• Afghan forces reportedly growing, but casualty rates remain high

    The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) appear to be growing and their attrition rates declining, but continue to suffer from capability shortfalls and troubling casualty rates, said a new quarterly audit report published on 30 July. The ANDSF's "assigned force strength"

  • Antarctica's peace could be open to negotiation

    Key Points Although demilitarised under its regulatory framework until at least 2048, the Antarctic could become an arena for international competition. Increased Chinese investment in the region has yet to suggest that China will play a larger role in regulation or challenge major players such as

  • ASPI report calls for sea change in Australian approach to amphibious warfare

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) currently lacks the tradition, culture, and organisational expertise needed to maintain and employ a world-class amphibious warfare capability, according to a new study by a leading think-tank. The paper, released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

  • BAE Systems reports improved half-year results

    Favourable exchange rates and incremental sales associated with the Typhoon tranche 3 multirole combat aircraft helped BAE Systems to improved sales during the first half of 2015. The UK-headquartered group reported sales of GBP8.47 billion (USD13.2 billion) for the six months to 30 June, up from

  • Brazil and Sweden reach financing agreement on fighter deal

    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence and Swedish Export Credit Corporation agreed on 29 July to a financing plan that fixes annual interest rates at 2.19%, compared with the 2.54% requested by the Swedish government to finance Brazil's acquisition of 36 Saab Gripen E/F combat aircraft. The

  • Brazil set to receive last Gepard SPAAGs

    The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days later, a source told IHS Jane's on 27 July. The Gepards were procured from Germany by the

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  • Australia begins receiving Growlers

    Key Points The RAAF on 29 July received its first EA-18G Growler during a rollout ceremony Australia is the first and only international customer for the electronic attack aircraft Boeing rolled out the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Growlers on 29 July during a ceremony at the company's

Weapons Weapons

  • Brazil set to receive last Gepard SPAAGs

    The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days later, a source told IHS Jane's on 27 July. The Gepards were procured from Germany by the

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CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • 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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Industry Industry

  • KMW, Nexter Systems merger receives final sign-off

    Key Points KMW and French government sign off on creation of joint venture, effectively merging KMW and Nexter Systems Consolidation of the two companies comes as domestic defence expenditure declines and the need for export customers rise Owners of the French and German armoured vehicle
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