• Israeli Navy 'assumes' Hizbullah has Yakhont missiles

    The Israeli Navy is operating under the assumption that the Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah has Russian-made Yakhont land-based anti-ship missile systems, a senior Israeli Navy source told journalists on 29 March. The source did not say whether this assumption was based on reliable intelligence or

  • US Army to modify MC-12W into EMARSS-M multirole platform

    The US Army is to modify a government-owned Quick Reaction Capability Liberty Project aircraft into an Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System - Multi-Intelligence (EMARSS-M) platform under a USD31.8 million contract it was announced on 31 March. The contract, which was

  • Analysis: Initial Saudi air strikes lacked intensity

    Key Points Saudi Arabia and its allies failed to effectively neutralise Yemen's Al-Dulaimi Air Base on the first day of Operation 'Determined Storm' The nearby 'Scud' base was not targeted in the opening strikes and Tochka base on the southwest side of Sanaa was not hit until 30 March ANALYSIS

  • AUSA Global 2015: Unmanned combat vehicles still elusive

    The US Army is interested in robotic combat vehicles, but the technology does not yet factor into force planning, according to Brigadier General David Bassett, the army's programme executive officer for ground combat systems. Most ground robotics projects have been moved under the programme office

  • Canada receives fifth and final C-17 airlifter

    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has received into service its fifth and final Boeing C-17 (CC-177) Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft, it announced on 30 March. Aircraft serial number 705 touched down at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, Ontario, where it will join the other four

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  • Analysts cast doubt on Russian plans for supercarrier

    Key Points The commander of the Russian Navy has announced plans for a 'supercarrier' exceeding 85,000 tonnes Analysts from both East and West believe that Russia is unlikely to be able to build - or indeed meaningfully operate - such a ship Russian Navy commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov's claim
  • OneSKY points the way for civil-military harmonisation

    Thales is working with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on the development of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) under the OneSKY programme. The three principal delivery partners argue that CMATS, which costs around AUD600 million (USD468.9
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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  • 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

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    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

  • BROACH

    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

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