FEATURED REPORT

  • Lessons learned as Mosul operation intensifies

    Despite a faltering start, the operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State has gathered pace. Jonathan Spyer reports from the city on the Iraqi forces' tactical improvements and analyses those tactics' applicability to the eventual Raqqa offensive
  • Turning the tide in the South China Sea

    Despite an international court ruling invalidating China's 'nine-dash line' claim in the South China Sea, Beijing has managed to boost its influence in the disputed waters by strengthening commercial and defence ties with neighbouring countries, bolstering its military capabilities and repeatedly putting on a show of force. Gabriel Dominguez reports
  • Predatory instincts: Wildcat's sharper senses elevate ISTAR utility for RN

    Tactical development and early operating experience have shown that the new Wildcat HMA.2 helicopter is already capable of much more than the Lynx it replaces. Richard Scott reports from RNAS Yeovilton on how that has shaped a new concept of operations

Platforms Platforms

  • IDEX 2017: Polaris outlines technology goals

    Polaris Defense is eyeing a number of advanced technologies and the introduction of unmanned capabilities to its range of high-mobility platforms. Jane's has also learned that the company's four-seat diesel MRZR-D4 vehicle will shortly start trials in the United Arab Emirates and is undergoing

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • IDEX 2017: Groza-R enters C-UAV fray

    KB Radar Design Bureau has developed a manportable counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system, unveiling the package at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's, Zhybul Siarhei Victorovich, head of KB Radar's electronic warfare department, said that the Groza-R Counter-Multicopter Radio

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Turkey turns to Russia for S-400 purchase

    Turkish defence minister Fikri Isik said on 22 February that Turkey has made progress in talks with Russia for the purchase of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems. However, Isik noted that they were not yet ready to sign a contract. Isik's remarks came following a statement made by the

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • IOMAX moves to secure Egyptian Archangel sale from competitor

    IOMAX has held high-level talks with the Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to safeguard an expected sale of armed turboprop aircraft from being poached by its Air Tractor and L3 Technologies competitors, a company official told Jane's. The North Carolina-based IOMAX has for some months been
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