Platforms Platforms

  • Ecuador loses another Dhruv helo to crash

    The Ecuadorian Air Force (Fuerza AĆ©rea Ecuatoriana: FAE) lost a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Dhruv utility helicopter to a training accident in late January, the second to be lost this month and the fourth since deliveries began in 2009. The accident, which is reported to have occurred

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • SpaceX drops lawsuit against USAF over launch vehicle contract

    Key Points SpaceX has dropped a lawsuit against the USAF over a 2014 EELV contract Although the block buy from ULA will proceed, the USAF did pledge to re-examine its certification process for new competitors SpaceX has agreed to drop its lawsuit relating to the US Air Force's (USAF's) Evolved

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Portugal approves military programming law

    Portugal approved its military programming law for the next 12 years on 22 January, although the plan to complete this in 2026 will be reviewed every four years. The Portuguese Ministry of National Defence is expected to spend EUR960 million (USD1.084 billion) in armament programmes up to 2018. In

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Obama expected to sign defence protocols on India visit

    US president Barack Obama's three-day visit to India from 25 January is expected to see the signing of several defence protocols to boost bilateral strategic ties. Obama, who will be the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day military parade in New Delhi on 26 January, is also
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