IHS Jane's International Defence Review


  • Joint Fires key to countering Russian military

    The Polish Air Force Academy is considering the evolution of its Joint Fires capability as part of a more comprehensive effort to defend the country against Russian incursions similar to those witnessed in Ukraine. Speaking at the Joint Forces Simulation and Training conference in London,

  • Camcopter demonstrates sense-and-avoid system

    Austrian company Schiebel has conducted sense-and-avoid trials of its Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the environs of an airport in the Netherlands, the company announced on 9 February. The trials, which were conducted at De Kooy Airfield in Den Helder in December 2015, saw the

  • Brazil details new ARV

    The Brazilian Army has firmed up the requirement for a new Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) which will be the long-term replacement for the ENGESA EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 armoured cars that entered service over 40 years ago. The ARV - designated VBR-MR (Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento - Media de

  • DOTE&E seeks fixes for US Navy surface EW testing

    Key Points The USN has a gap in its capability for the high-fidelity representation of multiple ASCM seekers to support SEWIP operational testing DOT&E has proposed a UAV-based solution as an alternative to the captive-carry of the ASCM seeker simulators by manned aircraft Shortfalls remain

  • UAV engines: Rotron eyes next-generation systems

    Key Points Industry and operators are looking to heavy fuel engines Onboard power generation key to supporting UAV capability growth The next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will not emerge until advances in engine technology are achieved and introduced, according to Jim Edmondson,

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  • Next-generation bullet stoppers: body armour evolves to counter emerging threats

    The quest for stronger and lighter personal protection equipment for dismounted troops marches on as military forces strive to improve their survivability against an increasingly diverse range of threats. Andrew White and Kelvin Wong explore the latest technologies
  • Russian revolution: new-generation AFVs emerge

    The Russian Army's effort to field a new generation of tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles is the most ambitious programme of its type in the world, and includes new tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Christopher F Foss explores the possibilities and technologies
  • Loitering with intent

    Stricter rules of engagement and the need to engage fleeting and time-sensitive target sets in complex or remote environments is driving a requirement for surgical precision effects with low collateral damage. Robin Hughes examines the role of loitering munitions in this new paradigm
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  • China commissions Type 082 II-class MCMV

    China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new Type 082 II Wozang-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV). The ship entered service with the North Sea Fleet on 25 January at the Dalian naval base, North East China. Named Rongcheng (pennant number 811), the vessel is the fourth
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