FEATURED REPORT

  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Rolling out the big guns: Self-propelled artillery developments

    While recent conflicts have seen the West deprioritise the use of self-propelled artillery systems, a number of emerging requirements are keeping the market for this class of equipment buoyant. Jon Hawkes reports
  • Yemen conflict raises maritime risks

    The ongoing conflict in Yemen and geopolitical competition in the Middle East have the potential to raise maritime security risks. Peter Chalk assesses the threat posed to commercial shipping in a key strategic chokepoint by AQAP, the Islamic State, and others.

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

  • Colombian government, FARC announce final peace agreement

    The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached a final agreement towards ending a bloody war ongoing since the 1960s, the parties announced on 24 August. "We have reached a final accord, complete and definitive, to end an armed conflict with the

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
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