• Artillery overmatch: Koalitsiya brings step change in Russian capabilities

    Key Points The 2S35 will provide the Russian Army with an extended-range indirect fire capability The system has a longer range and higher rate of fire than comparable NATO platforms Further details have emerged of Russia's 152 mm 2S35 Koalitsiya - SV (CB) Coalition self-propelled (SP) artillery

  • ASC warns of further job cuts as AWD project winds down

    Australia's state-owned naval shipbuilder ASC has warned its workforce that it will need to reduce the number of trade positions on the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme by about 175 by the end of October. In a statement on 24 August, ASC said the cuts are part of

  • Better data yield nuanced crime analysis

    Key Points Official data presents an increasingly valuable resource for analysts seeking to understand the threat posed by organised and street-level crime. Limitations and biases in official data need to be evaluated alongside the wider political context of crime and policing. Combining granular

  • Bolivia, Thales Group sign radar contract

    Bolivian Minister of Defence Reymi Ferreira Justiniano and Ruben Lazo, vice-president and director of Latin America for Thales Group, signed a contract concluding protracted negotiations for Bolivia's national Integrated Air Defence and Traffic Control System (SINDACTA) on 23 August. A previous

  • China continues to invest in carrier support capabiities

    China's investment in its aircraft carrier programme continues with the construction of a second Daguan-class auxiliary ship. The first of class, Xu Xiake (pennant number 88), was introduced into service in 2011 and has accompanied the carrier Liaoning on all of its sea trials. The Daguan-class

  • Contract extensions signed for Australian fighter support

    The Australian government has signed two contract extensions totalling approximately AUD300 million (USD229 million) with BAE Systems Australia and Raytheon Australia to support the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) fleet of Hawk lead-in fighters and to sustain and operate simulators used by the


  • 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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  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,

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  • Northrop Grumman to develop laser pod to protect USAF fighters

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD39.3 million contract related to the development of a laser-based self-defence system for the US Air Force (USAF). The contract, which was awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on 23 August, is for the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator