Savunma ve Stratejik Analizler

31 Temmuz 2013 Çarşamba

Turkey’s $50 billion jet program in question

30.07.2013  Burak BEKDİL  hurriyetdailynew

Turkey must spend nearly $50 billion if it goes ahead with its plans to build and buy 200 locally built fighter jets and acquire 100 more F-35s from an US arms maker. And that amount doesn’t even include the cost of engines for the Turkish fighter

When Ankara plans to build its own weapon systems or just buy them off-the-shelf, it plans big and no one seems to be worried. But the Turkish ambitions to build a “made-in-Turkey” fighter aircraft and buy scores of the new generation, multinational combat jet F-35 may go beyond Turkey’s financing capacity.

Defense industry officials estimate that building eight prototypes for what will become the Turkish national fighter would cost Ankara over $10 billion. “Any figure in the range of $11 billion to $13 billion would be realistic,” a senior official familiar with the program said.

His guess for the final Turkish order if the entire program succeeded was nearly 200 aircraft. “We target $100 million per aircraft,” he said. “I think 200 is a realistic figure given our aging fleet of aircraft that will phase out in the decades ahead.”

That means Turkey will have to spend $31 billion to $33 billion for the Turkish fighter it hopes to design, develop and manufacture. But independent analysts say this may be an over-optimistic calculation.

“We know that Turkey’s plans do not include developing an engine for the Turkish fighter. Moreover, I think, $100 million per aircraft is too optimistic given Turkey’s technological constraints, its high-cost industry and the fact that a newcomer [to the fighter industry] like Turkey will always suffer setbacks and trials and errors during the entire process.”

Turkey has been in talks with Sweden’s Saab for pre-conceptual design work for the country’s first national fighter jet. Saab is the maker of the JAS 39 Gripen, a lightweight single-engine multirole fighter. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen is powered by the Volvo-Flygmotor RM12 engine, a derivative of the General Electric F404, and has a top speed of Mach 2.

100 more from US

Turkey hopes that under its fighter jet program, dubbed the TF-X, it can fly the Turkish fighter by 2023, the centennial of the republic. Turkey’s aerospace powerhouse, TAI, has been working on three different designs, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to decide on whether to go ahead with the plan at a defense industry committee meeting later this year.

Meanwhile, Turkey, whose present fighter fleet is made up of U.S.-made aircraft, also plans to buy the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a next-generation, multinational program also led by the United States.

Most of Turkey’s fleet of F-16 fighters, being modernized by Lockheed Martin, and the planned future F-35s are open to U.S. technological influence. Only its older F-4 aircraft, modernized by Israel, and its oldest F-16s, being modernized by Turkey itself, are free from this influence. But these older aircraft are expected to be decommissioned around 2020.

Turkey’s defense procurement officials have said Ankara intends to buy around 100 F-35s. Defense analysts estimate the cost of the entire JSF program to Turkey to be around $16 billion, bringing Turkey’s fighter budget up to $50 billion together with the TF-X.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-50-billion-jet-program-in-question.aspx?pageID=238&nID=51642&NewsCatID=483

Qatar - AN/FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar

WASHINGTON,July 29, 2013

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of one (1) A/N FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar (EWR) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.1 billion.

The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of one (1) A/N FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar (EWR) to include Prime Mission Equipment package, technical and support facilities, communication equipment, encryption devices, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $1.1B.
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http://www.dsca.mil/PressReleases/36-b/2013/Qatar_13-33.pdf

Lockheed Martin Completes Long-Range Surveillance Radar Demonstration

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 29, 2013 –

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully operated its full-scale prototype long-range air surveillance radar during a recent capability demonstration to the U.S. Air Force.

The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will serve as the principal Air Force long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, and reporting aerial targets. This next-generation system will replace the Air Force’s AN/TPS-75 air search radar. During the event, the 3DELRR full-scale prototype showed its maturity, flexibility, scalability, and the benefits of its open technology design. More than 70 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and Office of Secretary of Defense personnel attended the demonstration either locally or via webcast. The radar detected required targets of opportunity launched from the Syracuse airport and surrounding areas. The company hired additional test aircraft for the event, putting the prototype through more advanced performance detection and tracking scenarios expected of long-range radars.

Originally unveiled in December 2010, Lockheed Martin’s 3DELRR solution met all the requirements for this demonstration two and half years earlier, and used this opportunity to highlight the radar’s evolving design to the customer. The radar’s design addresses 100 percent of 3DELRR requirements, including critical extended air surveillance reach for early warning from aerial threats.
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http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2013/july/130729-mst-3delrr-lockheed-martin-completes-long-range-surveillance-radar-demonstr.html

29 Temmuz 2013 Pazartesi

MİLGEM'e jet hızında inceleme

28.07.2013  CEYDA KARAASLAN

Koç Grubu'nun kazandığı Türkiye'nin ilk milli savaş gemisi MİLGEM ihalesiyle ilgili başlatılan incelemede sona yaklaşılıyor. Koç Grubu şirketi RMK Marine'in kazandığı 1.5 milyar euroluk ihaleyle ilgili Başbakanlık Teftiş Kurulu'nun başlattığı incelemenin önümüzdeki hafta tamamlanacağı öğrenildi. Başbakanlık Teftiş Kurulu, sadece iki firmanın katıldığı ihaleyle ilgili öneri raporunu Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'a sunacak. İhalenin iptal edilip edilmeyeceğine ay sonunda toplanması planlanan Savunma Sanayi İcra Komitesi'nde karar verilecek.

MİLGEM için iki büyük Türk tersanesi RMK Marine ve Dearsan yarışmıştı. İhaleye katılamayan diğer firmalar şubat ayında Başbakanlık'a başvurdu. Teftiş Kurulu, haziran ayında inceleme başlattı. En az 3 ay sürmesi beklenen incelemenin oldukça hızlı yapıldığı, ay sonundaki toplantıya kadar tamamlanacağı öğrenildi. Savunma Sanayi Müsteşarlığı yetkilileri, Başbakanlık müfettişlerine, "İhaleye giren firmalar incelendi. Teknik alt yapılarından, tecrübelerine kadar çok sayıda faktör göz önüne alındı. Yapılan teklifler de gözden geçirildikten sonra karar verildi" açıklamasında bulundu.
http://www.sabah.com.tr/Ekonomi/2013/07/28/milgeme-jet-hizinda-inceleme

26 Temmuz 2013 Cuma

TÜRK TİPİ HÜCUMBOT PROJESİ BİLGİ İSTEK DOKÜMANI DUYURUSU

Türk Tipi Hücumbot Projesi Bilgi İstek Dokümanı (BİD) İlanı (25.07.2013)

