• Azeri coastguard revamps fleet with Israeli help

    IHS Jane's can confirm that an Israel Shipyards order to deliver six Shaldag Mk V patrol boats and six Saar 62 offshore patrol vessel (OPVs), an order reportedly for two separate customers, in fact came from the same customer - the Azerbaijan Coast Guard (Sahil Mühafizsin). This development

  • Bulgaria agrees to direct up to 20% of defence budget to equipment

    Bulgaria's main political parties have agreed to increase investment in military capabilities by between 15% to 20% of the defence budget, according to interim Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov. In an interview with Bulgarian newspaper Capital on 16 August, Shalamanov said that "the most

  • Japan to encourage universities to develop military technologies

    The Japanese government is considering a proposal to establish a fund to encourage local universities and institutes to play a more significant role in the indigenous development of military technologies. A spokesman from the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed to IHS Jane's on 28 August

  • Malaysia's DRB-HICOM reports robust growth

    Malaysia's DRB-HICOM has reported robust growth in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 due, in part, to its strong performance in the defence sector, the group announced on 28 August. It said revenues during the quarter that ended 30 June reached MYR3.72 billion (USD1.2 billion), a yearly

  • Russian Helicopters reports improved results

    Russian Helicopters - the state-controlled holding company that sits above Russia's military and civilian rotary wing design and production organisations - has reported improved sales and earnings for the first half of 2014. The group said that sales had climbed 7.4% to RUB69.2 billion (USD1.8

  • Russian test aerodrome proposed as commercial airport

    The Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) in the southeast Moscow suburb of Zhukovsky, a centre of attention for intelligence services and spy satellites during the Cold War, is set to change from being a top-secret flight test facility for military aircraft and will instead be developed into a

Platforms Platforms

  • A400M acts as tanker aircraft for first time

    The Airbus A400M Atlas transporter has successfully acted as an air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft for the first time, Airbus Defence and Space announced on 28 August. A company-owned A400M refuelled a Spanish Air Force Boeing EF-18A Hornet fighter aircraft. Airbus said that the tanker test

Weapons Weapons

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CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Update: SHAPE confirms Russian forces fighting in Ukraine

    Russian forces are operating inside eastern Ukraine's territory, are using advanced weaponry to support the country's rebel groups, and have clashed directly with Ukrainian soldiers, according to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), NATO's top military command. "In the past two

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Chinese J-11BH 'aggressive' with USN P-8A, says DoD

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) and Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MND) are engaged in a war of words over an incident on 19 August when a People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) Shenyang J-11 fighter harassed a US Navy (USN) Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft.

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Libyan gateway falls to Islamists

    Libya's main international airport has fallen into the hands of an Islamist militia following weeks of heavy fighting. Fighters from the Libyan Dawn coalition announced the capture of Tripoli International Airport on 23 August. The airport had been shut since 13 July amid clashes between the Libyan

Industry Industry

  • Zephyr 7 demonstrates winter capability, tests new payload

    Airbus Defence and Space has completed an uninterrupted 11-day test flight of its Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) equipped with a new primary payload, the company announced on 28 August. The trial was conducted for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and saw the unmanned aircraft
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