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Turkiye and UK Might Cooperate in Unmanned Submarine Systems
Bilateral Relations Unmanned Systems Navy / Maritime

Turkiye and UK Might Cooperate in Unmanned Submarine Systems

President Erdoğan announced that the UK intends to construct submarines with Turkiye. The UK’s business plan might indicate unmanned submarine systems.

Demir; UK Failed at Sincerity Test With its TEMPEST Project
Air Bilateral Relations

Demir; UK Failed at Sincerity Test With its TEMPEST Project

President of SSB İsmail Demir stated that Turkiye and the United Kingdom cooperate on many aviation programmes.

The AUKUS gets Materialised
Navy / Maritime Defence Politics

The AUKUS gets Materialised

The AUKUS reached a new milestone in San Diego when the leaders of the three allies revealed an outline of the decades-long plan to the public.

Australia may Acquire up to five Virginia-class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

Australia may Acquire up to five Virginia-class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines

Australia may acquire up to five Virginia -class nuclear-powered attack submarines from the United States until British ones are ready for construction. The purchase, which would take place within the framework of the AUKUS agreement between Washington, Canberra and London, would allow the Royal Australian Navy to dispose of these submarines for the next decade, increasing the Australian deterrent capacity against the Chinese Navy.

Boeing and Airbus Join Forces to Compete for the UK Helicopter Contract
Air

Boeing and Airbus Join Forces to Compete for the UK Helicopter Contract

Boeing and Airbus have joined forces to bid for a UK government contract to supply helicopters to the Royal Air Force and British Army, the companies announced on Monday.

HMS Lancaster Seizes Smuggled Iranian Anti-tank Missiles
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

HMS Lancaster Seizes Smuggled Iranian Anti-tank Missiles

The Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster seized weapons from a boat suspected of smuggling Dehlavieh anti-tank missiles and ballistic missile components.

Saudi Arabia's Steps in FCAS
Air

Saudi Arabia's Steps in FCAS

Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia said that he signed a LoI with his British counterpart regarding Saudi Arabia’s participation in FCAS.

UK to Purchase Javelin ATGMs
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

UK to Purchase Javelin ATGMs

The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the United Kingdom of Javelin Missiles for an estimated cost of $125.13 million. The Defence Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

BAE Pays a Visit to Defence Minister Akar
Air Modernisation

BAE Pays a Visit to Defence Minister Akar

TurDef has learned that a high-level British industrial team visited Turkiye in January to discuss the Eurofighter acquisition programme.

Britain: Type 32 Frigates not Cancelled
Navy / Maritime

Britain: Type 32 Frigates not Cancelled

British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told parliament on Monday that the Type 32 frigate programme is continuing despite rumours of a cancellation.

Lessons from Ukraine: Tanks Are Still Important, says UK
Land

Lessons from Ukraine: Tanks Are Still Important, says UK

British Future Soldier concept is likely to be revised following the Russian attack on Ukraine. While the UK provides military support to Ukraine, it transforms its concept. The need for tanks on the battlefield proves to the British Defence Ministry that tanks are not less important than before.

The First Ukrainian Challenger 2 Crews Arrive in the UK
Land

The First Ukrainian Challenger 2 Crews Arrive in the UK

The British Ministry of Defence has published information about the procedure. According to the announcement, the first Ukrainian Challenger 2 crews arrived in the country for training.

NSM Upgrade of Type 23 Frigate Begins
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

NSM Upgrade of Type 23 Frigate Begins

Programmed NSM (Naval Strike Missile) upgrade activities for Type 23 platforms have started. HMS Somerset (F 82) is the first ship to be refitted with NSM.

Akeron Fist for CV90
Weapon / Missile

Akeron Fist for CV90

The BAE Systems successfully integrated Akeron tactical combat missiles into the CV90 fighting vehicle. Studies are completed in cooperation with MBDA.