• Airbus CN235 crashes in Turkey, killing three

    An Airbus CN235 on a training flight from the 1st Main Jet Base Command in Eskisehir, central Anatolia, crashed on 17 January at a remote location in Isparta province, southern Turkey, killing its two pilots and technician. The Turkish Chief of General Staff’s office gave no information

  • Russia begins delivering S-400 air defence systems to China, says report

    Russia has begun delivering the Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to China under the terms of a contract signed in 2014, TASS news agency cited an unnamed source close to the Russian military-industrial complex as saying on 18 January. “The

  • 'Saif Sareea 3' to see 4,500 UK military personnel exercise with Omani forces

    Key Points ‘Saif Sareea 3’ in Oman later this year will involve around 4,500 UK military personnel The joint exercise will be the largest training activity in the region for 17 years Major UK joint manoeuvres with Omani forces in the Middle Eastern country later this year will involve

  • US Navy begins JAGM flight-testing on AH-1Z Viper

    The US Navy (USN) on 5 December 2017 conducted the first flight test of the Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) on a US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. According to a US Naval Air Systems Command report released on 9

  • Japan to assist with establishment of 11 new radar stations across southern Philippines

    Key Points Japan is providing Manila with resources to establish 11 new coastal radar stations across southern Philippines Move aims to secure major shipping lanes that connect the Sulu Sea, with the Celebes Sea and the Pacific Ocean In an effort to help bolster security along a notorious sea


  • Future fighter: F-35 begins transition into US service

    As the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter begins to enter into US service in meaningful numbers, Gareth Jennings explores efforts being undertaken by the US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Navy to fully integrate the aircraft into their inventories and their plans for its future employment
  • Bridging the gaps: China works to boost combat engineer capabilities

    China’s People’s Liberation Army has taken into service significant quantities of new armoured fighting vehicles, artillery systems, and logistics support equipment. However, while some new engineering equipment has been fielded, there are gaps in China’s combat engineering capability. Christopher F Foss surveys the current offerings
  • Shaking out: The future of the US Navy's surface combatant fleet

    The US Navy’s surface-combatant fleet is facing a tumultuous time. Although on the cusp of benefitting from some of its most promising programmes, the navy is facing an internal and external crisis. Michael Fabey reports on how the navy will try to get back on course
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  • IDF developing C2I smartwatch for field officers

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are set to introduce a new portable command, control, and information (C2I) system for its ground forces, which for the first time will serve all field officer ranks, from platoon to brigade commanders. Called Shaked (Hebrew for ‘almond’), the new system
  • AUSA 2017: Roboteam launches TIGR UGV

    Roboteam unveiled its Transportable Interoperable Ground Robot (TIGR) at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC. The medium-sized, tracked platform has been designed to detect, identify, and dispose of hazardous objects and has a modular design, Shahar Abuhazria, Roboteam’s CEO told Jane’s ,


  • 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