IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Boeing begins delivering new MH-47Gs to SOCOM

    Key Points Boeing has delivered the first of eight new-build MH-47G Chinooks to SOCOM The G-model has larger fuel tanks, an aerial refuelling system, DAFCS, and unique electronic warfare capabilities US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook

  • Czech Republic launches air defence radar tender

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched international tender on 30 September for 3D mobile air defence radar (MADR) systems worth up to CZK1.7 billion (USD70 million). The MoD would like to procure at least five systems by the end of 2017 to replace Russian-designed P-37 (1RL139) 'Bar Lock' 2D

  • India reacts cautiously to PLAN submarine visit to Sri Lanka

    India has reacted cautiously to the docking of a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) submarine in Sri Lanka from 7-14 September. The Type 039 (Song)-class boat, on long-range deployment to escort PLAN warships conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, docked at the Colombo International

  • Indian Army finally starts rifle trials

    The Indian Army began trials in early September to select a 5.56 mm multi-calibre assault rifle. Featuring four models, the trials began at the Bakloh cantonment in the Himalayas, 565 km north of New Delhi. Spread across locations including the northern Ladakh region, Punjab's plains, and the

  • RAAF Growler programme boss says deliveries on track for 2017

    The director of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) Boeing EA-18G Growler Transition Office gave an update on the status of the electronic attack aircraft's acquisition at the RAAF Air Power Development Centre on 23 September. Australia opted to purchase 12 newbuild EA-18Gs under Project 5349


  • Age of uncertainty

    As Western forces disengage from Afghanistan, the five nearby ex-Soviet nations in Central Asia are employing diverse strategies to ensure their security in a tough neighbourhood, reports Joshua Kucera
  • Making MUM-T work

    With the procurement of manned-unmanned teaming systems well in hand, US Army leaders are now looking to sharpen up the doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures to operate them. Andrew Drwiega reports
  • Ready and able: post-war US Marine Corps takes shape

    As 2014 draws to a close the US Marine Corps is proceeding with efforts to reshape the force for new missions after the multiple wars that have dominated its operations since 2001. Jim Dorschner reports
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