IHS Jane's International Defence Review

  • Emerging resistance and recurring Islamic State attacks in Sanaa unlikely to threaten Houthi hold on Yemeni capital

    EVENT The Sanaa wilaya (province) of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack on 20 July 2015 that targeted a mosque in Sanaa frequented by Zaidi worshippers. The explosion outside the Moeed mosque, which according to the

  • IED detonates outside court in Nigeria's Rivers

    AN IMPROVISED explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated outside a federal high court building in Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Rivers state on 9 July, the BBC reported. No casualties were reported. Reports stated that the court was due to rule on the legality of the election

  • Truck delivery highlights rekindled Sino-Ecuadorian relations

    The Ecuadorian army began taking delivery of over 700 Chinese-manufactured land vehicles in April. The package includes 226 4x4 multi-purpose trucks, 99 3.5-tonne 4x4 light trucks, 20 5-tonne cargo trucks, 20 6x4 fuel tankers, 18 6x4 water tankers, 27 30-tonne 6x4 dump trucks, 93 6x6 multi-purpose

  • IDEX 2015: Hydra undertakes first sea trials

    Al Seer Marine has conducted the first at-sea trials of its new Hydra unmanned surface vessel (USV). The trials were held at the company's facilities in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi-based Al Seer has developed the Hydra and other USVs in partnership with 5G International, a specialist in

  • IDEX 2015: First production Predator XP due soon

    The first production Predator XP unmanned aerial vehicle will soon roll off General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' production line. Speaking at the UMEX conference at IDEX 2015, the company's president, Frank Pace, said several aircraft are near completion, and that the first model built - for

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  • AFSOC receives first Ghostrider gunship

    The US Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received the first of 37 Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunships, it was announced on 30 July. The aircraft arrived at Hurlburt Field in Florida the day prior to the announcement, ahead of initial developmental test and evaluation
  • Portugal abandons plan to buy French LPD

    Portugal has decided not to buy the FS Siroco (L9012) landing platform dock (LPD) from the French Navy the country's Ministry of National Defence has told IHS Jane's .. Technical visits were made to the ship and requests of information were issued by Portugal, but no acquisition proposal was