• Argentina to acquire recoilless rifles, ground surveillance radar

    Argentina's Army Attaché in Washington, DC, has opened a direct acquisition bid process to procure 27 recoilless short-range anti-tank weapons, 27 subcalibre adapters, 5,000 rounds of 7.62 mm tracer ammunition, and 5,000 percussion primers for the subcalibre ammunition. The tender requested

  • Raytheon introduces cyber management tool for EWPMT programme

    Raytheon has developed the Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management (CEBM) system to support the US Army's Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT). CEBM is aimed at providing a shared situational understanding of electronic warfare (EW), electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), and

  • Saab wins New Zealand Army training systems contract

    Swedish defence and security group Saab has won a contract from the New Zealand Army to deliver a laser-based simulation system to support training activities. A Saab spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 23 August that the contract calls for the company to supply its Tactical Engagement Simulation

  • Lockheed Martin rolls out Symphony Block 40 IED countermeasure system

    Key Points The Block 40 is designed to provide greater ease of upgrading to counter new threats The system will be primarily sold to coalition and partner nations via the FMS programme Lockheed Martin has upgraded its Symphony Block 20 improvised explosive device (IED) countermeasure system,

  • The new normal: Russia to increase northern European naval operations

    Russia's naval activity has intensified against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. Dr Katarzyna Zysk considers how Russia's naval capabilities and operations are supporting wider national interests in and around Europe's northern maritime flank


  • Crossroads of the Caucasus

    Azerbaijan's long-running conflict with Armenia, combined with its geostrategic importance in the Caucasus and as a gateway to Central Asia, have fuelled a significant investment in military capabilities and defence-industrial growth in recent years. Charles Forrester reports
  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Shaping up for the future: Australian Army modernisation

    The Australian Army is in the process of being transformed from a largely infantry-based formation to an armoured force flexible enough to tackle both peacekeeping missions and high-end warfighting. Julian Kerr reports
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  • Advances in stealth, range expected under NGAD

    Key Points NGAD will include improvements to legacy combat aircrafts' low-observable capability and range Stealth would be improved by reducing observability of aircraft at more frequencies, while greater range could be achieved with penetrating aerial refuelling capability The Pentagon's
  • Mexican Navy begins operations with new UAV

    The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) has deployed Arcturus T-20 JUMP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the coast of Sonora for maritime surveillance operations, SEMAR announced on 29 July. The surveillance system and its aircraft were officially handed over at the headquarters of the Naval