Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Wins $12 Million to Provide Airborne Early Warning Support Services to Allied Nations

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Ltd., Wakefield, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $12,184,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable and firm-fixed-price modification (25) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8721-13-D-0002 0004 for professional acquisition support services. Contractor will provide program management, financial management, administrative and other related support utilizing established government, contractor, and industry practices for the […]


U.S. Increases Support for Turkish Military Operations in Syria

U.S. aircraft have begun regular aerial intelligence surveillance in support of Turkey’s offensive against the Islamic State in northwestern Syria, in anticipation of increased U.S. support for the flailing Turkish military operation around the town of al-Bab. The increased support comes after weeks of U.S. military and diplomatic talks with Turkish counterparts, and Russian airstrikes […]


Airstrikes By Russia Buttress Turkey in Battle vs. ISIS

Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes to support Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria against the Islamic State, an important evolution in a budding Russian-Turkish partnership. The deepening ties threaten to marginalize the United States in the struggle to shape Syria’s ultimate fate. The air missions, which took place for about a week near the strategically […]


Turkey’s Anka-S UAV on Course for First Delivery in 2017

Turkey’s military is on track to receive its first serially-produced Anka unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this year, a well-informed Turkish defence industry source told IHS Jane’s . Known as Anka-S, the production standard UAVs are fitted with additional capabilities above and beyond those of the two Anka-A and single Anka-B prototypes already built by Turkish […]


Turkish Armor Makers in Talks to Produce 1,000 Vehicles for Qatar

A new multinational venture featuring Turkish, German and Malaysian manufacturers is in talks with Qatar to produce 1,000 armored vehicles — just one component of an aggressive marketing strategy that targets Gulf, Middle Eastern and Middle Asian markets. In August, Turkish manufacturer BMC, Germany’s Rheinmetal and Malaysia’s Etika Strategi joined forces to launch a Turkish subsidiary. RBSS, the […]


Raytheon Awarded $9 Million to Provide Support for Partner Nations’ AMRAAM Missiles

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an $8,604,775 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract FA8675-16-C-0044 for missile support. Contractor will provide additional required application-specific-integrated-circuit (ASIC) work in support of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile Form, Fit, Function, Refresh Phase 4a. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete […]


Turkey Raises Defence Spending to Stem Instability

Turkey has increased its defence and security budgets by about 11.4%, figures released by the Turkish Ministry of Finance show. However, these figures do not include extra budgetary resources earmarked for defence and security at a time when Turkey has been going through serious security problems at home and nearby in Syria. The combined defence […]