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Type 23: Technical Analysis of Envisaged Procurement Program
Navy / Maritime Interview / Exclusive File

Type 23: Technical Analysis of Envisaged Procurement Program

TurDef, published in its previous news that there has yet to be a final agreement for the Type 23 frigates based on the information obtained. The process is in the detailed examination feasibility stage, according to TurDef's exclusive sources.

Sources: Turkiye Only Inspects Type 23 Frigates
Navy / Maritime

Sources: Turkiye Only Inspects Type 23 Frigates

MarineDeal News wrote that Turkiye had agreed with the United Kingdom to procure 12 Type 23 frigates for ASW.

Ajax IFV Turns Corner
Land

Ajax IFV Turns Corner

Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence stated that the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) family project "has turned a corner."

Turkish Defence Minister Visits UK
Bilateral Relations

Turkish Defence Minister Visits UK

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, was invited by his British counterpart Ben Wallace to visit the United Kingdom.

UK Sends Challenger 2 MBTs to Ukraine
Land Bilateral Relations

UK Sends Challenger 2 MBTs to Ukraine

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the UK will send Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine to bolster the country's war effort.

HMS Prince of Wales Spends More Time in Shipyard
Navy / Maritime

HMS Prince of Wales Spends More Time in Shipyard

The second aircraft of the Royal Navy, HMS Prince of Wales (R 09), has problems in the starboard shaft of the ship, which will be solved in Spring 2023.

Sweden, Germany, and the UK to Jointly Procure BvS10 Vehicles
Land

Sweden, Germany, and the UK to Jointly Procure BvS10 Vehicles

BAE Systems announced on 16 December 2022 that Sweden, Germany, and the United Kingdom would jointly procure BvS10 vehicles.

United Kingdom to Acquire Mini Drones
Unmanned Systems

United Kingdom to Acquire Mini Drones

The United Kingdom continues to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) investments. The country will procure more than 250 mini drones. The deal was secured with Lockheed Martin UK.

UK Amends the Contract for the Aster 30 B1 Naval Standard
Weapon / Missile

UK Amends the Contract for the Aster 30 B1 Naval Standard

The OCCAR-EA Director signed Amendment 10 of the S&E contract with Eurosam's consortium, on behalf of the British Defence Ministry.

Royal Air Force to Become a Digital Power
Air Defence Politics

Royal Air Force to Become a Digital Power

United Kingdom Defence Ministry released the 2022 Equipment Plan on November 29, 2022, giving hints about the aircraft that will retire.

The UK Orders NLAWs to Saab
Ammunition Weapon / Missile

The UK Orders NLAWs to Saab

British Defence Ministry ordered the Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon system from Saab (NLAW), worth $280 million.

Hydra Rockets with APKWS Kits Intercept Fast-Moving Drones
Ammunition Weapon / Missile

Hydra Rockets with APKWS Kits Intercept Fast-Moving Drones

BAE Systems announced with a press release that 70mm rockets with APKWS kits hit Class-2 UAVs travelling at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

Royal Navy Orders Unmanned Submarine
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Royal Navy Orders Unmanned Submarine

The Royal Navy ordered its first unmanned submarine to Marlin Submarines (MSubs). The company has two years to produce Cetus. The submarine will move stealthily and monitor hostile activity by listening for ships or submarines.

The United Kingdom Cancels Additional A400M Acquisition
Air

The United Kingdom Cancels Additional A400M Acquisition

The United Kingdom wraps up additional A400M procurement plans. The budget constraints are the main reason for the decision.