• Peru orders LAV-IIs as Canadian defence co-operation grows

    The Peruvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered 32 LAV-II 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from General Dynamics Land Systems in Canada (GDLS-C) under a USD67 million contract, according to the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). The LAV-IIs will replace the 16 Pegaso BMR-600 6x6 APCs

  • 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 Army completes self-propelled howitzer trials

    The Indian Army has completed trials for two 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer systems and is preparing a report for the Ministry of Defence. Official sources said two competing 155 mm/52 cal towed gun systems and two 155 mm/52 cal self-propelled tracked howitzers recently completed maintainability

  • Brazil set to issue RfP for 105 mm gun system

    The Brazilian Army is scheduled to issue by August a request for proposals (RfP) to purchase a 105 mm turreted gun system intended to arm the service's future 8x8 armoured reconnaissance vehicle, known locally as VBR (Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento). The objective is to award a contract in

  • Greece looks to major upgrade programmes

    Greece is expected to push ahead with over USD1 billion worth of defence upgrade programmes, with the Parliamentary Committee on Defence Procurement and Contracts scheduled to meet on 30 July to discuss and approve the projects. Given the tight budgetary constraints in Greece the projects concern

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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
  • Back to the jungle: tactical communications in disadvantaged areas

    Ground troops have been spoiled for communications choices in Afghanistan and elsewhere, but jungle communications remain as much an art as they are a science and need regular practice. Rupert Pengelley investigates the options
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  • Fourth known J-20 prototype makes first flight

    The fourth known prototype of the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) J-20 fifth-generation fighter made its first flight on the morning of 26 July, according to Chinese aviation websites. According to online postings by local spotters, the prototype flew for nearly two hours after having undertaken
  • 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

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