Modernisation News

B-52s Get AESA Radar Upgrades
Modernisation Sensors

B-52s Get AESA Radar Upgrades

B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber will soon be modernised with a new AESA radar. US Air Force says the programme will cost around $2.8 billion.

GAO Questions Cost Growth and Modernisation Decisions
Air Engine and Transmission Modernisation Country

GAO Questions Cost Growth and Modernisation Decisions

GAO criticises the F-35 aircraft for the late delivery and high programme cost.

FNSS Initiates ACV-15 AAPC and Delivers MAV
Navy / Maritime Land Modernisation

FNSS Initiates ACV-15 AAPC and Delivers MAV

FNSS hold a ceremony for the official delivery of MAV to the Navy and the AAPC Modernisation Project Signature Programme.

First delivery of F-16 Block ÖZGÜR
Air Modernisation

First delivery of F-16 Block ÖZGÜR

TurAF received the first F-16 Block 30 jet, modernised with the ÖZGÜR Project. The modernised F-16 can fire all Turkish indigenous ammunition and missiles.

ASELSAN will modernise the Coast Guard AB-412EPs
Air Navy / Maritime Modernisation Sensors

ASELSAN will modernise the Coast Guard AB-412EPs

ASELSAN signed an AB-412EP modernisation contract to modernise Coast Guard Command’s helicopters.

ASELSAN Signs Leopard 2A4 Upgrade Agreement
Land Modernisation

ASELSAN Signs Leopard 2A4 Upgrade Agreement

ASELSAN and BMC signed a contract worth 197.4 million Euros and 1.3 billion TL to modernise Leopard 2A4 tanks within the TİYK-LEO2A4 Project.

Greece Prepares Tank Show at DEFEA
Expo and Air Show Land Modernisation

Greece Prepares Tank Show at DEFEA

Greece will hold a Defence Expo next week in Athens. Following Athens’ interest in upgrading part of its armoured forces, Western tanks will be displayed.

First Delivery of Mid-Life Upgrade Barbaros Frigate in July
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

First Delivery of Mid-Life Upgrade Barbaros Frigate in July

The first Barbaros Class frigate with Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) is expected to be delivered in July.

US Approves Turkish F-16 Modernisation
Air Modernisation Bilateral Relations

US Approves Turkish F-16 Modernisation

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Türkiye to upgrade its current F-16 fleet and related equipment for an estimated cost of $259 million.

Leonardo to Develop Upgrade Package for C-27J Aircraft
Air Modernisation

Leonardo to Develop Upgrade Package for C-27J Aircraft

Leonardo and the Air Force Armament and Airworthiness Directorate of the Defence Ministry signed a contract to upgrade the Air Force's C-27J Spartan fleet.

Australia Completes Seventh MEKO-200 "ANZAC" Frigate Upgrade
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Australia Completes Seventh MEKO-200 "ANZAC" Frigate Upgrade

Australia has announced that the frigate HMAS Stuart (FFH-153), MEKO-200 class has completed the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP).

Boeing Upgrades the P-8A's ASW capabilities
Navy / Maritime Air Modernisation

Boeing Upgrades the P-8A's ASW capabilities

The Pentagon awarded Boeing over a $50 million contract for an upgrade to test the feasibility of acquiring eight P-8A Increment 3 retrofit A-kits.

Urban Savunma Delivers First Refracter Alloy-Coated Barrel to the Navy
Weapon / Missile Modernisation

Urban Savunma Delivers First Refracter Alloy-Coated Barrel to the Navy

Urban Savunma has delivered the first upgraded barrel of Bofors 40 mm Automatic Gun L/70 anti-aircraft guns to the Turkish Navy.

Rolls-Royce Tests B-52 Stratofortresses New Turbofans
Air Modernisation Engine and Transmission

Rolls-Royce Tests B-52 Stratofortresses New Turbofans

Rolls-Royce North America has conducted an initial series of engine tests with F130 engines that will power 76 B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers in the future. The Company expects to deliver over 600 engines as part of the B-52 modernisation program. The testing is performed at the company’s NASA Stennis Space Centre outdoor facility in Mississippi, U.S.