• Atlantis develops long-range 40 mm grenade

    The Atlantis Corporation in South Africa has developed an innovative long-range 40x46 mm grenade that is compatible with standard low-velocity grenade launchers. Atlantis previously developed a medium-velocity grenade propulsion system that it sold to German interests, and has since been working on

  • Canadian defence budget gets USD9.7 billion boost

    Canada's 2015 federal budget, presented to parliament in a speech by Finance Minister Joe Oliver on 21 April, will include an increase of CAD11.8 billion (USD9.6 billion) to the country's defence spending over 10 years. The increase will be implemented by raising the Department of National

  • Philippines to request more US equipment for security

    The Philippines is preparing to submit a request to the US government to procure additional military equipment to boost efforts to secure territory, Peter Paul G Galvez, Philippines Department of National Defense's spokesman told IHS Jane's on 27 April. Speaking ahead of planned security meetings

  • SAF makes inaugural deployment of personnel from newly formed HADR centre

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft and a team of six personnel from the newly established Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Co-ordination Centre (RHCC) to Nepal following the major earthquake there. The quake, which measured

  • South Africa's Armscor confirms new CEO

    South African defence acquisition body Armscor has confirmed the appointment of Kevin Wakeford as its new chief executive officer. Wakeford - the former head of the South African Chamber of Commerce - will succeed Sipho Mkwanazi on 1 May. Mkwanazi was acting CEO. Wakeford's appointment was first

  • Spain, Qatar to sign defence MoU

    Spain is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence with Qatar in the near future, the European country's embassy has revealed. While no further details were given, Spain's ambassador to Qatar Ignacio Escobar told the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Commission in Madrid that he saw the

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  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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  • Germany defence minister sees 'no future for G36'

    German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen questioned the future of the German military service rifle, the Heckler & Koch (HK) G36, in a non-public meeting of a parliamentary special committee on 22 April. The comment adds to increasing criticism since 2012 of the rifle's performance under

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  • Hizbullah airstrip revealed

    ANALYSIS Lebanon's militant Shia group, Hizbullah, has constructed an airstrip in the northern Bekaa Valley for its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), an analysis of satellite images suggests. Located in a remote and sparsely populated area 10 km south of the town of Hermel and 18 km west of the

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  • Indian defence imports rise 56% in three years

    India has spent a total of INR838 billion (USD13.1 billion) on defence imports over the past three years, with related expenditure climbing by more than 50% during this period, new figures published by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) show. Citing parliamentary remarks made by defence minister