IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Islamic State reveals US equipment failures

    In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State's media channels, a US airdrop intended for the Kurdish defenders of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was instead seized by fighters from the Sunni militant group. A video released by the Islamic State on 21 October showed a

  • Turkey finally moves to allow Peshmerga to use Turkish soil in fight for Kobanê

    Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu confirmed press reports on 20 October that Ankara has been helping the Peshmerga - Iraqi Kurdish fighters - to cross into Kobanê. The town is located less than 2 km from the Turkish border, where Syrian Kurdish fighters have been engaged in a

  • US Air Force's 3DELRR decision challenged

    Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) following the US Air Force's (USAF) awarding of its next-generation long-range radar contract to Raytheon. The contract award for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR)

  • USN swaps future deployment schedules for two carriers

    Key Points USS Harry S Truman and USS Dwight D Eisenhower are swapping maintenance, training, and deployment schedules The exchange will help keep the USN's carrier strike groups on track with a new readiness cycle and allow Eisenhower to complete an extended maintenance period Two US Navy (USN)

  • Elbit to upgrade F-5 fighters for undisclosed Asian country

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a USD85 million contract by an undisclosed Asian country. The majority has been earmarked for a Northrop F-5 Tiger II upgrade programme. The contract, which was announced by the Israeli company on 22 October, will last for three years. In addition to upgrading the

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  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt
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  • USN's seventh Littoral Combat Ship launches

    A seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the US Navy (USN) was launched on 18 October. Christened Detroit (LCS 7), the ship entered the water for the first time at Marinette Marine Corp's construction facilities in Marinette, Wisconsin. The 118.6 m steel monohull is the fourth Freedom variant LCS
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