• IRGC commander says third underground missile production facility completed

    Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, said on 25 May that a third underground missile factory has been built in recent years, the Fars News Agency reported. Brig Gen Hajizadeh also said that the force is working on a

  • Russian defence minister announces Kremlin's strategic plans for next three years

    On 24 May Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu outlined to the Russian Senate increases in the country's nuclear and strategic capabilities over the next three years, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported. "Tensions are growing in regions strategically important to Russia," Shoigu

  • Saudi Arabia to purchase upgunned US LCS Freedom-class variant

    Key Points US signs USD11.25 billion deal for four Freedom-class LCS variants with the KSA The vessels will be substantially upgunned and more capable than USN variants US president Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) signed a nearly

  • Singapore Army showcases Next Generation ARV prototype

    The Singapore Army has taken the opportunity at its Army Open House 2017 event being held from 27 to 28 May to unveil a prototype tracked armoured recovery vehicle (ARV) that is presently known as the Next Generation ARV (NGARV). The NGARV is destined to be the next addition to its Next Generation

  • Ukraine develops rocket grenade system

    Ukraine's State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch has developed a new manportable rocket grenade system. While the system does not yet have an official designation, details of its capabilities have emerged. Designed for use against lightly armoured and unarmoured equipment, structures, and personnel, the


  • Game changer: Russian sub-launched cruise missiles bring strategic effect

    Russia's attack submarines have been receiving cruise missile fits that are adding a level of power projection and operational punch previously the preserve of select Western navies. Dr Lee Willett discusses how combining emerging cruise missile technology and its newest submarines have produced a capability that has generated immediate strategic effect
  • Analysis: North Korea parades newest missiles

    Amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang's weapon development programmes, the North Korean regime recently paraded a number of new missiles and their associated systems to demonstrate its growing military capabilities. Markus Schiller and Neil Gibson report
  • Northern composure

    Living with Russia on their nation's eastern border has meant the Finnish Defence Forces are more adjusted than most other militaries in the region in how to adopt an appropriate posture, Peter Felstead reports
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