• Police arrest a man as part of a counter-terrorism operation in the UK' West Midlands

    ONE unnamed man was arrested in a counter-terrorism raid operation in the town of Burton on Trent in West Midlands in the United Kingdom on 12 December, Reuters reported. Four men were arrested in Derby and a woman in the capital London on the same day. No additional details were provided.

  • Police arrest four men as part of a counter-terrorism operation in the UK' East Midlands

    FOUR unnamed men were arrested in a counter-terrorism raid operation in the town of Derby in East Midlands in the United Kingdom on 12 December, Reuters reported. Another man was arrested in Burton on Trent and a woman in the capital London on the same day. No additional details were provided.

  • Saab seeking Belgian partners for Gripen bid

    Swedish company Saab met with a range of Belgian companies as part of two days of meetings to help find local partners for its Gripen bid, the company announced on 9 December. Saab said it had talked with about 40 companies over the two days, but did not name the companies in a press release. Saab

  • Teledyne agrees to buy e2v

    US company Teledyne has reached a deal to buy UK group e2v for GBP620 million (USD782 million), the companies announced on 12 December. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2017. E2v produces a range of imaging and communications equipment, used for satellites and aircraft, as well as

  • Inquiry reveals UK's Type 45 destroyers are even less reliable in warm water

    Senior defence industry officials revealed during testimony to a parliamentary inquiry on 7 June that the problems with the integrated electric propulsion (IEP) systems on the UK Royal Navy (RN)'s new Type 45 destroyers are more acute in warm environments such as the Gulf. Rolls-Royce's Tomas Leahy

  • OSINT Summary: German Islamic State militant releases nasheed calling on supporters to launch attacks in the West

    The Islamic State released a previously unknown nasheed "Auf zum Schlachten!", or "To the slaughter!", by German Islamic State militant Denis Cuspert (alias Abu Talha al-Almani or Deso Dogg) on 17 April 2016. Parts of the nasheed had been used in a video released earlier that

  • NATO allies to review possible naval mission in Eastern Mediterranean

    NATO is to review an appeal from its members Turkey and Germany for allied naval intervention to monitor the flow of migrants across the Aegean Sea, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. "The ministers will address this issue because the migration crisis is of great concern to

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 1 February 2016

    Americas Brazil - 29 January 2016: In São Paulo, 300 taxi drivers protesting against rival Uber drivers allegedly injured an unspecified number of them, vandalising their cars. Chile - 29 January 2016: Six Mapuche communities urged the government to cancel the environmental permit given to

  • Top 10 risks in 2016

    EVENT The IHS Country Risk Analysis and Forecasting Team (CRAFT) team watches, assesses, and forecasts the level and specific nature of violent risks across the globe. In this report we explore 10 of the major risk environments of 2016 together with their likely impact and key indicators, which we

  • DSEI 2015: French Navy details lessons learned from Gulf carrier deployment

    Key Points Carrier deployment demonstrates ability to shape events at sea and ashore while supporting wider strategic interests Gulf maritime environment is becoming more complex, with more navies present The recent deployment of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its

  • Brazilian Gripen contract takes effect

    Swedish defence technology group Saab announced on 10 September that the contract it signed with the Brazilian government in October 2014 for the supply of 36 Gripen NG multirole combat aircraft has come into effect. Saab said in a statement that now "all required conditions have been

  • Security Alerts - 21-28 August

    IHS Jane's Security Alerts provide a snapshot of political and security news likely to break in the week ahead. Ukraine celebrates its Independence Day on 24 August. Pro-Russian separatists are likely to intensify their attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks on

  • UK PM calls on service chiefs to acquire 'more readily deployable counter-terrorist capabilities'

    UK prime minister David Cameron has urged UK defence chiefs to spend more on "special forces and readily deployable counter-terrorist capabilities" such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, as part of the ongoing Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR),

  • Vietnam cements defence trade relationship with Slovakia

    Vietnam and Slovakia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence collaboration on 9 June geared in part towards trade and technology transfers. The accord was signed in Hanoi during meetings between Vietnam's Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and his visiting counterpart from

  • Italy assembles first F-35A outside US

    The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assembled outside the main US plant in Fort Worth, Texas, was completed at the F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility in Cameri, Italy, on 12 March, the company said in a press statement. The aircraft, designated AL-1, is

  • Spanish defence exports grow

    Spanish defence industry revenue rose 4.3% in value over the previous year to EUR5.2 billion (USD5.8 billion) in 2014, thanks to the nearly 81% of sales destined for foreign markets, according to a report by the Ministry of Defence's Directorate General for Armaments and Materiel (DGAM). Exports

  • Airbus reports year-end results

    Airbus reported its full 2014 results on 27 February, with revenue increasing 5% and net income increasing 59% for the year. At EUR60.7 billion (USD68.0 billion), Airbus 2014 revenue was a record for the group, climbing with the help of continued strong commercial aircraft sales. The increase to

  • Lithuania to reintroduce conscription

    Key Points The Lithuanian State Defence Council has called for a reintroduction of conscription as a result of the Ukraine crisis The move will reverse a 2008 decision to abandon conscription and will see Lithuania's armed forces increase by 45% in size Lithuania is looking to reintroduce

  • Two Hellenic Navy submarines set for service

    Two Hellenic Navy submarines participated in a tactical exercise at sea and are expected to join fleet operations soon, augmenting the navy's presence in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean seas. HS Pipinos (S-121), the first of the three Hellenic Shipyards-built Type 214 Papanikolis-class

  • China, France sign technology co-operation agreements

    China and France have signed agreements to foster collaboration across a range of hi-tech sectors with many linked to defence. According to official statements on 30 January, the two countries will pursue co-operation programmes in sectors including commercial aerospace, nuclear technologies and