Turkey has granted access to its airspace to France to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
Turkey will allow the French jets to fly in its airspace on their way to attack IS militants, Turkish Hurriyet News daily reported Thursday.
“France asked us for authorization to use our airspace in the context of the fight against IS in Syria. This authorization was given on condition that the general principles outlined for the coalition countries are followed,” the news daily quoted a Turkish military source as saying.
France has tested new weapon loads, including GBU-12 laser guided bombs, on its fighter aircraft attacking IS militants in Syria.
The French Air Force in recent weeks has also significantly increased striking within Operation Chammal, its air strikes against Daesh terrorist group. On October 14, 2015, a Rafale for the first time fired a BLU-126 bomb fitted with the Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon (AASM) with GPS / laser guidance.
Several countries including Germany and UK have announced support to France in its fight against the militant organization after the recent attacks in Paris.
Germany will back France in Syria and Iraq by deploying Tornado reconnaissance jets, frigate and refueling planes to fight the Islamic State. "Germany will be a more active contributor than it has been until now," Henning Otte, defense expert for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was quoted as saying by Todayszaman news website in a statement on Thursday
France has tested new weapon loads, including GBU-12 laser guided bombs, on its fighter aircraft attacking Islamic State positions in Syria. French air force Dassault Mirage 2000N, which is being modified to carry four GBU-12 laser guided bombs, has taken off on a strike mission from its advanced air base in Jordan
Rosoboronexport will be demonstrating its comprehensive security management systems for cities and important facilities at the Milipol-2015 internal state security exhibition in France. These projects envisage the use of over 200 types of special equipment and armaments, the Russian state arms exporter announced today
Syrian MiG-29 planes provided Russian Su-25 bombers with air cover during sorties against Islamic State (IS) in Syria. “Crews of Su-25 aircrafts from the Russian Air Force and MiG-29 planes of the Syrian Air Force carried out a joint military mission over Syria,” Syrian Arab news agency, Sana cited Russian Defense Ministry as saying in a statement last Thursday
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered seven additional Tiger HAD attack helicopters, bringing to 67 the total number of Tigers that will eventually be operated by the French Army Aviation. The additional Tigers will be delivered in 2017-2018
Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army by providing air support, weapons and ammunition in joint operations with regular Syrian forces against Islamic State militants. "The work of our aviation group assists in uniting the efforts of government troops and the Free Syrian Army," Russian President Vladimir Putin told an annual meeting at the Defense Ministry, Haaretz news daily reported Friday
Boeing has delivered the fourth and final Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish Air Force. Boeing delivered the final aircraft at Konya Air Base Wednesday, completing the Turkish AEW&C fleet and enhancing Turkeys airspace surveillance and battle management capabilities
Turkey may place its first order for indigenous regional jets that are currently under construction. The defense procurement officials have said that the Turkish General Staff will place the orders for both models of the TRJ328 and the TRJ628 jets with the procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), Hurriyet Daily News reported Tuesday
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