Bilateral Relations News

Fıncantıerı Launches the Second Corvette for Qatar
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Modernisation

Fıncantıerı Launches the Second Corvette for Qatar

The technical launch of the corvette “Damsah”(F-102) and the keel laying of “Sumaysimah”, respectively the second and fourth of the Al Zubarah Class (Doha Class) Corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program with deliveries respectively in 2022 and 2023, took place at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard.

Iran and N. Korea resumed missile collaboration
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Iran and N. Korea resumed missile collaboration

According to UN Report, Iran and North Korea have started to cooperate on ballistic missile and tactical nuclear weapons.

Indian Army has leased four Heron UAVs
Air Bilateral Relations Unmanned Systems

Indian Army has leased four Heron UAVs

The Times Now News has reported that the Indian Army has leased four Heron unmanned air vehicles from Israel as part of an emergency procurement program.

US and Turkish Navy in the Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

US and Turkish Navy in the Black Sea

Turkish Defence Ministry announced from its official internet site that Turkish naval forces and US navy components conducted a passing exercise in the Black Sea.

F-16 Air Combat Training Center for Jordan
Air Bilateral Relations Defence Politics Modernisation

F-16 Air Combat Training Center for Jordan

The U.S. State Department approved FMS to Jordan for an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and related equipment at an estimated cost of $60 million.

Turkish Ejders in Hungary
Land Investment Bilateral Relations Modernisation

Turkish Ejders in Hungary

The Hungarian Defence Ministry took over the first ten Gidrán-type, supportive armoured vehicles from Nurol Makina on Thursday.

India to Receive S-400 This Year
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

India to Receive S-400 This Year

India will receive the Russian S-400 Triumf missile air defence system before the end of 2021. Rosoboronexport told TASS during the Aero India 2021 expo.

Katmerciler Exports but not to Kenya
Land Bilateral Relations Modernisation

Katmerciler Exports but not to Kenya

Katmerciler announced an export deal worth 39 million 450 thousand euros. The deal will include different types of armoured vehicles but not to Kenya

US: We Did Not Aim at Affecting the Turkish Defence Sector
Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

US: We Did Not Aim at Affecting the Turkish Defence Sector

US Ambassador to Turkey David M. Satterfield said that they did not aim at affecting the Turkish defence sector as a whole, but rather specific licences to SSB.

Turkey Aims Indo –Pacific Market
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Expo and Air Show

Turkey Aims Indo –Pacific Market

SSB and SSI set the 2021 Exhibition agenda, focusing on the Indo-Pacific region, specifically Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

NATO Stuff to Ukraine
Land E/W Ammunition Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

NATO Stuff to Ukraine

Ukraine, which is in conflict with Russia, continues to acquire NATO-standard equipment.

Two US Destroyers in the Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Two US Destroyers in the Black Sea

US Navy sent two destroyers and a replenishment oiler to the Black Sea just days after President Biden confronted Vladimir Putin about Russian policy. For the first time in three years, the US has sent three ships into the Black Sea.

Philippine Air Force Received C-130H
Air Bilateral Relations

Philippine Air Force Received C-130H

Philippine Air Force received former USAF C-130H transporter on 14 January 2021.

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.