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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.

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars
Space Defence Politics

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars.

Turkey Lobbies To Protect Its Rights On F-35
Air Bilateral Relations Defence Politics Modernisation

Turkey Lobbies To Protect Its Rights On F-35

A US-based internet site https://www.foreignlobby.com/ wrote that SSTEK signed an agreement with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP lobbying company.

First Atak Helicopter for Police
Land Air Defence Politics Modernisation

First Atak Helicopter for Police

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) announced that two T-129 Atak assault helicopters are delivered to the General Directorate of Police and Turkish armed forces. There are more than 50 T-129 helicopters in the inventory of the army. Turkish police received its first T-129 helicopter.

Egypt to acquire RAM Block 2
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile Defence Politics Modernisation

Egypt to acquire RAM Block 2

State Department approved a possible FMS to Egypt of Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2 Tactical Missiles for an estimated cost of $197 million.

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.

Tatar: CAATSA Affects Us
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Tatar: CAATSA Affects Us

The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar commented on the negotiation process .

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.

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.

Airbus Wins ESA’s Moon Contract
Space Logistics Investment Defence Politics

Airbus Wins ESA’s Moon Contract

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a further contract with Airbus for the construction of three more European Service Modules (ESM) for Orion.

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.

UN Chief in Search for Nuclear Detente between USA and Iran
Weapon / Missile Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

UN Chief in Search for Nuclear Detente between USA and Iran

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for the United States and Iran to work together towards a nuclear solution. Guterres said he did not expect a quick outcome.

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.