• Army of adaption

    Now redeploying from more than a decade of large-scale counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Army is preparing itself for a future that includes new threats and a smaller force, a bigger Pacific presence, possible complex warfare in 'megacities', and a dwindling number of acquisition programmes. Dan Wasserbly reports
  • New model army: delivering reserve capability

    The UK is shaping its reserve forces for a future that will see them train and deploy on operations with the regular component as an integrated part of the 'whole force'. David Reynolds reports
  • Worldwide missile market opportunities 2014-23

    What will worldwide missile market opportunities look like over the next decade?

Platforms Platforms

  • First Australian F-35A completes maiden flight

    Key Points Australia's first Lockheed Martin F-35A completed its maiden flight to perform a series of functional checks The RAAF is due to receive its first two F-35s this year Australia's first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter completed its maiden flight on 29 September,

Weapons Weapons

  • Iran's 23 mm Gatling gun emerges from the shadows

    The Asefeh rotary cannon that Iran says it is developing for use in a close-in weapon system (CIWS) was finally seen in its entirety on 28 September. Iran announced in November 2013 that it was working on the three-barrelled weapon, but only the front of the barrels and their muzzle shroud were

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • US Army chooses teams for DVE mitigation ground testing

    Key Points The army has selected nine participants for ground testing of DVE mitigation sensors DVEs are a leading contributor to rotorcraft accidents and reduced operational effectiveness The US Army has selected nine participants for early 2015 ground testing of sensors designed to help

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

Country Risk Country Risk

  • China builds another island in South China Sea

    IHS Jane's has obtained satellite imagery that further illustrates the extent of China's building of new islands in the Spratly Islands. The latest image shows a new island on Gaven Reefs, known in the Philippines as the Burgos Reef, in Vietnam as Dá Ga Ven and Dá Lc and in China as

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • US uses PGMs against area targets in Syria

    The airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has seen the US military using multiple precision-guided munitions (PGMs) with unitary warheads against area targets that would have traditionally been engaged with submunition weapons. The best example of this was seen in a video that US

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • UK awards GBP3.2 billion worth of naval support contracts

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded two major Maritime Support Delivery Framework (MSDF) contracts, to maintain and repair the Royal Navy's (RN's) vessels and to support the management of its major naval bases, it was announced on 1 October. The two contracts with Babcock Marine and BAE