• Crossroads of the Caucasus

    Azerbaijan's long-running conflict with Armenia, combined with its geostrategic importance in the Caucasus and as a gateway to Central Asia, have fuelled a significant investment in military capabilities and defence-industrial growth in recent years. Charles Forrester reports
  • Mexico's security policies continue to flounder

    Despite promising fundamental changes to Mexico's security policy, organised crime is continuing to spiral out of control under President Enrique Peña Nieto. Falko Ernst examines how a lack of policy vision has hampered the outlook for change.
  • Tipping point: South African defence industry briefing

    While South Africa's defence industry has innovated and exported successfully despite years of inadequate funding that hampered R&D, it now stands at a crossroads where future potential is dependent on a serious cash injection into the sector. Helmoed Heitman reports

Platforms Platforms

  • Algeria shows Mi-28NE helicopters for the first time

    The Algerian Ministry of National Defence (MDN) confirmed on 30 August that it has received its first Mil Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters when it released coverage of Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah inspecting Ain Oussera Air Base, 135 km south of Algiers. Two

Weapons Weapons

  • Belgium to buy Minimi 7.62 Mk3 light machine guns

    The Belgian government has approved a plan "to replace and modernise the [country's] stock of armed forces weapons" with the purchase of 242 Minimi 7.62 Mk3 light machine guns manufactured by FN Herstal, the Belgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 26 August. Procured under a

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • Advances in stealth, range expected under NGAD

    Key Points NGAD will include improvements to legacy combat aircrafts' low-observable capability and range Stealth would be improved by reducing observability of aircraft at more frequencies, while greater range could be achieved with penetrating aerial refuelling capability The Pentagon's

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • North Korea releases footage of SLBM launch

    North Korea's state-run Uriminzokkiri website has released video footage of what is believed to be the 24 August test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The site also shows images of the missile, thought to be a Pukkuksong-1 (also referred to as the Bukgeukseong-1 or KN-11),

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Smaller US facilities pursue proactive security

    Alerts on 28 August 2016 at Los Angeles International Airport, and on 14 August at New York JFK International Airport both proved to be false alarms, but they underlined the heightened public tension around aviation security in the United States. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is

Industry Industry

  • Northrop Grumman to develop laser pod to protect USAF fighters

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD39.3 million contract related to the development of a laser-based self-defence system for the US Air Force (USAF). The contract, which was awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on 23 August, is for the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator