• Changing course: JMSDF transforms to meet emerging challenges

    Amid an increasingly charged security landscape in East Asia, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is adapting itself to deal with a wide spectrum of threats. Ridzwan Rahmat reports Japan is an island state that depends on seaborne trade for all aspects of its survival. Despite developing the

  • Turkey looks to expand against Kurds in Syria, Iraq

    Key Points Turkey has been buoyed by military victory against the YPG in Afrin Ankara is now threatening to attack Manbij if the US does not force the YPG to withdraw Encouraged by its victory in Afrin, Turkey appears intent on expanding its buffer zone in Syria and possibly into Iraq. Nearly

  • Nexter reveals details of new robotic platforms at Security and Counter Terror Expo 2018

    Nexter Robotics and ECA plan to launch a new mid-sized unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the Eurosatory defence exhibition in Paris in June, a Nexter spokesperson told Jane’s . Few details are known about the new UGV, but speaking at the Security and Counter Terror Expo in London in early

  • Turkish F-16 crashes, killing pilot

    A Turkish F-16 fighter crashed on 22 March close to Nevsehir, central Anatolia. The Turkish Chief of General Staff’s Office said in a statement that the F-16 took off at around 1830 h local time for a training mission and went down for an unknown reason, killing a pilot. The statement did

  • Chilean Air Force receives more Embraer Super Tucanos

    Brazil’s Embraer delivered two new A-29B Super Tucano light strike aircraft to the Chilean Air Force in mid-March, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . These are part of an order for six Super Tucanos, which Embraer first announced in October 2017 without unveiling the

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  • Polaris unveils new DAGOR A1 light tactical vehicle

    Polaris Government and Defense on 21 March revealed its DAGOR A1, a new version of the light tactical vehicle used by several special operations forces. The DAGOR A1, according to Polaris, provides “improved performance and capabilities with better mobility and operator functionality”.
  • Boeing to award F-15C Legion Pod contract before end of year

    Boeing expects to award Lockheed Martin a full development and production contract before the end of the year for the integration of the Legion Pod onto the F-15C Eagle combat aircraft, a senior official told Jane’s on 22 March. The modular infrared search-and-track (IRST) sensor package has
  • US Army ups Lakota helo buy again

    The US Army has signed for a further 16 Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakota training and support platforms to add to the nearly 450 already ordered. A USD116.9 million contract for the additional civil variant EC145 helicopters was announced by the Department of Defense (DoD) on 22 March. The


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47