• Brimstone 2 finally declared operational with UK Tornado GR4

    Key Points Flight trials on UK Typhoon IPA 6 already under way Typhoon firing trials scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 Following successful completion of a series of delayed Operational Evaluation trials in February 2016, the UK Royal Air Force has finally declared an Initial Operating

  • Dutch helicopter withdrawal threatens to undermine UN Mali mission

    The Netherlands plans to withdraw its helicopters from Mali at the beginning of 2017 due to the heavy strain the deployment had taken on its helicopter fleet, according to Dutch Ministry of Defence spokesman Colonel Jos van der Leij. The Royal Netherlands Air Force has contributed four AH-64D

  • Jordan receives final Cheetah SPAAGs

    A final instalment of 25 Cheetah self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) has now arrived in Jordan. Decommissioned by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands in 2006, the Cheetah (Gepard in German service) consists of a modified Leopard 1 tank hull armed with twin 35 mm Rheinmetall Air Defence

  • Lockheed Martin eyes new capabilities for LRASM following first at-sea test

    Key Points The LRASM was successfully launched from the VLS of a moving ship off the California Coast Lockheed Martin is exploring a top deck launcher to enable ships without VLS to use LRASM Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first end-to-end surface launched demonstration of its Long

  • Lockheed Martin rolls out Symphony Block 40 IED countermeasure system

    Key Points The Block 40 is designed to provide greater ease of upgrading to counter new threats The system will be primarily sold to coalition and partner nations via the FMS programme Lockheed Martin has upgraded its Symphony Block 20 improvised explosive device (IED) countermeasure system,

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  • Credible choices: UK General Purpose Frigate programme

    The UK's 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review unveiled plans for the Royal Navy to receive a new class of smaller, cheaper and more exportable general-purpose frigate. Richard Scott reports
  • US debates cruise missile procurement

    The US is facing Russian modernisation of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and the threat of hybrid warfare. Heather Williams examines the US debate around the purchase of new missiles and whether Washington will accept a future 'cruise missile gap' with Moscow.
  • Brexit tests European security co-operation

    Aside from economic and political consequences, the UK's vote to leave the EU will have an impact on defence and security co-operation. Brooks Tigner assesses the implications for the EU and NATO. Benoît Gomis considers the ramifications for France-UK relations.
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  • UK Gazelle helicopters to have lives extended until 2025

    The British Army's Westland Gazelle AH.1 observation and utility helicopters are to remain in service for another nine years, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). This extension will take the Gazelle past its 50th anniversary in UK military service in 1971 and make it the oldest
  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,

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