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  • Force in transition: The RN Commando Helicopter Force MLSP programme moves forward

    As the UK Royal Navy's Commando Helicopter Force transitions from a fleet of Lynx and Sea King platforms to Wildcats and Merlins, it is also reorganising its squadrons to provide a high-readiness global contingency capability, including operating from the UK's future carriers. Patrick Allen reports
  • Hizbullah's expanded role in Syria threatens Israel

    Hizbullah's role in the Syrian war and its presence in Iraq and Yemen have made the militant group into a regional military actor. Nicholas Blanford explains the likelihood of the organisation deploying new capabilities that it has learned in Syria in a future war with Israel
  • Engineering automation

    Advances in ship design, manufacture, and control interfaces can enhance integration through increasing the quantity and complexity of automated systems installed on ships. Anika Torruella reports on the benefits, pitfalls, and driving factors for replacing manpower with machines

Platforms Platforms

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

  • Islamic State returnees pose threat to Europe

    Key Points As the Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, and its foreign fighters return home, the threat of terrorist attacks in European cities - albeit most likely at a relatively low level - will increase markedly. While intelligence agencies will focus on these returnees, an

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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