IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • China launches four more satellites

    Key Points China launched four satellites on 7 October, bringing the total number deployed over the past four weeks to 31 The scale of the launches shows Beijing's space ambitions and capabilities A Long March-2D rocket launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on 7 October placed 4

  • Chinese aero-engine manufacturers cease trading before a possible restructuring

    Some of the leading aero-engine manufacturers controlled by state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) have halted trading on Chinese stock exchanges before an anticipated restructuring. The AVIC Aviation Engine Corporation (formerly the Xian Aero-Engine Corporation), Sichuan Chengfa

  • Draken receives L-159s to market in the Americas

    Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody delivered the first surplus Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) L-159E ALCA light attack and training aircraft to Draken International on 5 October. Aero Vodochody plans to deliver another seven aircraft by the end of the year. Draken International is to

  • NATO agrees to boost NRF, but lacks 'southern' strategy

    NATO defence ministers approved steps to strengthen the NATO Response Force (NRF) on 8 October, which NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said will have "all it needs" to deploy to the south if needed. "Our military commanders confirm that we have all we need to deploy the NRF to

  • Russia reduces planned cuts to 2016 defence budget

    The Russian government finalised its draft 2016 budget on 8 October, following the reversal of a majority of the proposed cuts to Ministry of Defence (MoD) expenditure. The original document had included a defence budget allocation of RUB2,886 billion (USD47.3 billion), down 7.4% in nominal terms

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