• US backs Fallujah offensive with air power

    The United States appears to have reversed its policy of not providing air support to Iraq's Shia militias in a bid to assist the operation to recapture Al-Fallujah from the Islamic State. The start of the Al-Fallujah offensive was announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on 22 May. The Ministry

  • MAG Aerospace prepares Logos' Redkite imagery sensor for first deployment

    Key Points MAG Aerospace is flight-testing the sensor aboard a Cessna 206 and 337 Logos is looking at further reducing the size of its 13.6 kg Redkite MAG Aerospace has integrated Logos Technologies' Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor aboard two Cessna aircraft and has commenced

  • South Korea set to select foreign engine for KFX fighter

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) is in the final stages of selecting a foreign manufacturer to supply an engine that will power the Republic of Korea Air Force's (RoKAF's) proposed Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft, the military procurement agency revealed to

  • Roketsan gears up for serial production of Teber guidance kit

    Turkish missile house Roketsan has finalised qualification activities and flight tests of the laser-guidance variant of its Teber (Halberd) precision-guided bomb kit on the Turkish Air Force (TAF) F-16 Block 40 multirole combat aircraft; a final milestone before serial production of the system later

  • ERA continues its military strategy

    Czech Republic-based ERA has sealed a strategic partnership with Saab, covering research and development of active and passive airspace surveillance systems for military use. ERA emphasised the "significant export potential" of the partnership in a 4 May announcement. "From


  • Statement of intent: Australia's White Paper and the RAN's future fleet

    Following the long-awaited publication of Australia's latest Defence White Paper, James Goldrick discusses its implications, and those of its associated investment programme, for the Royal Australian Navy
  • Joint effort

    With tensions along Europe's eastern frontier with Russia fuelling regional efforts to enhance military co-operation, plus looming prospects for involvement in multinational operations further afield, the time may be right for the evolution of an integrated multirole fighter force built around European operators of the Saab Gripen. Jim Dorschner examines the implications of Gripen's growing footprint in Europe.
  • Transitioning for the future: Canadian defence policy review

    The Canadian Armed Forces is looking to reset, rebuild, and reorient after a decade of engagement in Afghanistan and in the face of diverse threats and intense budgetary pressures. Dr Dylan Lee Lehrke reports.
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  • KADDB readies sighting system upgrade for Al Hussein MBT

    Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has built and tested an upgraded thermal imaging system for the Al Hussein main battle tank (MBT) in service with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The Al Hussein is the locally named version of the British Army Challenger 1 MBT. More
  • DARPA's SHARK completes at-sea testing

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is wrapping up an effort to develop a loitering autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to detect and track submarines in the deepest regions of the ocean. The 23 ft (7 m) long UUV is designed to dwell at depths of up to 6,000 m until