IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • ASEAN Regional Forum 'concerned' over North Korea's nuclear, missile tests

    Members of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), one of the largest security forums in the Asia-Pacific region, have raised concerns over North Korea's latest nuclear, rocket and ballistic missile tests. A statement issued in the Laotian capital of Vientiane by ARF Chairman Saleumxay Kommasith to wrap up

  • China to have 'world's largest navy' by 2020, says report

    Based on the number and variety of warships that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to have in commission by the year 2020, a new report says that China will have not only the largest but also the second-most capable blue-water navy in the world within the next four years. Published

  • Indian Navy special forces to get 177 sniper rifles

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded negotiations with Italian arms manufacturer Beretta for the import of 177 sniper rifles for its Marine Commandos (MARCOS), the special forces unit of the Indian Navy (IN), for an estimated INR200 million (USD2.98 million). Official sources said the

  • North African rivals receive new tanks

    Morocco has confirmed that it has taken delivery of the first of its new M1A1SA Abrams tanks, while it regional rival Algeria has received another instalment of T-90 tanks from Russia. The Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) released photographs of the ceremony marking the arrival of its first Abrams to

  • Paraguay deploys observers to Colombia for UN monitoring mission

    Key Points Paraguay has deployed personnel for the UN's monitoring mission in Colombia, and Argentina, Chile, and Mexico have pledged deployments as well The mission is to monitor and verify the FARC's disarmament and the bilateral ceasefire The Paraguayan military has deployed 11 officers and


  • Expanding horizons: the EU's growing military footprint

    Over the past two years the EU's military operations have increased considerably, with the latest counter-migrant mission in the Mediterranean illustrating its growing ambitions to protect the continent's security. Tim Ripley reports on the expanding mission set that is putting the organisation to the test at all levels, politically, operationally, and tactically
  • Credible choices: UK General Purpose Frigate programme

    The UK's 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review unveiled plans for the Royal Navy to receive a new class of smaller, cheaper and more exportable general-purpose frigate. Richard Scott reports
  • US debates cruise missile procurement

    The US is facing Russian modernisation of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and the threat of hybrid warfare. Heather Williams examines the US debate around the purchase of new missiles and whether Washington will accept a future 'cruise missile gap' with Moscow.
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