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    Purpose MarkLogic is a flexible and powerful platform, capable of fitting into many different application solutions. The MarkLogic Reference Application Architecture provides an three-tier application template and set of best practices for architects, developers, and adminstrators designing, developing, and deploying applications that use MarkLogic Server. The MarkLogic Reference Application Architecture consists of the following parts: A description of the application architecture, the responsibilities of each tier, and the relationship between the tiers. A set of recommended best practices for developing reliable, large-scale application on top of MarkLogic Server.

  • Al-Shabaab attack kills two people in Somalia's Shabeellaha Dhexe

    TWO people were killed when Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants attacked an army base in the town of Adale in Somalia's Shabeellaha Dhexe region on 24 July, Goobjoog reported. The attack reportedly involved the initial detonation of an explosive device near the base before militants with

  • Argentina evaluates medium transports

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD) is evaluating the purchase of a new medium transport aircraft to replace the Fokker F27 Friendships of the Argentine Air Force, the last operational example of which is to be retired this year. According to Walter Ceballos, the MoD's logistics and emergencies

  • Australian government body criticises domestic submarine build plan

    Australia's Productivity Commission - the government's independent research and advisory body - has questioned the industrial efficiency of building the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) next-generation submarines in Australia. In its annual Trade and Assistance Review , published on 25 July, the

  • Brimstone 2 finally declared operational with UK Tornado GR4

    Key Points Flight trials on UK Typhoon IPA 6 already under way Typhoon firing trials scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 Following successful completion of a series of delayed Operational Evaluation trials in February 2016, the UK Royal Air Force has finally declared an Initial Operating

  • Disrupted Al-Shabaab operation indicates reduced capability to target Kenya's public transport, tourism in Malindi and Mombasa

    EVENT Mombasa's county commissioner reported to local media on 24 July that militants affiliated with Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabaab) had planned to launch a co-ordinated vehicle-borne explosive device (VBIED) and small-arms assault against the Likoni ferry terminal in the Kenyan

Platforms Platforms

  • China rolls-out indigenous flying boat

    China rolled out a new amphibious aircraft from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) production line in Zhuhai on 23 July, state media announced. With a wing span of 38.8 m and a length of 37 m, the four-turboprop AG600 is the largest 'flying boat' to have been built by China. The

Weapons Weapons

  • Jordan receives final Cheetah SPAAGs

    A final instalment of 25 Cheetah self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) has now arrived in Jordan. Decommissioned by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands in 2006, the Cheetah (Gepard in German service) consists of a modified Leopard 1 tank hull armed with twin 35 mm Rheinmetall Air Defence

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Turkish military set for major shake up after failed coup

    Key Points Turkey looks set to purge and reform its military following the attempted coup on 15 July The shakeup looks set to impinge Turkey's ability to fight the PKK however Turkey's military is to undergo a major shakeup following the failed and bloody coup attempt on 15 July, Turkish

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • North Korea building new, larger submarine pens

    North Korea is constructing a fortified structure near the port city of Sinpo that will have what appears to be two covered docks (pens) that could shelter ballistic missile submarines (SSBs). Located 2.25 km south of the Sinpo shipyard, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base on the country's east

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Japan orders additional MV-22 tiltrotors

    Japan has contracted four Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in addition to five already ordered, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 20 July. The award, which is part of a USD544.7 million modification to a previously announced US government multi-year (MY) buy across