The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has requested for information from various defense suppliers to procure MALE or HALE category Armed Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for the nation's Air Force on April 28.
The Request for Information (RFI) is issued by SSM within the scope of Armed UAS Project in order to gather general information on potential suppliers of the Armed UAS in the market and have an idea of availability of the required Armed UAS.
The RFI is also issued for investigating and clarifying the system and sub-system based technical details and requirements and to define logistics support requirements for the system as a part of the Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation effort.
The RFI will be received until 11th May 2015 by both foreign or domestic companies.
Representation document that includes representation extent and the authorized personnel’s identity information shall be submitted to SSM by the authorized personnel to receive the RFI.
Turkey is speeding up the process to choose a conceptual trainer alongside plans to build an indigenous fighter jet, Hurryet Daily News reported Tuesday. Turkish officials said the twin crashes were a forceful reminder of a pressing need “to go faster” in selecting a fighter aircraft model based on which Turkey would also build a trainer
Turkey will move forward with a deal to purchase a US$3.4 billion air defense system from China despite its incompatibility with NATO equipments
Turkey will make long-range missiles compatible with the NATO's systems, Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday. NATO member Turkey chose China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp as a preferred bidder in 2013 to supply the missile system, prompting Western concern about security and the compatibility of the weaponry with NATO infrastructure
Turkey is likely to order four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in addition to the two it had already ordered. The country had originally planned to buy up to 100 F-35s to replace its ageing F-4 and F-16 fleet but budgetary constraints have forced it to order the $175 million aircraft in single digit numbers
The Turkish military took delivery of eight Bayraktar armed and reconnaissance drones four of which are capable of carrying ‘smart ammunition. The number of Turkey-made Bayraktar armed and reconnaissance drones in the Turkish security forces has increased to 38 after eight new deliveries
Turkeys Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglus interim government has appointed Vecdi Gonil as new defense minister on Friday. Ismet Yilmaz, who was serving the position, previously had to resign as he was running for election as parliament speaker
Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract during IDEF 2015 on 7th May with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) for the design and construction of one Landing Platform Dock ship for the nation's Navy. Navantia will provide the design, transfer of technology, equipments and technical assistance to SEDEF for local construction
Russias arms exporter, Rosoboronexport has offered to collaborate with Turkey to create amphibious hovercraft for the Turkish Navy. Anatoly Aksyonov, the companys chief delegate was quoted as saying by Tass at the IDEF-2015 on Thursday, "We have been cooperating in the creation of smaller amphibious hovercraft, as well as the integration of combat systems of Russian manufacture with Turkish naval platforms"
Turkey has deployed the first indigenously developed helicopters, T129 ATAK to support counter terrorism operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Anadolu agency reported . Two T129 ATAK helicopters assigned to the 3rd Commando Brigade can cruise at 269 kilometers per hour (167 miles per hour) and are capable to carry Hellfire missiles and guided rockets
Turkey's Havelsan will acquire flight simulation assets of Quantum3D that has US government units and civil companies as its customers, in order to increase simulation and training abilities. The deal with Quantum3D will likely to be finalized this year and its products will continue to be sold under the Quantum3D brand name like before, various media reported last week
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