IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • F-35 programme remains at risk at SDD conclusion, chief Pentagon test official warns

    Key Points The Pentagon's director of operational testing has warned that the F-35 programme is still at risk of failing to deliver its full combat capability at the conclusion of SDD The USAF and the USMC have declared IOC with interim 3i combat software, while the USN has said that it will wait

  • India's Scorpene submarine data leak becomes murkier

    The Australian newspaper has published a new set of leaked documents on its website that provide further details about the operational capabilities of the six Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS is licence-building for the Indian Navy (IN) in Mumbai. Marked 'Restricted Scorpene

  • Taliban intensify attacks in northern Afghanistan

    The Taliban have stepped up their attacks in Afghanistan's northern provinces of Kunduz and Takhar in a move that highlights the group's capability to expand its area of operations beyond the east and south of the country by executing co-ordinated offensives. The militants temporarily seized

  • US Department of State approves possible USD60 million arms package for Afghanistan

    The US Department of State has approved a possible USD60 million sale of military equipment to Afghanistan under the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, according to a 18 August press release by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The package, which

  • US to deliver first AH-6i helos to Saudi Arabia 'as soon as possible'

    The US government is making the final preparations for the shipment of 24 Boeing AH-6i Little Bird light attack and reconnaissance helicopters to Saudi Arabia, with a solicitation for their transportation being posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website on 24 August. According to the


  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Rolling out the big guns: Self-propelled artillery developments

    While recent conflicts have seen the West deprioritise the use of self-propelled artillery systems, a number of emerging requirements are keeping the market for this class of equipment buoyant. Jon Hawkes reports
  • High Flyers

    The USAF's high-altitude ISR assets are more in demand now than ever, yet budget constraints are threatening to limit their numbers even as their utility increases. Marina Malenic reports
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