IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • China prepares for first military exercise with Australia, US

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will begin joint preparations for a trilateral exercise with Australia and the United States, Chinese Ministry of National Defense spokesperson Geng Yansheng told reporters during a press briefing on 31 July. The unprecedented military drills, dubbed Exercise

  • NATO 'unprepared' to deal with Russia

    NATO is "not well-prepared for a Russian threat against a NATO member state", the influential UK Defence Select Committee warned on 31 July. The report comes in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea and continued proxy involvement in the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine. "Recent

  • Task force findings on US Navy's future small surface combatant under review

    Key Points The Small Surface Combatant Task Force has submitted a report to USN leadership Navy officials will analyse the findings and work with the task force to refine details that will inform the FY 2016 budget US Navy (USN) officials are reviewing the results of a four-month long effort by a

  • Update: NATO 'unprepared' to deal with Russia

    NATO is "not well-prepared for a Russian threat against a NATO member state", the influential UK Defence Select Committee warned on 31 July. The report comes in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea and continued proxy involvement in the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine. "Recent

  • Uruguay procures two C212s from Portugal

    The Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) has procured two former Portuguese Air Force (FAP) Airbus Military C212-300 Aviocar transport aircraft, according to a 30 July FAU communiqué. The FAU Logistics Commander, General Alberto Zanelli, signed a letter of intention with the Portuguese Ministry of

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  • Ramping up relief

    With natural disasters projected to intensify in the Asia-Pacific region in future decades, regional militaries are required to develop capability to deal with the threat more effectively and cohesively. Jon Grevatt reports
  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
  • Briefing: Into Africa

    The growth in co-operation between West African states and Brazil is reaching new heights, reports Janet Tappin Coelho
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  • Russia lays keels for three nuclear subs

    Russia laid the keels of three new nuclear submarines to celebrate Russian Navy Day on 27 July. The boats laid down were the fifth Dolgoruky (Borey)-class (Project 955A) nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Knyaz Oleg and the fourth and fifth Severodvinsk (Yasen)-class nuclear-powered
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