• EU military Ebola response role unclear

    As the international Ebola crisis grows, the role of Europe's militaries - whether flagged by the European Union or NATO - remains unclear, although both organisations are looking at possible contingency plans or support activities, say officials. The European Union has sent teams of civil and

  • Euronaval 2014 - Spain pins down F-110 baseline design

    Key Points The Spanish Navy's F-110 frigate programme has entered the project definition phase Outputs from the F-110 work may feed into a separate Project SEA 5000 risk reduction study being performed by Navantia for Australia Spanish shipbuilder and systems group Navantia has revealed details

  • Indonesia warns of instability posed by China's increasing militarisation

    Key Points The head of the Indonesian armed forces has said China's growing military capabilities could destabilise Southeast Asia General Moeldoko's comments, at a forum in Singapore, follow an announcement that Indonesia will deploy aircraft to the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea Against

  • Mexican Navy orders more C295Ms

    The Mexican Ministry of the Navy (Secretaría de la Marina - SEMAR) has ordered two additional C295M medium transport aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space announced on 29 October. This order would increase the total Airbus Defence and Space fleet in Mexican government service to 22, making it the

  • Second Israeli F-35 squadron confirmed

    Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya'alon and US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel recently confirmed that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) will gain a second squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, a source close to Ya'alon has told IHS Jane's . No official statements have been

  • Japan begins process of E-767 AWACS upgrade

    Boeing is to begin the upgrade of Japan's fleet of E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with a USD25.6 million design and production contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 28 October. The four aircraft, which have been in service with the Japan Air

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  • Lebanon struggles to secure its borders

    Amid the ongoing regional security threat, Hizbullah and the US now have a shared enemy in the Islamic State. Nicholas Blanford examines Lebanon's ambivalent attitude towards the anti-Islamic State coalition and explores the potential for co-operation.
  • Insecurity in Africa's Great Lakes region

    Download an extract of our report detailing prominent drivers of insecurity in the Great Lakes region, drawn from IHS Jane's Military and Security Assessments Centre and IHS Country Risk. Included are a comparative analysis of the military capabilities in the region, political risk forecasts and profiles of trans-national insurgent and terrorism groups operating there.
  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report

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  • Taiwan starts trials of 'carrier killer' corvette

    Taiwan's Republic of China Navy (RoCN) began sea trials of an indigenously designed twin-hull missile corvette dubbed a 'carrier killer' on 27 October, according to naval sources as cited by local media. The 500-tonne vessel, Tuo Jiang (618), is said to have been towed from Lung Teh Shipbuilding's

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • EDA declares MARSUR operational

    Europe's navies declared their Maritime Surveillance (MARSUR) software platform for exchanging maritime awareness data operational on 27 October, though not all the European Union's (EU's) navies have joined the effort yet. The platform is the navies' contribution to the wider maritime surveillance

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

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  • F-35 LRIP 8 deal expected within weeks

    Key Points The Pentagon expects a 'handshake agreement' with Lockheed Martin on LRIP 8 production in the next several weeks Prime contractors for the project have come under increased pressure to reduce costs The Pentagon is still working towards a deal for the eighth low-rate initial production
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