BİD Konusu: Türk Tipi Hücumbot Projesi
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SSM’nin 2009-2016 Savunma Sanayii Sektörel Strateji Dokümanı Deniz Araçları Sektör Stratejisinde yer alan firmalar ve bunlara ek olarak Yeni Sualtı Taarruz Timleri Harekati İçin İntikal Botu (Yeni SAT Botu) Tedariki Projesi BİD’ine cevap vererek Teklife Çağrı Dosyası’nı almaya hak kazanan, Tesis Güvenlik Belgesi’ne sahip, Üretim İzin Belgesi’ne sahip/başvurmuş, ana faaliyet alanı gemi inşası olan firma/kurum/kuruluşlar ile Projeyi teknoloji, ürün ve altyapı olarak ileri götürebileceği SSM tarafından öngörülen, hali hazırda kabiliyetleri açısından benzer platformları üretmiş olan ve bu kapsamda davet edilecek yabancı tersaneler BİD’in tamamına cevap vermek üzere,

Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM A.Ş.) ve Projeyi; teknoloji, ürün ve altyapı olarak ileri götürebileceği SSM tarafından öngörülen ve bu kapsamda davet edilecek yabancı firma/kurum/kuruluşlar BİD’in Ana Tahrik ve Sevk Sistemi kısmına cevap vermek üzere,

ASELSAN A.Ş. ve HAVELSAN A.Ş. BİD’in Savaş Sistemi kısmına cevap vermek üzere,

ROKETSAN A.Ş. ve Projeyi teknoloji, ürün ve altyapı olarak ileri götürebileceği SSM tarafından öngörülen ve bu kapsamda davet edilecek yabancı firma/kurum/kuruluşlar BİD’in Silah Sistemi kısmına cevap vermek üzere alabilecektir.

BİD’i teslim almak için en son tarih 23 Eylül 2013 saat 17:00’dır.

http://www.ssm.gov.tr/anasayfa/hizli/duyurular/projeDuyurulari/Sayfalar/20130725_TTHBID.aspx

25 Temmuz 2013 Perşembe

Alenia Aermacchi: first ATR72-600 TMUA delivered to Turkish Navy

24.07.2013  aleniaaermacchi

Compared to the ATR72-600 basic platform, the two ATR72 TMUA, modified at Alenia Aermacchi’s plants in Napoli-Capodichino and Torino-Caselle, feature new radios; an IFF (Identification Friend or Foe system) and a cabin area equipped with tactical tables and communications equipment for the crew. Both aircraft, to be easily reconfigured into cargo, will be used for utility roles, personnel and cargo logistic transport. The first Turkish Navy flying instructors just completed the training on the new aircraft at Alenia Aermacchi’s Training Centre in Caselle. The second aircraft will be delivered within the first half of August.

The following six multi-role aircraft ATR72-600 TMPAs are being converted by TAI, Turkish Aerospace Industry in Ankara and, further to some additional equipment specific to their multi-role asset, they will integrate the Thales AMASCOS mission system, datalink Link 16, AIS (Automatic Identification System) and a weapons system.

The first TMPA will be delivered to the Turkish Navy on February 2017 and deliveries will be completed by 2018.

http://www.aleniaaermacchi.it/en-US/Media/News/Pages/Alenia-Aermacchi-first-ATR72-600-TMUA-delivered-to-Turkish-Navy.aspx

Türkiyə Azərbaycana satdığı «Fırtına» haubitsalarının mühərrik problemini həll edib

20 İyul 2013  Bakı. Rəşad Süleymanov-APA.

Türkiyə Azərbaycana T-155 «Fırtına» və yüksək sürətli patrul katerlərinin satışında meydana çıxan mühərrik problemini həll etmək üzrədir.

Bu barədə APA-ya Türkiyə Müdafiə Sənayesi Katibliyindən məlumat verilib.

Artıq alternativ variant olaraq, adı açıqlanmayan dünyanın aparıcı ölkələrindən birinə məxsus mühərriklər seçilib.

Bundan əvvəl «Fırtına» sistemi üçün Ukrayna istehsalı olan mühərrik təklif olunsa da, bu mühərrik qarşıya qoyulan tələblərə cavab verməyib.

Hazırda MKE şirkəti özüyeriyən haubitsaların istehsalı üzrə işləri davam etdirir. Ümumilikdə Azərbaycanın Türkiyə ilə bağladığı T-155 «Fırtına» kontraktına 36 ədəd özüyeriyən haubitsanın alğı-satqısı daxildir.

Müqavilə 2011-ci ildə imzalanıb. Lakin həm «Fırtına»nı, həm də «Yonca Onuk» şirkətinin istehsal etdiyi yüksək sürətli katerləri mühərriklə təchiz edən Almaniyanın MTU şirkəti Ermənistanla silahlı münaqişə ilə bağlı ölkələri tərəfindən qoyulan embarqonu əsas gətirərək Azərbaycanın sifariş verdiyi döyüş texnikalarına mühərrik verməkdən imtina edib.

Dünyadakı ən müasir özüyeriyən haubitsalarından olan, Cənubi Koreyanın «Samsung Techwin» şirkətinin K9 «Thunder» analoji sisteminin bazasında yaradılmış «Fırtına» 155 mm çaplı topa malikdir. Artilleriya sisteminin döyüş maşını hər cür maneəli ərazi şərtlərində hərəkət edə bilir. Müasir atış kontrol sisteminə malik «Fırtına» hərəkət halında 30 saniyə içində atışa hazır vəziyyətə gətirilə bilir. Sistemin döyüş ehtiyatı 48 mərmidir. Artilleriya sistemi M107 (HE) mərmiləri ilə 18 km, M549A1 (RAP/HE) mərmiləri ilə 30 km, ERFB/BB mərmiləri ilə 40 km-dən artıq məsafədəki hədəfləri məhv edir.

Fırtına Azərbaycan Silahlı Qüvvələrində 2S3 «Pion» sistemlərindən sonra öz atış uzaqlığına görə ikinci özüyeriyən artilleriya sistemi olacaq.

http://az.apa.az/news/307079

22 Temmuz 2013 Pazartesi

Milli tankımız artık daha güçlü

22.07.2013

Altay Türk Ana Muharebe Tankı için Roketsan tarafından geliştirilen 'zırh sistemi', 3 Haziran-10 Temmuz 2013 tarihleri arasında yapılan testler sonunda başarılı bulunarak kalifiye edildi.

