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Regional Defense & Security News

Regional Defense & Security News

At the end of 2018, MBDA successfully demonstrated the use of the Mistral missile against fast boats such as FIACs (Fast Inshore Attack Craft). A number of foreign delegations attended the demonstration firing that was performed from a SIMBAD-RC automated naval turret firing from the land against a fast moving remotely-controlled semi-rigid boat more than 3 kilometres...

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...

The Iranian Navy plans to manufacture a home-made trimaran destroyer named Safineh to be used in asymmetric coastal warfare and rapid reaction operations. The blueprint of the heavy vessel which is 100 meters long and enjoys the trimaran technology was unveiled on Saturday, told FNA. Also, low hydrodynamic resistance in high speed and a floating propulsion system appropriate...

The latest member of Patria’s Game Changers of the Battlefield – Patria Nemo Container has undergone vigorous test firings in demanding sea conditions on board Fast Supply Vessel in Sweden. The tests mainly concentrated on the functionality of the Patria Nemo Container in sea conditions with various firing modes, including firing on the move. Another important aspect...

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has announced that it successfully tested a land-based cruise missile and upgraded S-125 missile system on 5 December. According to statement, the tests of Ukrainian missiles proved that Ukraine is capable of defending its borders in the Black and Azov Seas. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense...

Two new indigenized Qadir-class submarines joined the Iranian Naval fleet in the Southern waters of the Persian Gulf on Thursday. The submarines which are capable of launching subsurface-to-surface missiles, torpedoes and mines were unveiled during a ceremony at the Southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. The Qadir-class submarines are designed to cruise within the...

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,...

Turkish Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) announced on 2 November that it had signed a contract with ROKETSAN on the serial production of ATMACA sea cruise missiles. The SSB said the missiles were developed and will be produced by ROKETSAN, and the fire control systems and other components by ASELSAN. The Atmaca project was launched to meet the need for naval cruise...

Saab strengthens its Sea Giraffe naval radar offer by introducing the Hypersonic Detection Mode, a capability for detecting and tracking targets travelling at hypersonic speeds. Due to the radar horizon, naval vessels face limited time to act against low flying missiles travelling at greater speeds. With the emergence of threats in the high supersonic and even hypersonic...

MBDA has  unveiled  its new  naval  offering based  on  the MMP  5th  generation  ground  combat  missile  at  Euronaval.  This  decision  follows  the operational evaluation  campaign carried out at the end of the summer by the French armed forces in Djibouti to confirm the reliability and operational performance of the MMP system in a hot environment,...