• Australia looks to the US to boost EW capability

    The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Australia of military electronic warfare (EW) equipment to support its Boeing E/A-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft. The Foreign Military Sale features an additional AEA-18G EW range system and related support, equipment, and training

  • South Korea calls for ban on submarine component exports to North Korea

    South Korea has drawn up a list of 60 submarine components to be banned from export to North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Seoul said in an 8 December statement. The watch list, which calls on other governments to ensure that the parts are not shipped to the communist country,

  • South Korean defence minister calls for vigilance after vote to impeach President Park

    South Korean defence minister Han Min-koo has ordered the country's military to tighten vigilance against a possible North Korean provocation after parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal, Yonhap news agency quoted the ministry as saying. The National Assembly

  • Aleppo resistance on verge of collapse

    Syrian government forces appeared on the verge of overrunning the last pocket of opposition fighters in Aleppo on 9 December, the rebels having lost more than 75% of their territory in the city since the Russian-backed offensive began on 18 November. The latest advances involved Syrian troops

  • Boeing makes waves with acquisition

    Boeing announced on 6 December that it had entered into an agreement to acquire US unmanned surface vehicle (USV) company Liquid Robotics. Details and timelines of the transaction were not disclosed. Liquid Robotics has designed a wave- and solar-powered sea-skimming USV known as the Wave Glider.

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  • Australia faces struggle with strategic alliances

    Australia's relationships with China and the United States will be increasingly difficult to balance. In the wake of the US presidential election and subsequent policy uncertainty, and growing assertiveness from Beijing, John Bruni examines the outlook for Canberra.
  • Changing roles: UK global operations evolve

    As the UK adjusts its defence posture in the aftermath of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the country's armed forces are finding they are having to operate in new and unexpected ways. Tim Ripley reports
  • New US president questions Iran nuclear deal

    The election of Donald Trump as US president has increased risks for the future of the JCPOA nuclear agreement with Iran. In the wake of the election, Nazanin Soroush examines the likely outlook for the agreement in the context of Iranian domestic politics.
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  • US clears transport and attack helo sales to Middle East

    The US government has approved a package of transport and attack helicopters for the Middle East valued at USD7.01 billion. Two separate sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) worth USD3.51 billion and USD3.5 billion respectively were approved by the State Department on 8
  • NORINCO develops new RWS

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its range of remote weapon stations (RWS) with the development of the UW4A, IHS Jane's has learned. At this stage it has not been confirmed if the UW4A has been developed to meet the operational requirements of the People's Liberation Army
  • SSAT target achieves Milestone C approval for production

    The US Navy's (USN's) BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) programme has achieved Milestone C approval, paving the way for award of a first low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. What is now the Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEi) subsidiary of
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