SSM ile imzalanan sözleşme kapsamında Altay Zırh Sistemi Geliştirilmesi ve Balistik Koruma Merkezi Kurulması Projesi çerçevesinde Türkiye'nin geliştirilmekte olan ilk milli ana muharebe tankının zırhı, Roketsan tarafından tasarlanıp üretilerek, kalifiye edildi. Proje kapsamında kurulan Balistik Koruma Merkezi ile Roketsan, her türlü kara, deniz, hava platformlarına ve alansal korumaya yönelik balistik koruma ihtiyaçlarına çözüm üretebilecek.

http://www.sabah.com.tr/Ekonomi/2013/07/22/milli-tankimiz-artik-daha-guclu

The Gulf Military Balance, Volume Two: The Nuclear and Missile Dimensions

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies; issued July 18, 2013

The Burke Chair is issuing a fully updated version of the second volume in a new series of reports on the Gulf Military Balance. The new volume is called The Gulf Military Balance, Volume Two: The Nuclear and Missile Dimensions.

Volume Two builds on, updates, and expands previous Burke Chair reports on the military balance in the Gulf. It addresses missiles in terms of their capabilities in conventional and asymmetric warfare as well as US, Arab Gulf, and allied options for missile defense. At the same time, it analyzes Iran’s nuclear and other WMD programs, its possible use of nuclear-armed missiles, and US, Arab Gulf, and Israeli options for deterrence, containment and preventive strikes.
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Click here for the report (298 PDF pages) on the CSIS website

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bin/client/modele.pl?prod=146641&shop=dae&modele=release

15 Temmuz 2013 Pazartesi

Germany’s Rising Global Naval Power

July 15, 2013 From theTrumpet.com  -- Ron Fraser

 Following a rash of reports and high-level meetings over the past few months, German elites are seeking to greatly increase their nation’s naval presence in foreign waters.

The latest high-level think tank to join the clamor for raising Germany’s global military presence is the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Funded by the federal government, this foundation has political allegiance to the Christian Democratic Union, Germany’s main center-right political party.

According to a release by German-Foreign-Policy.com, a current paper produced by the foundation declares its support of moves for strengthening of “military capacities” in the Deutsche Marine.
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http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/10806.29844.0.0/world/military/germanys-rising-global-naval-power

Russia Lays Down New Frigate for Black Sea Fleet

13.07.2013 RIA Novosti.- Igor Zarembo---KALININGRAD

The Yantar shipyard in Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad has launched construction of a new Project 11356 frigate for the Russian navy, local media reported.

The official ceremony, attended by Deputy Commander of the Baltic Fleet, Rear Admiral Sergei Popov, was held Friday, according to Baltic Reporter online news portal.
The Admiral Butakov is the fourth in a series of six Project 11356M, or Admiral Grigorovich-class, frigates for delivery to the Black Sea Fleet between 2014 and 2016 under a contract with the Defense Ministry.
The lead warship in the series, the Admiral Grigorovich, was laid down in December 2010, the second, the Admiral Essen, in July 2011 and the third, the Admiral Makarov, in February 2012.
The Project 11356 frigates, displacing 3,850 tons are designed for anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare on the high seas, and for anti-aircraft operations, both independently and as an escort ship.
The ships are armed with an eight-cell launcher for Kalibr and Klub (3M54E) anti-ship and surface-to-surface missiles, a 100-mm main gun, Kashtan gun/missile close-in air defense systems, Shtil vertical-launch air defense missile systems, two torpedo tubes, an anti-submarine rocket system and a Ka-28 or Ka-31 helicopter, according to globalsecurity.org and rusnavy.com.

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20130713/182213396/Russia-Lays-Down-New-Frigate-for-Black-Sea-Fleet.html

The US Navy published its list of the 12 ships scheduled for inactivation in FY14

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/rapid-fire-july-12-2013-us-bill-introduced-to-get-dod-civilians-unfurloughed-015177/
7 of them are Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates.
2.  The projected FY14 ship inactivation schedule for inactivating 
U.S. naval ships is promulgated as follows to facilitate fleet 
planning efforts to conduct an inactivation availability:
Ship Name                        Inactivation   Post Decom Status
USS FORD (FFG 54)                 31 Oct 2013     See Note 1
USS THACH (FFG 43)                15 Nov 2013     See Note 1
USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47)             17 Mar 2014     See Note 1
USS ROBERT G BRADLEY (FFG 49)     28 Mar 2014     See Note 1
USNS OBSERVATION ISLAND (T-AGM 23)01 Apr 2014     See Note 2
USS DE WERT (FFG 45)              04 Apr 2014     See Note 1
USS RENTZ (FFG 46)                23 May 2014     See Note 1
USS AVENGER (MCM 1)               30 Aug 2014     See Note 3 
USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40)           08 Sep 2014     See Note 1
USS DALLAS (SSN 700)              26 Sep 2014     See Note 4
USNS BRIDGE (T-AOE 10)            30 Sep 2014     See Note 5
USS DENVER (LPD 9)                30 Sep 2014     See Note 5

Note 1:  Designated for foreign military sale (cold).  It is Navy 
policy that ships designated for FMS transfer shall not be stripped.  
Stripping of ships provides diminished operational capability to 
maritime partners and corrodes our efforts to build maritime partner 
capacity.  TYCOMS are required to ensure strict adherence to this 
direction.  NAVSEA PMS 326 will issue additional guidance via SEPCOR 
to Fleet TYCOMS identifying non-transferrable technology.  Except in 
the case of C3/C4 emergent CASREPS, no removals of installed equipment 
(e.g., Combat, C4I, HME SYSTEMS, etc.) will be permitted except as 
specifically authorized by OPNAV N9I in response to a record request 
submitted by PEO IWS or respective NAVSEA ship program office no later 
than 90 days prior to the ships official retirement date that 
includes:  a comprehensive list (by ship) of specific installed 
equipment desired for removal; justification for the removal that 
includes evidence that the Navy supply system, TYCOM/RMC is unable to 
fulfill the requirement; an assessment of the requestor's ability to 
restore the equipment in operational condition in the event the vessel 
transfers as a cold FMS ship; and coordination via the respective 
Systems Command.  All other equipment/supply removals are to be 
conducted per ref (a).   

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2013/NAV13175.txt

Satellite Integration and Test Center In Turkey Passes Major Milestone

Thales; issued July 12, 2013 CANNES, France

Thales Alenia Space announced today an important milestone regarding the satellite integration and test center built in Turkey. This center was part of the contract signed in 2010 with Telespazio in the frame of the Göktürk observation satellite program for the Turkish Ministry of Defense. 

