Jane's Defence Weekly


  • CNO touts BMD potential of Aegis

    Admiral John Richardson, the US chief of naval operations, said he is confident about the ability of the Aegis combat system aboard appropriately outfitted US guided-missile destroyers and cruisers to conduct ballistic missile defence (BMD) missions, even during the initial boost phase.

  • Czech MoD orders full review of Elta 3D radar contract

    Czech Defence Minister Karla Slechtova has ordered a full review of an unsigned CZK3.6 billion (USD173,000) contract for eight IAI Elta Systems ELM-2084 multi-mission radar (MMR) units selected by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 14 December 2016. IAI Elta Systems was selected by Slechtova's

  • Exploratory coalition talks in Germany point way ahead on defence

    The leadership of Germany’s two largest parties, the Social Democrats and Christian Democrats, have achieved a breakthrough and found common ground in their exploratory talks, the first step before actual negotiations on the continuation of the grand coalition between the two parties can

  • Germany seeks combat sights for new assault rifle

    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, issued a EUR125 million (USD153 million) tender on 16 January for 103,090 combat sights for the System

  • Qatari minister defends acquisition of three fighter types

    Qatar’s decision to buy three different types of advanced fighter jets will not create additional financial and manpower burdens, according to Dr Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah, the emirate’s minister of state for defence. “If we said this 20 years ago, I would believe you,”

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  • Future fighter: F-35 begins transition into US service

    As the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter begins to enter into US service in meaningful numbers, Gareth Jennings explores efforts being undertaken by the US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Navy to fully integrate the aircraft into their inventories and their plans for its future employment
  • Shaking out: The future of the US Navy's surface combatant fleet

    The US Navy’s surface-combatant fleet is facing a tumultuous time. Although on the cusp of benefitting from some of its most promising programmes, the navy is facing an internal and external crisis. Michael Fabey reports on how the navy will try to get back on course
  • Quagmire: Washington’s struggle against the stalemate in Afghanistan

    As insurgent groups in Afghanistan expand their territorial and population control, the United States has unveiled a new strategy that will result in Washington and its NATO allies increasing the number of troops on the ground in an effort to break the stalemate in the 16-year-old conflict. Gabriel Dominguez reports
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