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New Defence Minister: I want the Bundeswehr to be Strong
Defence Politics

New Defence Minister: I want the Bundeswehr to be Strong

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has appointed Boris Pistorius, Minister of the Interior of Lower Saxony, as the new German Defence Minister.

Germany's Defence Minister Lambrecht Resigns
Defence Politics

Germany's Defence Minister Lambrecht Resigns

German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht resigned from Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government. German Chancellor accepted Lambrecht's resignation.

Does Russia Planning New Front for Ukraine
Defence Politics

Does Russia Planning New Front for Ukraine

Russia started an invasion attempt on Ukraine almost a year ago. Assaults are primarily concentrated in the southeast and eastern parts of the country.

Russia Deploys S-400 and Iskander Ballistic missiles in Belarus
Weapon / Missile Defence Politics

Russia Deploys S-400 and Iskander Ballistic missiles in Belarus

According to Sputnik, who quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin, Russia has deployed the S-400 Triumf long-range air defence system and the 9K720 Iskander short-range ballistic missile system in the Republic of Belarus. The placement of the two weapon systems increases the effectiveness of the joint defence.

SSIK will be Held Today
Defence Politics

SSIK will be Held Today

The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) will be held at the Presidential Palace today. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will chair the meeting.

US Senate Passes Record $858 Billion Military Spending Bill
Defence Politics

US Senate Passes Record $858 Billion Military Spending Bill

The United States Senate passed a bill on Thursday authorising a record $858 billion in military spending next year. It is now President Joe Biden’s decision to sign the National Defence Authorisation Act. Biden had requested a record bill that provides around $45 billion more for defence programmes. The bill passed with bipartisan support in the Senate and the House.

Finland to Remove Arms Embargo to Turkiye
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Finland to Remove Arms Embargo to Turkiye

Finland has given an "initial green light" to recent Turkish requests to export military materiel despite a de-facto ban in place since October 2019.

Giant Leap for Japanese Defence Budget
Country Defence Politics

Giant Leap for Japanese Defence Budget

Japan to reorganise its future military steps. Japan plans to increase its defence budget by about 50% in the next five years.

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.

US State Department Spokesperson: Our Co-operation in the Security Realm is of Paramount Importance to Us
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

US State Department Spokesperson: Our Co-operation in the Security Realm is of Paramount Importance to Us

Ned Price, the State Department Spokesperson, answered two questions concerning Turkiye’s F-16 aircraft procurement requests and about removing some restrictions added to the 2023 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).

U.S. lifts restrictions preventing sales of F-16s to Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

U.S. lifts restrictions preventing sales of F-16s to Turkiye

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees released the NDAA, to add $45 billion to the Biden administration’s initial budget request.

Dassault Denies Agreement on FCAS
Air Defence Politics

Dassault Denies Agreement on FCAS

On Friday, the French group, Dassault Aviation, denied an agreement with Airbus to develop on next phase of industrial development for the future FCAS project, as French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne had announced a little earlier in Berlin.

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft
Air Defence Politics

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft

Japan has entered the final stages of talks with the United Kingdom and Italy to jointly develop and build a next-generation fighter jet, marking a turning point as Japan looks beyond the US for defence cooperation.

New Agreement for FCAS
Air Defence Politics

New Agreement for FCAS

German Defence Minister stated that Germany, France and Spain had reached a political agreement further to develop the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).