• Sweden reports strong rise in defence exports

    Sweden has reported a steep increase in the value of military exports for 2016 with a 45% increase over the previous year. The Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP - Inspektionen for Strategiska Produkter) announced on 22 February that sales had reached SEK11 billion (USD1.2 billion).

  • Vietnam's SBIC urged to complete long-running restructure

    Vietnam's Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) - formerly the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) - is being pressured by the government to complete its long-running restructure by the end of 2017. The state-owned company, active in naval and commercial shipbuilding and related

  • BAE Systems reports improved sales thanks to exchange rate shift

    BAE Systems has reported improved sales, earnings and orders for 2016, prompting the chief executive to comment on a "good year". The UK-headquartered group reported sales growth of GBP1.1 billion (USD1.37 billion) to GBP19.02 billion, although conceded that the increase was almost

  • IDEX 2017: Al Fattan unveils new Combat Boat concept

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based shipbuilder Al Fattan displayed its new 16 m Combat Boat concept for the first time at the NAVDEX show held in Abu Dhabi. "The boat is the first of its kind to be designed and built in the UAE," said Mohamed Abdellah Kamil, project coordinator. The

  • IDEX 2017: Belarus, UAE sign defence industrial co-operation accord

    Belarus and the United Arab Emirates signed a defence technology transfer agreement on 21 February at the IDEX 2017 trade show. The military-technical co-operation agreement was signed between representatives of Belarus' State Military-Industrial Committee and the UAE's Tawazun Economic Council -

  • IDEX 2017: GIDS moves to enhance Shahpar, develop MALE

    Pakistan's Global Industry and Defence Solutions (GIDS) is in the process of enhancing the capabilities of its Shahpar unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and working to develop a larger system. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Asad Kamal, GIDS' director of sales and marketing, said that


  • Lessons learned as Mosul operation intensifies

    Despite a faltering start, the operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State has gathered pace. Jonathan Spyer reports from the city on the Iraqi forces' tactical improvements and analyses those tactics' applicability to the eventual Raqqa offensive
  • Turning the tide in the South China Sea

    Despite an international court ruling invalidating China's 'nine-dash line' claim in the South China Sea, Beijing has managed to boost its influence in the disputed waters by strengthening commercial and defence ties with neighbouring countries, bolstering its military capabilities and repeatedly putting on a show of force. Gabriel Dominguez reports
  • Predatory instincts: Wildcat's sharper senses elevate ISTAR utility for RN

    Tactical development and early operating experience have shown that the new Wildcat HMA.2 helicopter is already capable of much more than the Lynx it replaces. Richard Scott reports from RNAS Yeovilton on how that has shaped a new concept of operations

Platforms Platforms

  • IDEX 2017: Fantom emerges with new weapons system

    Ukraine's Spets Techno Export has integrated an anti-tank missile launcher onto its Fantom (Phantom) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), unveiling the configuration at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The Fantom was debuted at Ukraine's Defence and Security Expo in October with a stabilised 12.7 mm machine gun.

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • IDEX 2017: Groza-R enters C-UAV fray

    KB Radar Design Bureau has developed a manportable counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system, unveiling the package at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's, Zhybul Siarhei Victorovich, head of KB Radar's electronic warfare department, said that the Groza-R Counter-Multicopter Radio

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

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CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

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Industry Industry

  • IOMAX moves to secure Egyptian Archangel sale from competitor

    IOMAX has held high-level talks with the Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to safeguard an expected sale of armed turboprop aircraft from being poached by its Air Tractor and L3 Technologies competitors, a company official told Jane's. The North Carolina-based IOMAX has for some months been