IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • US Navy supply ships collide in Gulf of Aden

    Two US naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden on 20 November, US Navy (USN) officials announced. Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and Henry J Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S Diehl (T-AO 193) were conducting an underway

  • France orders 12 Airbus MRTTs

    France has announced on 20 November its order of 12 Airbus A330-200 MultiRole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Armee de L'Air. The purchase has been valued at around EUR3 billion (USD3.8 billion) by the French Ministry of Defence (MoD). In French Air Force service the MRTTs will be known

  • Auditors: US partner capacity building programme needs improvements

    US government auditors recommend the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of State use clear time frames to manage a nascent partner capacity building programme called the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF). GSCF is meant to help the military and diplomatic departments jointly work with

  • DAPA makes preliminary move to contract Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-16s

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) is set to establish a review committee that is expected to approve Lockheed Martin as prime contractor in its programme to upgrade 134 Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) F-16 fighter aircraft, DAPA spokesman Kim Si-cheol told IHS

  • Iraqi forces relieve Baiji refinery

    The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that its forces have finally secured the town of Baiji and the associated oil refinery after months of fighting against Islamic State militants. The Iraqi authorities have made this claim before, but this time the MoD released a video on 20 November


  • Tepid tempo: third-quarter mergers and acquisitions

    Deal activity in the world's defence and security markets was subdued during the third quarter of the year. Guy Anderson reports
  • Briefing: Japan's new dawn

    Tokyo is shrugging off the post-1945 constraints on its military and developing new operational concepts and capabilities in response to China's rise. James Hardy reports
  • Fifth-gen ramp-up

    The F-35 programme has had its fair share of challenges, but meeting key programme milestones in the new year would signal that the largest weapons acquisition effort in history is finally on track. Marina Malenic reports
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