UH-1N (Bell 212)

Turkey Gears Up Efforts for Indigenous Rotor Production

Another sign has emerged that Turkey’s defense industry planners are serious about their ambition to manufacture an indigenous helicopter locally, with Ankara recently launching efforts to build the capability to produce a Turkish rotor. Turkey’s civilian defense procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), has said a “Rotor Technology Center” has been launched. The […]

Iranian Commander: Navy’s 28th Flotilla Returns Home

The Iranian Navy’s 28th flotilla has returned home after completing its 76-day mission in the high seas, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced. “The naval fleet ensured maritime security for more than 577 Iranian and foreign merchant vessels and oil tankers, secured the shipping lanes of Iranian vessels in international waters, thwarted pirate attacks […]

Iran Navy Saves Cargo Ship Attacked By Pirates

A senior Iranian commander says the country’s naval forces have rescued an Iranian merchant vessel which had come under attack by pirates in the Arabian Sea. Admiral Shahram Irani, Iranian Navy’s second-in-command to the deputy commander for operations, said that the Iranian freighter came under attack in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday morning after […]

Iran’s Navy Thwarts Pirate Attacks on Iranian Oil Tanker

Iranian Navy’s 28th fleet of warships foiled pirate attacks on the country’s oil tanker which had been besieged by pirates in the Indian Ocean, a senior navy commander said on Wednesday. Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siavash Jareh announced on Wednesday that the country’s naval forces foiled a pirate attack against […]