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New Guidelines Pave the Way for Wider UAS Exports

TAI Anka in flight
Seeking to establish home grown UAS development and manufacturing capability, the UAE is becoming a test case for Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAS export. Two companies intend to compete on the emirate's tender - the UAE based International Golden Group (IGG) and Turkish based TAI. With designs considered marginally compliant with MTCR guidelines, this case could become a game changer in the UAS export market, pushing leading UAS manufacturers to offer innovative design solutions to meet new operational objectives within these MTCR guidelines.

Turkey, Egypt Discuss Possible Export of Anka UAV

Turkey is ready to sell the new ANKA Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles to Egypt. Ankara has already approved a contract signed between with Egypt, for the transfer of six fast intervention vessels.

Middle East Defense Update Sept. 21, 2011

U.S. Delivers GBU-28 Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel | Airbus Military Delivers First C295 Medium Transport to Egypt | Turkey, Egypt Discuss Possible Export of Anka UAV | Qatar to Buy Six MH-60R Maritime helicopters | UAE to Buy Hellfire Missiles, Link 16 Datalinks | Saudi Arabia to Equip Three Artillery Regiments with U.S. Howitzers | Rafael Fires Spike ER Missiles for Indian Evaluation | Israel defense Forces to Deploy Additional Automated 120mm Mortars | Bahrain to Buy Wireless TOW 2 Missiles

Erdogan’s Ambition for ‘Arab Spring’ Hegemony – Step Easy…

By David Eshel Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamic prime minister of Turkey, may not be a nice person, regarded by most Israelis as an unfriendly...

European Defense Update

Turkey Agrees to Host European BMD Radar Turkey has agreed to host an early warning radar as part of NATO's missile defense system aimed at...

Turkish FNSS Finalize Armored Vehicle Procurement Deal with Malaysia

The Turkish FNSS company has finalized an agreement with its Malaysian partner Deftech, for the $559 million program for the design, development and local production of 257 armored vehicles, based on the Turkish AV8 (PARS 8x8) design.

Sikorsky to Supply Turkey 109 Locally Built S-70 Based Utility Helicopters

Turkey will buy 109 announce it plans to buy Sikorsky T-70S Black Hawk helicopters as part of the $3.5 billion Turkish Utility Helicopter Program...

First flight for the Turkish ANKA Unmanned Aircraft

Turkey's first indigenous Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle designated 'Anka' made its first test flight December 31, 2010. Anka is Turkey's first entry...

International Aerial Group Supports Israel’s Firefighting Campaign in Mt. Carmel

Faced with the worst forest fire since last Wednesday, Israel mobilized all firefighters, law enforcement and Home Front command in an effort to fight...

Turkey is Seeking its Own Missile Defense

Eurosam, the consortium producing SAMP-T is currently competing against U.S, Russian and Chinese bidders for a Turkish national missile defense project expected to be...

Turkey’s Latest Modernized Tank Debut on ‘Victory Day’ Parade

Turkish Army displayed it's newly upgraded M-60T main battle tanks for the first time at the 88th 'Victory Day' parade in August 2010. The...

Turkish Indigenous MALE UAV (TIHA) Unveiled

Addressing the growing demand for tactical, medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAV platforms TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) has unveiled its latest UAV called TIHA....

Malaysia Acquires 257 Turkish Designed 8×8 Pars APCs

The Malaysian Defense ministry nominated the Malaysian company DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (Deftech) a prime contractor to locally produce and supply 257 armored personnel carriers...

IMI Delivers the last of 170 Upgraded M-60A1 to the Turkish...

Israel Military Industries (IMI) has delivered the last of 170 upgraded M-60A1 tanks to the Turkish Army. April 7, 2010, at an official ceremony...

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