The building itself is air and water tight, and installation of the main test systems is well under way. The new satellite integration and test center will be able to integrate several telecommunications or observation satellites at the same time. 

Delivery of the complete building is scheduled for October 2013, with final acceptance, including all test systems, slated for May 2014. 

The Class 100,000 clean rooms, spanning more than 3,000 square meters, will house all the latest-generation equipment needed for satellite integration and testing. Systems include a mechanical vibration test bench (shaker), a 950 cubic meter acoustic test chamber, a thermal-vacuum chamber measuring over 350 cubic meters, a compact antenna test range and supports for the deployment of solar panels and antennas. Other resources include the system to test the satellite's physical properties (weight, center of gravity, inertia) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test systems.

Turkish industry is heavily involved in the construction of this facility. A local company was chosen as the contracting authority for all civil engineering, with responsibility for design studies and construction of the building under the responsibility of Thales Alenia Space. The center is being established in TUSAŞ Aerospace and TUSAŞ will be responsible for operating this AIT Center. 

Thales Alenia Space will be the first prime contractor in the space industry to deliver a turnkey integration and test center.

http://www.thalesgroup.com/Press_Releases/Markets/Space/2013/Satellite_integration_and_test_center_in_Turkey_passes_major_milestone/

12 Temmuz 2013 Cuma

Türkiye-Azerbaycan Tabur Görev Kuvveti Tatbikatı

12 Temmuz 2013

 1. Türkiye-Azerbaycan Tabur Görev Kuvveti Tatbikatı, 12-28 Temmuz 2013 tarihleri arasında fiilî ve atışlı olarak Bakü ve Nahcivan’da icra edilecektir.

2. Tatbikatın maksadı; Türkiye ve Azerbaycan Kara Kuvvetleri unsurları arasında dostluk, iş birliği ve birlikte çalışabilirliği geliştirmek, karşılıklı bilgi ve tecrübe paylaşımında bulunmaktır.

3. Tatbikatın Bakü’de icra edilecek bölümüne bir piyade bölük timi, Nahcivan’da icra edilecek bölümüne ise bir mekanize piyade takımı ile katılım sağlanacaktır.

http://www.tsk.tr/3_basin_yayin_faaliyetleri/3_3_bilgi_notlari/2013/bn_45.htm

Türkiye, kendi uydusunu kendi fırlatacak

11 Temmuz 2013  AA

Türkiye, kendi ürettiği uyduları uzaya göndermek amacıyla bir Uydu Fırlatma Merkezi kuruyor.

Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı (SSM) ile ROKETSAN AŞ arasında Uydu Fırlatma Sistemi (UFS) Projesi Ön Kavramsal Tasarım Dönemi sözleşmesi imzalandı. SSM Vecihi Hürkuş Toplantı Salonu'nda düzenlenen imza töreninde konuşan Savunma Sanayii Müsteşar Vekili Faruk Özlü, Türk savunma sanayisinin son dönemde gerçekleştirdiği atılımların bu projeyle daha da güçlendiğini ifade etti. Özlü, bu proje için müsteşarlık bünyesinde proje grubu oluştuklarını belirterek, projede emeği geçenlere teşekkür etti. Roketsan Genel Müdürü Selçuk Yaşar da projenin Türkiye'nin gelecekteki uzay sanayisi için çok önemli bir yere sahip olduğunu, böyle bir projede görev aldıkları için de onur duyduklarını dile getirdi. Türkiye'nin gelecekteki uzaydaki varlığını sürdürmesinin bu projenin başarılı olmasıyla ilişkili olduğunu ifade eden Yaşar, "Projenin hayırlı uğurlu olmasını diliyorum" dedi.

UYDU FIRLATABİLEN 10 ÜLKE BULUNUYOR

Roketsan yetkilileri de salondakilere projeye ilişkin sunum yaptı. Yetkililerin verdiği bilgiye göre, dünyada UFS kabiliyetine sahip 10 ülke bulunuyor. Bugüne kadar değişik fırlatma merkezlerinden 5 binden fazla uzay aracı fırlatılmış, kendi uydusunu yapan ülkelerin hemen hemen tamamı kendi fırlatma yeteneğine sahip bulunuyor.

Öte yandan, 2012 yılında başlatılan UFS Projesi ile alçak yer yörüngesine uydu yerleştirebilecek bir fırlatma aracının geliştirilmesi, yer sistemlerinden oluşacak fırlatma merkezinin kurulması ve fırlatma aracı için gerekli üretim altyapısının oluştulması amaçlanıyor. Sözleşme kapsamında 1 yıl içinde uydu fırlatma merkezi ile fırlatma aracı üretim tesisleri projelendirilecek. Konuşmaların ardından SSM Müsteşar Vekili Özlü, ROKETSAN Genel Müdürü Yaşar ve ROKETSAN Genel Müdür Yardımcısı Yavuz Aka sözleşmeyi imzaladı

http://www.aksam.com.tr/ekonomi/turkiye-kendi-uydusunu-kendi-firlatacak/haber-224805

UFS Projesi Ön Kavramsal Tasarım Dönemi (Dönem-1) Sözleşmesi

11 Temmuz 2013 Perşembe

TSK, yeni radar sistemleriyle elektronik harp eğitimi yapacak

EMRE SONCAN - HABERLER Gündem ANKARA 11.07.2013

Son dönemde dış tehdit algısında konsept değişikliğine giden Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri, Suriye konusunda yeni bir adım daha atıyor.

Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı’na bağlı savaş uçaklarının elektronik harp eğitimi ve olası bir operasyonun planlanmasının önceden yapılabilmesi için Suriye’nin elindeki radarlardan satın alınacak. Bu sistemler Konya’ya kurulacak. Türk savaş uçakları bu merkezde, Suriye radarlarının özelliklerini ezberleyecek ve bunlar karşısında yeteneklerini geliştirecek. Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı (SSM), radarların hazır alımı için teklife çağrı dosyası hazırladı. İhaleye Rusya, Belarus ve Ukrayna’nın davet edilmesi öngörülüyor.

