• Russian pilot dies in MiG-29 crash

    A Russian MiG-29 'Fulcrum' multirole jet fighter aircraft crashed on 27 July, 30 km northwest of Astrakhan in southern Russia. The flight director ordered the pilot to eject, but he remained at the controls and died trying to save the aircraft, said Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman Major General

  • Berlin points finger at NATO for June ATC blackouts

    The German government has indicated that NATO electronic warfare (EW) training exercises were responsible for civilian ATC radar display blackouts in central Europe on 5 June and 10 June 2014. IHS Jane's has obtained the government's answer to a parliamentary question on 17 July, in which it noted

  • Indian auditor slams upgrade delays for An-32, MiG-27 fleets

    Key Points India's CAG has criticised the IAF for failures in its upgrade programme for Antonov An-32 medium transport aircraft that led to the grounding of more than half of the fleet The CAG also highlighted a MiG-27 EW programme that would enter service two years after the type's intended

  • Indian Navy receives fourth Saryu-class OPV

    The Indian Navy (IN) has taken delivery of a Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), INS Sumitra on 16 July March, according to a statement by shipbuilder Goa Shipyard Limited. The vessel was received by Sumitra 's commanding officer designate, Commander Milind Mokashi. Sumitra is the fourth

  • Indonesia equips corvette with Chinese 30 mm CIWS

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut - TNI-AL, or TNI-AL) is equipping its Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin (876) with a Chinese-developed Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS). The matter was revealed on 22 July by Sultan Thaha

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  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
  • Briefing: Into Africa

    The growth in co-operation between West African states and Brazil is reaching new heights, reports Janet Tappin Coelho
  • Test your military knowledge - name the aircraft pictured here

    Each week we feature an unidentified platform on www.ihsjanes360.com. Test your identification capabilities by working out what is being depicted in the image and then checking to see if you're correct.
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  • Bahamas inducts first vessels in fleet renewal effort

    Dutch company Damen Shipyards has begun delivering nine vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) as part of a BSD232 million (USD228 million) fleet recapitalisation and port facilities enhancement programme. The first of four 42 m Legend-class (Stan Patrol 4207) offshore patrol
  • IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate

    Israel's Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation 'Protective Edge', according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Since the beginning of the operation, more than 1,260 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards
  • China builds listening station in Hong Kong

    The existence of a People's Liberation Army (PLA) communications installation atop Hong Kong's tallest mountain - the 957 m-high peak of Tai Mo Shan - recently came to light. Construction began around 2010, with a geodesic dome first appearing in satellite imagery in 2011. The facility has been
  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

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