Platforms Platforms

  • USAF study shows Global Hawk can carry U-2 sensors

    Key Points The USAF says it can integrate key U-2 sensors onto Global Hawk UAVs The Pentagon is planning to retire the manned aircraft if it can make the UAVs fully mission-capable The US Air Force (USAF) has determined that integration of key sensors from its manned Lockheed Martin U-2

Weapons Weapons

  • Iranian S-300 sale to go ahead

    Key Points Russia has announced Iran will get S-300 systems as a reward for as yet un-finalised deal on its nuclear programme It is unclear if Iran will get the P or V series S-300 Russia and Iran have agreed a new deal under which the latter will receive an unspecified variant of the S-300

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)

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

  • China's first runway in Spratlys under construction

    Key Points Satellite imagery shows that China has begun building a runway on reclaimed parts of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands The imagery, provided by Airbus Defence and Space, also shows China building islands on Subi Reef that if linked up would provide enough land for another airstrip

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Sweden trims 2015 defence budget

    The Swedish government has proposed a SEK1.6 billion (USD182 million) reduction in defence spending in 2015, according to budget documentation released on 15 April. The government's Spring Budget proposal plots defence expenditure at SEK46.87 billion in 2015, a decrease from the previously approved