Poland to become first NATO country to buy Turkish drones – Middle East  MonitorPoland will buy 24 armed drones from Turkey, the Polish defence minister said on Saturday, becoming the first NATO member to buy Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), reports Reuters. The Bayraktar TB2 drones, the first of which are due to be delivered next year, will be armed with anti-tank projectiles. Poland will also buy a logistics and training package, said Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.

The Spanish industry has signed the initial framework contract for the Future Combat Air System’s (FCAS) Phase 1A Technology Demonstrators activities, completing the onboarding process, started in February, as an equal nation in the originally Franco-German programme. Airbus announced during its annual Trade Media Briefing that they will have the lead in the Spanish industrial effort for the New Generation Fighter (NGF) demonstrator and will also be the prime contractor for the Low Observability development.

This month aviation giant Airbus was awarded a contract from the German government to deliver thirty-eight additional Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). With this latest contract, Germany has become the largest ordering nation in Europe for the continent’s biggest defense program—which secures more than 100,000 jobs across Europe.

The defense ministers of Germany and France have pushed for speedy progress in the Eurodrone program, urging member nations to initiate the aircraft’s development phase before the end of the year. The high-level endorsement means a shot in the arm for a weapons program that has slipped under the radar since Airbus, Dassault and Leonardo unveiled a mock-up drone at the April 2018 Berlin Air Show.

Eurodrone model unveiled France is confident that a deal on developing a joint European military drone project will be signed this year, after the conclusion of tough price negotiations with manufacturers, the defense ministry said Wednesday. “A few small details” still need to be worked out, but “we’re rather optimistic about this project,” an official in Defence Minister Florence Parly‘s office said.

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news The German Defense Minister has published a first priority list for the acquisition of military equipment to continue the modernization of its armed forces. The German army needs to replace its standard assault rifle G36, a new tender could be released in the next few months for a total of 120,000 rifles including spare parts and accessories for an amount of $245 million.

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