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Military News and Equipment Round Up 16 March 2021

Russia Ready to Support Turkey’s Troubled TF-X Fighter Program: Su-57 Sales Also Possible

Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation issued a statement on March 12th elaborating on the possibility of sales of advanced heavyweight fighter jets to Turkey, following sustained interest from the NATO member state in making such purchases. The service’s spokesman Valeria Reshetnikova stated to this effect: “As for Ankara’s potential plans of purchasing Russian Su-35 and Su-57 fighters, it should be noted that the Turkish side has been informed about their technical specifications in full.   Article Link   

Here’s How Much One Future TF-X Fighter Jet Will Cost Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — A Ukrainian engine will power Turkey’s new Atak II-class T929 helicopter, the head of Turkish Aerospace Industries announced Monday in a TV interview, during which he also identified the price of the future TF-X fighter jet as $100 million per unit. Article Link     

More Nukes and A Regional Pivot: Britain Unveils Its Long-Awaited Defense Review

LONDON — Britain is to substantially increase its stockpile of nuclear warheads in response to a deteriorating security environment, the government said in a long-awaited review of defense, security and foreign policy released March 16.  Article Link            

How Erdogan Set Up Network Of Paramilitary Armed Groups To Promote Ankara’s Interests

The “long arm” of the Turkish president plays a key role in achieving his aspirations and strengthening of his power not only inside the country, but especially abroad, in a clear effort to extend Turkey’s influence to the wider North African region and the Middle East – in areas once ruled by the Ottoman Empire.  Article Link   

The Coyote Swarming Drone Can Deploy for Aerial Warfare—Or Hurricanes

The Navy wants them to be able to launch out of robotic vessels and then become a weapon if needed. Article Link           

This Self-Driving Robot Tank Can Parachute Out of a Plane

Estonia’s Type-X can still carry some heavy hardware.  Article Link