• Briefing: China looks to boost technical collaboration with Russia through Su-35 deal

    Key Points China looks to Su-35 purchase to boost military-technical co-operation with Russia Deal highlights potential for reverse engineering but Russia expected to seek to minimise risks China's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed its planned purchase of 24 Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter

  • Cambodia announces 17% increase in 2016 defence budget

    The National Assembly of Cambodia approved on 30 November a 2016 defence budget of USD383 million, a 17% increase against spending in 2015. The defence allocation amounts to around 9% of total government expenditure for the year and about 2% of GDP. The budget is augmented by spending for internal

  • Malaysian navy chief seeks support ship acquisition

    Key Points The chief of the Malaysian navy has highlighted the procurement of multirole support ships as a priority The acquisition would bolster the navy's sealift and amphibious assault capabilities The new chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is seeking to prioritise the service's plan to

  • Uralvagonzavod seeking increased state support

    Russian armoured vehicle manufacturer Uralvagonzavod is seeking increased state support, the company's director general has stated. The news came at the same time as a visit by Russian president Vladimir Putin to the Nizhny Tagil-based factory. During the visit Putin toured the factory and the

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 1 December 2015

    Americas 30 November 2015 - Bolivia: In Beni, Minister Romero said anti-drug police had seized 192 aircraft, 37 hangars and five farms in anti-drug trafficking operations. 30 November 2015 - Colombia: In Onzaga, Santander, troops shot dead an alleged high ranking ELN rebel, Jose Daniel Perez. 27

  • China's AVIC to invest in advanced materials technologies

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has announced a plan to invest CNY10 billion (USD.1 5 billion) in developing capabilities related to advanced aerospace materials, particularly graphene. State-owned AVIC said on 27 November that it will establish a new entity - named AVIC Graphene

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  • Greece funds CH-47D buy

    The Hellenic Ministry of National Defence has formally funded the acquisition of 10 ex-US Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters at a total cost of USD125.8 million. Although originally approved by the Greek government in October 2013 followed by the US State Department in December 2014, ongoing

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  • UAE trains new Yemeni army

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is training soldiers for a new Yemeni army at Al-Anad Air Base in southern Yemen. The UAE's official WAM news agency reported on 23 November that a batch of Yemeni soldiers had graduated from a training course run by the UAE's military. While WAM did not say how many

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  • NORM wisdom: Portal cuts nuisance alarms

    Radiation portal monitor (RPM) technology is being trialled for cargo screening at an unnamed Western European capital city airport. The patented Discovery RPM from Symetrica is designed to discriminate accurately between potential threat radioactive sources and naturally occurring radioactive

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  • UK spending review outlines 3.1% real-term defence increase

    The United Kingdom's 2015 Spending Review, published on 25 November, has outlined a 3.1% real-term increase for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) budget to 2019-20 as part of the commitment to spend 2% of GDP on overall defence. The announcement was expected following the release of the new Strategic