• US sanctions Chinese firm for aiding North Korea's nuclear programme

    The United States has announced criminal charges and economic sanctions against a China-based company for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions targeting the country's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes. The US Department of Justice said in a 26 September statement that Dandong

  • Further progress made on China's Type 001A carrier

    Images recently published on Chinese online forums reveal that China's first indigenous aircraft carrier (CV), commonly referred to as the Type 001A, is fast nearing structural completion at Dalian shipyard. The forward part of the carrier's island structure, including the bridge and main mast

  • No US budget deal yet as new fiscal year looms

    Congress has yet to reach an agreement on a simple stop-gap funding measure to keep the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the wider federal government funded when fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) begins on 1 October. The funding would mainly be at the current year's levels and lawmakers have been aiming

  • Domestic shipbuilders target Taiwan's submarine requirement

    Key Points Taiwanese shipbuilders are preparing to pursue participation in a programme that will inform the design and construction of the country's planned SSKs Taiwan is understood to be seeking between four and eight submarines Taiwanese naval shipbuilders and systems integrators are lining up

  • India launches second Project 15B destroyer

    Indian shipbuilder Mazagon Dockyard Limited (MDL) has launched the country's second Project 15B guided-missile destroyer. The vessel, which will be the future Mormugao , was launched on 17 September at the company's facility in Mumbai. Mormugao is one of four Project 15B guided-missile destroyers


  • Evolution by increments

    The US Army is, for the most part, moving cautiously ahead with a variety of modernisation plans to upgrade and evolve its equipment and structures. Daniel Wasserbly reports
  • Face off: East-West relations

    Russia's improving A2/AD and hybrid warfare capabilities are asking new questions of NATO's maritime forces. Richard Scott reports on how this Russian resurgence is spurring new thinking
  • 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
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  • Tamarack Aerospace Group pitches winglets for C-130

    Tamarack Aerospace Group is offering to work with Lockheed Martin to equip the US Air Force's (USAF's) fleet of C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with its ATLAS active winglets which, the company claims, reduce fuel consumption at the same time as extending the service life of the wing. The
  • AAD 2016: ICP rolls out new REVA variants

    Integrated Convoy Protection (ICP) has developed new versions of its REVA (Reliable, Effective, Versatile, and Affordable) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. More than 800 vehicles have been built for the export market and all platforms feature an all-welded steel monocoque hull, with