• Brazilian anti-tank weapon matures for international market

    The Brazilian Army's new light anti-tank weapon Arma Leve Anti-Carro (ALAC) is to be exported to four countries, according to 14 October Brazilian media reports. These countries have so far been identified as one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in the Middle East. COMMENT ALAC is a shoulder-fired

  • MANEX UUV trials provide data for NATO MCM work

    NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) in Italy is compiling sensor data from four unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) in an effort to spur the development of autonomous mine countermeasures (MCM) technology. Equipped with high-resolution sonar payloads, the UUVs were

  • PLAN fleet auxiliaries being fitted out at Guangzhou

    Images have been posted online of two Chinese fleet auxiliaries being fitted out at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). One is the fifth Type 903/Fuchi class underway replenishment ship. The first two Type 903s were commissioned in 2004, with a further two 23,000-tonne Type 903As were

  • Poland launches UGV tender

    The Polish Armed Forces have launched a tender to purchase 50 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to be known as Tarantula in Polish service. The UGV is required to weigh 15-20 kg and be capable of being carried by a single soldier or transported inside the troop compartment of the Polish Land Forces'

  • Russia orders second Ivan Gren-class landing ship

    The Russian Navy has ordered a second Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711) landing ship, Sergei Vlasov, the director general of the Nevskoe Design Bureau, told IHS Jane's on 14 October. Designed by Nevskoe, the vessel will be broadly identical to lead vessel Ivan Gren with the exception of having

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  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Choosing sides - Islamic State's influence in South Asia

    Islamic State's presence in South Asia is on the rise, as an increasing number of young people are being radicalised and joining the group. Bibhu Prasad Routray examines Islamic State's expansion and the rising threat it poses to the region.
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt
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  • USN to deploy first five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes in 2015

    Key Points USN's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye achieves Initial Operational Capability E-2D successfully conducts aerial refueling capability PDR in September The US Navy's (USN's) latest variant of the E-2 airborne early warning aircraft, the Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, is now operationally
  • USN bolsters Laser Maverick stockpile

    Key Points The USN is purchasing more AGM-65E2/L laser-guided Maverick close-air-support missiles The out-of-production laser-guided Maverick was recently reconstituted by the USAF as a result of operational experience during Operation 'Iraqi Freedom' The US Navy (USN) has awarded Raytheon a
  • US Army chooses teams for DVE mitigation ground testing

    Key Points The army has selected nine participants for ground testing of DVE mitigation sensors DVEs are a leading contributor to rotorcraft accidents and reduced operational effectiveness The US Army has selected nine participants for early 2015 ground testing of sensors designed to help
  • Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath

    Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has been carried out. The Iranian opposition website

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