Konya’da bulunan Anadolu Kartalı Eğitim Merkezi Komutanlığı’nda kurulu olan ve muharip uçakların Elektronik Harp Eğitimi için gerçeğe en yakın yerden havaya tehdit ortamı sağlayan Elektronik Harp Test ve Eğitim Sahası (EHTES) 1999 yılında hizmete girdi. Halen sistemin işletme ve idamesi Havelsan tarafından yürütülüyor. EHTES’ten, hava savunma ve elektronik harp ile ilgili test, eğitim ve değerlendirme konularında faydalanılıyor. Geçtiğimiz yıl Doğu Akdeniz’de TSK’ya ait bir F-4 savaş uçağının Suriye tarafından düşürülmesi, iki ülke arasındaki ilişkilerin gerilmesine neden olmuştu. O günden bu yana Suriye ile ilgili tehdit algısını değiştiren Genelkurmay Başkanlığı önemli adımlar attı. Önce elektronik harp podlarının alımına karar verildi. Böylece komşu ülkeyle olası bir sıcak temasta Türk ordusunun elektronik harp yeteneklerinin geliştirilmesi sağlanacak. Yeni bir hamle daha yapan TSK, bu kez de Suriye’nin elindeki Rus menşeli radarlardan tedarik edecek. Bu radarlar Konya’ya kurulacak ve Türk savaş uçaklarının eğitiminde kullanılacak. Böylece Hava Kuvvetleri envanterindeki F-16 ve F-4’ler Suriye radarlarının yetenek, menzil ve özelliklerini sürekli test edecek. Düşürülen F-4 savaş uçağının da Suriye radarlarının menzilini tespit etmek için bölgeye gönderildiği iddia edilmişti. Konuyla ilgili konuşan bir askeri yetkili, “Radar sistemleri geldiğinde, bu tür manevralara gerek kalmayacak.” değerlendirmesinde bulundu.

http://www.zaman.com.tr/gundem_tsk-yeni-radar-sistemleriyle-elektronik-harp-egitimi-yapacak_2109276.html

8 Temmuz 2013 Pazartesi

Russian ammo takes Chinese road to Pakistan

07.07.2013  By N C Bipindra - NEW DELHI

Russia may have vowed not to sell its arms to Pakistan, but India’s arch rival is getting some key Russian/Soviet military equipment anyway, surreptitiously through China, thereby jeopardising New Delhi’s defence confidentiality.

One example of such Chinese arms sales, though they do not sell full equipment of Russian origin, is the aeroengines for Pakistan’s JF-17 combat aircraft for which Russia too has given its consent, much to India’s chagrin.

China is jointly developing the JF-17 lightweight combat planes with Pakistan and has provided the Russian-origin RD-93 aeroengines, an upgrade of the MiG-29 combat plane’s RD-33 aeroengines, to Islamabad for the purpose.  The Klimov RD-93 is a turbojet engine and Pakistan intends to get around 150 of these engines for the JF-17s.

In August 2007, Russia signed a contract for re-export of 150 of the engines from China to Pakistan for the JF-17, though they had till then denied any such plans.

With 150 engines now available to Pakistan, it could easily match India’s three-squadron MiG-29 fleet, which are based facing the Pakistani borders in Adampur airbase. Thus, the JF-17s will be the backbone of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) counter to India’s 65-plane MiG-29s fleet. India had bought the MiG-29s from the erstwhile Soviet Union in the late 1980s and has now signed a fresh agreement with Russia for upgrade of these planes.

With military sales such as the JF-17s and its RD-93 engines, no wonder China has now emerged as the world’s fifth largest arms exporter for the five-year period from 2008-2012 from being the world’s largest importer of arms till about five years ago. “China, however, does not sell any whole military equipment of Russian origin. The Chinese military systems given to Pakistan do have some parts that are of Russian origin,” a senior Indian military officer, a keen China watcher, said.
According to a March 2013 report from Stockholm-based SIPRI, an international military think-tank, China’s arms exports in 2008-2012 grew by 162 per cent compared to the previous five years, of which 55 per cent were for Pakistan alone.

Among the large outstanding and planned orders from Pakistan are combat planes, submarines and frigates, most of which have equipment on board that are either purchases made from Russia or upgrades of Soviet/Russian-origin systems.

China has over the last five decades exploited the technology and the industry left behind by the Soviets/Russian in the wake of the bitter parting of ways by then Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and People’s Republic of China’s Mao Zedong in the 1960s.

on the radar
Another key Soviet-origin equipment that has been passed on to Pakistan by China is the ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) radar. Though the sensor itself is of Chinese origin, the Y-8 plane, atop which the radar is integrated, is modelled on the technology of the An-12 transport aircraft of Soviet-origin.

 China has now provided Pakistan with four of these aircraft-mounted radars. China has been building the An-12 plane after it obtained licence and the technology from the then Soviet Union in the 1960s. India had operated the An-12 four-engine turboprop aircraft since 1961 to the mid-1990s.

Top guns
China has aided and built four new Frigates of the Zulfiquar class for Pakistan, also known as the F-22P frigates, the last of which was delivered in April this year. But the catch is some of the weapons systems on board these four frigates are of Russian origin. In particular, the 76.2 mm calibre main gun is a Chinese development of the Russian AK-176M. The main difference between the Chinese variant and the Russian original equipment is the re-designed stealthy turret to reduce radar cross-section. The gun is designed to engage ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles. The Russian gun finds a place on board several of the Russian-origin Indian warships.

Tanks for battle
Pakistan’s Al Khalid and Al Zarrar main battle tanks are joint developments with China, which provided its Soviet-origin technology to its closest Asian neighbour for its latest battle tanks in the beginning of the 1990s. The two Pakistan tanks are based on the Chinese Type 90-II tanks, which borrowed heavily from the original Soviet design of T-54/55 tanks.

Pakistan currently operates around 300 of the Al Kahlids and 500 Al Zarrar tanks in its fleet. India had operated around 1,000 of the T-55 tanks for mostly from the 1960s and began retiring them only in 2011 with the induction of the indigenous Arjun Main Battle Tanks.

Missile attack
The Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile of the Pakistani armed forces is a technology gifted by China, drawing from its Red Arrow ATGMs. These missile are based on the Soviet-origin 9K11 Malyutka ATGMs, which bear the NATO codename AT-3 Sagger, a manual command to line-of-sight wire-guided ATGM. India had operated these ATGMs for long and is now using better Russian-origin ATGMs such as Milan and Konkurs.

http://newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/Russian-ammo-takes-Chinese-road-to-Pakistan/2013/07/07/article1670963.ece

Navy to Receive 36 Warships This Year

07 July 2013 RIA Novosti  - ST. PETERSBURG

The Navy will receive 36 warships in 2013, an unprecedented number in Russia's history, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov said Sunday.

"This year, 36 combat ships, fast attack crafts and support vessels will join the Russian Navy. This has never happened before," Fedotenkov said at the International Naval Show in St. Petersburg.

