• GDUK places Scout SV turret order with LMUK

    A USD1 billion contract to deliver 245 turrets for the British Army's future Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) fleet has been awarded by prime contractor General Dynamics UK to Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), the latter announced on 21 October. The announcement follows on from the UK Ministry of Defence

  • Images suggest fourth Chinese Type 071 LPD is in build

    Photographs released on Chinese websites since mid-October 2014 suggest that China may have started work on the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) fourth Type 071 (Yuzhao)-class amphibious assault ship (LPD). The photographs, allegedly taken at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, show

  • Lockheed Martin expects lower sales in 2014 and 2015

    Lockheed Martin reported a reduction in sales for the third quarter of the year, and warned that the decline is expected to continue into 2015. The US group revealed sales of USD11.1 billion for the three months to 28 September (Q3 2013: USD11.3 billion) and net earnings of USD888 million (Q3 2013:

  • Russia offers increased collaboration to Indonesia

    Russia has extended an offer to Indonesia's newly inaugurated president, Joko Widodo, to expand military and technical co-operation between the two countries. News agencies in both countries reported that Russia's Minister for Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, met with Widodo in Jakarta on 21

  • Turkey finally moves to allow Peshmerga to use Turkish soil in fight for Kobanê

    Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu confirmed press reports on 20 October that Ankara has been helping the Peshmerga - Iraqi Kurdish fighters - to cross into Kobanê. The town is located less than 2 km from the Turkish border, where Syrian Kurdish fighters have been engaged in a

  • UK contracts for top-up Tomahawk buy

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed an order for a further 20 UGM-109E Tomahawk Block IV land attack cruise missiles, but has declined to reveal whether it plans to expand the UK's Tomahawk inventory. Royal Navy (RN) Trafalgar- and Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs)

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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

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  • Embraer rolls out first KC-390 prototype

    Embraer rolled out the first of two KC-390 prototype transport aircraft at its Gaviao Peixoto production facility, north of Sao Paulo, on 21 October. The ceremony, which was attended by officials from 32 countries, marked a major milestone in the programme ahead of the maiden flight, currently

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

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  • 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

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  • Islamic State reveals US equipment failures

    In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State's media channels, a US airdrop intended for the Kurdish defenders of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was instead seized by fighters from the Sunni militant group. A video released by the Islamic State on 21 October showed a

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