• Asia-Pacific region at risk of submarine-triggered conflict, says former RAN commodore

    Submarine acquisitions by more navies in the Asia-Pacific region increased the risk of a conflict being triggered by underwater confrontation, retired naval officer Dr Sam Bateman told a seminar at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore on 26 August. Bateman, formerly a

  • Austal reports improved 2014 figures

    Australia-headquartered shipbuilding group Austal reported improved sales and earnings for the year to 30 June - a trend it attributed to the maturation of ongoing programmes and group-wide efficiency efforts. Austal said on 27 August that sales for the period reached AUD1.12 billion (USD1.04

  • Czech's restructure special forces command structure

    The General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) will assume command of the 601st Special Forces Group based in Prostejov from 1 January 2015, when the unit will be transferred to the ACR Special Forces Command responsible for planning and deployment. Command of the 601st Special Forces

  • RUAG announces teaming agreement with HISS

    RUAG Aviation has announced a teaming agreement with HISS Inc relating to airborne electronic warfare solutions to promote the Swiss group's ISSYS integrated self protection system; the latest accord to promote the solution in the international market place. The accord - announced on 27 August -

  • Singapore, Australia expand technology collaboration

    Australia and Singapore have agreed to increase collaboration in defence science and technology in line with a bilateral commitment to boost strategic ties. In a statement on 25 August, the two governments said that a focus of the co-operation would be technologies related to systems engineering

  • Spain updates defence export regulations

    A new set of Spanish government regulations on the export of defence and dual-use materiel came into force on 27 August, the day after the royal decree was published. The government said the new system would bring the regulations together "in one sole document", expanding on previous

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  • F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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