• Rockwell Collins commits to expansion in India

    Rockwell Collins plans to continue to expand its workforce and industrial presence within India over the next few years to gain a greater market share of the domestic aerospace and defence market, Sunil Raina, the managing director of Rockwell Collins India, told IHS Jane's on 25 November. Raina

  • Singapore navy showcases operational variant of its stealthy, high-speed naval interceptor

    Key Points The Republic of Singapore Navy disclosed further details of its naval interceptor development programme during a media event on 25 November The Specialised Marine Craft, which is operated by the navy's Specialised Craft Group, is specially designed to undertake a range of maritime

  • Ulan-Ude Aviation announces industrial investment as import substitution increases

    Russian Helicopters subsidiary Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant revealed on 25 November that the company had been able to achieve import substitution on a number of Mil Mi8 'Hip' marks, including the Mi-8AMTSh, Mi-8MTSh-V, and Mi-8MTSh-VA used by the Russian military. The plant's managing director, Leonid

  • India to transfer four Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to ANDSF by early 2016

    India will deliver four refurbished Russian-made Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) by early 2016, official sources have said. The renovated Indian Air Force Mi-25s, armed with YakB four-barrelled 12.7 mm machine guns, rockets, and grenade

  • Qatari SATCOM up and running

    A military satellite communications system that Thales is delivering to the Qatari military has reached the initial operating capability (IOC) stage, the French defence company announced on 24 November. It said the IOC had been achieved 10 months after the contract was awarded and described it as


  • New cyber platforms offer criminal potential

    As cyber innovations change the operating environment for terrorists and criminals, Cameron Colquhoun assesses how new advances are likely to appeal to law-breakers.
  • Back to the future

    As Russia flexes its military muscle, Sweden's air and naval forces find themselves adapting to a changed Baltic security environment with echoes of the Cold War. Gareth Jennings and Richard Scott report
  • Commercial UAVs pose rising security challenge

    Greater accessibility of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has opened up new security threats. Andrew White surveys the insurgent and criminal groups showing the most interest in this new technology, and assesses the defence industry's response.
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  • Iraqi army receives heavy air-launched rockets

    The Iraqi Army Aviation Command has taken delivery of an initial consignment of 128 mm air-launched rockets, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on 23 November. The MoD did not identify the rockets or their manufacturer, saying only that they are of "international origin". It


  • Agusta-Bell 212.

    Operational speed: 120 kt (222 km/h). Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,373 m). Range: 270 n miles (500 km). Role/Weapon systems: Assault (seven aircraft) and ASW/ASUW (11 aircraft); mainly deployed to escorts, but also shore-based. Sensors (ASW/ASUW): APS-705 radar; ASQ 13-B sonar; STAR SAFIRE II

  • Multipurpose Patrol Ships

    Fleetlist Programmes: The Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) programme is for a class of six multipurpose offshore patrol vessels, with an option for a further four ships. Five are to be in a low-end configuration (patrol) and one in high-end configuration (combat). A modular design approach

  • AM-35 and AM-50 (humanitarian anti-mine boots)

    Development Zeman's mine resistant boots are designed to provide leg protection against Anti-Personnel (AP) mines containing up to 35 g (AM-35 type) and 50 g (AM-50 type) high explosives (TNT) and have been developed by Zeman in cooperation with Aall Jiri Chladek explosives consultants (see


    Type Penetration warhead. Development In 1994 Britain's Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, BAE Systems Land and Armaments and now BAE Global Combat Systems Munitions) released details of a new penetrating tandem warhead concept suitable for both bombs and air-to-surface