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Italy Proposes FREMM Frigates to Greece
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Modernisation

Italy Proposes FREMM Frigates to Greece

According to Greek publication Kathimerini, Greece is considering to acquire FREMM multi-mission frigates designed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri Marine and French and Naval Group (formerly known as Direction des Constructions Navales or DCNS)

U.S. Donates land and navy platforms to Ukraine
Land Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

U.S. Donates land and navy platforms to Ukraine

U.S. Embassy to Kyiv announced that land vehicles and navy platforms are donated to Ukraine.

Siper Will be Vertically Launched
Air Weapon / Missile Investment Country Regional / Strategy Modernisation

Siper Will be Vertically Launched

President of SSB, Demir, gave details about Turkish air defence systems. Demir said that Siper will be vertically launched, and have ARH + IIR.

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.

ASELSAN ME Attends to IDEX
Land E/W Regional / Strategy Communication

ASELSAN ME Attends to IDEX

The Electronics and Electro-Optics cluster of Jordan Investment Group (JIG), ASELSAN MIDDLE EAST PSC LTD (AME) attends to IDEX Expo in Abu Dhabi.

India to Receive S-400 This Year
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

India to Receive S-400 This Year

India will receive the Russian S-400 Triumf missile air defence system before the end of 2021. Rosoboronexport told TASS during the Aero India 2021 expo.

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.

Turkey Aims Indo –Pacific Market
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Expo and Air Show

Turkey Aims Indo –Pacific Market

SSB and SSI set the 2021 Exhibition agenda, focusing on the Indo-Pacific region, specifically Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Russia Builds Last Project 22160 Ship for Black Sea Fleet
Navy / Maritime Country Regional / Strategy

Russia Builds Last Project 22160 Ship for Black Sea Fleet

Chief of the Russian Navy General Staff Alexander Vitko said that two more Project 22160 ships will be built for the Black Sea Fleet.

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.

F-35 Sale to UAE is Ripped Off
Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

F-35 Sale to UAE is Ripped Off

The UAE signed a deal to purchase up to 50 F-35 and 18 MQ-9 Reaper drones from the U.S. just an hour before President Joe Biden was inaugurated.