• Australia selects Spike LR2

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to supply its Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) for the Australian Army. Australia becomes the second export customer for Spike LR2, after Latvia ordered an undisclosed quantity earlier this

  • Philippine lawmaker denounces presence of H-6K bomber on disputed South China Sea island

    A Philippine lawmaker has publicly condemned the reported landing of a People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6K strategic bomber on a South China Sea island. On 18 May, the official Twitter account of state-owned People’s Daily of China posted a video of what appears to be touch-and-go

  • Pentagon denies cutbacks in exercise with South Korea

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) is denying media reports that it is cutting back its joint annual ‘Max Thunder’ exercise with South Korea in response to North Korean cancellations of talks with its southern neighbour over concerns about the drills. North Korea abruptly cancelled the

  • Rostec reports rising Russian defence exports

    Russia’s military exports reached an annual value of USD13.4 billion in 2017, according to comments Rostec Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov made to state news agency TASS on 17 May. The figure represents a rise of 2.3% compared with 2016. Chemezov also reported that Rostec’s total

  • Russia disputes OPCW’s Syrian chlorine attack assessment

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW's) confirmation that chorine was likely used in an attack in Syria on 4 February is “a source of deep confusion”, according to a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD). The 15 May report by the

  • TWL launches fuel barge for Indian Navy

    Kolkata-based Titagarh Wagons Limited (TWL) has launched the first of two barges on order for the Indian Navy (IN) capable of carrying 1,000 tons of fuel. In an 18 May statement, the IN said that the 68-m long vessel, which has an overall maximum displacement of 2,000 tons, entered the water on 17

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  • China’s Z-19E helicopter completes firing tests

    The export version of China’s Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Company (HAIG) Z-19 Black Whirlwind armed reconnaissance/attack helicopter has completed firing tests. HAIG’s parent company, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said in a 16 May statement that

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  • UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

    Key Points The UK's MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic, and electrical influences, including up to three coil auxiliary boats The

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  • Hizbullah leader plays down Israeli strikes

    Key Points Nasrallah claimed Israel suffered heavy damage in a 9 May rocket attack Satellite imagery indicates the Israeli reprisals hit at least four targets in Syria, including two previously identified as Iranian bases Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Iranian-backed Lebanese

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  • Hizbullah leader plays down Israeli strikes

    Key Points Nasrallah claimed Israel suffered heavy damage in a 9 May rocket attack Satellite imagery indicates the Israeli reprisals hit at least four targets in Syria, including two previously identified as Iranian bases Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Iranian-backed Lebanese

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