• Analysis: Polish procurement's 'parallel universe'

    A day-long session at the annual 19 October Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND)-US Industry Forum in Warsaw created more questions than answers as to the future of Poland's defence procurement. Presentations were given to an audience of Polish and US defence industry representatives to outline

  • Analysis: UAE's forward operating base in Libya revealed

    ANALYSIS The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a military base in eastern Libya from where it is operating AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery obtained by IHS Jane's shows. Al-Khadim Airport is in Marj province

  • Boeing defence shipments fall sharply ahead of costs cuts

    Boeing reported on 26 October weak third quarter sales and shipments for both its commercial and defence divisions. Company officials cited delivery timing issues but said that the company remains on track to meet full-year commitments. The aerospace giant's revenues fell 8% during the period and

  • Chinese leader urges greater military-civilian co-operation

    China's president, Xi Jinping, called on 19 October for greater co-operation between his country's military and civilian sectors to contribute to "the dream of building stronger armed forces", state-run Xinhua news agency reported. "Military-civilian co-operation, as a national

  • EU begins training of Libyan navy and coast guard

    The European Union Naval Force's (EUNAVFOR's) Operation 'Sophia' mission in the Mediterranean has launched a training programme for Libya's navy and coast guard, the EU announced on 27 October. Focused on the disruption of smuggling and human trafficking, as well as search and rescue activities,

  • Iran unveils unmanned ground effect vehicle

    Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) appears to be developing the world's first unmanned ground effect vehicle (UGEV), which could be used as the basis for a long-range munition. The existence of a UGEV was revealed by a report published by the Tasnim news agency on 26 October, but removed

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  • Brazilian downturn delays helo upgrade plans

    The recent downturn in the Brazil's economy has caused the government to delay the upgrade of the Brazilian Army's (Exército Brasileiro - EB) helicopters but the scope of the work will remain as previously planned. Speaking to reporters at the Helibras facility in Itajuba on 26 October, Walter

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  • Buk-M3 SAM enters Russian service

    Russia has received its first Buk-M3 medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, defence minister Sergei Shoigu has announced. The new Buk-M3 system was also shown publically on Russian television for the first time on 23 October by TV Zvezda. According to Shoigu, one anti-aircraft missile

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  • NATO agrees force deployments for eastern flank

    Allied defence ministers have firmed up NATO's 2016 Warsaw summit declaration in July to send four combat-ready battalions to its north eastern flank. Numerous national commitments to cluster troops and capabilities around the four nations leading the battalions were made during a two day meeting in

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  • Lockheed to miss F-35 targets

    Shipments of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft slipped during the third quarter and the firm will miss 2016 targets, the company revealed on 25 October. However, CEO Marillyn Hewson cited the next-generation fighter's positives in a conference call with analysts,