IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Croatia displays new AFV fleets

    The Croatian Armed Forces (CAF) presented new armoured vehicles at their Gasinci training grounds on 20 March. Four variants of the Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) were presented: medical, logistical, and command versions, plus an armoured personnel carrier variant fitted with a Kongsberg

  • Western officials discuss stepping up military support for Ukraine

    All options, including selective arms transfers, should be in the West's toolbox for reinforcing the Ukrainian military, according to top NATO and European Union military officials, who say Kiev needs new capabilities to counter the country's increasingly well-armed Russian-backed rebel forces.

  • Analysis: Pakistan's 'indigenous' UAV, missiles may not be as homegrown as claimed

    The Pakistan Army announced on 13 March that it had successfully fired the indigenous Barq laser-guided missile from a NESCOM Burraq unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Initial analysis of a video of the missile firings released by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) agency suggests a striking

  • Analysis: PLA scandals, anti-corruption drives, and the 'falling China' narrative

    A proliferation of analysis pieces predicting the demise of the Chinese Communist Party have appeared after disappointing economic figures and revelations of corruption involving top PLA officials. Reuben F Johnson reports The annual National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political

  • Australian Army, Air Force get new leaders

    New chiefs for Australia's army and air force were announced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 26 March. Lieutenant General Angus Campbell will be appointed chief of the army on 16 May, replacing Lieutenant General David Morrison. On promotion to air marshal, Air Vice Marshal Gavin Davies will

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