FEATURED REPORT

  • Factional politics threaten Zimbabwe's stability

    Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been selected as his party's candidate for the 2018 presidential election. Sabine Machenheimer and Sumaiya Aboo assess the outlook for state stability in Zimbabwe as its long-serving president seeks a further term
  • Spending drive: Military ground vehicle developments

    Spending on military ground vehicles is expected to keep rising as Russia's aggressive stance spurs Western investment across the whole spectrum of combat armoured fighting vehicles. Jon Hawkes reports on the IHS Jane's Market Forecast - Military Ground Vehicles 10-year forecast
  • UK declares cyber war on Islamic State

    The United Kingdom has publicly declared the start of offensive cyber operations amid a general trend towards increased cyber war activity. Andreas Haggman analyses the implications for the country and the effects of the campaign against the Islamic State

Platforms Platforms

  • Textron nears completion of SSC prototype

    Key Points Subsystem testing of LCAC 100, the SSC prototype, is now underway LCAC replacement promises greater efficiency and other improvements over the legacy design Textron Marine & Land Systems expects the prototype Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) air-cushion landing craft to begin afloat

Weapons Weapons

  • Germany seeks new special forces assault rifle

    Germany's special forces are seeking new assault rifles, with the German defence procurement office issuing a tender for their purchase. According to the tender issued by the BAAINBw, Germany is interesting in purchasing 1,750 rifles in total. The new rifle is expected to replace the G36 rifles

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • US Navy declares IOC for ALMDS airborne counter-mine system

    The US Navy (USN) has declared initial operating capability (IOC) for its AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), manufacturer Northrop Grumman announced on 12 January. The milestone for the ALMDS comes under two-and-a-half years after operations with the helicopter-based system

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Kashmir neighbours install new security chiefs

    Key Points A series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 called into question India's ability to defend against militant incursions, although its intelligence capabilities against mobile targets appear to have improved. With India maintaining a clandestine network of agents within Pakistan, Islamabad is

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Kashmir neighbours install new security chiefs

    Key Points A series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 called into question India's ability to defend against militant incursions, although its intelligence capabilities against mobile targets appear to have improved. With India maintaining a clandestine network of agents within Pakistan, Islamabad is

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • Kashmir neighbours install new security chiefs

    Key Points A series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 called into question India's ability to defend against militant incursions, although its intelligence capabilities against mobile targets appear to have improved. With India maintaining a clandestine network of agents within Pakistan, Islamabad is

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • US DoD contracts C-130 ELINT upgrade for Egypt

    Egypt will equip at least one of its Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with an electronic intelligence (ELINT) capability, it was disclosed in early January. According to a notification posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website, the US Air Force (USAF) has
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