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Regional Defense & Security News

Regional Defense & Security News

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...

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 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...

Iran on 5 November unveiled a new home-made artillery system named Seraj during Air Defense military drills dubbed as Velayat 97. Seraj is a 35-mm artillery system with an optimized cannon which uses radar and a new optic system to intercept the enemy targets, specially tiny flying objects. During the Monday wargames being held in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Western...

Azerbaijan has started the serial production of the HP-7.62 type assault machine gun with a caliber of 7.62 x 54 mm, developed at an enterprise of the Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan (MODIAR) reported. The assault machine gun, which was presented in September this year during the third international defense exhibition, ADEX 2018, was developed by local experts...

Russian Strategic Missile Forces security and intelligence units significantly increased the share of modern weapons in 2018, which made it possible to strengthen the security of military facilities, as well as to expand their opportunities to timely detect sabotage-and-reconnaissance formations (SRF) on combat patrol routes of missile systems. The Strategic Missile Forces...

The tests of the new Ukrainian 120-mm mobile mortar complex “Bars-8MMK” were held at the proving ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the military exercises. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov visited the tests. According to the NSDC Secretary, this mobile mortar complex was created by Ukrainian manufacturers...