• South Korea develops shipborne land-attack missile variant

    South Korean frigates will have the capability of striking land targets with the recently developed vertically launched (VL) version of the Tactical Surface Launch Missile (TSLM), the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced in an 18 April statement. Developed by South

  • Serbian president lobbies Russia, Belarus for supply of S-300s

    Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic stated on 16 April that Belgrade requires two divisions of S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and that he has discussed acquiring them with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko. No details of the intended

  • US Army scouts urgent MAAWS acquisition

    The US Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (ACC-NJ), acting on behalf of the Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PM SW), has issued a Sources Sought solicitation for the immediate procurement of a reusable shoulder-fired recoilless weapon system and family of ammunition to defeat various target types.

  • Stops pulled out for NATO's first Baltic exercise post-EFP

    From 17 to 30 April Latvia's Adazi national training range is hosting more than 1,200 personnel from Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States in an exercise on manoeuvres. The drills - entitled Exercise 'Summer

  • Arms control 'is at its weakest point in decades', forum concludes

    Compliance across the globe with arms control measures is at its weakest point in decades, although a new forum holds the promise, at least in Europe, of improved transparency and dialogue, according to NATO officials and others. "Arms control efforts across the entire Euro-Atlantic area are


  • 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
  • Aiming high: Turkey's aerospace ambitions make progress

    Turkey is accelerating efforts to build up its aerospace industry as it strives to become a global player with 'technological superiority'. Although a latecomer to the space challenge, Turkey is also taking rapid steps to close the gaps in this field. Kerry Herschelman and Lale Sariibrahimoglu report
  • Enhancing lethality: assault rifle technology developments

    Armed forces continue to seek improvements to small arms armouries in order to equip warfighters with the most suitable weapon system for operating across a multitude of environments. Andrew White considers the latest trends in assault rifle technology
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  • SSMM module completes LCS structural test firing

    Key Points The SSMM utilises the AGM-114L-8A Longbow Hellfire missile in a vertical launch configuration IOC of SSMM Increment 1 is planned for 2018 The US Navy (USN) has conducted a successful structural test firing of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) from