• Assault evolved: the US Navy's America class comes online

    After a successful two-month maiden transit around South America to its homeport in California, the US Navy's new amphibious assault ship, USS America, is conducting tests and training for final contract trials ahead of its post-delivery availability. Grace Jean provides an update on the navy's newest 'large
    deck' class.
  • Briefing: Twin Peaks

    In delivering the UK's future carrier strike and nuclear deterrent assets, the Royal Navy is shouldering responsibility for two core strategic national capabilities. Dr Lee Willett looks at how they will be delivered
  • South Sudan plummets towards total collapse

    A conflict between rival ethnic factions has halted the new country's development and brought it to the brink of economic collapse. Duncan Woodside examines three scenarios for the country's future, from reconciliation between the warring parties to state failure.

Platforms Platforms

  • USN awards FY 2015 LCS contracts

    Key Points USN is providing funding for three LCS plus advanced procurement for a second Freedom variant hull to be funded in FY 2016 Austal USA and Lockheed Martin also receiving priced options for an additional LCS apiece in FY 2016 The US Navy (USN) has awarded a total of USD1.053 billion to

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

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

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry