• Honeywell announces year-end earnings

    While fourth quarter sales sagged by 1%, Honeywell saw a 3% increase in sales for all of 2014, the company reported on 23 January. Honeywell's Aerospace unit reported 1% sales decline for the year at USD15.6 billion, including a 6% down for the fourth quarter at USD3.8 billion compared to 2013.

  • New HASC chairman faults DoD planning, signals tougher oversight

    Key Points The new HASC chairman signalled more congressional activism in crafting the Pentagon's annual spending plan He said congressional decisions to disregard Pentagon funding requests on the M1 Abrams tanks and the A-10 fleet demonstrate the need for robust congressional involvement in the

  • India, Russia agree to fast-track FGFA programme

    India and Russia agreed on 21 January to expedite their joint military programmes, particularly the delayed Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) project. "We discussed all issues, including the FGFA, and have decided to fast-track many of them as there are apprehensions about the slow pace

  • Taiwan commissions 20,000-tonne combat support ship

    The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) took delivery on 23 January of a newly completed fast combat support ship. Panshih was built by state-owned Kaohsiung-based shipbuilder CSBC Corporation at a cost of USD130 million. Construction began in 2011 and the ship was launched in 2013. According to the

  • Bahraini air force details modernisation plans

    The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) is to embark on a comprehensive modernisation plan to enhance the capabilities of both its fixed- and rotary-winged combat fleets, a senior officer disclosed on 22 January. Speaking at the IQPC International Military Helicopter conference in London, Colonel Salah

  • Mexico considers new security strategy

    Key Points The government's security initiative includes modifications to the country's constitution, the disbandment of 1,800 municipal police forces, the creation of unified police commands at the local state level, and reforms to the penal system. It proposes granting the federal government

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  • Future proofing: European AFVs evolve for road ahead

    To meet constantly evolving operational requirements and increasingly complex tasks Europe's armies are demanding more from their armoured fighting vehicles. Christopher F Foss assesses key programmes under way
  • JTIC Global Attack Index 2014

    From open source data collected across the course of 2014, IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre recorded a total of 20,311 attacks by non-state armed groups and a total of 48,786 non-militant fatalities. Although the recorded number of attacks decreased slightly by 6.5% from 2013, in the same period the recorded number of fatalities increased by 17.6%, underlining the intensification of several key insurgencies.
  • The Islamic State grows its grassroots network

    The possible connection between the Islamic State and the Paris attacks highlights how the group's media outlets reach out to its worldwide support base. Ezzeldeen Khalil examines their effectiveness in inciting individuals to carry out terrorist attacks abroad.

Platforms Platforms

  • USMC prepares for amphibious combat vehicle contest

    Key Points The USMC is looking to acquire 204 ACV 1.1 vehicles between 2018 and 2022 ACV 1.2 will reintroduce an organic over-the-horizon, ship-to-shore capability The US Marine Corps (USMC) is assessing industry responses to the second of two draft requests for proposals (RfPs) for an

Weapons Weapons

  • F-35 weapons certification on track for this year

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is expected to complete full weapons certification this year after conducting several significant milestones since September 2014, the Pentagon said in a 15 January statement. "The weapons development programme continues to track

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CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Mexico considers new security strategy

    Key Points The government's security initiative includes modifications to the country's constitution, the disbandment of 1,800 municipal police forces, the creation of unified police commands at the local state level, and reforms to the penal system. It proposes granting the federal government

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Imagery shows heliport on China's Nanji Islands

    Satellite imagery analysis by IHS Jane's has confirmed that China is building a military base on islands 300 km away from the dispute Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. The imagery, captured on 13 October 2014 by Airbus Defence and Space's Pleaides satellite, shows a heliport with 10 landing pads in the

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Obama expected to sign defence protocols on India visit

    US president Barack Obama's three-day visit to India from 25 January is expected to see the signing of several defence protocols to boost bilateral strategic ties. Obama, who will be the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day military parade in New Delhi on 26 January, is also
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