IHS Jane's Defence Weekly


  • Coalition investigation concludes IS lured airstrike against civilians

    The US-led coalition fighting confirmed on 25 May that over 100 civilians were killed when it bombed a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul on 17 March, but blamed the Islamic State fighters who had rigged it with explosives and were using it as a sniper position. Brigadier General Matthew Isler,

  • QinetiQ posts rapid rise in operating profit

    British defence research and technology company QinetiQ published its preliminary financial results for 2017 on 25 May, showing operating profit of GBP132.7 million (USD170.6 million), a rise of 76.2% year on year. The company’s revenue also rose to GBP783.1 million, although this growth of

  • Turbomeca Africa to close

    Safran Helicopter Engines (Safran HE) has decided to wind up its 51% held South African company, Turbomeca Africa, with effect from June. The decision is based on projections of reduced demand for helicopter engines coupled with a reduced demand for helicopter engine maintenance, repair, and

  • Wreckage of missing Indian Su-30MKI found near Chinese border

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has found the wreckage of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter that went missing in northeastern India with two pilots on board on 23 May while on a routine training flight. The wreckage was located by a search party in thick forests around 60 km north of Tezpur Air

  • BAE Systems wins contract to upgrade maritime SATCOM terminals for RAN

    BAE Systems Australia has been awarded a four-year AUD30 million (USD22.3 million) contract to upgrade the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) maritime satellite communications terminals. The upgrade, which will focus on the maritime element of the Advanced SATCOM Terrestrial Infrastructure System

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  • Hybrid warfare: An evolving threat

    As NATO prepares for its next summit at the end of the month, Brooks Tigner reports on the persistent threat that hybrid warfare presents to NATO and EU forces
  • Change in the air: development of naval UASs

    The use of unmanned air systems from ships is growing as navies and maritime security agencies increasingly recognise the operational benefits they can bring. Richard Scott reports
  • A great leap forward

    China is ramping up efforts to develop the industrial capabilities that can provide the People's Liberation Army with the edge it requires over regional rivals, as Jon Grevatt reports
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