The UAE Armed Forces will purchase MK-82 and MK-84 bombs from a Turkish firm, Chemical and Mechanical Industries Corporation.
A contract to this effect worth AED 74 million (USD20 million) was announced at the Dubai Air show today.
The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb, part of the United States Mark 80 series. The explosive filling is usually tritonal, though other compositions have sometimes been used.
The Turkish Tübitak-Sage manufactures Hassas Güdüm Kiti (HGK) or GPS/INS Precision Guidance Kit that converts 2000-lb Mark 84 bombs into smart weapons. It enables precision strike capability in all weather conditions with long range at a dispersion of 6 m (20 ft).
The Mark 77 bomb (MK-77) is a US 750-pound (340 kg) air-dropped incendiary bomb carrying 110 U.S. gallons of a fuel gel mix. MK-77s were used by the United States Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The MK-82 and MK-74 are used in bunker busting operations and as warheads for medium-range missiles.
Turkey has completed the formal purchase of S-400 long range anti-aircraft missile defense system from Russia "In addition to the S-400, Turkey also made preliminary agreements with the Eurosam countries to develop, produce and use the air defense system in order to improve its long-term domestic national capacity," Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli was quoted as saying by Anadolu news agency Saturday. "We especially aim to have our own technology," the minister added
Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with France and Italy aiming to strengthen cooperation on joint defense projects, which includes development of a new missile defense system. Addressing a meeting of NATO defense ministers on Thursday, Turkeys defense minister Nurettin Canikli was quoted as saying by Andolu Agency that the projects covered under the letter could help cooperating countries develop “top" systems for defending against lone missiles -- such as a SAMP-T-based system -- as well as address Turkeys current gaps in missile defense
Turkey will discuss the procurement of an anti-missile system with France and Italy during a NATO ministerial meeting scheduled for November 8 and 9 in Brussels. Ankara had reached an initial understanding with a French-Italian consortium, Eurosam on July 14, 2017 to develop Turkeys national defense systems
Turkeys home-made Atmaca anti-ship missile (AShM) successfully completed a test to check the flight characteristics and or the range, the Turkish Navys technical head Admiral Ahmet Çakır said. “We are all closely following the Atmaca project and the first shots are being made and next year we will be shooting on the ships platform and we aim to make the Atmaca guided missile we plan to replace Harpoon as a [missile] with superior capability, long range, superior capabilities than Harpoon,” said Çakır at the 8th Marine Systems Seminar, according to a local media report of TRT Haber cited by ...
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South Korea and United Arab Emirates are in discussions to carry out a test of Korean-built missile interception system at a site in the Middle Eastern country, to bolster a military cooperation project between the countries. The Seoul newspaper
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