FEATURED REPORT

  • Islamic State returnees pose threat to Europe

    The Islamic State is under intense territorial pressure in its former strongholds. James Blake and Brooks Tigner assess the outlook for foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria returning to their home countries, and analyse the likely impact on terrorism threat levels in European cities.
  • Heavy lifting: Armoured recovery vehicles on the modern battlefield

    Armoured recovery vehicles play a vital battlefield role for any armour force, but countries take widely different approaches to buying and fielding these platforms. Christopher F Foss reports on recent developments
  • View from above

    Military satellite networks are an increasingly vital component for a range of activities, from location-tracking to communications. However, in the 'New Space' era, it is becoming cheaper and easier than ever before to launch satellites, presenting opportunities to nations and companies who may not previously have been involved in the sector. Gerrard Cowan reports

Platforms Platforms

  • Cameroon receives new offshore patrol vessel

    The Cameroonian Navy has received its new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) CNS Dipikar (P 107), which arrived at the Douala naval base in the last week of February, a Cameroonian military source told Jane's. Dipikar departed Toulon, France, aboard the Dutch transport vessel Happy Diamond on 10 February

Weapons Weapons

  • North Korea ground-tests new 'high-thrust' rocket engine

    North Korea has carried out a ground test of a "Korean-style, high-thrust engine" developed by the country's Academy of the National Defence Science, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on 19 March. "The test was conducted to confirm the overall technical indices

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • 24 MarSyrian Democratic Forces dropped behind IS lines

    The US-led coalition air-dropped Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) behind enemy lines as part of a wider effort to take the Al-Taqbah dam on the night of 21-22 March. The capture of the dam will enable the SDF to cross the Euphrates and begin isolating Al-Raqqah city, the Islamic State's 'capital',

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • LIMA 2017: Airbus hands over fourth A400M airlifter to Malaysia

    Airbus Defence and Space (DS) has formally handed over the last of four A400M Atlas military transport aircraft on order for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). A ceremony to mark the official handover was held on 22 March at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition.
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