IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Analysis: US debate over arming Ukraine overlooks wider strategy

    Discussions regarding whether or not to supply weapons and equipment to Ukrainian forces - to counteract strong Russian support for separatists in eastern Ukraine - should be had within a wider strategic context. ANALYSIS Lawmakers and some government officials have sought to press US president

  • IDEX 2015: IGG acquires Finnish RIB company

    The United Arab Emirates' International Golden Group (IGG) has acquired Finnish rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer Boomeranger Boats, it was announced on 25 February. The value of the deal was not disclosed. However, Boomeranger's parent company Revenio Group revealed that the disposal would

  • UK's Scout SV reconnaissance variant passes CDR

    The British Army's upcoming Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) tracked reconnaissance vehicle has passed its critical design review (CDR), General Dynamics UK announced on 26 February. The reconnaissance variant is the final variant of the Scout SV programme to pass its CDR. With this now complete, the

  • US Coast Guard still wrangling with ice breaker shortage

    Key Points US ice breaker capability requirements still stand at three medium and three heavy ice breakers The USCG is considering options including Polar Sea reactivation and a new acquisition As human activity in the Arctic continues to expand, the chief of the US Coast Guard (USCG) remains

  • EU should expand soldier, civilian training, officials believe

    The European Union's (EU's) strategic training of soldiers, diplomats, and civilians should be expanded to include human rights instruction for soldiers and pre-deployment training in civil-military co-operation prior to the posting of civilians to expeditionary security missions, say EU officials

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