• 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

  • Last Boeing C-17 completed

    The last Boeing C-17 Globemaster III rolled off the company's Long Beach, California, assembly line on 29 November, the company announced in a press release. The aircraft, which will eventually be received by the Qatar Emiri Air Force, was flown to San Antonio, Texas, for final work. The C-17

  • 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

  • Rostec to invest millions in Russian Helicopters plant

    State-owned Russian defence giant Rostec will invest RUB20 billion (USD300 million) to bolster the production facilities of its Russian Helicopters subsidiary, including RUB2.8 billion in 2015, the company announced on 27 November. The investments will be divided into 12 projects, with a target of


  • 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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  • Greece funds CH-47D buy

    The Hellenic Ministry of National Defence has formally funded the acquisition of 10 ex-US Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters at a total cost of USD125.8 million. Although originally approved by the Greek government in October 2013 followed by the US State Department in December 2014, ongoing


  • 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