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  • US has military options for North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, says Mattis

    US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has indicated that Washington has military options for North Korea that would not put the South Korean capital Seoul at great risk from a counter-attack by Pyongyang. However, Mattis declined to go into details when asked on 18 September what those options might

  • China’s CASC unveils D3000 unmanned oceanic combat vessel concept

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has revealed plans for an autonomous multirole surface vessel designed specifically for high-end naval operations at the 2017 International Ocean Science and Technology (OST) Exhibition in Qingdao. Under development by the Beijing-based 13th

  • New details emerge of Sino-Russian AHL helicopter concept

    Chinese rotary-wing specialist Avicopter, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), unveiled a revised model of its Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter concept at the 2017 China Helicopter Exposition, which ran from 14 to 17 September in Tianjin. Compared to the version

  • SRC Aus opens Canberra office to offer EW solutions

    Australian company SRC Aus, a developer of electronic warfare (EW) solutions, has opened an office in Canberra after winning a new AUD17 million (USD13.5 million) contract to produce data sets to support Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

  • DSEI 2017: Australian Army planning to equip combat platoons, combat teams with micro-, mini-UAVs

    The Australian Army is planning to equip every combat platoon with PD-100 Black Hornet micro-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and each combat team with RQ-12 Wasp mini-UAVs, the service’s head of land capability has indicated. The plans were detailed by Major General Kathryn Toohey at the

  • Egypt to receive South Korean naval vessel

    Egypt will receive at least one South Korean naval vessel, the Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 15 September. The MoD said that, during a visit to South Korea to boost bilateral co-operation, Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi had inspected “one of the naval pieces that will be

  • IED attack kills five people in Pakistan's Bajaur

    FOUR security forces personnel and a local administrative official were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack targeting their vehicle in the Mamund area of Bajaur agency in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on 17 September, Reuters reported. The Tehrik-e-Taliban

  • IED attack kills four civilians in Afghanistan's Khost

    FOUR civilians were killed and 13 others were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack by unidentified militants in the basement of Hammam Market in Afghanistan's Khost province on 17 September, Afghan Islamic Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Mine attack kills two security personnel in Afghanistan's Helmand

    TWO security forces personnel were killed and five others were wounded in a mine attack by unidentified militants in Greshk district in Afghanistan's Helmand province on 14 September, Afghan Islamic Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Mine blast kills one civilian in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

    ONE civilian was killed and nine others were wounded when a mine, placed by unidentified militants, detonated in the fourth precinct of Jalalabad in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on 13 September, Afghan Islamic Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Missile attack wounds six civilians in Afghanistan's Laghman

    SIX civilians were wounded in a missile attack by unidentified militants in front of a hotel on the Kabil-Jalalabad main road in the Torghar area of Afghanistan's Laghman province on 14 September, Afghan Islamic Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Rocket attack kills one health worker in Afghanistan's Kunduz

    ONE health worker was killed and another was wounded after a rocket, fired by unidentified militants, hit a Public Health Directorate vehicle in the Khwaja Pista area of Khanabad district of Afghanistan's Kunduz province on 13 September, Afghan Islamic Press reported. No group immediately claimed

  • Suspected Islamist militants kill one civilian in Afghanistan's Khost

    ONE civilian was shot dead and two others wounded by unidentified armed militants at an unspecified location in Afghanistan's Khost province on 14 September, Afghan Islamic Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • SVBIED attack kills Romanian soldier in Afghanistan's Kandahar

    A ROMANIAN soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack targeting their convoy in an unspecified location in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on 15 September, Reuters reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Afghans receive first Black Hawk helos

    The Afghan Air Force (AAF) received on 18 September its first batch of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters. The delivery, which was announced on the same day on the Facebook page of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing (EAW), saw two UH-60s arrive at Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan

  • Australian frigate conducts first MUM-T operations with MH-60R helicopter, ScanEagle UAS

    The Royal Australian Navy’ (RAN’s) Adelaide (Oliver Hazard Perry)-class guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle (06) has completed the service’s first ever man-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) integrated flying serials. The operations, which involved Newcastle’s embarked MH-60R

  • China, Russia conduct joint anti-submarine exercises in Seas of Japan, Okhotsk

    Key Points China, Russia begin a series of naval drills that have progressively expanded in scope, locations Drills suggest increasing ability of both navies to interoperate in different mission sets and theatres The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and the Russian Navy have begun a

  • DRDO completes development trials of Astra BVRAAM

    India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has completed development trials of the Astra beyond-visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM). The final flight tests of the locally developed weapon system were conducted from 11–14 September over the Bay of

  • India’s DRDO successfully tests ‘Trawl’ mine clearance system

    India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently conducted trials of the ‘Trawl’ mine clearance system being developed for the Indian Army (IA), according to a 15 September statement by the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB). The

  • PLAN’s new training ship embarks on maiden voyage

    A new training ship that was commissioned in February 2017 for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) Dalian Naval Academy has set sail for its maiden oceangoing voyage, the PLA-linked China Military Online website reported on 18 September. The vessel, Qi Jiguang (pennant

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