IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Egypt receives withheld Apache attack helos

    Egypt has received 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013. The delivery was reported on 20 December by the Reuters news agency, which quoted local security sources. Confirmation that delivery of the 10 AH-64D Block II

  • KC-46A first test flight expected six months behind schedule as costs rise

    Key Points Boeing is preparing for its KC-46A test model's first flight six months late as costs increase Estimated cost of Boeing's work has increased to USD1.5 billion above the contract ceiling Boeing is expected to fly a test model of its KC-46A aerial refuelling tanker for the US Air Force

  • Update: Pakistan prepares air strikes in response to Peshawar school attack

    The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) finalised plans on 18 December to carry out fresh bombing raids targeting suspected Taliban militant camps across the tribal areas close to the country's border with Afghanistan. A Pakistani defence ministry official told IHS Jane's the attacks will mainly be carried

  • Airbus hopes to double A400M delivery rate in 2015

    Airbus Defence and Space hopes to at least double its delivery rate of the A400M Atlas transport aircraft to 18 next year, after acknowledging supplier problems up to now. The company's director general for Spain, where the aircraft is made, Domingo Ureña, said the first export client,

  • Blocking US Army aviation restructure could put FVL at risk, officials warn

    Key Points US Army officials say future fleet modernisation rests on their aviation restructure plan They warn that FVL will not come to fruition without the cutbacks US Army aviation officials are insisting that their controversial Aviation Restructure Initiative (ARI) is the only way to


  • Annual Defence Report 2014: Industry

    The global military industrial base faced a two-speed market once again in 2014. Financial performance of defence organisations in the Western world was sluggish as a result of ongoing economic challenges, while in the Asia-Pacific region defence industrialisation accelerated as a means of driving economic development.
  • Annual Defence Report 2014: the Americas

    The US military is re-engaging in Iraq despite its pivot to Asia and continuing budgetary difficulties, while Canadian efforts to support Washington against the Islamic State have also highlighted issues of funding and capability shortfalls. Meanwhile, the main role of Latin American militaries remains supporting the region's police forces.
  • Annual Defence Report 2014: Europe

    War. Crisis. Invasion. Insurrection. Annexation. Return of the Cold War. Not words many on New Year's Eve 2013 would have predicted being used to describe the year ahead for Europe, but the reality it was dealt nonetheless.
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