The move was consistent with Ankara’s outreach to Doha over the last decade.

Why Turkey Chose Qatar

A few weeks after the Saudi-led diplomatic blitz targeting Qatar, there is no doubt that Ankara stands firmly with Doha. Under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has developed a close albeit asymmetrical partnership with Qatar. The two states are the region’s staunchest supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and have been rather willing to…

Israel Tests Sea-Launched LORA Missile

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully completed a firing trial with the Long-Range Artillery weapon system (LORA), marking as part of the demonstration and validation phases of the system, under a number of procurement programs involve the system. On this experiment, the missile was launched from a cargo ship toward a target at sea. LORA…

Kamov Ka-52 Russian Helicopter

India, Russia Deals On Frigates, S-400 Missile System, Kamov Helicopters Move Forward

India and Russia have adopted a strategy framed by them for defence cooperation on Friday to concretize deals on frigates, S-400 air defence missile system and Kamov helicopters. India’s Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who is in Russia this week, co-chaired the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) on Friday with…

Lockheed Martin launched the C-130J-SOF, the first ever SOF-configured production variant of the Super Hercules transport aircraft to be offered for export, at the Paris Air Show on 20 June.

Paris Air Show 2017: LM launches production SOF variant of C-130J for export

Lockheed Martin officials launched the C-130J-SOF at the Paris Air Show on 20 June, the first ever special operations forces (SOF)-configured production variant of the Super Hercules transport aircraft to be offered for export. The baseline C-130J-SOF comes in an ISR configuration that features an electro-optic/infrared imaging system in a turret under the nose, upgraded…