• Syrian ceasefire breaks down

    A two-week-old Syrian ceasefire deal appeared to collapse on 22 September with the launching of a major offensive by Syrian government troops around the city of Aleppo. The offensive, across several districts of the northern Syrian city, was backed by Russian and Syrian fixed-wing strike aircraft,

  • Budget constraint prompts Brazilian Air Force staff reduction plan

    Restrictions in the Brazilian defence budget have led to the introduction of a plan to cut air force officer numbers by 25% over 20 years, the commander of the service Lieutenant Brigadier Nivaldo Luiz Rossato revealed on 22 September. The proposal comes as part of a major programme of

  • CACI focuses SkyTracker on countering small UASs

    Key Points SkyTracker picks up the RF signal between the SUAS controller and platform A system consists of four passive sensors that can cover tens of square kilometres Concerns about the global threat from small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), particularly in the United States as the air space

  • Chile's S-70i helicopters to be used for CSAR, special ops

    The Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters recently selected by the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza AĆ©rea de Chile: FACh) are to be used mainly for combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) and Special Operations roles, but will also be available for community support and disaster relief, sources in Santiago

  • EDA chief: co-operate to halt falling R&D spend

    Jorge Domecq, chief executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA), told a gathering of industry stakeholders in Brussels on 22 September that a "window of opportunity" exists to revitalise European defence policy. First among Mr Domecq's concerns is that the European defence industrial

  • First Japanese F-35A presented at rollout ceremony

    Senior Japanese and US officials on 23 September celebrated the rollout of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II combat aircraft at the company's Forth Worth, Texas, production facility. The ceremony was attended by more than 400 government, military, and


  • Evolution by increments

    The US Army is, for the most part, moving cautiously ahead with a variety of modernisation plans to upgrade and evolve its equipment and structures. Daniel Wasserbly reports
  • Face off: East-West relations

    Russia's improving A2/AD and hybrid warfare capabilities are asking new questions of NATO's maritime forces. Richard Scott reports on how this Russian resurgence is spurring new thinking
  • Russia increases use of Ukraine cyber proxies

    Russia's cyber operations in Ukraine are increasingly dependent on criminal proxies. Lincoln Pigman examines what this means for cyber security in Ukraine and beyond.

Platforms Platforms

  • Bell unveils V-247 Vigilant unmanned tiltrotor

    Bell Helicopter on 22 September revealed a new unmanned tiltrotor aircraft in anticipation of a US Marine Corps (USMC) requirement for a ship-based armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Vince Tobin, Bell vice-president for advanced tiltrotor systems, unveiled a model of the V-247 Vigilant at the

Weapons Weapons

  • US approves SkyCeptor LCI for Poland

    Key Points SkyCeptor is the US-compliant variant of the Rafael/Raytheon Stunner interceptor Raytheon is expected to position SkyCeptor as a secondary effector for the US Army's IFPC 2-I Block 1 requirement The US government has approved the release of SkyCeptor as the low-cost interceptor (LCI)

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