonic Zircon Missiles from Land
Weapon / Missile

U.K.: Russia Launches Hypersonic Zircon Missiles from Land

The U.K. Defence Ministry reported that Russia might have 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles from a K-300 Bastion coastal defence missile launcher.

British Army Fires ARCHER 6x6 SPG For the First Time
Weapon / Missile

British Army Fires ARCHER 6x6 SPG For the First Time

The British Army fired an ARCHER 6x6 155 mm SPG during a live fire exercise for the first time in Swedish Artillery School.

Greece Asks Royal Navy to Grant Minesweepers
Navy / Maritime

Greece Asks Royal Navy to Grant Minesweepers

The United Kingdom may grant retired minesweepers to Greece as Turkiye has not allowed them to cross the straits due to the Montreux Convention.

U.K.’s Defence Spending at Increase
Country Investment

U.K.’s Defence Spending at Increase

The U.K. Defence Ministry has revealed that Britain has spent more than £25.0 billion on defence, according to official 2022/2023 statistics.

HMS Queen Elizabeth sidelined from largest NATO exercises
Navy / Maritime Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

HMS Queen Elizabeth sidelined from largest NATO exercises

Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), will be replaced by HMS Prince of Wales (R09) at the largest NATO exercise due to a propeller problem.

BAE Systems Unveils AMPV-Based C-UAS System
Weapon / Missile

BAE Systems Unveils AMPV-Based C-UAS System

BAE Systems has announced the firing tests of a new C-UAS system based on an Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV).

AJAX Armoured Vehicle Tested in Cold Weather
Land

AJAX Armoured Vehicle Tested in Cold Weather

The U.K.’s next tracked armoured fighting vehicle, AJAX, has been tested under the cold weather of Sweden, reaching -36 degrees Celsius.

U.K. MoD Inks Deal for Challenger 3 MBT’s New Armour
Land

U.K. MoD Inks Deal for Challenger 3 MBT’s New Armour

A deal was signed between the U.K. MoD and Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land to equip the new Challenger 3 MBTs with modular armour.

U.K. Tests High-Power Laser Against Aerial Targets
Weapon / Missile

U.K. Tests High-Power Laser Against Aerial Targets

U.K.’s DragonFire laser-directed energy weapon (LDEW) system became the U.K.’s first high-power firing of a laser weapon against aerial targets.

UK Embodies ECRS Mk.2 Radar on Eurofighter Jet
Air Sensors

UK Embodies ECRS Mk.2 Radar on Eurofighter Jet

BAE Systems and Leonardo UK have announced that they have installed the ECRS Mk.2 radar on a Eurofighter fighter jet.