IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • General Dynamics reports flat Q3 revenues as backlog increases

    US defence manufacturer and services provider General Dynamics announced relatively flat year-on-year revenues of USD7.7 billion in the third quarter (Q3) on 22 October. Net earnings for the period increased 6.4% to USD694 million for the quarter. However, the company reported declining figures for

  • Honduras receives Legacy 600, orders two Super Tucanos

    Honduras has received an Embraer Legacy 600 transport aircraft and plans to buy two new Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light fighters, the Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on 17 October. The 16-seat VIP transport aircraft, which was valued at USD14 million, was donated to the Honduras Air Force

  • Islamic State reveals US equipment failures

    In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State's media channels, a US airdrop intended for the Kurdish defenders of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was instead seized by fighters from the Sunni militant group. A video released by the Islamic State on 21 October showed a

  • Turkey finally moves to allow Peshmerga to use Turkish soil in fight for Kobanê

    Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu confirmed press reports on 20 October that Ankara has been helping the Peshmerga - Iraqi Kurdish fighters - to cross into Kobanê. The town is located less than 2 km from the Turkish border, where Syrian Kurdish fighters have been engaged in a

  • US Air Force's 3DELRR decision challenged

    Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) following the US Air Force's (USAF) awarding of its next-generation long-range radar contract to Raytheon. The contract award for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR)


  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt
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