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Turkish company ARES Shipyard are pleased to announce a new contract to supply 14-off ARES 85 HERCULES Fast Patrol Vessels to Royal Oman Police (ROP). Following an extensive evaluation process among tens of international shipbuilders, Turkish ARES Shipyard was contracted to supply Patrolling and Interceptor Vessels (PIV) to Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG). The contract,...

Otokar, leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security Forces for wheeled tactical vehicles, attends Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) in Bahrain, between 14th & 16th November. Otokar, a Koc Group Company, with over 30 years of experience in military vehicles, participates in Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) in Bahrain. During the exhibition, Otokar will...

In October, Saab successfully completed a test flight by a Gripen E aircraft with the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) for the first time. The flight included two Meteor missiles and the Gripen E aircraft (designated 39-8) was operated from Saab’s airfield at Linköping, Sweden. “The aircraft continues to perform as smoothly as we have seen...

Paramount Group, a South Africa-based global defence and aerospace company, operates in countries in the Middle East, South America and Africa. Its joint venture Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) produces advanced armoured wheeled vehicles, such as the Arlan 4×4, Nomad 4×4, Barys 6×6 and Barys 8×8, in the country. Paramount founder and executive chairperson Ivor...

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has awarded MBDA the contract for the MICA NG (Missile d’Interception et de Combat Aérien Nouvelle Génération) programme to develop the next generation of the MICA missile. With deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026, MICA NG will be available to arm the current and future versions of...

A new drone with folding wings and the potential to be deployed on China’s third aircraft carrier debuted at Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province this week. Previously only seen in an illustration released a week before the show, the HK-5000G unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) appeared on display at the booth of the Aeromarine Intelligent...

The first of 250 Altay next-generation battle tanks will roll off assembly line within 18 months, under the contract, reports say. A landmark deal was signed on Friday for mass production of Turkey’s first domestically made main battle tank, Anadolu news agency reported. The Defence Industries Presidency and a Turkish-Qatari armoured vehicle maker BMC signed the contract...

NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE) is holding international Conference and Exhibition “Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Applications 2018” (IESMA 2018) on November 14-16 , 2018 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO in Vilnius. The conference will bring together NATO allies, partners and their enterprises to present...

FNSS is placing two outstanding vehicles that will establish new standards in their respective classes under the spotlight at INDO DEFENCE 2018: MEDIUM TANK, a tank that has been adapted to today’s asymmetric warfare conditions, and ZAHA (Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicle), which brings 21st century technologies to the armoured amphibious assault vehicles. The Medium-Weight...

N America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the highly-anticipated FN SCAR® 20S precision rifle, based on the FN MK20 SSR or Sniper Support Rifle currently fielded within USSOCOM. The 7.62x51mm-chambered rifle has been purpose-built to achieve superior long-range accuracy. “The FN SCAR 20S is the latest addition to our battle-proven line-up of FN SCAR products...