Russian Navy warships are now performing missions in all areas of the World Ocean, with over 60 combat ships currently at sea, he said.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in March that the Navy would receive eight nuclear-powered strategic submarines, 16 multirole submarines and 54 warships of various classes by 2020 as a result of the implementation of the state rearmament program.

The eight strategic missile boats include three Borei- and five Borei-A-class vessels armed with Bulava ballistic missiles, which are to become the mainstay of the Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent, replacing their aging predecessors.

The 16 multi-purpose submarines include eight Granei-class nuclear-powered attack submarines and improved Kilo- and Lada-class diesel-electric boats.

Sevmash, the country's largest ship-building complex, on Friday confirmed previously announced plans to deliver three nuclear-powered submarines to the Navy by the end of this year.

In addition to submarines, the navy will receive Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates and Steregushchy-class corvettes, Buyan-class corvettes and Ivan Gren-Class large landing ships.

President Vladimir Putin said last year that the procurement of new warships and submarines for the Navy would be a priority over the next decade. The government has allocated five trillion rubles ($166 billion), or a quarter of the entire armament procurement budget to 2020, for this purpose.
Russia and Italy have decided to update and improve their joint next-generation diesel submarine project, a Russian naval design bureau said Friday.

The S-1000, a 1,000-ton diesel submarine, is a joint project begun in 2004 by Russian submarine builder Rubin and Italy's Fincantieri and first presented in October 2006.

In its proposed configuration, the S-1000 is of "little interest" for potential clients, Andrei Baranov, deputy head of the Rubin Central Design Bureau, said, adding that a decision had been made to improve the project and target specific countries that need a submarine fleet.

The submarine was originally designed for anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, reconnaissance missions, and transportation of up to 12 troops. It is 56.2 meters long, has a top speed of 14 knots and is equipped with a new fuel cell-powered Air Independent Propulsion system developed by the Italian firm.

Although its exterior will stay as designed, there will be considerable changes to "what's inside" the submarine, Baranov said, adding that the target regions for selling submarine would remain the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/navy-to-receive-36-warships-this-year/482792.html

“Amur” for Morocco

08.07.2013 Rostech

“Rosoboronexport” is actively promoting the global market of non-nuclear submarine “Amur-1650″ and plans to offer it for Morocco when the kingdom will announce a tender, the deputy head of “Rosoboronexport” Victor Komardin said during the International Maritime Defense Show

http://militarytechcooperations.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/amur-for-morocco/

ANKA Görev Basinda - Turkish UAV ready for operational service

5 Temmuz 2013 Cuma

Ankara’s move to Chinese air systems appals NATO allies

02.07.2013  BURAK BEKDİL

Ankara leans toward selecting Chinese long-range anti-missile and air defense systems while NATO allies look shocked by the possibility of the decision

Turkey’s western allies look puzzled by a looming decision by Ankara to select Chinese long-range anti-missile and air defense systems which they think cannot be integrated into the NATO-sponsored early warning architecture currently deployed on Turkish soil.

“That would certainly leave many of us speechless,” said one senior diplomat from a NATO country. “Turkey has every right to choose its own air defense system but we do not quite understand the logic of opting for a Chinese system with no interoperability with the existing [NATO] assets.”

A NATO ally defense attaché in Ankara said that deploying a Chinese air defense system to protect Turkish airspace could have political repercussions. “Questioning Turkey’s geopolitical trajectory would then be legitimate,” he said.

Turkey’s defense procurement officials are about to wrap up their assessment on four rival solutions in a multibillion dollar program to build advanced long-range anti-missile and air defense systems, strongly leaning toward the Chinese bid. One defense official said that the government had come to the conclusion that the Chinese proposal was technologically satisfactory, allowed sufficient levels of technology transfer and was much cheaper than rival solutions. He said that the decision to select the Chinese contender was awaiting final approvals from Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Turkey in January restructured the $4 billion program, dubbed T-LORAMIDS, which had originally been constructed as an off-the-shelf purchase.

The contenders’ off-the-shelf bids would remain valid, but the country’s procurement office, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), would ask bidders to submit parallel, co-production solutions. Erdoğan had given orders for the launch of feasibility studies on the “potential co-production” of the system.

The same month, SSM wrote to the bidders and asked them to send letters of intent for any co-production deal. The bidders are a U.S. partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, offering the Patriot air defense system; Russia’s Rosoboronexport, marketing the S-300; China’s CPMIEC (China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corp.), offering its HQ-9; and the Italian-French consortium Eurosam, maker of the SAMP/T Aster 30. T-LORAMIDS, has been designed to counter both enemy aircraft and missiles. Turkey presently has no long-range air-defense systems.

Integration problem worries

Western diplomats warn that Turkey may be deprived of the capability to integrate the Chinese-Turkish system into Turkey’s mostly NATO-owned early warning assets.

“I cannot comment on how the [U.S.] administration would react to that. But I can tell you that integrating a Chinese or Chinese-Turkish air defense system into NATO assets may not be a good idea,” a U.S. diplomat said.

Defense sources admit that U.S. officials had warned the “procurement bureaucracy” several times about the potential difficulties in achieving interoperability if Turkey decided to go for a Chinese or a Russian architecture.

“I see that the Turks remain defiant. But I do not think it would be practically possible to integrate neither the air defense nor the anti-missile components of the planned Turkish-Chinese architecture into NATO radars,” a London-based Turkey specialist said. “The Turks would have the same problem if they chose the Russian system, but I think for the Americans China represents a more direct threat.”

About half of Turkey’s network-based air defense picture (radars) have been paid for by NATO, according to a defense official. They are part of the NATO Air Defense Ground Environment. “Turkey can always decide to build a standalone system. But in that case, abstracting the air defense system from NATO assets would mean that Turkey will lose half of its radar capabilities,” said one defense analyst.

He said Turkey would need interface data to make its own air defense architecture interoperable with NATO assets, primarily data on the Identify Friend and Foe system. “This is top secret and cannot be installed into any Chinese system,” the analyst said.

Another major question, he said, is “how would Turkey have in its possession a made-in-China IFF system, and how would that system be integrated into its fleet of F-16 aircraft?”

“There is an important degree of incompatibility here and all in all any Chinese-Turkish co-production program would look problematic,” he said.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ankaras-move-to-chinese-air-systems-appals-nato-allies.aspx?pageID=238&nID=49835&NewsCatID=483

New subs to be much bigger than Collins

04.07.2013 Max Blenkin, AAP Defence Correspondent

AUSTRALIA'S next submarine will be much bigger than the existing Collins boats but the likely cost won't be known for years, a senior defence official says.

