• Final data submissions received for Australia's SEA 1000 CEP

    Delivery of final data packs for the Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) that will select an international partner for Australia's AUD50 billion (USD36 billion) Future Submarine programme was confirmed by Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne on the cut-off date of 30 November. In a statement, the

  • Navantia delivers final four landing craft for RAN LHDs

    Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia has delivered the last four of 12 landing craft ordered in December 2011 to equip the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships. The handover ceremony took place in Sydney on 26 November.

  • NAVSEA seeks information from LCU 1700 design and build candidates

    Key Points NAVSEA released a special notice for the LCU 1700 programme on 25 November Interested parties have been asked to submit information relating to their ability to develop a detailed design for LCU 1700, followed by the build of the lead and follow-on craft The Naval Sea Systems Command

  • New Canadian government to review options for interim AOR project

    Key Points New Canadian government to review plans for interim AOR Government plans to conclude review as soon as possible Canada's new government intends to complete a review of the previous administration's decision to acquire an interim auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship for the Royal

  • US officials confirm sixth Chinese hypersonic manoeuvring strike vehicle test

    Key Points The sixth Chinese test of its DF-ZF hypersonic manoeuvring strike vehicle was "successful" China may be planning such warheads to perform non-nuclear precision strike missions A sixth test of China's hypersonic manoeuvring strike vehicle, the DF-ZF (previously designated the


  • 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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  • SDSR 2015: British Army reform plans left vague

    Key Points A lack of detail in UK's 2015 SDSR has raised a question mark over the future of one of the British Army's three MBT-equipped armoured cavalry regiments Meanwhile, the Ajax reconnaissance vehicles purchased to support British Army's three current armoured infantry brigades are now to be


  • 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