• Argentine MoD confirms development of new basic trainer, UAVs

    The Brigadier San Martin Argentine Aircraft Factory (Fabrica Argentina de Aviones: FAdeA) has begun development of a new basic trainer aircraft, designated the IA-100, according to Santiago Rodriguez, president of the General Directorate of Military Manufactures (Dirección General de

  • Australia drops plans to use AWD hulls for Future Frigates

    The option of using the Navantia-designed hull of Australia's Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) as the basis for the proposed Future Frigate that will replace the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) Anzac-class fleet has been quietly dropped, informed sources have told IHS Jane's . At the same

  • China launches two more Beidou satellites

    Chinese media have reported the successful launch into orbit of the 18th and 19th Beidou navigation system satellites. The carrier was a Long March 3B rocket that was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre on 25 July. As with the 17th Beidou satellite launch in March, this deployment

  • Colombian Navy patrol boat completes combat certification for anti-piracy duty off Somalia

    The Colombian Navy's ocean-going patrol boat, ARC 7 de Agosto (PZE-46), has undergone a combat certification session in southern Spain to prepare the crew for joining the European Union's 'Atalanta' and NATO's 'Ocean Shield' missions off Somalia. Tests were carried out at the southern port of Rota

  • India has lost 20 fighters in past three years, Parrikar admits

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has lost 20 combat aircraft in accidents over the past three years, including three Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament on 24 July. The other fighters that crashed between 2012 and 2015 included 12 MiG-21 variants and five SEPECAT Jaguars.

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  • Asian gains

    With Asia-Pacific countries increasingly looking to develop their defence industrial capabilities through offset, the demands being placed on foreign contractors are rising to an unprecedented level. Jon Grevatt reports
  • Strike out: unmanned systems set for wider attack role

    Unmanned strike has for the most part been the preserve of larger systems, but now weapons are set to be rolled out across a range of UASs. Huw Williams examines the options
  • Cyber-mercenary industry grows worldwide

    As attention focuses on inter-state cyber-warfare, private non-governmental actors have rapidly proliferated. Tim Maurer examines the rise of these often powerful proxy groups.
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  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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