• Navy readies for UCLASS competition

    Key Points The USN has delayed a UCLASS competition until FY 2016 Fielding is planned for 2022, service officials said The US Navy (USN) is preparing to begin a competition for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance Strike (UCLASS) programme in fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016), about two

  • Airbus Helicopters launches H160 onto the market

    Airbus Helicopters launched its new H160 platform at the Heli-Expo industry event in Florida on 3 March. A full-scale mock-up of the twin-engined 5.5- to 6-ton-class helicopter, formerly designated the X4, was displayed ahead of it being launched onto both the military and commercial markets.

  • Delivery slippages cause UK to delay A400M in-service date

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has put back the in-service date (ISD) of the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas airlifters by six months because of delays in receiving its initial aircraft, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) source told IHS Jane's on 3 March. ISD (also referred to as initial

  • UK to build and test laser weapon demonstrator

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed plans to compete the build and demonstration of a prototype high power laser directed energy weapon. A supplier briefing for the project - known as the Laser Directed Energy Weapon Capability Demonstrator (LDEW CD) - is to be hosted by the MoD's

  • IDF developing battlefield firepower app

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has begun to develop a military smartphone application designed to enable middle- and low-ranking field commanders to transmit a target's co-ordinates and select a firepower platform to destroy it. Brigadier General Roy Riftin said this technology will be readily

  • Indian MoD launches first locally led network-warfare programmes

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has, for the first time, launched two major programmes led by Indian consortia to indigenously develop network-centric systems for the Indian Army. Under the 'Make in India' initiative launched by India's new government that stresses indigenous materiel

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  • AQAP vies to exploit failing state of Yemen

    As Yemen fractures after a Houthi takeover, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has continued to organise, despite casualties from United States' airstrikes and Islamic State pressure. Ezzeldeen Khalil assesses the continuing threat from AQAP in the country.
  • ARMing up

    While the days of dedicated 'Wild Weasel' suppression-of-enemy-air-defences aircraft are largely over, continuing operational experience with anti-radiation missiles suggests the genre still has a place in the air-to-ground munitions armoury. Martin Streetly reports
  • Maritime vision: in search of lower cost capabilities

    The IDR team offers some perspectives on achieving maritime visibility without breaking the bank

Platforms Platforms

  • Analysis - Iranian fighter programmes: Bona fide or bluff?

    Over recent years, Iran has made great play of its burgeoning domestic aerospace capabilities by revealing a number of 'new' combat aircraft types to the world. For about the last five years, state media has heralded a steady stream of new fighters and other types which, it claims, demonstrate the

Weapons Weapons

  • Evidence emerges of possible DF-31 ICBM variant

    Recent testimony by the commander of US Strategic Forces Command and recent images of a Chinese transporter erector launcher (TEL) point to a potential new variant of the solid-fuel DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). In testimony given before the US House of Representatives' Armed

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

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

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • IDEX 2015: IGG acquires Finnish RIB company

    The United Arab Emirates' International Golden Group (IGG) has acquired Finnish rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer Boomeranger Boats, it was announced on 25 February. The value of the deal was not disclosed. However, Boomeranger's parent company Revenio Group revealed that the disposal would
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