• Philippines moves ahead with ‘second horizon’ modernisation

    Key Points President approves USD5.6 billion modernisation programme Requirements include accelerated submarine procurement Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given approval to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to progress plans to procure a wide range of defence equipment under

  • Taiwan urged to overhaul IP rules to support US defence trade ties

    Key Points Protection of IP and trade secrets regarded as challenges to deepening US-Taiwan defence trade and industry co-operation President of the US Taiwan Business Council calls for an “entire new architecture” to support defence trade between the two countries The President of

  • Travis seeks VTOL UAV for base support and security mission

    The US Air Force (USAF) is seeking a small- to medium-sized vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to undertake support and security details at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California. A request for information (RFI) posted by Air Mobility Command (AMC) on 19 June

  • Brazil receives nine proposals for new corvette

    The Directorate for Projects Management of the Brazilian Navy received nine commercial bids to build four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose corvettes for the Brazilian Navy on 18 June. A shortlist will be revealed on 27 July and best bid will be released on 29 September. The corvette project,

  • Canada’s JSS project costs jump

    Canada’s Joint Support Ship (JSS) project has increased by about 43% to earlier estimates, the Department of National Defence (DND) has confirmed to Jane’s . The Canadian Government’s latest JSS estimate is now about CAD3.4 billion (USD2.5 billion) over the 30-year lifespan of the

  • Russia up-armours Central Military District

    Russia's Central Military District (CMD) is receiving new armoured vehicles and counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems, a military source has told Jane's . A motor rifle brigade stationed in the Kemerovo region became the CMD's first unit to receive modernised BMP-2M infantry fighting

Platforms Platforms

  • ASC International reveals its Hilux-based Hornet SOV

    ASC International displayed its Hornet Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) for the first time and told Jane’s that development of a larger 6×6 variant should be complete by the end of summer. The Hornet SOV began development in 2016 and is based on a much-modified Toyota Hilux. Its design

Weapons Weapons

  • Israel takes new torpedo into service

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 19 June that is has acquired a new type of torpedo that it calls the Kaved (heavy) for its submarines. “The torpedo systems possess advanced capabilities and characteristics, including increased precision and range,” the IDF said in a

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CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit is based. Mounted on a 6×6 truck the new set, which is

Jane's Defence Weekly Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Israel takes new torpedo into service

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 19 June that is has acquired a new type of torpedo that it calls the Kaved (heavy) for its submarines. “The torpedo systems possess advanced capabilities and characteristics, including increased precision and range,” the IDF said in a

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Jane's Navy International Jane's Navy International

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  • Russian Caspian corvettes enter Mediterranean

    Russia’s Caspian Flotilla has deployed two long-range missile corvettes to the Mediterranean, its Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 17 June. The Buyan-M (Project 21631) corvettes Veliki Ustyug and Grad Sviyazhsk were photographed by ship-watchers in Istanbul passing through the

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

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