• Further tanker schedule slips could derail key milestones, says USAF

    Key Points Unanticipated KC-46A integration difficulties have eaten away the margin for delays built into the programme's schedule Any additional delays could cause Boeing to miss key milestones A top US Air Force (USAF) official has warned that any more delays to Boeing's KC-46A Pegasus aerial

  • Bell Helicopter, Textron Systems sign deal with Dynamatic Technologies Limited

    Two Textron companies, Textron Systems and Bell Helicopter, announced on 19 November that they had signed a deal with Dynamatic Technologies Limited to jointly work on major airframe assemblies for Bell's 407 aircraft in India. The deal covers seven years with contractual options, which could allow

  • BMT agrees Syntek Technologies sale to Fulcrum Corporation

    BMT Group has announced the sale of its US-based BMT Syntek Technologies business to Fulcrum Corporation - a supplier of services and IT solutions to the US government and industry. The divestment comes as a result of fewer small business contracting opportunities for BMT Syntek Technologies,

  • Brazilian Army set to choose its 4x4 armoured vehicle

    Four industry teams have until mid-December to deliver offers to the Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) for an initial tranche of 32 4x4 tactical armoured vehicles, following a request for proposals issued in October. Italy's Iveco Defence Vehicles together with its Brazilian operation Iveco

  • DCNS opens new Australian subsidiary

    French naval shipbuilding group DCNS has opened a new subsidiary in Australia as part of a plan to diversify sales away from the European naval sectors. The group formally opened the organisation in the presence of Australian defence minister David Johnston on 19 November. The event coincided with

  • EDA considers creating European defence fund

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) and its 26 member states are considering setting up a common fund to support multi-nation research and capability projects, according to agency and EU officials. Defence ministries "are sitting tight on the issue", however, until they get concrete


  • International Chinook: giving the fleet a lift

    The CH-47 Chinook has been the stalwart of global military heavy-lift operations for decades. Jamie Hunter analyses the helicopter's service life and future upgrade programmes
  • The Islamic State's European Fighters

    Nearly 4,000 foreign fighters from European countries have travelled to Syria during the past two years, joining groups such as the Islamic State, raising concerns among Western governments that the organisation could use such individuals to attack targets in their home countries, according to analysis from IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security.
  • Briefing: Japan's new dawn

    Tokyo is shrugging off the post-1945 constraints on its military and developing new operational concepts and capabilities in response to China's rise. James Hardy reports

Platforms Platforms

  • Pakistan receives 'a squadron' of surplus Jordanian F-16s

    The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received into service 'a squadron' of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter aircraft from the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), a senior PAF service official disclosed on 19 November. Speaking under the Chatham House Rule at the IQPC Fighter Conference in London, the officer

Weapons Weapons

  • UWSA fielding Chinese FN-6 MANPADS

    Myanmar's largest and best-armed insurgent force, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), has carried out a broad upgrade of its anti-aircraft defences with the induction of Chinese third-generation FN-6 manportable air defence systems (MANPADS). According to a reliable military source in northeastern

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

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

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • USAF to unveil RD-180 alternative plan in FY 2016 budget

    Key Points The USAF will disclose plans for ending reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 engine for the Atlas V rocket when the Pentagon puts forward its next budget request Alternatives include, but are not limited to, private company SpaceX's Falcon 9 heavy rocket The US Air Force (USAF) intends