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Germany Might “Soften” its Export Policies
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Germany Might “Soften” its Export Policies

According to Anadolu News Agency, the German Federal Minister of Defence says Berlin should be open to defence industry cooperation with strategic partners.

SSB’s 2024 Budget expectation: 837 million TL
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SSB’s 2024 Budget expectation: 837 million TL

Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz made a presentation about the 2024 budgets of the SSB at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Planning and Budget Commission.

War’s Footstep on the Door, EU Focuses on Armed Forces
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War’s Footstep on the Door, EU Focuses on Armed Forces

European Union Defence Ministers decided to develop 22 military capabilities to strengthen European armed forces while war’s footsteps are on the door.

 EU Recommends Opening Negotiations with Ukraine
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EU Recommends Opening Negotiations with Ukraine

EU Commission recommends opening negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova and granting candidate status to Georgia. The report includes remarks about Turkiye.

The Times: Germany May Leave the FCAS for the Tempest
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The Times: Germany May Leave the FCAS for the Tempest

Germany is reportedly considering leaving the FCAS project with France for the British GCAP/Tempest, upsetting the European strategic balance.

A New Step on Sweden’s Path to NATO
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A New Step on Sweden’s Path to NATO

Turkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Erdoğan sent Sweden’s NATO accession protocol to the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Dendias: Greece to Invest in Defence Industry
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Dendias: Greece to Invest in Defence Industry

Greek Defence Minister Dendias states they will continue accelerating equipment programmes and investing in the defence industry.

Finland’s President Niinisto Warns Europe About Nuclear War
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Finland’s President Niinisto Warns Europe About Nuclear War

President Sauli Niinisto of Finland says the Russian invasion of Ukraine was “a wake-up call” for Europe and NATO.

Ukraine, Lessoned Learned: UK Establishes UAV Unit
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Ukraine, Lessoned Learned: UK Establishes UAV Unit

UK will establish a UAV unit by the end of 2023 as the war in Ukraine has showcased UAVs’ role in the battlefield.

Japan Boosts its Defence: $53B Budget Request
Defence Politics

Japan Boosts its Defence: $53B Budget Request

Japan boosts its defence as the ministry requested a record budget worth $53 billion for the fiscal year 2024 to be presented to the Parliament in January.

Turkish- Saudi-Pakistani Tripartite Committee Discusses Defence Cooperation
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Turkish- Saudi-Pakistani Tripartite Committee Discusses Defence Cooperation

Delegations from three countries discussed developments in the defence industry, technology transfer and localisation, and scientific research.

Poland Buys Hundreds of Armoured Vehicles
Land Defence Politics

Poland Buys Hundreds of Armoured Vehicles

Poland signed three separate deals to buy hundreds of armoured vehicles for its army in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Japan to Convert C-2 into Gunship
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Japan to Convert C-2 into Gunship

The Japanese Ministry of Defence plans to launch a long-range missile from a Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft as part of its defence strategy.

India Goes for the French option: Rafale M and Scorpene
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India Goes for the French option: Rafale M and Scorpene

India has given the green light to France and decided to purchase Dassault Rafale M fighter jets and Scorpene attack submarines.