• Closing arguments: evaluating naval challenges and capabilities in the Gulf

    Martin Ewence analyses the maritime security balance in the Gulf and considers the security risks to the Strait of Hormuz and to regional trade routes. He considers how navies would respond to any threats, and how this response requirement shapes deployments, tactics, and capabilities
  • Social science helps to tackle organised crime

    Law enforcement authorities are increasingly turning to behavioural sciences to help with the fight against organised crime. Drawing on research conducted with the UK National Crime Agency, Anna Sergi examines how this new approach is being put to practical use.
  • Learning to fly: UK F-35 training ramps up

    At Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, a detachment of UK pilots and technicians are learning to operate the 'B' version of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter alongside their US counterparts. Jamie Hunter reports on progress to date

Platforms Platforms

  • US Marine Corps receives first carrier variant F-35C

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received its first carrier variant (CV) Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the company announced on 22 December. Aircraft CF-19 will now be transferred from the Fort Worth production facility in Texas to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air

Weapons Weapons

  • Alenia offers M-346 Master to Thailand

    Alenia Aermacchi is offering its M-346 Master advanced jet trainer aircraft to Thailand as a replacement for its ageing Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros platforms, the company told IHS Jane's on 19 December. No further details of the offer were disclosed, except to say that the offer was being made in

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Jordan's water and energy security crises

    Key Points A lack of natural resources, combined with regional insecurity, has put pressure on Jordan's government to expand and diversify its sources of energy and water. The benefits of short-term measures pursued by the government have been largely cancelled out by inflows of refugees from Iraq

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry