• Impasse in Libyan conflict nears breaking point

    Key Points The defeat of the Islamic State in Sirte would not end the threat posed by the group in Libya, and could intensify fighting between forces aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and those of the Libyan National Army (LNA). The LNA has proved unable to translate a

  • India optimistic over foreign investment in defence

    India remains optimistic that foreign investment in defence will begin to grow rapidly despite continuing high levels of related bureaucracy, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on 24 August. In comments reported by the Press Trust of India, Sitharaman confirmed that just

  • Indian MoD finalises new anti-corruption policy

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has finalised its policy on policing materiel suppliers for wrongdoing in securing military contracts and forwarded it to the attorney general's office for final approval. Official sources said the policy's primary proposal is to try to eliminate corruption in

  • Madrid approves aircraft support contracts

    The Spanish government has approved payments totalling EUR97 million (USD109.4 million) to cover upgrades and general maintenance on various types of auxiliary aircraft and helicopters operated by the Spanish Air Force. Of this, EUR33 million will be assigned up to 2020 for the Airbus A310 aircraft

  • RADA readies RPS-42 portable radar system for Asian customer

    Israel's RADA Electronic Industries will supply its S-band RPS-42 tactical air surveillance radar system to an unspecified Asian customer for countering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company announced on 23 August. RADA stated that it expects a contract, which is of "a significant size

  • Taiwanese president announces 'new military strategy' at 'Han Kuang' drills

    Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen, attended her first 'Han Kuang' live-fire exercise as Commander-in-Chief on 25 August and said her administration will seek to devise a "new military strategy" aimed at "charting a new direction for the armed forces and changing its culture".


  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Rolling out the big guns: Self-propelled artillery developments

    While recent conflicts have seen the West deprioritise the use of self-propelled artillery systems, a number of emerging requirements are keeping the market for this class of equipment buoyant. Jon Hawkes reports
  • Yemen conflict raises maritime risks

    The ongoing conflict in Yemen and geopolitical competition in the Middle East have the potential to raise maritime security risks. Peter Chalk assesses the threat posed to commercial shipping in a key strategic chokepoint by AQAP, the Islamic State, and others.

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  • US Army to assess C-UAS capability for AN/TPQ-53

    The US Army has issued a Sources Sought notice to assess the potential to add a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability to the service's AN/TPQ-53 radar. The radar is employed in a counter-fire role, where it is used to automatically detect, track, classify, and locate the point of

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  • US approves fast patrol boats for Qatar

    The US State Department has approved the sale of five Mk V fast patrol boats to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 23 August. It said the prime contractor for the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) will be United States Marine Inc (USMI) and that the estimated cost of the