• 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • INT-25D/INT-2000

    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

  • Meggitt Snipe

    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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