IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Bulgaria turns away from Russia for future support of MiG-29

    Key Points Bulgaria is looking to Poland rather than Russia to keep its MiG-29 fleet airborne Sofia is looking to reduce its dependence of Russia wherever possible in light of Moscow's interventions in Ukraine Bulgarian defence minister Nikolai Nenchev announced on 6 July that the country's air

  • F-35B completes operational ordnance expenditure test

    Key Points The USMC has completed the first F-35B operational ordnance expenditures Demonstrating ordnance delivery is a critical step for allowing the USMC to declare IOC for the jet The US Marine Corps (USMC) on 26 June completed the first Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II operational ordnance

  • Government faces criticism after slow response to Taliban attack near Kabul

    The Taliban launched attacks on several Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) checkpoints in the Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province, less than 50 km from Kabul, on 1 July. Local media reported that "tens" (according to one account "hundreds") of Taliban

  • Israeli personnel start David's Sling training

    Israeli personnel have begun the first training course to operate the David's Sling air defence system, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 29 June. It said the six-month course was being jointly run by its 'Homa' administration, main contractor Rafael, and the US Missile Defense Agency,

  • Japanese P-1s to visit RIAT, Djibouti in first overseas trip

    Japan will send its Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) overseas for the first time later this month to conduct operational trials in Djibouti and take part in the UK's Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). Two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) P-1s will leave Naval Air Facility

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