• Cambodia inaugurates Vietnamese-funded MRO facility

    The Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) on 27 February inaugurated a military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility funded by the Vietnam Ministry of Defence (MoD). Vietnam's news agency said the MRO site - in Battambang province, near the Cambodian-Thai border - will enable the RCA to support

  • China's CMC calls for additional procurement reforms

    China's Central Military Commission (CMC) has called for additional reforms to the country's defence procurement procedure in a bid to eradicate graft. Outlining the China government's intention to "continue the fight against corruption", Xinhua news agency reported on 28 February that

  • India approves exports to more than 50 countries in past three years

    India has approved defence exports to more than 50 countries in the past three years, according to India's Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh. In a written parliamentary reply on 27 February, Singh said the government has issued "no objection certificates" (NOC) to

  • IDEX 2015: Italy orders Piaggio HammerHead UAV

    The Italian Air Force has become the first customer for the Piaggio Aero P.1HH HammerHead unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company announced at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi on 26 February. In total the Italian Air Force has ordered six HammerHead UAVs, split into three unmanned aerial systems (UASs)

  • IDEX 2015: Local contender enters Emirati 8x8 race

    The new Enigma infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) that was unveiled at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi will be submitted for the Emirati military's long-standing 8x8 IFV requirement, IHS Jane's has confirmed. Mohamed bin Jabr al-Suwaidi, CEO of Emirates Defense Technology (EDT), which is developing the Enigma,

  • UPDATE: Russia's hybrid war in Ukraine 'is working'

    Key Points A conference attended by influential Ukrainian and US officials has concluded that Russia's hybrid warfare campaign in eastern Ukraine is working Ukrainian forces continue to be outmatched, not only by the hardware they face but also the sophistication of the offensive they face A

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Weapons Weapons

  • Finland selects FN SCAR-L for its special forces

    Finland's special forces have selected the Belgian FN SCAR-L assault rifle as a new standard firearm. The FN SCAR-L will be the first 5.56x45 mm NATO calibre firearm introduced to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF). It will supplement the current RK 95 TP assault rifle chambered in the Russian

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

  • UPDATE: Russia's hybrid war in Ukraine 'is working'

    Key Points A conference attended by influential Ukrainian and US officials has concluded that Russia's hybrid warfare campaign in eastern Ukraine is working Ukrainian forces continue to be outmatched, not only by the hardware they face but also the sophistication of the offensive they face A

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • IDEX 2015: IGG acquires Finnish RIB company

    The United Arab Emirates' International Golden Group (IGG) has acquired Finnish rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer Boomeranger Boats, it was announced on 25 February. The value of the deal was not disclosed. However, Boomeranger's parent company Revenio Group revealed that the disposal would
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