• US, Japan, South Korea to hold anti-missile drill

    The United States, Japan, and South Korea will hold a two-day anti-missile drill starting on 11 December amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The Ministry of Defense in Tokyo said in a statement that the exercise – the sixth of

  • Australia moves ASC workers onto submarine programme

    The Australian government announced on 11 December a plan to move 200 workers employed by state-owned shipyard ASC from its programme to build Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to its project to sustain the service’s Collins-class submarines. Minister for

  • IDF to re-engine more Achzarits

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will received more engines and transmissions for Achzarit heavy armoured personnel carriers (APCs) under a USD10.5 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense on 9 December. The contract was awarded to New Jersey-based Diesel Engineering and is

  • Aselsan aims Asian expansion through Malaysian subsidiary

    Turkish defence firm Aselsan is aiming to position its new subsidiary in Malaysia to support regional expansion, with an initial focus on remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS). A company official confirmed to Jane’s on 8 December that Aselsan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary

  • CAE appoints new head of UK business

    Training provider CAE has announced that Andrew Naismith has been appointed managing director (MD) of its UK business. Moving up from his position as MD of the company’s aircrew training services division, which included provision of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) Medium Support

  • China targets export market with latest submarine designs

    Key Points Buoyed by recent successes with the Pakistan and Thai navies, Chinese naval shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has recently unveiled a slew of new submarine concepts targeted at the export market New export concepts include 200-, 600-, and 1,100-tonne diesel-electric

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  • China building more Yuyi-class LCACs

    Commercial satellite imagery of China’s Jiangnan Shipyard near Shanghai shows that the country is producing additional Yuyi-class (Type 726/726A) air-cushioned landing craft (LCACs). Five Type 726As that appeared to be nearly completed could be seen at the yard on 24 November. Six Yuyi-class

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  • AFRL pursues 3D printing technology

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is examining whether three-dimensional (3D) printing can be used in a safe, reliable manner, for aircraft parts. Doing that will require that the part be based on the design process, understanding how much strength is needed, as well as the criticality of

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • AUSA 2017: Roboteam launches TIGR UGV

    Roboteam unveiled its Transportable Interoperable Ground Robot (TIGR) at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC. The medium-sized, tracked platform has been designed to detect, identify, and dispose of hazardous objects and has a modular design, Shahar Abuhazria, Roboteam’s CEO told Jane’s ,

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  • North Korea releases launch images of Hwaseong-15 ICBM

    North Korea has released images of its 29 November test-launch of a Hwaseong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Pyongyang claims is capable of striking anywhere in the United States. The land-based ICBM, which was launched on a high trajectory from the vicinity of Pyongsong in

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  • North Korea releases launch images of Hwaseong-15 ICBM

    North Korea has released images of its 29 November test-launch of a Hwaseong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Pyongyang claims is capable of striking anywhere in the United States. The land-based ICBM, which was launched on a high trajectory from the vicinity of Pyongsong in

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  • Pentagon reverses cluster munition ban

    The Pentagon is reversing a Bush-administration policy to rid the US military of cluster munitions by 2019, and will instead keep them in the arsenal until the munitions can be more effectively replaced with similar area-effects weapons. The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) was ratified
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