• Australian government releases R&D priorities

    The Australian government has released a list of its investment priorities for research and development, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced on 20 September. The country’s Defence Innovation Hub will be looking to prioritise three of the country’s six capability

  • Baltic conflict simulation concludes Poland is wasting valuable time

    Key Points The latest wargaming of a Russian invasion of the Baltic states and Poland has brought out some harsh lessons about the latter's ability to prevail The key issue is the glacial pace of Polish defence procurement From 12-14 September the Baltic Hegemon wargaming exercise had its second

  • Bombardier workers protest against Boeing complaint

    Workers at Canadian aerospace and transportation manufacturer Bombardier staged a protest on 20 September, targeted not at their employer but in support of it. Employees represented by the Unifor union stopped work at Bombardier’s Toronto facility in order to voice their opposition to

  • AOEW transitions to EMD phase

    Key Points The AOEW AMP, designated AN/ALQ-248, is a self-contained EW pod hosting both high-sensitivity receiver and electronic attack subsystems for anti-ship missile defence NAVSEA has exercised a USD23.6 million option with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems for the EMD phase Lockheed

  • Argentine Air Force buying liaison aircraft

    The Argentine Air Force is finalising a deal to buy eight liaison aircraft, after Ministry of Defence approval, to begin replacing its fleet of ageing locally built Cessna 182 and Piper Seneca aircraft. The replacements are being purchased through the International Civil Aviation Organization and

  • Australian firms enter partnerships on Land 400 programme

    Australian defence companies announced new partnerships with foreign counterparts on 20 September in support of bids to supply anti-tank guided missiles (ATMGs) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Queensland-based Ferra Engineering signed an agreement with MBDA to supply the European

Platforms Platforms

  • CASC unveils next generation USV concepts

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) outlined its plans for a new family of unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at the 2017 International Ocean Science and Technology (OST) exhibition in Qingdao. The platforms are aimed at addressing a range of maritime security and naval

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • DSEI 2017: X-2 UGV emerges from agricultural role

    Digital Concepts Engineering unveiled its X-2 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at DSEI 2017 in London. The X-2 is a medium, tracked UGV that has been developed for CBRNE applications but is also designed for EOD, search and rescue (SAR), perimeter patrol, communications relay, mine detection and

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Syrian troops cross Euphrates

    Key Points Syrian government forces have established a bridgehead on the eastern side of the Euphrates The SAA is now in a position to secure crucial oil fields and prevent the SDF advancing further down the Euphrates valley Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops have staged a river crossing to set up a

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • North Korea releases images of IRBM launch

    North Korea has released images of its 15 September test launch of a Hwaseong-12 (also known as KN-17) intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that flew over northern Japan. The missile was launched in a northeasterly direction from a site near the Sunan air base, in the vicinity of Pyongyang,

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry