• India and Russia revive FGFA talks

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revived negotiations with Russia to resolve the long-stalled developmental cost issues with the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), jointly approved as an equally shared programme under an inter-governmental agreement in 2007. A cost negotiation

  • India's Bharat Forge to form joint venture with Rafael

    Indian company Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) has entered an agreement with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Limited to form a joint venture (JV) to produce defence electronics and carry out military vehicle upgrades. BFL said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on 9 February that the JV

  • Indonesia to seek defence industry investment from regional neighbours

    Indonesia plans to promote investment into its national defence industrial base from regional neighbours in Southeast Asia, it was reported on 9 February. In comments to state news agency Antara, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli said, "Indonesia invites countries in ASEAN

  • Indonesian Super Tucano lost in training accident

    An Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light attack aircraft operated by the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) crashed into a house on the island of Java on 10 February, killing the two crew members. The turboprop aircraft came down close to its homebase of

  • Turkey's Anka UAV makes operational debut

    The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made its operational debut in early February, the Foundation to Strengthen the Turkish Armed Forces (TSKGV) announced. The mission, which took place on 5 February, saw a modified version of the Anka A medium-altitude

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 10 February 2016

    Americas Colombia - 8 February 2016: President Juan Manuel Santos said the release of two hostages held by Ejército de Liberación Nacional guerrillas was a pre-condition of peace talks with the rebels. Haiti - 7 February 2016: In Port-au-Prince, the Carnival organising committee called

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  • Russian deployment of new Pantsyr to Syria confirmed

    Russia has deployed the new version of the Pantsyr air defence system to its Humaymim airbase in Syria, footage broadcast by the RT news channel on 3 February has confirmed. Russia has had at least one Pantsyr-S1 at Humaymim since 3 October 2015, when its Ministry of Defence released a photograph

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  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,

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  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,

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