Platforms Platforms

  • Northrop Grumman beat Boeing for B-21 on cost

    Cost was the deciding factor in the US Air Force's (USAF's) decision to award Northrop Grumman a development contract for the B-21 Raider bomber aircraft, a USAF acquisition official confirmed on 26 October. Both Northrop Grumman's and Boeing's bids for the work met technical requirements,

Weapons Weapons

  • Buk-M3 SAM enters Russian service

    Russia has received its first Buk-M3 medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, defence minister Sergei Shoigu has announced. The new Buk-M3 system was also shown publically on Russian television for the first time on 23 October by TV Zvezda. According to Shoigu, one anti-aircraft missile

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • NATO agrees force deployments for eastern flank

    Allied defence ministers have firmed up NATO's 2016 Warsaw summit declaration in July to send four combat-ready battalions to its north eastern flank. Numerous national commitments to cluster troops and capabilities around the four nations leading the battalions were made during a two day meeting in

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • UAE's forward operating base in Libya revealed

    ANALYSIS The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a military base in eastern Libya from where it is operating AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery obtained by IHS Jane's shows. Al-Khadim Airport is in Marj province

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Lockheed to miss F-35 targets

    Shipments of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft slipped during the third quarter and the firm will miss 2016 targets, the company revealed on 25 October. However, CEO Marillyn Hewson cited the next-generation fighter's positives in a conference call with analysts,