• Boeing Defence Australia appoints new MD

    Boeing named Ken Shaw as the new vice-president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) on 4 September. The announcement came on the same day that Canberra announced it had signed an AUD665 million (USD463 million) contract with BDA to upgrade the Australian Defence Force's (ADF's)

  • Greece seizes arms bound for Libya

    Greece has seized the Bolivian-flagged cargo vessel Haddad 1 , which was carrying arms to Libya, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG). The vessel was intercepted off the coast of Crete on 1 September by a special operations detachment on board the HCG's Saar-class offshore patrol vessel Rho

  • GRSE lays keel for Indian Navy's eighth Mk IV LCU

    Key Points Work has started on the Indian Navy's final Mk IV LCU The LCUs will augment the Indian Navy's amphibious capability India's state-owned shipyard, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), has laid down the final landing craft utility (LCU) Mk IV vessel on order for the Indian

  • Mexican Air Force selects Cessna 206 for ISR

    The Mexican Air Force has selected the Cessna 206H Stationair to fulfill a requirement for 12 tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, it was disclosed by a May 2015 investment project document that was published by the country's Ministry of the Treasury and Public

  • MSPO 2015: ZMT unveils modernised UKM-2000P machine gun

    Zaklady Mechaniczne Tarnow (ZMT) unveiled at MSPO the modernised UKM-2000P 7.62x51 mm machine gun for the Polish Armed Forces (PAF). The new version has been created for a PAF requirement to improve the performance and ergonomics of its existing UKM-2000P machine gun: the PAF's standard support

  • Pentagon innovation report complete, no details yet

    Key Points The LRRDPP, the Pentagon's study designed to direct future research spending, is complete The agency will not be releasing details about the study any time soon, despite prior suggestions something would be released Pentagon officials are working to understand independent R&D

Platforms Platforms

  • MSPO 2015: Slovak-Polish Diana SPH debuts in Kielce

    Slovak company Konstrukta Defence unveiled a prototype of the 155 mm Diana tracked self-propelled howitzer (SPH) at Poland's MSPO defence exhibition, held in Kielce from 1 to 4 September. Developed for an Indian artillery tender, the Diana SPH consists of a Slovakian autonomous turret armed with a

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

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

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • China military parade all about signaling

    Key points: What this parade does is confirm Chinese internet-sourced imagery that has been the basis for most open source analysis in recent years. The parade is all about signalling – both to international and domestic audiences of China’s strength and invulnerability. The context

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • DLS, ViaSat to deliver new MIDS-LVT systems to US Navy

    The US Navy (USN) awarded Data Link Solutions (DLS) and ViaSat indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts totaling more than USD870 million for production and maintenance of new Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals (LVT) that enable platforms to join a