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Row Over Detained Pastor and Russian Air Defence System Intensifies

Turkey’s participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme dates from 1999, when it invested U$6.2 million in the Concept Demonstration Phase (CDP) as a Level IV partner through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system. The nation then became a Level III partner, committing $175 million to the System Development & Demonstration (SDD) phase in July 2002, spread over 11 fiscal years. In addition, the Turkish government has made $75 million in credit available to Turkish companies to update their production infrastructure for the JSF programme. In 2007 Turkey pledged $700 million to the Production, Sustainment and Follow-on Development (PSFD) phase, making a further $250 million available to support participating industry. The agreement stipulates that, as a Level III partner, Turkey’s maximum contribution to shared costs in the PSFD phase were not to exceed $690 million.

F-35A crucial to continued TurAF modernisation and Turkey’s security strategy

The ALQ-211 family of systems detects, denies, disrupts, degrades and evades lethal threats and provides multi-spectral (radio frequency, infrared and laser) situational awareness. When the aircrew encounters a threat emission, the ALQ-211 establishes the threat range from the mission aircraft. If an aircraft is in lethal range of the threat, the ALQ-211 initiates an integrated instantaneous response, breaking missile lock through RF countermeasures, and cues the use of chaff and flares. As the aircraft’s survivability suite controller, the ALQ-211 coordinates the response for laser and infrared threats, providing a truly integrated approach to aircraft self-protection. Based on a modular system approach, AIDEWS can be tailored to unique customer requirements to provide integrated radar warning and RF countermeasures and advanced stand-alone radar warning. A modular systems approach is now available in an externally mounted pod, either for Electronic Warfare (EW) system upgrades or to add EW capability to a wide array of fighter aircraft. The pod-based system leverages our proven modular, scalable ALQ-211 system and ensures EW capability for deployment around the world. (Photo: Harris)

Contract Award Positions Company to Win Additional F-16 EW Upgrade Work Worldwide

Slow Rebuild of Air Force Largely Destroyed in 2004

New Materials, Reduced Vibration and Predictive Maintenance Feature in Research

On 2 August, the British Ministry of Defence announced that Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to the southern European region during meetings with his Romanian counterpart Mihai Fifor in Bucharest. They discussed existing mutual defence activity and announced their intention to step up Anglo-Romanian co-operation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding before the end of this year.

Post-Brexit Defence Plans Discussed

Aselsan supplied targeting pods for Pakistan's JF-17 fighter jets

The MALD-J is the jamming variant of the missile and is the first stand-in jammer ever to enter production. (Photo: Raytheon)

2,000 Systems Delivered Over Ten Years

Priorities are “Efficiency and Operational Readiness”

MoU Signed During BRICS Summit

APACHE and T-129 Both in Prospect

Textron Companies provide a Glimpse of the Future

Delivery by Late 2019

Lightweight Precision Guided Munition for Demanding Applications

EO/IR Systems configured to Effectively Support 18 Million km2 Search Area

BAE Systems/Prismatic HALE PHASA-35 Begins Trials Next Year

Bulgaria to Invite Seven Countries to Bid to Supply Fighter Jets

F-4 and F-14 Aircraft Also Overhauled

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