• 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
  • Egyptian BTR-50 upgrade close to completion

    The Egyptian Army is apparently intent on keeping its vintage BTR-50 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) in service for many more years, it has been revealed. Valery Hrabenshchykow, the director general of Belarus' Minotor-Service, told the BelaPAN news agency on 12 July that his company has nearly


  • Centurion QX

    Type Work-class ROV. Description Centurion QX is the latest evolution of Subsea 7's Centurion ROV purpose-built series for deep-water drill and vessel-support programmes. Centurion QX vehicles have a 125 hp hydraulic power unit providing 3,000 kg of through frame lift. The ROVs utilise Curvetech

  • Cobra

    Type Work-class ROV. Description The Cobra work-class ROV has evolved from the Scorpio/Triton design and features a high-efficiency 100 hp hydraulic propulsion system. The vehicle is 1,000 m depth-rated and is fitted with four axial thrusters and three vertical thrusters giving it a maximum

  • Double Eagle Mk II/SAROV

    Type Hybrid mine countermeasures (MCM) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)/remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Description The Double Eagle Mk II is a mine disposal vehicle. The ROV is a comparatively lightweight system fitted with powerful high-speed thrusters for use in currents up to at least 3

  • Double Eagle Mk III

    Type Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) - mine countermeasures (MCM). Development The Double Eagle Mk III system is based on design and experience gained from the Double Eagle Mk I and Mk II. Saab is currently working with Kongsberg Defence to integrate the Minesniper mine destructor with the