David Gould, general manager for submarines in the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), said he couldn't estimate the cost of a vessel not yet designed and could not endorse estimates of $36-40 billion in some studies.

Under the 2009 and 2013 Defence White Papers, Australia is looking to replace the six Collins submarines with 12 new vessels of greater range, longer endurance and expanded capabilities.

This is set to be Australia's largest ever defence procurement.

Mr Gould said the new boats would have to be larger than the 3500-tonnes Collins.

"It will be in my opinion larger, much larger. That's the work we are doing at the moment," he told an Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) national security lunch.

The 2013 White Paper reduced the acquisition options from four to two, ruling out the cheapest options of an existing overseas design or an existing model with some Australia-specific systems.

That leaves either an evolution of the Collins or an all-new design.

Mr Gould said Australia had reached agreement with the government of Sweden on intellectual property rights to allow a start on concept designs for an evolved Collins.

That work would be undertaken by German shipbuilder TKMS, now the parent of Swedish firm Kockums, the original Collins designer.

Mr Gould said TKMS would have to correct known defects with Collins and propose improvements.

"But we will not allow them to increase the diameter of the pressure hull - to do so would clearly cross the threshold of a new design," he said.

Mr Gould said two concept designs should have been completed in two years and a decision made on the propulsion system for the first two or three boats.

There would be a much better handle on costs of design and construction.

"But we will not have contract quality costs for a build by any stretch of the imagination at that point," he said.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/new-subs-to-be-much-bigger-than-collins/story-fnhrvfuw-1226674421320

BREEZE-2013 Davet Tatbikatı

03 Temmuz 2013

1. BREEZE-2013 Davet Tatbikatı, Bulgaristan'ın ev sahipliğinde Türkiye, ABD, İtalya, Yunanistan ve NATO Daimi Deniz Görev Grubu-2 (SNMG-2) unsurlarının katılımıyla, 6-15 Temmuz 2013 tarihleri arasında Batı Karadeniz’de icra edilecektir.

2. Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı tatbikata, TCG I.İNÖNÜ denizaltısı, TCG BORA hücumbotu, TCG SIĞACIK mayın tarama gemisi ve 2 karargâh subayı ile iştirak edecektir.

http://www.dzkk.tsk.tr/turkce/guncelduyurular/2013/03072013_Breeze_2013.php

3 Temmuz 2013 Çarşamba

"MILDEN" Milli Denizaltı

03.07.2013

Benim konsept çalışmam.

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Lojistik Destek Gemisi için BAFO verildi

02 Temmuz 2013 www.DenizHaber.Com.tr

Savunma Sanayi Müsteşarlığı (SSM) tarafından Nisan ayı içinde başlatılan ve ilk teklifleri Mayıs ayı ortasında alınan Lojistik Destek Gemisi (LDG) projesinde son ve en iyi teklif (BAFO) verildi.

Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığının acil ihtiyacına binaen hızlı alım yapılacağı bilgisi verilen 2 adet Lojistik Destek Gemisi Projesi'nde SSM katılımcı firmalardan son ve en iyi fiyat tekliflerini vermesini istedi.

Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı tarafından işletilecek ve kullanılacak olmasına karşın, kritik önemde bir askeri gemi olarak görülmemesi sebebi ile, SSM tarafından Strateji Belgesi ile belirlenen özel sektör askeri tersaneleri dışındaki tersanelere de açık olan ihaleye altı tersane katıldı.

Lojistik Destek Gemisi (LDG) Projesi kapsamında 16 Mayıs 2013 son başvuru tarihi itibariyle projeye teklif veren firmalar (alfabetik sıra ile)

1. ANADOLU DENİZ KIZAKLARI SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.
2. DESAN DENİZ İNŞAAT SANAYİ A.Ş.
3. İSTANBUL DENİZCİLİK GEMİ İNŞA SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.
4. SELAH MAKİNE VE GEMİCİLİK ENDÜSTRİ TİCARET A.Ş.
5. TUZLA GEMİ ENDÜSTRİSİ A.Ş.
6. TÜRKTER TERSANE VE DENİZ İŞLETMECİLİĞİ A.Ş.

LDG Projesinde alım kararının, Temmuz ayı içinde yapılması planlanan Savunma Sanayi İcra Komitesi (SSİK) toplantısında alınması bekleniyor.

http://www.denizhaber.com.tr/sektorden/49715/lojistik-destek-gemisi-projesinde-bafo-verildi-lojistik-destek-gemisi-adik.html

ADİK LST tipi gemilerin inşasına başladı

02 Temmuz 2013 www.DenizHaber.Com.tr

Kredi bulunamadığı için iki yıldır ertelenen projede mutlu sona ulaşıldı. 400 milyon dolarlık krediyi bularak Hazine’ye getiren ADİK (Anadolu Tersanesi) geminin inşasına başladı. Yeni LST tipi gemi, 20 Altay tankını aynı anda taşıyabilecek. Çıkarma gemisi, idari ve lojistik görev fonksiyonlarına katkı sağlayacak. Barış döneminde ise uluslararası barışı destekleme, doğal afetlerde yardım (DAFYAR), insani yardım ve tahliye harekatı gibi savaş dışı harekat görevlerinde kullanılabilecek. 2 geminin üretileceği projenin 5 yıl sürmesi öngörülüyor.

Türkiye’de inşa edilecek gemiler, araç ve personel taşıma kapasitesi, komuta kontrol hizmetleri, gündüz ve gece helikopter harekatı yapma kabiliyeti, ateş desteği ve acil sağlık hizmetleri ile son teknoloji ürünü olacak. LST tipi gemiler, 1.100 metrekare kapalı, 690 metrekare açık güverte alanları ile yaklaşık 1.200 ton yük veya çeşitli zırhlı ve diğer araç taşıma kapasitesine sahip olacak. Ayrıca 15 tonluk genel maksat helikopteri için platform yer alacak. Nükleer, biyolojik ve kimyasal saldırı için tam personel korumasının sağlanacağı gemilerde her biri 8 ton yük veya 40 kişi taşıyabilen 4 adet LCVP çıkarma aracı, 3 boyutlu arama radarı, seyir radarı, lazer ikaz sistemi, elektronik harp uyarı sistemi gibi sistemler de bulunacak.

http://www.denizhaber.com.tr/gemi-insa-san./49692/adik-lst-tipi-gemilerin-insasina-basladi-adik-tersane-gemi-milli-tank-altay-cika.html

2 Temmuz 2013 Salı

8 milyon euro 'Kirpi' cezası

01.07.2013 Levent İÇGEN / ANKARA

Milli Savunma Bakanlığı, askeri araç ‘Kirpi’ nedeniyle BMC’ye 8 milyon euro ceza tahakkuk ettiğini söyledi. MHP Ankara Milletvekili Özcan Yeniçeri’nin TBMM Başkanlığı’na sunduğu soru önergesini yanıtlayan Milli Savunma Bakanı İsmet Yılmaz, “Kirpi projesi kapsamında 15 Mayıs tarihi itibarıyla 8 milyon euro gecikme cezası tahakkuk etti” açıklamasını yaptı.

