IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Dassault plans to use Rafale sale to leverage position in India

    Dassault will look to leverage France's newly signed Rafale deal with India to build its industrial presence in the country and support the 'Make in India' drive, Eric Trappier, the company's chief executive officer has said. In comments to the Press Trust of India shortly after the signing of the

  • EDA to launch new financial mechanism to promote multination defence R&D

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) will launch a new initiative in the coming months to facilitate multi-nation R&D programmes among more - and more of its bigger - member states. The new "co-operative financial mechanism" (CFM) will provide temporary bridging finance to help smooth

  • French Army selects HK416 to replace FAMAS

    The French Army's new service rifle will be the Heckler & Koch HK416F, the French defence procurement agency (the DGA) announced on 23 September. France has a long history of firearms innovations yet this has withered on the vine, with the HK416F set to be the first French standard-issue rifle

  • Further progress made on China's Type 001A carrier

    Images recently published on Chinese online forums reveal that China's first indigenous aircraft carrier (CV), commonly referred to as the Type 001A, is fast nearing structural completion at Dalian shipyard. The forward part of the carrier's island structure, including the bridge and main mast

  • Martin-Baker to be prosecuted over death of Red Arrows pilot

    The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to prosecute Martin-Baker over the death of a Red Arrows aerobatic display pilot in 2011, it announced on 26 September. The ejector-seat manufacturer is to be prosecuted for an alleged breach of health and safety law related to the death of Flight


  • Evolution by increments

    The US Army is, for the most part, moving cautiously ahead with a variety of modernisation plans to upgrade and evolve its equipment and structures. Daniel Wasserbly reports
  • Face off: East-West relations

    Russia's improving A2/AD and hybrid warfare capabilities are asking new questions of NATO's maritime forces. Richard Scott reports on how this Russian resurgence is spurring new thinking
  • Afghan Air Force: Phoenix rising from the ashes?

    While building the Afghan Air Force is still a work in progress, its capabilities are improving. However, efforts remain focused on attack capabilities, seemingly neglecting airlift. Franz J Marty reports
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