• Berlin points finger at NATO for June ATC blackouts

    The German government has indicated that NATO electronic warfare (EW) training exercises were responsible for civilian ATC radar display blackouts in central Europe on 5 June and 10 June 2014. IHS Jane's has obtained the government's answer to a parliamentary question on 17 July, in which it noted

  • Canada follows US with sanctions against Russian defence companies

    Canada has followed the United States by introducing financial sanctions against a series of Russian defence organisations in response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development announced on 24 July that it had applied additional sanctions

  • China builds listening station in Hong Kong

    The existence of a People's Liberation Army (PLA) communications installation atop Hong Kong's tallest mountain - the 957 m-high peak of Tai Mo Shan - recently came to light. Construction began around 2010, with a geodesic dome first appearing in satellite imagery in 2011. The facility has been

  • China to establish MRO facility in Sri Lanka

    The China National Aero-Technology Import-Export Corporation (CATIC) - a division of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - is planning to establish a military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Sri Lanka. The development was highlighted in the Sri Lankan

  • First two F-35s for Australia rolled-out

    The first two Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) were rolled-out at the company's Fort Worth production facility in Texas on 24 July. The ceremony, which was attended by the chief of the RAAF Air Marshal Geoff Brown and other

  • Indian armed forces still seeing high suicide rate

    The high suicide rate in the Indian military persists, with 597 service personnel having taken their own lives from 2009-13, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament on 22 July. The Indian Army was the most affected with 116 soldiers committing suicide in 2010, 105 in 2011, and 95 in 2012. In

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  • Indonesia equips corvette with Chinese 30 mm CIWS

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut - TNI-AL, or TNI-AL) is equipping its Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin (876) with a Chinese-developed Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS). The matter was revealed on 22 July by Sultan Thaha

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  • IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate

    Israel's Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation 'Protective Edge', according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Since the beginning of the operation, more than 1,260 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards

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  • China builds listening station in Hong Kong

    The existence of a People's Liberation Army (PLA) communications installation atop Hong Kong's tallest mountain - the 957 m-high peak of Tai Mo Shan - recently came to light. Construction began around 2010, with a geodesic dome first appearing in satellite imagery in 2011. The facility has been

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Libya's anti-Islamist offensive suffers setback

    The anti-Islamist campaign led by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar appeared to suffer a significant setback on 21 July when the radical group Ansar al-Sharia overrun two neighbouring bases in Benghazi. The Camp 319 and 36th Battalion bases in the city's Bu Atni neighbourhood were defended by the

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  • Libya's anti-Islamist offensive suffers setback

    The anti-Islamist campaign led by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar appeared to suffer a significant setback on 21 July when the radical group Ansar al-Sharia overrun two neighbouring bases in Benghazi. The Camp 319 and 36th Battalion bases in the city's Bu Atni neighbourhood were defended by the

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