Platforms Platforms

  • FAdeA tests first IA-58H Pucara with new engines

    The first FAdeA IA-58H Pucara light strike aircraft equipped with new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A-62 engines, after several delays, took its maiden flight on 24 November. The aircraft selected (tail number AX-561) in June received a re-modelled set of wings from Israel Aerospace Industries

Weapons Weapons

  • Iraqi army receives heavy air-launched rockets

    The Iraqi Army Aviation Command has taken delivery of an initial consignment of 128 mm air-launched rockets, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on 23 November. The MoD did not identify the rockets or their manufacturer, saying only that they are of "international origin". It

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Russia responds to Turkish Su-24 shootdown

    Russia has responded to Turkey's downing of one of its Su-24M aircraft by stating it will deploy advanced air-defence systems to protect its aircraft based in Syria. The country has also announced the deployment of the Slava-class (Project 1164) guided missile cruiser Moskva off the Syrian coast,

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • 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

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

  • 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