• Israeli Navy 'assumes' Hizbullah has Yakhont missiles

    The Israeli Navy is operating under the assumption that the Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah has Russian-made Yakhont land-based anti-ship missile systems, a senior Israeli Navy source told journalists on 29 March. The source did not say whether this assumption was based on reliable intelligence or

  • Raytheon wins Stinger contract for South Korea's Apaches

    Raytheon has been awarded a USD35 million contract to supply the air-to-air variant of its FIM-92 Stinger missile to South Korea for its new fleet of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, the company announced on 31 March. Processed through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, deliveries

  • US Army to modify MC-12W into EMARSS-M multirole platform

    The US Army is to modify a government-owned Quick Reaction Capability Liberty Project aircraft into an Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System - Multi-Intelligence (EMARSS-M) platform under a USD31.8 million contract it was announced on 31 March. The contract, which was

  • Airbus appoints new head of A400M programme

    Airbus has announced the appointment of a new head of the A400M programme; the latest in a series of changes relating to the airlifter project that have been introduced by the European aerospace and defence giant in recent months. Kurt Rossner, currently head of Light & Medium Derivatives

  • AUSA Global 2015: Unmanned combat vehicles still elusive

    The US Army is interested in robotic combat vehicles, but the technology does not yet factor into force planning, according to Brigadier General David Bassett, the army's programme executive officer for ground combat systems. Most ground robotics projects have been moved under the programme office

  • Australia announces major DoD shakeup

    Australia's defence organisation faces its biggest shake-up in decades following the government's acceptance of virtually all the recommendations made by an independent review that described the Department of Defence (DoD) and its agencies as wasteful and inefficient. Recommendations made by the

Platforms Platforms

  • Analysts cast doubt on Russian plans for supercarrier

    Key Points The commander of the Russian Navy has announced plans for a 'supercarrier' exceeding 85,000 tonnes Analysts from both East and West believe that Russia is unlikely to be able to build - or indeed meaningfully operate - such a ship Russian Navy commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov's claim

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • OneSKY points the way for civil-military harmonisation

    Thales is working with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on the development of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) under the OneSKY programme. The three principal delivery partners argue that CMATS, which costs around AUD600 million (USD468.9

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

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

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