• Argentina to develop new UAVs

    The Argentine government, through its Ministry of Defence, has confirmed its intention to develop a new line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for surveillance of the national sea and territory. This new line of short- and medium-range UAVs - would be unarmed but fitted with surveillance tools.

  • GKN reports earnings rise

    UK engineering group GKN has reported pre-tax profits of GBP224 million (USD380 million) for the first half of 2014, a 76% increase over the same period in 2013. GKN's first half results, announced 29 July, showed reported sales of GBP3.565 billion, down 2% from 2013. According to the company the

  • IAI denies cyber attack claims

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) released a statement on 29 July refuting a report claiming that the company lost sensitive information in a 2012 cyber attack. "The information reported regarding the leakage of sensitive information is incorrect," the company said in a statement.

  • US cluster munition replacement heads towards final testing

    The US military's cluster munition replacement, the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead, is set to begin its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) later this year. Lockheed Martin, which is working with subcontractor ATK to develop the system under the

  • Indian Air Force Dhruv helicopter destroyed in crash

    An Indian Air Force (IAF) Dhruv utility-light attack helicopter crashed in the northern region of Uttar Pradesh on 25 July, killing all seven onboard, national media reported. Video footage of the immediate aftermath of the crash taken by Zee News showed that the helicopter had come down in a

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  • Distant memories - glimpses of the past from the IHS Jane's archives

    The IHS Jane's archives hold a wealth of fascinating content. Here is page 123 of the 1915 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships providing the reader with a profile of the German Derfflinger-class battlecruiser which was built just before the outbreak of World War I
  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
  • Briefing: Into Africa

    The growth in co-operation between West African states and Brazil is reaching new heights, reports Janet Tappin Coelho
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  • Fourth known J-20 prototype makes first flight

    The fourth known prototype of the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) J-20 fifth-generation fighter made its first flight on the morning of 26 July, according to Chinese aviation websites. According to online postings by local spotters, the prototype flew for nearly two hours after having undertaken
  • IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate

    Israel's Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation 'Protective Edge', according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Since the beginning of the operation, more than 1,260 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards
  • China builds listening station in Hong Kong

    The existence of a People's Liberation Army (PLA) communications installation atop Hong Kong's tallest mountain - the 957 m-high peak of Tai Mo Shan - recently came to light. Construction began around 2010, with a geodesic dome first appearing in satellite imagery in 2011. The facility has been
  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

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  • AN/TPX-56 Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) interrogator

    Type Lightweight IFF interrogator Description Originally developed for the US Army, the solid-state AN/TPX-56 IFF interrogator is described as being a lightweight equipment that is able to serve multiple land and sea platforms 'while maintaining logistic commonality' and as providing Modes 1,2,

  • Igla-1

    Type Man-portable surface-to-air missile system (MANPADs) Development Russian designation, Igla-1 ('Igla' lit. Russian for 'needle'), (NATO SA-16 'Gimlet') was developed by the Konstruktorskoe Bjuro Mashinostroenia (KBM) in Kolomna and is produced by the VA Degtyarev Plant in the Vladimir region

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    Type Family of Mode 5 and Mode S identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) interrogators Description The NATO Mk XIIA Identification System compatible INT-25D and INT-2000 IFF interrogators are based on a common architecture and incorporate the same processing core mated to differing radio frequency

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    Type Recoverable aerial target. Development The Meggitt Snipe was developed as a reliable, low-cost remotely piloted target aircraft designed for air defence simulation on land, sea and as a target operator training aircraft. It was originally produced as a rudimentary, model aircraft type target

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