Modernisation News

NIMR Unveils Upgraded LRSOV AJBAN
Land Modernisation Expo and Air Show

NIMR Unveils Upgraded LRSOV AJBAN

United Arab Emirates Company EDGE entity NIMR unveiled an upgraded version of its Long Range Security Operations Vehicles (LRSOV) at IDEX 2023.

BAE Pays a Visit to Defence Minister Akar
Air Modernisation

BAE Pays a Visit to Defence Minister Akar

TurDef has learned that a high-level British industrial team visited Turkiye in January to discuss the Eurofighter acquisition programme.

V-22 Joint Programme Grounds Tilt Rotor Aircraft
Air Modernisation Engine and Transmission

V-22 Joint Programme Grounds Tilt Rotor Aircraft

The U.S. military recently issued a new flight restriction for the V-22 Osprey, grounding an undisclosed number of tilt rotors to fix the hard clutch engagement issue that was behind the other flight restriction issued last year. The decision follows a recommendation from the Pentagon’s V-22 Joint Programme Office based on a “progressive increase in hard clutch engagement events and ongoing engineering analysis”.

India to Upgrade 150 Su-30MKI with a Budget of 4 Billion USD
Air Modernisation

India to Upgrade 150 Su-30MKI with a Budget of 4 Billion USD

The Indian Air Force (IAF) requires a budget of US$4 billion (USD) to upgrade 150 units of Su-30MKI fighter jets.

Modernisation Contract for USS Arlington
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Modernisation Contract for USS Arlington

The United States Department of Defence is preparing to modernise San Antonio Class Landing Platform Dock (LPD) USS Arlington (LPD 24). According to the official information, the main contractor is General Dynamics NASSCO.

Rheinmetall Upgrades Skyguard 35mm Air Defence Systems
Ammunition Weapon / Missile Modernisation

Rheinmetall Upgrades Skyguard 35mm Air Defence Systems

An international customer has commissioned Rheinmetall to modernise its gun-based 35mm anti-aircraft systems.

France Upgrades Leclerc Tanks
Modernisation

France Upgrades Leclerc Tanks

France decided to upgrade AMX-56 Leclerc MBTs as the DGA secured a contract with Nexter in line with the decision. Platforms will be upgraded to XLR standards.

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet
Air Modernisation

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet

The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK), held in December 2022, decided to modernise Turkish F-16s.

Özgür Upgraded Fighting Falcons in 2023
Air Modernisation

Özgür Upgraded Fighting Falcons in 2023

Turkish Defence Industry Agency (SSB) announced the upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon for the Turkish Air Force (TurAF).

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet
Air Modernisation

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet

Turkiye’s Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) has decided to begin F-16 modernisation.

Modernising Turkish F-16s with Özgür Project?
Air Modernisation

Modernising Turkish F-16s with Özgür Project?

Turkiye completed the last Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) of 2022. The Directorate of Communications published an information document stating the decisions of the meeting. One line in the statement indicates that there will be further modernisation efforts for Turkish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.

Sweden Orders Upgrade of JAS 39 Gripen C/D Aircraft
Air Modernisation

Sweden Orders Upgrade of JAS 39 Gripen C/D Aircraft

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and Saab have signed a contract to enhance the capability of the fighter aircraft JAS 39 Gripen C/D.

Modernised Mortars Return to Army
Land Ammunition Weapon / Missile Modernisation

Modernised Mortars Return to Army

Defence Industry Agency’s mortar modernisation project is at the delivery stage. The first modernised mortars were delivered to the Land Forces.

First Modernised ACV-15 Back in Inventory
Land Modernisation

First Modernised ACV-15 Back in Inventory

Turkish Armed Forces have taken delivery of the first five modernised ACV-15 (ZMA-15) Armoured Combat Vehicles.