IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • North Korea building new, larger submarine pens

    North Korea is constructing a fortified structure near the port city of Sinpo that will have what appears to be two covered docks (pens) that could shelter ballistic missile submarines (SSBs). Located 2.25 km south of the Sinpo shipyard, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base on the country's east

  • Germany to operate Heron 1 UAVs in Mali

    The German Federal Ministry of Defense and the Airbus Defence and Space have signed an agreement to operate Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Mali, both Airbus and IAI announced on 21 July. The medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAVs will be leased from

  • Algeria receives third Chinese-built C28A corvette

    The Algerian Navy has received its third Chinese-built C28A guided-missile corvette, according to a report by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The vessel, which has been named Ezzadjer with pennant number 922, was handed over to the Algerian Navy on 12 July in Shanghai. Ezzadjer is the final

  • Boeing announces charges ahead of earnings report

    Boeing will recognise a USD393 million charge on its KC-46 tanker programme as part of its earnings report set to be released on 27 July, the company announced on 22 July. The costs are tied to changes in the tanker programme which forced Boeing to shoulder additional cost, as the contract with the

  • Cameroon establishes base for new Special Forces unit

    Cameroon's new Special Forces (Forces Sp├ęciales) unit will be based at Kribi in the country's south province, a Cameroonian Defence Forces (CDF) officer has told IHS Jane's . The creation of the Special Forces was first publicly acknowledged by the French embassy when it donated military


  • Credible choices: UK General Purpose Frigate programme

    The UK's 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review unveiled plans for the Royal Navy to receive a new class of smaller, cheaper and more exportable general-purpose frigate. Richard Scott reports
  • US debates cruise missile procurement

    The US is facing Russian modernisation of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and the threat of hybrid warfare. Heather Williams examines the US debate around the purchase of new missiles and whether Washington will accept a future 'cruise missile gap' with Moscow.
  • IHS Jane's World Defence Industry Survey 2016

    Changing technological requirements, budget issues, and the emergence of new competitors are steering the global defence industry into a more competitive environment, according to the 'IHS Jane's World Defence Industry Survey 2016'. Guy Anderson and Jon Kozan report
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