IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • DSACEUR announces strengthening of NATO’s Baltic regional air and naval forces

    NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General James Everard on 20 September announced the next steps in strengthening NATO Baltic and Poland-based battlegroups with air and naval forces. The announcement came during a two-day visit to Estonia and meetings with the commander of

  • First Egyptian Gowind corvette handed over

    French shipbuilder Naval Group (formerly DCNS) handed over the first of four Gowind 2500 corvettes to Egypt in Lorient on 22 September. “Delivered just 36 months after the order was placed, the corvette ENS El-Fateh will take to the seas on 23 September to sail to its home port in

  • MDL delivers first of six Scorpène-class submarines to Indian Navy

    India's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has delivered the first of six licence-built Scorpène-class diesel-electric submarines to the Indian Navy (IN). Named Kalvari , the 66 m-long boat was handed over to the service on 21 September, and is set to be commissioned “soon”,

  • Puma production is revved up

    Rheinmetall and Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) are producing the Puma infantry fighting vehicle as part of their Projekt System & Management (PSM) consortium. Rheinmetall gave a rare glimpse of its Puma production line in Unterlüss, northern Germany, on 18 September. Jean-Daniel Schaffner,

  • Saab defends Gripen in Bulgaria, waits on Slovakia

    Saab has defended the suitability of its Gripen C/D for meeting Bulgaria’s future fighter needs after the country’s prime minister reportedly expressed doubts that the aircraft represents the best choice, while the Swedish firm separately awaits notification from the Slovakian government


  • Escalating tensions: The regional response to North Korea's growing missile threat

    As North Korea continues to develop and test nuclear weapons and ballistic missile systems, neighbouring Japan and South Korea are enhancing their missile defence capabilities to counter the growing military threat from Pyongyang. Gabriel Dominguez examines the latest developments
  • A sense of direction: Striving to maintain GPS

    The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is one of the most pervasive technologies in use today. Anything that navigates the land, skies, or seas relies on GPS for position and timing. However, concerns over the ability of adversaries to disrupt or fake a GPS signal mean that militaries are working to harden the signals and receiver hardware while also seeking out alternative methods of navigating without GPS. Geoff Fein explores the efforts being made to ensure that the global navigation system remains reliable and usable
  • Elite assistance: the future of special forces partnering

    Special forces from a number of Western nations are providing key support to the various units tasked with kicking the Islamic State out of Raqqa: the militant Islamists' last remaining major stronghold. Andrew White reports
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