• Images confirm ERA fit on Taiwan's CM11 tanks

    Recent photographs have confirmed that at least part of the Republic of China Army (RoCA) fleet of CM11 main battle banks (MBT) have been upgraded with the installation of explosive reactive armour (ERA). The CM11 MBT is essentially a brand new US-supplied General Dynamics Land Systems M60 hull

  • Iraqi Shia militia spotted with Abrams tank

    In an apparent reflection of the growing power of Iraq's pro-Iranian militias, an M1A1 Abrams tank has been spotted in videos showing a large convoy of vehicles operated by Kataib Hizbullah. The videos were released on 25 January on YouTube channels that are supportive of Kataib Hizbullah, a Shia

  • Yak-152 trainer to make maiden flight 'in autumn'

    The Yakovlev Yak-152 basic trainer aircraft is expected to make its maiden flight "in autumn", state media announced on 27 January. The tandem twin-seat, single piston-engined trainer is currently being assembled at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in the far east of Russia, and the first flight

  • Collision avoidance upgrade for UK Tornados delayed by developmental problems

    The UK's plans to field a new collision warning system (CWS) for its fleet of Panavia Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft are being delayed due to development problems, it was disclosed on 28 January. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Philip Dunne, parliamentary under-secretary of state for

  • Estonia completes air surveillance programme

    Estonia completed the creation of its military air surveillance network on 27 January, with the formal handover of its final ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) GM400-family radar system to the Estonian Air Force. The radar, installed at the Tõika air force facility near Otepää in the

  • US Army to ramp up Apache MUM-T as Kiowa retirement begins

    Key Points The US Army is augmenting its Apache MUM-T capability Apaches teamed with UAVs are expected to take the place of retiring Kiowa Warriors As the US Army begins divesting its Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopters, the service is planning to augment its Boeing AH-64 Apache

Platforms Platforms

  • Australia to donate heavy landing craft to Philippines

    Australia is donating two recently decommissioned Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) vessels to the Philippines, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews announced on 29 January. The last three of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) 364-tonne, 45 m LCHs were decommissioned on 20 November 2014. The

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • Estonia completes air surveillance programme

    Estonia completed the creation of its military air surveillance network on 27 January, with the formal handover of its final ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) GM400-family radar system to the Estonian Air Force. The radar, installed at the Tõika air force facility near Otepää in the

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Russian bombers fly more long-range 'patrols'

    The Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily - VVS) has conducted a series of 'long-range aviation patrols' with its Tupolev Tu-95 'Bear' strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean and Norwegian Sea in the west and the Barents Sea in the east, state media announced on 29 January. The flights were

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • US Army to ramp up Apache MUM-T as Kiowa retirement begins

    Key Points The US Army is augmenting its Apache MUM-T capability Apaches teamed with UAVs are expected to take the place of retiring Kiowa Warriors As the US Army begins divesting its Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopters, the service is planning to augment its Boeing AH-64 Apache
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