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Turkey´s competition authority on Wednesday approved the sale of Turkish military vehicle manufacturer, BMC to Turkish businessman Ethem Sancak. The Turkish businessman offered 751 million Turkish lira (US$360 million) on April 25 to buy the Turkish vehicle manufacturer who make land-mine resistant vehicles as well as trucks and buses. Sancak...
Airbus' VTOL Quancruiser UAV
A proof-of-concept unmanned aerial vehicle that combines fixed-wing and helicopter capabilities is being tested by the Airbus Group. The electric-powered Quadcruiser is a joint effort of Airbus Group Innovations and Airbus Defense, with the participation of Steinbeis Flugzeug-und Leichtbau GmbH. Airbus Group it has four vertically-oriented electric lift motors...
Russia will deliver another batch of TOS-1A “Solntsepyok” heavy flamethrowers to Azerbaijan in the near future, Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) Concern of Russia, represented in KADEX-2014 defense expo in Astana told APA. The next batch includes 6 vehicles. The vehicles will be handed over to the Azerbaijani side after they are...
Azerbaijan buys Russian Coastal Defense Missile System 3K60 BAL-E. Azerbaijani Defense Ministry interested in the possibility of purchasing Russian coastal missile systems "Bal-E". About this said Boris Obnosov, CEO of "Tactical Missiles", producing complexes. BAL-E is a coastal defense missile using the SS-N-25 “Switchblade” (Kh-35 Uran) as it’s...
Kazakhstan buys Mbombe vehicles from Paramount Group. So Paramount working with Kazakhstan to produce Mbombe armoured vehicles. Production of Mbombe armored vehicles to start in 2015 in Astana. Mbombe is a highly agile infantry fighting vehicle offering outstanding protection, mobility and fire-power. It is designed to provide...
SOLTAM SPEAR
Elbit Systems of Israel will showcase its latest autonomous mobile mortar system for lightweight 4×4 combat vehicles at the 3rd International Fire Conference, held May 10-22, 2014, at ”Home of the Gunners” in Zikron Ya’akov, Israel. The weapon system designated as SOLTAM SPEAR feature lightweight and modular design and...
final assembly line of the KC-390 military transport aircraft
Brazilian Embraer Defense and Security (EDS) held the opening cerimony of the final assembly line of the KC-390 military transport aircraft. The event occurred at EDS plant in Gavião Peixoto, State of São Paulo. On the occasion, the local company and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed the series...
ThalesRaytheonSystems GM400 long-range air defense radar at KADEX 2014, the International Exhibition of weapons systems and Military equipment in Astana (Kazakhstan).
ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) has signed on May 22 a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply its Ground Master 400 (GM400) series long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh Air Force. This MoU provides for the development of GM400 radars by Granit Thales Electronics, a joint venture formed by Thales and SKTB...

Belarus prepares for large-scale anti-government protest in Minsk

Belarusian police are getting ready for anti-government protests in Minsk and some other big city.  Police in Belarus have arrested dozens of people in...

Military company Blackwater’s founder plans to build new bases in China

Military company Blackwater's founder plans to build new bases in China, a move to support the One Belt and One Road initiative. Frontier Services Group...

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Saudi Arabia orders 300 Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles

Saudi Arabia has signed a contract for the acquisition of 300 of the newest Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial long-haul vehicles Wing Loong II...

Ukraine to develop new light strike aircraft

On 15 March Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine's defense enterprises would soon create a new light strike aircraft to replace the Soviet-made...