Alternatif tedarik düşünülüyor

Bakan Yılmaz, Yeniçeri’nin yazılı soru önergesini şöyle yanıtladı:

“BMC ile yapılan sözleşme çerçevesinde toplam 468 adet Kirpi teslimatından 175 adedi, şirketin içinde bulunduğu ekonomik kriz nedeniyle gerçekleştirilememiş olup, akabinde firmanın durumunda bir iyileşme sağlanamamış ve ilgili süreler sonunda sözleşme kısmen feshedildi. Hemen hemen eş zamanlı olarak TMSF de Çukurova Grubu’nun devlete olan borçları sebebiyle, BMC yönetimini devraldı. Halen geçerliliğini koruyan sözleşme maddeleri çerçevesinde, TMSF yönetiminde bulunan BMC’den Kirpi araçlarının teslim edilmeyen bölümünün tedarik imkânı inceleniyor. Mümkün olmadığı takdirde, kalan araçların tedariki için TSK ile koordineli olarak alternatif bir model belirlenecek.”

http://haber.gazetevatan.com/8-milyon-euro-kirpi-cezasi/550254/2/ekonomi

Yeni Kirpi’ler yolda

29.06.2013 MERT İNAN / VATAN HABER MERKEZİ

TMSF, işçisi maaş alamayan üretim yapılmayan BMC’yi ayaklandırıyor. İşçilere alacaklarının bir kısmı ödenirken, Savunma Müsteşarlığı ile de yeni Kirpi siparişi için masaya oturuldu.

Zırhlı araç Kirpi’nin üretildiği BMC’ye, Karamehmet’in ödemediği borçları gerekçe göstererek el koyan TMSF fabrikayı yeniden yaşatmak için harekete geçti.

TMSF, el konulan şirketin yönetim kuruluna 6 kişilik yeni bir ekip atayarak işe başladı. Kirpi üretiminde yeralan 400 işçinin alacakları ile ilgili olarak da işçileri memnun eden bazı gelişmeler oldu.

Ardından Savunma Sanayi Müsteşarlığı ile TMSF yetkilileri arasında zırhlı araç Kirpi’nin teslimatı ve yeni siparişler için masaya oturuldu.

Kirpi’nin üretiminde yeralan yetkili bir isim; “TMSF sadece şirketin yönetim kuruluna 6 kişilik atama yaptı. Diğer çalışanların tümü görevinin başında. Savunma Sanayi Müsteşarlığı Kara Araçları Daire Başkanlığı ile TMSF yetkilileri arasında görüşmeler yapılıyor. Hem teslimatı geciken 150’ye yakın araç, hem de yeni siparişler için anlaşma yapılmasını bekliyoruz. Açıkçası TMSF sayesinde tüm sorunlarımız çözüme kavuşmuş durumda. TSK’ya teslim edilmesi gereken araçlar kısa bir zamada teslim edilecek. Bizim hesaplarımıza göre Mehmetçikler’in can kaybı yaşamaması, hain saldırılarda şehit düşmemesi için 3 bin aracın yenilenmesi gerek. Bugüne kadar gerçekleşen operasyon ve saldırılarda Kirpi’deki hiç bir asker şehit düşmedi” diye konuştu.
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http://haber.gazetevatan.com/yeni-kirpiler-yolda/549805/2/ekonomi

1 Temmuz 2013 Pazartesi

Turkey orders the Husky 2G two seats mine detection clearing vehicle from South Africa

July 1, 2013 armyrecognition.com

Turkey has become the most recent customer to order Husky mine detection vehicles, with DCD Protected Mobility about to deliver four to the country. DCD Protected Mobility General Manager Andrew Mears said that Turkey had expressed interest in the company’s mine detection vehicles since 2004.

Turkey has placed an order, with three vehicles ready to be shipped and the last one on the production line. Mears said he hoped that all four vehicles would be ready to be shipped to Turkey next week.
The vehicle will be used on their southeastern border with Syria, Iran and Iraq, where Kurdish rebels have until recently been fighting for autonomy.

Turkey will receive the Husky 2G, a two-seat variant. The addition of a second on-board operator allows the Husky driver to focus on vehicle control and situational awareness, while the second operator monitors and analyses the advanced sensor systems and the operational environment.

The Husky (also known as Chubby System) is a mine clearing wheeled protected vehicle designed and manufactured by the South African Company DCD Protected Mobility. The Chubby System or Husky is a distinct versatile sensor platform which has been deployed around the world since the 1980’s.

The Husky 2G two-seater variant allows for a second person to be placed in the vehicle. This two-seater VMMD responds to the warfighter's immediate need to mitigate the risks of task overload on a single Husky operator, increases the Route Clearance Package's (RCP) ability to find and neutralise improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and provides direct fire capability for the lead vehicle of the RCP.

http://www.armyrecognition.com/july_2013_news_defence_security_industry_military/turkey_orders_the_husky_2g_two_seats_mine_detection_detection_vehicle_from_south_africa_0107131.html

Chubby (mine detection system)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chubby_(mine_detection_system)

Bulgaria Sells Ten Su-25 Fighters to Georgia

25.06.2013 SOFIA, Bulgaria

Source: World Aviation Press Agency; published June 25, 2013)
(Published in Italian; unofficial translation by defense-aerospace.com)

Bulgaria has sold 10 attack aircraft Sukhoi Su-25, which had been withdrawn from service in summer 2012, to Georgia at a price that, according to the Russian newspaper "Vzglyad" should be around 8 million Bulgarian leva (just over 4 million euros) per aircraft.

The aircraft had been withdrawn from service as they had reached the end of their operational life, and were sold as a source of spare parts. However, the newspaper suggests that they could be refurbished in Tbilisi and then sold on to an unnamed African country.
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http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/146055/bulgaria-sells-ten-su_25s-to-georgia.html