• AWD programme now AUD800 million over budget

    The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme has risen to about AUD800 million (USD688 million) more than its AUD8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS Jane's . This figure is nearly AUD500 million more than an overrun forecast by an Australian

  • BAE Systems to acquire SilverSky cyber security group

    BAE Systems announced on 21 October an agreement to purchase commercial cyber services provider Perimeter Internetworking Group (which operates as SilverSky) for USD232.5 million. US-based SilverSky is a provider of cloud-based email and network security products, which has around 5,000 customers

  • Beechcraft acquisition boosts Textron's Aviation results

    Textron's acquisition of aircraft manufacturer Beechcraft has paid dividends for the company, according to Textron's third quarter (Q3) results released on 17 October. Textron Aviation, which combines the company's Cessna, Hawker, and Beechcraft businesses, recorded revenue of USD1.08 billion in Q3

  • India further eases licensing rules for private sector

    India's government has made further moves to ease defence production licence regulations as part of its continuing effort to incentivise private sector participation in the sector. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) said on 20 October that it had removed the requirement for approval before

  • India re-releases LPD tender to private-sector shipyards

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) reissued a request for proposal (RfP) in mid-September to three local private sector shipyards to build four amphibious assault ships for an estimated INR250 billion (USD4.16 billion. The RfP to ABG, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Pipavav Defence and Offshore

  • Modi places onus on domestic materiel development

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October called on the military to play a "vital role" in improving the country's military-industrial base and to source its many requirements domestically. Addressing his first Senior Combined Commanders Conference in New Delhi, Modi urged the

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  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Choosing sides - Islamic State's influence in South Asia

    Islamic State's presence in South Asia is on the rise, as an increasing number of young people are being radicalised and joining the group. Bibhu Prasad Routray examines Islamic State's expansion and the rising threat it poses to the region.
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt

Platforms Platforms

  • A-7 Corsair II finally retires from service

    The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) held a decommissioning ceremony for its LTV (later Vought) A-7 Corsair II aircraft at Araxos Air Base, home of the 116 Combat Wing, on 17 October. The world's last operator of the A-7 Corsair II, 336 Squadron, decommissioned 15 A-7E and two TA-7C aircraft at the event.

Weapons Weapons

  • MBDA begins MdCN cruise missile production

    European missile house MBDA has commenced low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile at its Selles-Saint-Denis plant in central France. Delivery of the first production lot is expected early in 2015. Manufacture rates will ramp

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath

    Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has been carried out. The Iranian opposition website

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • US focused on Iraq, not Kobane battle

    The Islamic State's commitment to taking the northern Syrian town of Kobane has exposed the Sunni militant group to heavy casualties, but the battle is not the main focus of Operation 'Inherent Resolve', according to General Lloyd Austin, the commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM). Gen Austin

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

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