Turkey Shifts Away From West on Defense

The Wall Street Journal

ISTANBUL—Since the Ottoman Empire traded swords for guns two centuries ago, Turkey’s military has relied on Western arms and know-how. Now, the country’s leadership is pushing to end that arrangement in a shift that is rattling its North Atlantic Treaty […]

Lockheed Martin Not Studying AAW for Aegis Ashore for MDA


Lockheed Martin is not currently studying adding an anti-air warfare (AAW) capability to the Navy’s two Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) installations in Romania and Poland for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the company said on Thursday correcting comments […]


US Navy Seeks More BMD Ships; Adds Advanced Long Range Anti Ship Missile To Armour

International Business Times - Australia

U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. Japan stepped […]

Lockheed Martin Aggressively Pursuing Missile Defense Export Contracts

National Defense Magazine

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Lockheed Martin is chasing sales of its missile defense systems at the International Defense Exposition and Conference and expects to ink deals in the future with several international customers including Qatar, Germany and Saudi […]

Turkey won’t decide on air defense deal before Apr. 24

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey won’t make a decision over its multibillion dollar deal for the construction of its first long-range air and anti-missile defense system before April 24, the centennial of the 1915 events Turkey will refrain from selecting a winner for its […]