IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • DAPA signs export-support deal with national bank

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed an agreement with the Export-Import Bank of Korea to provide financial support for domestic companies seeking to boost defence exports. The DAPA said the "financial co-operation" memorandum of understanding (MoU),

  • Germany backs France with more military support

    Germany has moved to support France by pledging aircraft for the counter-Islamic State mission in Syria and troops for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). "The government has decided today to take difficult but important and necessary steps … to

  • Lumax and SIPAL sign for Indian joint venture

    New Delhi-based Lumax Auto Technologies said on 26 November that it has entered an agreement with Italian company SIPAL Engineering to form a joint venture (JV) to undertake defence manufacturing in India. Lumax - primarily an automotive company - said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange that

  • Russian Su-24M communications equipment blamed for shootdown

    The crew of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24M 'Fencer' strike aircraft downed by Turkey on 23 November may not have been able to hear radio warnings issued by the Turkish Air Force, Russian sources tell IHS Jane's . Turkish authorities have stated that the aircraft was warned 10 times within a five-minute

  • Situation deteriorates in Helmand province

    Afghan insurgents have reportedly taken control of large swathes of Helmand province and, while heavy fighting is ongoing in different areas, are also threatening the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. The Taliban control approximately 80% of Helmand, while in districts like Marjah and Khanashin the

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