• Artillery overmatch: Koalitsiya brings step change in Russian capabilities

    Key Points The 2S35 will provide the Russian Army with an extended-range indirect fire capability The system has a longer range and higher rate of fire than comparable NATO platforms Further details have emerged of Russia's 152 mm 2S35 Koalitsiya - SV (CB) Coalition self-propelled (SP) artillery

  • US approves fast patrol boats for Qatar

    The US State Department has approved the sale of five Mk V fast patrol boats to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 23 August. It said the prime contractor for the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) will be United States Marine Inc (USMI) and that the estimated cost of the

  • Brazilian Army looks to buy hundreds of weapon mounts

    The Brazilian Army is to acquire 1,785 manned protected weapon stations for additional VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 and initial LMV 4x4 armoured vehicles to be ordered from Iveco, a source told IHS Jane's . The system is meant to provide vehicle gunners with ballistic protection when firing a machine gun or

  • Thales UK set to qualify LMM for British Army service

    Key Points Shoulder-launched surface-to-air variant 'close to qualification' SAL-equipped LMM battlefield engagement capability already trialled Thales UK is preparing for final qualification trials of the surface-launched variant of its laser-beam riding guided Lightweight Multirole Missile

  • Denel integrates new iNkunzi Strike with SDROW weapon station

    The Mechatronics division of Denel Vehicle Systems has integrated its new iNkunzi Strike with its Self Defence Remotely Operated Weapon station (SDROW), a company source has told IHS Jane's . The iNkunzi Strike is a belt-fed, fully automatic support weapon that uses the same 20x42 mm ammunition as


  • Shaping up for the future: Australian Army modernisation

    The Australian Army is in the process of being transformed from a largely infantry-based formation to an armoured force flexible enough to tackle both peacekeeping missions and high-end warfighting. Julian Kerr reports
  • Russia's war of words advances military goals

    Moscow's apparent belief that it is in a constant state of conflict with the West has led it to employ information warfare (IW) and deception operations as part of military plans. Stephen Blank analyses Russia's sophisticated IW strategy and the multiple state agencies that support it.
  • Expanding horizons: the EU's growing military footprint

    Over the past two years the EU's military operations have increased considerably, with the latest counter-migrant mission in the Mediterranean illustrating its growing ambitions to protect the continent's security. Tim Ripley reports on the expanding mission set that is putting the organisation to the test at all levels, politically, operationally, and tactically
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