• Brazil receives final upgraded P-3A MPA, orders search and rescue C295s

    Airbus Defence and Space (DS) announced the completion of its upgrade of the Brazilian Air Force's (Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB's) P-3A Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and the sale of search and rescue (SAR) C295 platforms on 28 July. The last of nine P-3A aircraft to be fitted to

  • NATO plans NASMDEF facility for soft-kill countermeasures assessment

    NATO has approved plans to acquire a new capability later this decade to evaluate the performance of 'soft-kill' countermeasures used to defend ships against anti-ship cruise missiles. The new system - to be known as the NATO Anti-Ship Missile Defensive Evaluation Facility (NASMDEF) - will form

  • Peru orders LAV-IIs as Canadian defence co-operation grows

    The Peruvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered 32 LAV-II 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from General Dynamics Land Systems in Canada (GDLS-C) under a USD67 million contract, according to the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). The LAV-IIs will replace the 16 Pegaso BMR-600 6x6 APCs

  • RIMPAC 2014: Canada's frigate to employ 'astronavigation' on transit home from Hawaii

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) frigate participating in the 'Rim of the Pacific' ('RIMPAC') exercise in Hawaii is outfitted with the force's latest kit, however, the ship's crew will transit home without the benefit of relying on the new technology. Commander John K Wilson, the commanding officer of

  • RN Sea Kings depart Afghanistan

    The UK has pulled the Royal Navy's (RN's) Sea King ASaC.7 airborne surveillance and control (SKASaC) helicopter component out of Afghanistan after five years' operations in theatre. 854 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) formally lowered its ensign at Camp Bastion on 24 July. The Ministry of Defence has

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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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  • Bahamas inducts first vessels in fleet renewal effort

    Dutch company Damen Shipyards has begun delivering nine vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) as part of a BSD232 million (USD228 million) fleet recapitalisation and port facilities enhancement programme. The first of four 42 m Legend-class (Stan Patrol 4207) offshore patrol
  • 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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