PARIS — Thales and European missile maker MBDA have signed two letters of intent for cooperation with their local partner Wojskowe Zakłady Uzbrojenia (WZU) as part of a joint bid for Poland’s Wisla air defense system, the defense electronics company […]
ANKARA — For a fourth time since September, Turkey’s procurement authorities extended a deadline for all three bidders in a disputed air defense contract to submit their renewed proposals, a move officials and analysts link to presidential elections. Turkey’s procurement […]
The recently passed U.S. defense authorization bill aims to prevent Turkey from following through with plans to integrate a Chinese-built missile defense system into a NATO architecture that includes U.S. interceptors.
September 16, 2013 – SINGAPORE — Singapore is acquiring an advanced European air defense system as a replacement for its aging US-made Hawk surface-to-air batteries, the defense chief said Monday. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the ASTER-30 Surface-to-Air Missile System, […]
September 11, 2013 –LONDON — One of the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 45 destroyers is conducting tests to establish whether the warships could provide British forces with theater ballistic-missile defense (TBMD) capabilities for the first time, according to the […]
Looking to sweeten the pot before a multibillion dollar tender, Raytheon says there would be no US block on a defense transfer to Turkey if it wins the bid. A senior executive at U.S. defense company Raytheon has ruled out […]
The race for Turkey’s missile tender, worth $4 billion, is warming up, with China bidding below $3 billion and thus forcing the U.S. to decrease its offer in order to stay in the competition, anonymous sources have claimed.
Jan. 15, 2013 – The deployment of Patriot missiles to Turkey may encourage Ankara to reaffirm NATO as a core guarantor of its national security, write Wojiciech Lorenz and Pinar Elman. It may also reinvigorate the credibility of territorial defense […]