IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Boeing begins delivering new MH-47Gs to SOCOM

    Key Points Boeing has delivered the first of eight new-build MH-47G Chinooks to SOCOM The G-model has larger fuel tanks, an aerial refuelling system, DAFCS, and unique electronic warfare capabilities US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook

  • Czech Republic launches air defence radar tender

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched international tender on 30 September for 3D mobile air defence radar (MADR) systems worth up to CZK1.7 billion (USD70 million). The MoD would like to procure at least five systems by the end of 2017 to replace Russian-designed P-37 (1RL139) 'Bar Lock' 2D

  • Russia preparing legal action over French Mistral halt

    Russia is preparing legal action against France over the country's halt in the delivery of the Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) Vladivostok , Russian sources have told IHS Jane's . "We hope that despite the repeated statements of the French party concerning the possible refusal to

  • Spain to increase defence spending

    Spain's headline defence budget is set to rise in 2015, for first time in seven years, by 1% to EUR5.71 billion (USD7.2 billion). According to figures presented to parliament on 30 September, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) will receive some EUR57 million in additional funding, although that compares

  • US, Afghanistan finally ink security agreement

    Afghanistan and the United States on 30 September signed a long-awaited security agreement to codify the status of US and NATO forces remaining in Afghanistan after this year. Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, entered office the previous day and appointed his new national security adviser,


  • Age of uncertainty

    As Western forces disengage from Afghanistan, the five nearby ex-Soviet nations in Central Asia are employing diverse strategies to ensure their security in a tough neighbourhood, reports Joshua Kucera
  • Making MUM-T work

    With the procurement of manned-unmanned teaming systems well in hand, US Army leaders are now looking to sharpen up the doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures to operate them. Andrew Drwiega reports
  • Ready and able: post-war US Marine Corps takes shape

    As 2014 draws to a close the US Marine Corps is proceeding with efforts to reshape the force for new missions after the multiple wars that have dominated its operations since 2001. Jim Dorschner reports
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