FEATURED REPORT

  • Factional politics threaten Zimbabwe's stability

    Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been selected as his party's candidate for the 2018 presidential election. Sabine Machenheimer and Sumaiya Aboo assess the outlook for state stability in Zimbabwe as its long-serving president seeks a further term
  • Spending drive: Military ground vehicle developments

    Spending on military ground vehicles is expected to keep rising as Russia's aggressive stance spurs Western investment across the whole spectrum of combat armoured fighting vehicles. Jon Hawkes reports on the IHS Jane's Market Forecast - Military Ground Vehicles 10-year forecast
  • UK declares cyber war on Islamic State

    The United Kingdom has publicly declared the start of offensive cyber operations amid a general trend towards increased cyber war activity. Andreas Haggman analyses the implications for the country and the effects of the campaign against the Islamic State

Platforms Platforms

  • Textron nears completion of SSC prototype

    Key Points Subsystem testing of LCAC 100, the SSC prototype, is now underway LCAC replacement promises greater efficiency and other improvements over the legacy design Textron Marine & Land Systems expects the prototype Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) air-cushion landing craft to begin afloat

Weapons Weapons

  • Germany seeks new special forces assault rifle

    Germany's special forces are seeking new assault rifles, with the German defence procurement office issuing a tender for their purchase. According to the tender issued by the BAAINBw, Germany is interesting in purchasing 1,750 rifles in total. The new rifle is expected to replace the G36 rifles

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • UK orders Crowsnest helicopter radar systems

    The United Kingdom has awarded a GBP269 million (USD327 million) contract to Lockheed Martin to build Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) systems for the Royal Navy. Crowsnest is the replacement for the service's Sea King ASaC.7 (SKASaC) helicopters, due to retire in September 2018.

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Kashmir neighbours install new security chiefs

    Key Points A series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 called into question India's ability to defend against militant incursions, although its intelligence capabilities against mobile targets appear to have improved. With India maintaining a clandestine network of agents within Pakistan, Islamabad is

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • McCain proposes large-scale defence build up

    John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has unveiled a proposal that would dramatically increase national defence spending over the next five years. The scheme offers a potential blueprint as the new Congress considers possible increases in defence spending. A

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • Kashmir neighbours install new security chiefs

    Key Points A series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 called into question India's ability to defend against militant incursions, although its intelligence capabilities against mobile targets appear to have improved. With India maintaining a clandestine network of agents within Pakistan, Islamabad is

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • US DoD contracts C-130 ELINT upgrade for Egypt

    Egypt will equip at least one of its Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with an electronic intelligence (ELINT) capability, it was disclosed in early January. According to a notification posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website, the US Air Force (USAF) has
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