FEATURED REPORT

  • 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

  • Analysts cast doubt on Russian plans for supercarrier

    Key Points The commander of the Russian Navy has announced plans for a 'supercarrier' exceeding 85,000 tonnes Analysts from both East and West believe that Russia is unlikely to be able to build - or indeed meaningfully operate - such a ship Russian Navy commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov's claim

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • OneSKY points the way for civil-military harmonisation

    Thales is working with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on the development of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) under the OneSKY programme. The three principal delivery partners argue that CMATS, which costs around AUD600 million (USD468.9

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

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