• Cognitive techniques support better forecasting

    Accurate forecasting is crucial for the intelligence analysis community to anticipate significant events. Nick Hare, Peter Coghill, and Alison Evans analyse the effectiveness of using cognitive techniques inspired by Bayes theorem to provide forecasts on North Korea's nuclear programme.
  • French armour programmes move ahead

    The French armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) industry comprises two key players, Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense. Christopher F Foss looks at these contractors and the AFVs they are developing for domestic requirements and the export market.
  • Renaissance force: US Marine Corps seeks new solutions to new challenges

    After nearly 15 years supporting land operations in one primary theatre, the United States Marine Corps is resetting itself to focus on other challenges. Grace Jean explores how the service is preparing for new tasks while remaining ready for operations.

Platforms Platforms

  • F-22s arrive for training in Lithuania

    Two Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors and one Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Èiauliai Air Base on 27 April after concluding a training mission in Romania, the US Air Force (USAF) announced. The F-22s and about 20 supporting airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base,

Weapons Weapons

  • North Korea announces third SLBM launch

    Photographs released by Pyongyang on 24 April suggest North Korea has a second submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that uses solid fuel and 'cold launch' technologies, in addition to the liquid-fuel Pukgeukseong-1 (Polaris-1) it has already revealed. The official Korean Central News Agency

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • SpaceX lands first military launch contract

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded SpaceX USD82.7 million to provide satellite launch services, marking the company's first military launch contract, the Pentagon announced on 27 April. The contract is for the launch of a GPS III satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in May 2018. SpaceX last

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • North Korean nuclear programme advances

    North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, based on the simultaneous development of a weaponisable nuclear device and ballistic missile delivery systems, appears to have advanced incrementally in early 2016. Following Pyongyang's claimed - although widely disputed - test of a 'H-bomb' (thermonuclear)

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Turkish tank survives Kornet missile strike

    A Turkish M60T - a version of the US-made tank upgraded by Israeli Military Industries (IMI) - has apparently survived being hit by the latest Russian man-portable anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) system. The attack was seen in a video released by the Islamic State militant group on 19 April and

Industry Industry

  • Obama nominates Gen Goldfein for USAF chief

    General David Goldfein, the US Air Force's (USAF's) vice chief of staff, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed General Mark Welsh to be the service's next chief of staff, the Pentagon announced on 16 April. Gen Welsh is expected to retire on 1 July after about one year in the job.