• 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

  • 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

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 4 September 2015

    Americas 3 September 2015 - Bolivia: In Potosí, more than 200 miners from the Reserva Tres Amigos mine took over the offices of Sinchi Wayra to protest against the firing of workers. 3 September 2015 - Chile: The government announced it would strengthen security in Araucanía region after

  • DF-26 IRBM may have ASM variant, China reveals at 3 September parade

    One of the surprising revelations from Chinese television announcers during the 3 September military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War was that the newly revealed DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) may have an anti-ship variant. In addition to

  • AIM-9X Block II approved for full production

    Full-rate production (FRP) of the latest instantiation of the AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile has been approved by the Pentagon. The AIM-9X Block II introduces a full lock-on-after-launch capability - enabled by improved electronics, upgraded software, and a new weapon datalink - to support

  • Analysis: Saudi-led coalition opens new front in Yemen

    ANALYSIS The Saudi-led coalition trying to restore Yemen's internationally recognised government appears to have opened a third front by deploying a substantial force to Marib province. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has already deployed ground forces and Apache attack helicopters to southern

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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