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Regional Defense & Security News

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed a newly built Tufan (originaly name Saar-62 OPV) type border guard ship, and military hardware, weapons and ammunition at the Shipyard and Repair Center of the Coast Guard of the State Border Service. Chairman of the State Border Service, Colonel-General Elchin Guliyev reported to President Ilham Aliyev. Elchin...

Azerbaijani State Border Service purchased SkyStriker loitering munition (LM) from Israel’s Elbit Systems company. RDS informs, the new weapon and equipment were presented during the visit of the President Ilham Aliyev to the military base of SBS. For the first time the SkyStriker LM was presented during the event. SkyStriker loitering munition can carry load of...

The T-72A Tank Modernization Project, which was carried out with ASELSAN’s subsidiary Kazakhstan ASELSAN Engineering (KAE) and Semey Engineering in Kazakhstan, was successfully completed. Within the scope of modernization, T-72 tanks were equipped with a new generation Fire Control System with day / night mobile firing capability, remote-controlled anti-aircraft capability,...

Fire-range testing of 125 mm tank ammunition designed by Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan Republic (MODIAR) have been conducted. The testing were held with participation of MODIAR specialists, MOD battle equipment and personnel. During the process the ammunition was fired from T-90S tank to test the ballistic specifications of 125 mm battle tank ammunition. The...

The Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, colonel-general Zakir Hasanov took part in the opening of a new Training Center for unmanned aerial vehicles specialists. It was reported to the Minister of Defense that the primary purpose of the center is to train highly professional personnel on various types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) used by the Azerbaijan Army. It was...

20 December Serbian Armed Forces Lazar-3 armoured fighting vehicle admitted to armament. Lazar 3 is an armored 8×8 wheeled vehicle designed for various applications and missions. The power train is accommodated in the front right-side of the vehicle in a protected space completely separated from the crew. The central transfer case transmits the torque to all wheels...

The first pre-serial L-39NG trainer and light attack aircraft with serial number 7001 made its first flight on 22nd December, at Aero Vodochody Airport. The new generation of the Czech jet trainer was piloted by Aero’s test pilots David Jahoda and Vladimír Továrek. At 10:38am, the aircraft took off from the runway, climbed up to 5,000 ft. and after 26 minutes successfully...

A first batch of the new AK-12 assault rifle amounting to 2,500 units was the biggest over the past 30 year. It was announced earlier today by Deputy Defence Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko when visiting the Kalashnikov Concern. “The new assault rifle does have good prospects, it was upgraded as required. We planned this work several years ago, and now we have reached...

Hungary signed a contract for the procurement of 44 new Leopard 2 A7+ main battle tanks and 24 new PzH 2000 howitzers with German defense technology company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on December 19th, 2018. In addition, Hungary is procuring 12 used Leopard 2 A4 main battle tanks from KMW’s inventories for training purposes. The project represents a further step toward...

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of 80 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) missiles, 60 PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying...