• British Army tests Mastiff MRAPs in mechanised infantry role

    Key Points The British Army is conducting testing on whether the Mastiff MRAP is suitable for a conventional mechanised infantry role The UK bought over 400 Mastiff's and is keen to establish whether they have any other utility beyond counter-insurgency operations British Army units are carrying

  • AVIC subsidiary sells shares to boost expansion

    AVIC Electromechanical Systems, a subsidiary of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) that is involved in systems development for Chinese military and commercial aircraft, has announced plans to raise CNY2.6 billion (USD424 million) in a private placement of shares. The

  • EDA to launch five IED detection projects in 2015

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) plans to launch five improvised explosive device (IED) detection projects in 2015, Pete Round, director of capability, armament and technology at the EDA, stated on 26 November. The focus areas of the efforts are expected to be the following: two projects to

  • Greece replaces fast attack craft Penguin SSMs with Harpoon

    The Hellenic Navy is to replace the six Kongsberg Penguin surface-to-surface missiles (SSMs) fitted to its Laskos Combattante IIIb-class fast attack craft (FAC) HS Starakis (P29) with four Boeing RGM-84G Harpoon missiles, as the Norwegian missiles have reached their service expiration date. Five

  • IAI reports improved third quarter earnings, but warns of 'challenging' conditions

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) reported flat sales for the third quarter of the year, but improved earnings as a result of the growth in radar systems and business jet-related sales. The state-controlled group reported that sales for the three months to 30 September were USD934 million; up

  • Japan considers agency to support exports

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) has confirmed that it is considering the introduction of a dedicated agency that would promote and facilitate military exports. An MoD spokesman told IHS Jane's on 27 November that a study is under way with a view to implementing an MoD requirement highlighted

Platforms Platforms

  • China launches second Kuaizhou mobile SLV

    China launched its second Kuaizhou (fast boat) mobile, solid-fuel, space launch vehicle (SLV) on 21 November, according to state media reports. The Kuaizhou-2 launch - from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) - is further demonstration of China's emerging rapid satellite repopulation

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • 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

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

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