Ukraine-Turkey; Bilateral defense industry collaboration agreement

Ukraine-Turkey; Bilateral defense industry collaboration agreement

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Tuesday that the country will be producing corvettes, motors, drones and air defense systems with Turkey. Speaking at Ukrainian Parliament following his visit to Ankara, Zelenskiy said that bilateral relations between Ankara and Kyiv have reached an all-time high. The two countries initially agreed to reach $10 billion in bilateral […]

Russia; US DoJ charges GRU units for global cyber attacks

The U.S. has charged six Russian Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) officers of carrying out sweeping state-sponsored cyber attacks that included taking Ukraine’s power grid offline, and election interference in France. GRU is a military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. In 2018, the U.S. indicted seven officers tied to Unit […]

Vietnam; Air Force plans MiG-21 conversion to target drones

Vietnam AF plans to convert Soviet era Mig-21 aircraft into unmanned drones to serve as target drones or even as combat UAVs. So far, research has been carried out on how to have the drone (MiG-21) automatically land properly, Viet Defence publication reported on its Facebook page. No details of which agency in Vietnam was […]

France; MoD to launch development of aircraft carrier, attack submarines

France will develop and build a new aircraft carrier to enter service in 2038 to replace the Charles de Gaulle now in service, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced Monday. In a video speech marking the opening of the Euronaval online exhibition, Parly said “Regarding the new generation aircraft carrier, I can confirm that […]

Niger, Tunisia, Morocco; US approves C-130H surplus sales  

According to the Excess Defence Articles (EDA) database, Tunisia in 2019 requested two C-130H aircraft and these have been allocated by the US Air Force. The total acquisition value is $6 million, although current acquisition value is $24 million. They will join the Tunisian Air Force’s two C-130J-30 Super Hercules, delivered in 2013 and 2014, […]

India; MoD publishes new procurement manual for DRDO

Indian MoD has released a procurement manual for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in a bid to encourage participation from the local industry. The move is aligned with the government’s plan to achieve ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, which translates to ‘self-reliant India’, and help in the development of indigenous defence industry. Specifically, the new DRDO Procurement […]

EU FRONTEX; Airbus/IAI team wins maritime patrol MALE UAV contest

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS), a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and, and its long-term partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services. The service will be delivered in Greece, and/or […]

Sweden; MoD plans 40% increase in 2021-2025  defense budget  

The Swedish government intends to implement the largest increase in its budget in 70 years. The Defense Ministry has prepared a bill for which he intends to inject 79,000 million crowns (7,600 million euros) to its 2021-2025 budget. In total, this will represent a 40% increase in its military budget.

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