• Australia studies CEAFAR2 high-power PAR concept

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) is funding CEA Technologies to explore how further development of its indigenously developed phased-array radar (PAR) technology could meet the future needs of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) surface combatant force. This work, being advanced under the

  • BAE Systems completes C4ISR acquisition

    BAE Systems announced on 30 September that it had completed the acquisition of Signal Innovations Group (SIG). The acquisition of SIG was first announced on 31 July. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. North Carolina-based SIG, which manufactures a range of C4ISR systems such as full-motion

  • Boeing begins delivering new MH-47Gs to SOCOM

    Key Points Boeing has delivered the first of eight new-build MH-47G Chinooks to SOCOM The G-model has larger fuel tanks, an aerial refuelling system, DAFCS, and unique electronic warfare capabilities US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook

  • Bozena maker looks for way out of Slovakia

    Slovak manufacturer Way Industries is seeking to relocate production facilities for its Bozena family of remote controlled de-mining and security vehicles to the Czech Republic, according to reports leaked to Czech and Slovak media. Way Industries' owners are said to be interested in several

  • Cohort acquires J+S Ltd

    UK defence and aerospace technology group Cohort announced on 1 October that it had acquired J+S Ltd. J+S is a systems and in-service support supplier based in the UK, where it is headquartered in Barnstaple. The company's portfolio covers the oil and gas sector, as well as providing support for

  • Czech Republic launches air defence radar tender

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched international tender on 30 September for 3D mobile air defence radar (MADR) systems worth up to CZK1.7 billion (USD70 million). The MoD would like to procure at least five systems by the end of 2017 to replace Russian-designed P-37 (1RL139) 'Bar Lock' 2D

Platforms Platforms

  • Boeing begins delivering new MH-47Gs to SOCOM

    Key Points Boeing has delivered the first of eight new-build MH-47G Chinooks to SOCOM The G-model has larger fuel tanks, an aerial refuelling system, DAFCS, and unique electronic warfare capabilities US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook

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

  • Czech Republic launches air defence radar tender

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched international tender on 30 September for 3D mobile air defence radar (MADR) systems worth up to CZK1.7 billion (USD70 million). The MoD would like to procure at least five systems by the end of 2017 to replace Russian-designed P-37 (1RL139) 'Bar Lock' 2D

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

  • USMC stands up Middle East response force

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has established a new special purpose task force for US Central Command (CENTCOM) that includes 2,300 marines and aircraft based throughout the region, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby announced on 30 September. Special Marine Air Ground Task Force Central

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

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