IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Bahamas inducts first vessels in fleet renewal effort

    Dutch company Damen Shipyards has begun delivering nine vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) as part of a BSD232 million (USD228 million) fleet recapitalisation and port facilities enhancement programme. The first of four 42 m Legend-class (Stan Patrol 4207) offshore patrol

  • Berlin points finger at NATO for June ATC blackouts

    The German government has indicated that NATO electronic warfare (EW) training exercises were responsible for civilian ATC radar display blackouts in central Europe on 5 June and 10 June 2014. IHS Jane's has obtained the government's answer to a parliamentary question on 17 July, in which it noted

  • Canada follows US with sanctions against Russian defence companies

    Canada has followed the United States by introducing financial sanctions against a series of Russian defence organisations in response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development announced on 24 July that it had applied additional sanctions

  • Confusion surrounds IDF fatalities

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has said that 33 of its soldiers have been killed in the ground operation against militants in the Gaza Strip as of 25 July, but the causes of many of the deaths remain unclear. Nearly half of the fatalities happened during heavy fighting in Al-Shujaiyah on the night

  • Indian armed forces still seeing high suicide rate

    The high suicide rate in the Indian military persists, with 597 service personnel having taken their own lives from 2009-13, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament on 22 July. The Indian Army was the most affected with 116 soldiers committing suicide in 2010, 105 in 2011, and 95 in 2012. In


  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
  • Briefing: Into Africa

    The growth in co-operation between West African states and Brazil is reaching new heights, reports Janet Tappin Coelho
  • In search of an ISR/strike bargain

    A new type of combat aircraft is proving popular among armed forces facing tough operational and budgetary challenges around the world. Jim Dorschner examines the market and future trends for affordable, lighter fixed-wing platforms that blend the ability to conduct persistent surveillance with precision weapon delivery
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