CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • North Korea planning new IRBM launch, says report

    North Korea is preparing to launch another Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile in the coming days, Fox News quoted US intelligence officials as saying on 1 November. South Korea's military authorities said a day later that activities of a Musudan missile-carrying transport erector launcher

  • MMCM programme advances but France, UK, set different headings

    Key Points An industry team led by Thales is leading the MMCM programme Two prototype systems are due for delivery in 2019 France and the United Kingdom have formally committed to proceed with the next stages of the joint Maritime Mine Countermeasures (MMCM) programme, covering the development,

  • France, UK, advance offboard MCM demonstrator

    Key Points France and the United Kingdom are moving to the next stage of their joint offboard mine-countermeasures programme Two prototype systems are due for delivery in 2019 France and the United Kingdom have formally committed to proceed with the next stages of the joint Maritime Mine

  • AUSA 2016: Harris showcases T7 EOD robot with haptic feedback

    Harris has introduced a new robot designed to search and defuse improvised explosive devices (IED) such as car bombs, keeping explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel out of harm's way. The T7 EOD system is a next-generation ground robot with an arm and gripper (called a manipulator) that can

  • North Korea 'setting up nuclear backpack attack units', says report

    Top soldiers from North Korea's military have reportedly been selected to serve on units that would carry nuclear devices in backpacks and detonate them behind enemy lines in the event of a war. On 29 August Radio Free Asia cited an unnamed source in North Korea as saying that: "Outstanding


  • Chemical warfare threat continues to evolve

    As improvised chemical weapons attacks become increasingly common, greater training and awareness are needed for responders on the ground. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon examines some of the lessons to be learnt from chemical weapons use in Syria and Iraq.
  • Borders vulnerable as peace stalls in Colombia

    Colombian voters have narrowly rejected a peace deal with the insurgent group FARC. Annette Idler surveys the prospects for security in the country's border regions.
  • Balancing act: Serbian Armed Forces update

    Serbia is one of few countries whose armed forces successfully co-operate with both Russia and the West, but while Belgrade insists on military neutrality, just how much longer this will be tolerated remains to be seen. Gerrard Cowan reports
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  • US clears transport and attack helo sales to Middle East

    The US government has approved a package of transport and attack helicopters for the Middle East valued at USD7.01 billion. Two separate sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) worth USD3.51 billion and USD3.5 billion respectively were approved by the State Department on 8
  • NORINCO develops new RWS

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its range of remote weapon stations (RWS) with the development of the UW4A, IHS Jane's has learned. At this stage it has not been confirmed if the UW4A has been developed to meet the operational requirements of the People's Liberation Army
  • SSAT target achieves Milestone C approval for production

    The US Navy's (USN's) BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) programme has achieved Milestone C approval, paving the way for award of a first low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. What is now the Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEi) subsidiary of