• USAF A-10 'Warthogs' join war against the Islamic State

    US Air Force (USAF) Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attacks jets have arrived in Kuwait to begin flying strike missions against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria as part of Operation 'Inherent Resolve'. The USAF public affairs office in Kuwait announced the deployment of the A-10C

  • Boeing delivers sixth P-8I aircraft to Indian Navy

    Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I Neptune long-range maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Indian Navy, the company announced in a statement on 25 November. The aircraft was said to have arrived at Indian Naval Station (INS) Rajali in Arakkonam, southern India, on 24 November. It joins five other

  • British Army tests Mastiff MRAPs in mechanised infantry role

    Key Points The British Army is conducting testing on whether the Mastiff MRAP is suitable for a conventional mechanised infantry role The UK bought over 400 Mastiff's and is keen to establish whether they have any other utility beyond counter-insurgency operations British Army units are carrying

  • Airbus/Safran JV cleared by EU

    The European Union (EU) has given the green light to a new aerospace and defence joint venture (JV) between Airbus' Dutch subsidiary, Airbus Group N.V., and French defence company Safran S.A. However, Safran must exclude some of its business lines from the new entity. The EU's competition

  • Army air strikes kill a man in Syria's Idlib

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a man was killed in army air strikes targeting anti-government militants on the area of Khan al-Sobol in Syria's Idlib governorate on 23 November. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights cannot be

  • AVIC subsidiary sells shares to boost expansion

    AVIC Electromechanical Systems, a subsidiary of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) that is involved in systems development for Chinese military and commercial aircraft, has announced plans to raise CNY2.6 billion (USD424 million) in a private placement of shares. The

Platforms Platforms

  • China launches second Kuaizhou mobile SLV

    China launched its second Kuaizhou (fast boat) mobile, solid-fuel, space launch vehicle (SLV) on 21 November, according to state media reports. The Kuaizhou-2 launch - from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) - is further demonstration of China's emerging rapid satellite repopulation

Weapons Weapons

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  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

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  • 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

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