IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Aleppo's rebel enclave rejects evacuation offer

    No civilians and only eight wounded opposition fighters took advantage of the Russian- and Syrian-declared ceasefire in Aleppo on 20 October to leave the besieged city, according to Moscow's Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic. Despite the apparent lack of

  • Significant improvement in operational availability of Australian submarine fleet

    Operational availability of Australia's six Collins-class submarines has improved significantly and by mid-2017 three and sometimes four boats should be available for tasking, according to an independent review of the fleet's sustainment. The report by John Coles, a former head of what was the UK

  • South Sudan faces arms embargo

    Hervé Ladsous, the head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, called on 18 October for an arms embargo on South Sudan to punish its government for obstructing the deployment of a new Regional Protection Force (RPF). "I think an arms embargo should happen now and that's even

  • Euronaval 2016: Atlas Elektronik sets out details of Finnish minelayer upgrade

    Atlas Elektronik Finland Oy has completed an extensive upgrade package on the first Pansio-class minelayer, in co-operation with shipyard Uki Workboat Oy. FNS Pansio was handed back to the Finnish Navy on 3 October 2016. The remaining two ships are expected to be handed back by mid-2017. According

  • Argentina evaluates M-346 as potential combat fighter

    The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA) has evaluated the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainer and light fighter as a potential new front-line platform. FAA pilots flew the aircraft in Italy on 12 and 13 October, the Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) disclosed on

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