• Still soaring: Boeing takes F-15 Eagle to the next level

    The first F-15s became operational more than 45 years ago, but the latest aircraft rolling off the St Louis production line bear little resemblance to those early machines. Gareth Jennings explores Boeing’s ongoing efforts to keep the venerable Eagle at the forefront of military capabilities
  • Testing tempo: The role of special forces in the 21st Century

    With governments within NATO changing their attitude to conventional force intervention, special forces have become the immediate response for nations endorsing a new approach to regional security. However, there is concern that special forces cannot sustain the current high tempo of operations being asked of them. David Reynolds examines the political drivers behind the demand to employ such units
  • Syria after the caliphate: Manbij poised between conflicts

    Derek Henry Flood reports from Manbij in northern Syria, charting the city’s power dynamics and precarious situation as the fight against the Islamic State has given way to competing interests

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  • Raytheon finalises SDB II developmental testing

    Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) has finalised the developmental testing (DT) campaign for the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) network-enabled precision-guided glide munition. Developed under a US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) joint interest programme (with the USAF as the

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  • Portugal to establish UAV-based ISTAR capability

    Tekever, Elbit Systems, Airbus’ SURVEY Copter, AeroVironment, and Altus are competing to deliver the Portuguese Army’s first intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability based on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The procurement, to run through

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  • USMC deploys APKWS on F/A-18 Hornet

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has confirmed the introduction of the BAE Systems WGU-59/B Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) into operational service on F/A-18A-D Hornet strike fighters. The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) confirmed first operational flights in a news release on

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  • Iraqi F-16s strikes Islamic State in Syria

    Iraq has flown a raid against Islamic State targets in Syria, the prime minister’s office announced on 19 April. An undisclosed number of Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) combat aircraft carried out the strikes on unspecified Islamic State targets on the Syrian side of the border, according to a tweet

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  • Yemeni rebels target Saudi oil industry

    Key Points Yemeni rebels have announced three attacks on Aramco facilities The Saudi-led coalition blamed them for an attack on an oil tanker The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) claimed to have carried out three rocket attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) facilities in 10 days

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  • DSA 2018: BAE Systems looks to build Malaysian profile

    BAE Systems is moving forward with several sales opportunities in Malaysia, headlined by the company’s continuing engagement in promoting the Eurofighter Typhoon for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Company officials told Jane’s at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in