Defence authorities in the US advocate faster and more flexible FMS processes and enhanced collaboration between the services and agencies involved in the programme.
New equipment breaks cover at Turkmen military parade
A lavish military parade in Ashgabat, held to mark the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence, saw a large number of newly procured weapons and defence equipment on display.
The 27 September event was attended by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, and provided a rare opportunity to observe new systems in the country’s arsenal.
Among these were a trio of Bayraktar TB2 armed drones wearing Turkmen military insignia. The Turkish-made UAS were displayed with Roketsan's MAM series of guided munitions on the underwing pylons. Their EO/IR payload, however, was not the Canadian-made Wescam MX-15 used on TB2s operated by all previous customers; the turret resembles the Hensoldt ARGOS- …
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