IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Analysis: Little to write home about after first Japan-UK '2+2' talks

    Even by the tame standards of bilateral communiques, the statement released by Japan and the United Kingdom on 21 January was lukewarm at best. The statement, which followed the first defence and foreign ministerial (or '2+2') meeting of the two countries, included a lot of "reaffirming"

  • Defence minister details plans for upgraded security in East Malaysia

    Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has provided details on a number of measures to increase security in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, including the deployment of Malaysian Army Deftech AV8 armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), an assessment of the current coastal maritime

  • Indonesia's defence minister requests USD400m defence budget boost

    Indonesia's Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has requested IDR5.1 trillion (USD409 million) to boost the country's 2015 defence budget, according to media reports in Indonesia. The request was tabled during a meeting between Ryacudu and the House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs

  • USMC loses UH-1Y helo in training accident

    A US Marine Corps (USMC) Bell UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter crashed during a training mission on 23 January, killing two crew members. The crash, which was reported by the USMC on 25 January, involved an aircraft from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing,

  • Four vehicles to compete for Brazilian 4x4 programme

    Four armoured vehicle manufacturers have answered a Brazilian Army request for proposals (RfP) issued in October 2014 for the service's VBMT-LR lightweight wheeled multirole armoured vehicle programme. VBMT-LR is part of the army's Strategic Project Guarani. The bidding process, managed by the

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