IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • ANSDF, Taliban fight for control of northern Helmand district

    Fighting between insurgents and the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) has intensified in Musa Qala, one of a number of districts in northern Helmand province that temporarily fell to the insurgency in late August. Afghan media first reported heavy fighting in Musa Qala on 24

  • ANZAC frigate HMAS Ballarat completes anti-ship missile defence upgrades

    The Royal Australian Navy ANZAC-class frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed dock work related to the Project SEA 1448 Phase 2 Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade and will be commencing sea trials with its newly installed equipments, BAE Systems Australia announced on 2 September. The upgrades

  • China launches latest Yaogan-series satellite

    China placed its latest satellite in orbit on 27 August, carried by a Long March 4C rocket launched from the Taiyuan satellite launch centre in northern China. Yaogan-27 was described by Chinese media as a remote sensing satellite to be used for land surveys, crop yield forecasts, and disaster

  • Fourth MUOS launch completes communications satellite constellation

    Key Points Operational test and evaluation for WCDMA is to begin in October A fifth MUOS satellite, an on-orbit spare, is scheduled to launch in early 2016 The US Navy launched the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite on 2 September from Cape Canaveral, Florida,

  • MAKS 2015: KTRV showcases Kh-59MK2 aircraft guided missile upgrades

    Among the most significant weapons to be exhibited at MAKS 2015 was an updated version of the Kh-59 stand-off land attack missile, called the Kh-59MK2. Developed by the Raduga Design Bureau, part of Russia's Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), the new variant - about to enter flight testing - has

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