IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • China justifies Spratly Islands construction as Carter presses Beijing to stop work

    The Chinese foreign ministry official in charge of boundary and maritime affairs has said the country's island building in the Spratlys is necessary for the country to "fulfill her relevant international responsibilities and obligations" and is in no way an attempt to firm up its

  • Simultaneous international drills show growing PLAN confidence

    The participation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in international exercises continues to increase, with Chinese warships involved in three separate exercises in the second half of May. Type 054A 'Jiangkai II'-class frigate Yulin was dispatched to Singapore to take part in the

  • Egyptian fighter order a shot in the arm for RSK-MiG

    The imminent sale by Russia of 46 Mikoyan MiG-29 fighters to Egypt, reported by Russian business daily Vedomosti on 25 May, was stated to be worth about USD2 billion, making it the largest order for the MiG-29 since the fall of the Soviet Union. The MiG-29 contract would follow the announcement in

  • Canada releases second Defence Acquisition Guide

    Canada has released the second edition of its Defence Acquisition Guide (DAG) long-term procurement planning document and formally confirmed that it will stand up a third-party panel to "review and validate" projects valued at CAD100 million (USD80 million) or more. The announcement was

  • EDA's goal of UAV C2 transfer between satellites falling short of live demo

    The European Defence Agency's (EDA's) newest research project into transferring command-and-control (C2) of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from one satellite to another should carry that goal a step or two closer to regulatory and operational reality, but will fall short of actually demonstrating

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