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Rheinmetall and UVision announce first order for HERO loitering munitions from a NATO country
Ammunition Unmanned Systems

Rheinmetall and UVision announce first order for HERO loitering munitions from a NATO country

Germany’s Rheinmetall and Israel’s UVision will supply HERO loitering munitions to a significant European NATO country special force.

Taliban Shows off Scud-B ballistic Missiles in a Military Parade
Country

Taliban Shows off Scud-B ballistic Missiles in a Military Parade

Commemorating one year of the departure of United States troops from Afghan soil, Taliban held a military parade on September 1, 2022.

The U.S. Warned Allies about Russian Attack on Ukraine
Defence Politics

The U.S. Warned Allies about Russian Attack on Ukraine

A recent report in the Washington Post revealed that the United States had leaked strategic intelligence to its allies, predominantly European countries, about Moscow’s plans to invade Ukraine.

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems
Defence Politics

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems

Hanno Pevkur, Estonia’s minister of defence, stated that his nation would combine its coastal anti-ship missile system with Finland.

Greece to Deploy Leonardo’s Kronos Grand Radar to Crete
Sensors Expo and Air Show

Greece to Deploy Leonardo’s Kronos Grand Radar to Crete

The Italian Defence company Leonardo announced that Greece had chosen the Kronos Grand Radar for the Crete Shooting Range (PBK) and the NATO NAMFI (NATO Missile Fire Installation). The relevant announcement was made during the “Farnborough International Air show”. The agreement concerns the delivery of a self-propelled Kronos Grand to the Air Force (PA), which will be used for training activities and testing. The delivery of the radar is expected in 2024.

US Congress Tries to Restrict F-16 Sales to Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

US Congress Tries to Restrict F-16 Sales to Turkiye

A Congressional committee in the United States approved an amendment prohibiting selling the F-16s or modernization kits to Turkiye.

Rheinmetall Develops 30mm Airburst Ammunition for the US Navy
Ammunition

Rheinmetall Develops 30mm Airburst Ammunition for the US Navy

Rheinmetall starts developing new medium-calibre ammunition for the US Navy. The order has a volume of USD 14.3 million.

British Foreign and Defence Ministers visited Turkiye to deepen relations
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

British Foreign and Defence Ministers visited Turkiye to deepen relations

British Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace visited Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in Ankara.

Six NATO Countries Launch Future Helicopter Concept
Air

Six NATO Countries Launch Future Helicopter Concept

Ministerial meeting on 16 June, the Ministers of six countries, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK, launched a new concept of a next-generation military helicopter, Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC). They agreed to allocate €26.7m ($28.2m) to define their military’s requirements for a new medium multi-role helicopter to replace in these countries in the next 15-20 years. In November 2020, Scramble Magazine reported on five countries signing a Letter of Intent (LoI) to develop a new helicopter capability to replace the existing helicopters in their inventory. Spain and the US, which had expressed interest, ultimately did not join up. The UK is the leading nation for the project.

Nurol Makina to participate in BDSA 2022 Exhibition
Expo and Air Show

Nurol Makina to participate in BDSA 2022 Exhibition

Nurol Makina participates in BDSA Exhibition 2022 held at ROMAERO Aerospace Complex. This is the third BDSA exhibition for Nurol Makina, and Nurol Makina vehicles have been demonstrated in Romania in the past.

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland
Defence Politics

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland

The UK has agreed to mutual security pacts with Sweden and Finland, agreeing to come to their aid should either nation be attacked.

Biden Approves $13.6 billion aid to Ukraine
Bilateral Relations

Biden Approves $13.6 billion aid to Ukraine

President Joe Biden signed a bill to fund the government through September and deliver $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine. The funds for Ukraine will be used to assist refugees fleeing Russia's incursion and purchase defensive weapons and training for the country's military. Next month, Biden will travel to Brussels for a NATO leaders' summit.

The Swedish Defence Minister is Opposed to Sweden Joining NATO
Defence Politics

The Swedish Defence Minister is Opposed to Sweden Joining NATO

According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, Sweden's admission to NATO would entail a significant shift in the security line, affecting the safety of the country's immediate vicinity. Minister Hultqvist stated that his country would not join NATO as long as he is in charge of defence. He has also speculated that sending NATO soldiers to Ukraine may push Europe into World War III. "Sending soldiers to Ukraine by NATO or the West would be tantamount to inciting a world war, which no one wants," he explained.

Zelensky: Ukraine no longer insists on NATO Alliance
Defence Politics

Zelensky: Ukraine no longer insists on NATO Alliance

Ukrainian President Zelensky said he is no longer pressing for NATO membership as the alliance was worried about a confrontation with Russia.