• Australian auditors recommend changes to T&E, risk-identification processes

    The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has made a series of recommendations to improve the Australian Department of Defence's (DoD's) testing and evaluation (T&E) of major capital acquisition programmes. The ANAO report, published on 24 November, said measures were required to better

  • Babcock issues half-year earnings

    Babcock released its half-year results on 24 November, with revenue up 5% but profit down 3% year on year (y/y) by statutory measures. When revenue from joint ventures and investment income was included, revenue was up 12% y/y at GBP2.3 billion (USD3.5 billion) and operating profit up 6% y/y at

  • India to transfer four Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to ANDSF by early 2016

    India will deliver four refurbished Russian-made Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) by early 2016, official sources have said. The renovated Indian Air Force Mi-25s, armed with YakB four-barrelled 12.7 mm machine guns, rockets, and grenade

  • Qatari SATCOM up and running

    A military satellite communications system that Thales is delivering to the Qatari military has reached the initial operating capability (IOC) stage, the French defence company announced on 24 November. It said the IOC had been achieved 10 months after the contract was awarded and described it as

  • Rolls-Royce announces changes after operations review

    Rolls-Royce will be looking to cut GBP150-200 million (USD227-302 million) per year from its costs starting in 2017 in response to a review of its operations, the company said on 24 November. The review, initiated by company chief executive Warren East, came in response to several reports of

  • Su-35 deal signals PLAAF's lack of faith in Chinese defence sector

    The announcement on 19 November that China would buy 24 Sukhoi Su-35 combat aircraft is being viewed as a clear signal that Beijing is still dependent on Russian-made hardware for its primary defence requirements. The contract came after years of negotiations - and only after interventions by what

Platforms Platforms

Weapons Weapons

  • First free-flight test for Harpoon Block II+

    The US Navy (USN) has successfully completed a first free-flight test of the network-enabled AGM-84N Harpoon Block II+ air-launched anti-ship missile in a test on the Point Mugu sea range off the California coast. A modification of the existing AGM-84D Harpoon Block 1C missile, the Block II+ weapon

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Russia's long-range strikes in Syria come to an end

    Russia's assertion that it has doubled its air power over Syria by using its long-range bombers has proved to be a temporary expedient. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported that aircraft flying from Russian bases carried out the first long-range strikes on 17 November, but no additional

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • 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

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry