• Brunei confirms Black Hawk transfer to Malaysia

    Brunei confirmed its intention to transfer its S-70As Black Hawks to Malaysia on 28 January. In a statement titled 'Defence Co-operation between Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia', the Brunei Ministry of Defence said that the transfer of the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) S-70As to Malaysia would take

  • Estonia completes air surveillance programme

    Estonia completed the creation of its military air surveillance network on 27 January, with the formal handover of its final ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) GM400-family radar system to the Estonian Air Force. The radar, installed at the Tõika air force facility near Otepää in the

  • Indian MiG-27 crashes on training sortie

    An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-27 'Flogger' combat aircraft crashed during a routine training sortie on 27 January, local media reported. The single-seat aircraft came down close to Barmer city, in the northern province of Rajasthan. The pilot ejected, though there were reports of minor injuries

  • Iraqi Shia militia spotted with Abrams tank

    In an apparent reflection of the growing power of Iraq's pro-Iranian militias, an M1A1 Abrams tank has been spotted in videos showing a large convoy of vehicles operated by Kataib Hizbullah. The videos were released on 25 January on YouTube channels that are supportive of Kataib Hizbullah, a Shia

  • Navantia increases presence in Latin America

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia announced that it begun the process of establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in Brazil on 23 January. The new company, Navantia Brasil projetos Navais LTDA, will be owned 90% by Navantia and 10% by Navantia Australia. According to the Navantia communiqué dated 26

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  • Future proofing: European AFVs evolve for road ahead

    To meet constantly evolving operational requirements and increasingly complex tasks Europe's armies are demanding more from their armoured fighting vehicles. Christopher F Foss assesses key programmes under way
  • Skimming the surface: Unmanned maritime systems target new roles

    The development of the USV market has stuttered in comparison with its airborne counterpart, with only target drones keeping many industry players involved. However, initial efforts in the MCM and force protection domains seem to be providing impetus to the market, with some commentators identifying significant potential for USVs in the future. Andrew White reports
  • The Islamic State grows its grassroots network

    The possible connection between the Islamic State and the Paris attacks highlights how the group's media outlets reach out to its worldwide support base. Ezzeldeen Khalil examines their effectiveness in inciting individuals to carry out terrorist attacks abroad.
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  • Ecuador loses another Dhruv helo to crash

    The Ecuadorian Air Force (Fuerza AĆ©rea Ecuatoriana: FAE) lost a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Dhruv utility helicopter to a training accident in late January, the second to be lost this month and the fourth since deliveries began in 2009. The accident, which is reported to have occurred
  • SpaceX drops lawsuit against USAF over launch vehicle contract

    Key Points SpaceX has dropped a lawsuit against the USAF over a 2014 EELV contract Although the block buy from ULA will proceed, the USAF did pledge to re-examine its certification process for new competitors SpaceX has agreed to drop its lawsuit relating to the US Air Force's (USAF's) Evolved
  • 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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    Description M3 is a simple metal-cased anti-personnel (AP) fragmentation mine dating back to the Second World War. The body of the mine is made from thick cast iron filled with flaked TNT and has a large circular closing disc covering the filling well in the base. There are three threaded fuze

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