• Future proofing: European AFVs evolve for road ahead

    To meet constantly evolving operational requirements and increasingly complex tasks Europe's armies are demanding more from their armoured fighting vehicles. Christopher F Foss assesses key programmes under way
  • JTIC Global Attack Index 2014

    From open source data collected across the course of 2014, IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre recorded a total of 20,311 attacks by non-state armed groups and a total of 48,786 non-militant fatalities. Although the recorded number of attacks decreased slightly by 6.5% from 2013, in the same period the recorded number of fatalities increased by 17.6%, underlining the intensification of several key insurgencies.
  • The Islamic State grows its grassroots network

    The possible connection between the Islamic State and the Paris attacks highlights how the group's media outlets reach out to its worldwide support base. Ezzeldeen Khalil examines their effectiveness in inciting individuals to carry out terrorist attacks abroad.

Platforms Platforms

  • China launches fourth Type 071 LPD

    Key Points China launched three ships from its Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on 22 January, including the fourth Type 071 landing platform dock The other two were a Type 054A frigate and a Type 815 intelligence gathering ship The Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai launched its fourth

Weapons Weapons

  • F-35 weapons certification on track for this year

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is expected to complete full weapons certification this year after conducting several significant milestones since September 2014, the Pentagon said in a 15 January statement. "The weapons development programme continues to track

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Mexico considers new security strategy

    Key Points The government's security initiative includes modifications to the country's constitution, the disbandment of 1,800 municipal police forces, the creation of unified police commands at the local state level, and reforms to the penal system. It proposes granting the federal government

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Imagery shows heliport on China's Nanji Islands

    Satellite imagery analysis by IHS Jane's has confirmed that China is building a military base on islands 300 km away from the dispute Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. The imagery, captured on 13 October 2014 by Airbus Defence and Space's Pleaides satellite, shows a heliport with 10 landing pads in the

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • Analysis: Syria's alleged secret reactor site

    Key Points Syria has reportedly established a nuclear facility in an underground facility on its border with Lebanon There is no evidence in the available satellite imagery to corroborate the claims Syria has continued its nuclear weapons programme at an underground facility located in mountains

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Obama expected to sign defence protocols on India visit

    US president Barack Obama's three-day visit to India from 25 January is expected to see the signing of several defence protocols to boost bilateral strategic ties. Obama, who will be the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day military parade in New Delhi on 26 January, is also