• Lebanon to receive additional Huey II helicopters

    The sale of 18 Bell UH-1H 'Huey' II helicopters to Lebanon has been approved by the US State Department, it was disclosed on 19 September. Valued at USD180 million, including parts, support, and training, the sale was cleared two days before the announcement by the US Defense Security and

  • Poland launches tender for 160 mobile command posts

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has launched a tender for 160 mobile command post modules - Mobilny Modul Stanowiska Dowodzenia (MMSDs) - for delivery from 2015 to 2022. The MMSDs are intended for division- and lower-level units to provide 10 command and staff workplaces in field conditions. MMSD

  • Saab offers "100% technology transfer" in bid to secure TNI Gripen deal

    Saab is offering "100% technology transfer" in its bid to supply the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara - TNI-AU) with its JAS 39 Gripen combat aircraft, a company executive has told IHS Jane's . The TNI-AU is understood to be considering the Gripen along with

  • US reaffirms Apache delivery to Egypt

    The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to supply Egypt with 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters that have been withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013. With the US government having indicated in April that it would now deliver the helicopters, Secretary

  • Mexico proposes increased defence budget

    The Mexican government has proposed an enhanced defence budget for 2015, with a projected 9% rise over spending in 2014. Expenditure of MXN98.3 billion (USD7 billion) was proposed for Mexico's two defence secretariats: the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) and the Secretariat of National Defense

  • CAE, Denel, and Elisa plan South African simulation training centre

    Canadian simulation specialist CAE, South African defence group Denel, and South African services group Elisa announced on 18 September that they have agreed to establish a simulation training facility. The proposed South African National Training and Simulation Centre - earmarked for the site of

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  • Dutch to increase defence spending

    The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces.

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  • AAD: Sky Dragon gets longer-range radar

    China's Norinco marketed an improved version of its Sky Dragon 50 medium-range air defence system at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show, held in Pretoria from 17-21 September. Norinco unveiled the original Sky Dragon surface-to-air missile (SAM) system at the Eurosatory show in 2012 with

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  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle

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  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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  • China advances with Johnson South Reef construction

    Satellite imagery provided by Airbus Defence and Space illustrates substantial and significant progress in China's construction of an island on Johnson South Reef in the Spratly Islands. Until early 2014 the only manmade feature at the reef was a small concrete platform that housed a communications

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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