Pentagon: Turkish Airstrikes Put US Forces at Risk

Airstrikes launched by Turkish warplanes on Tuesday that killed U.S. Kurdish allies in Iraq and Syria were described as “unsafe,” according to Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve. Officials in Baghdad claim Turkey provided less than an hour notification to coalition forces before launching strikes against Kurdish positions in Sinjar, Iraq, and […]


Bayraktar LST Delivered to Turkish Navy

Bayraktar, the first of two Turkish tank landing ships (LSTs) on order from the country’s Adik shipyard, was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command (TNFC) on 22 April. Local industry participation in the construction of the 140 m-long ship was 70.68%, including a 48% contribution by small and medium-size enterprises, according to a statement […]


Turkey’s Military Spending Decreases By 5.7 Percent in 2016

Turkey’s military spending decreased by 5.7 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to a new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report on military expenditures. The report said Turkey’s military expenditures were worth $14.9 billion, which ranked the country 17th in the list, behind Spain and Canada. Total world military expenditure rose […]


Raytheon Awarded $79 Million to Provide AIM-9X Missile Sustainment to Israel, Kuwait, Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $78,723,292 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0028).  This modification provides for support and sustainment of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II tactical missiles in support of the Navy,  Air Force and the governments of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia, […]


Raytheon Awarded $65 Million to Provide AMRAAM Missiles to Turkey, Japan, Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $64,610,086 cost-plus-incentive-fee option (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8675-16-C-0044 for the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) program. Contractor will provide Phase 4b form, fit, function, refresh of the AMRAAM guidance section. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be […]


Raytheon Awarded $27 Million to Provide Hawk Missile Support to Egypt, Bahrain, Turkey, Others

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $26,661,098 cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales (Japan, Egypt, Spain, Singapore, Bahrain, Turkey, Jordan, and United Arab Emirates) contract to provide engineering, product assurance, documentation, configuration management support, and logistics services to resolve problems related to the deployed Homing All the Way Killer (HAWK) missile system to foreign military customers. […]


Turkey Ends ‘Shield’ Military Operation in Syria, PM Says

Turkey has ended the “Euphrates Shield” military operation it launched in Syria last August, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday, but suggested there might be more cross-border campaigns to come. Turkey sent troops, tanks and warplanes to support Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, push Islamic State fighters away from its border and stop the […]