• BAE Systems wins IAF ammunition contract

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) acquired 1.41 million rounds of 5.56 mm L15 NATO ammunition from BAE Systems for USD744, 400 in late June for the Israeli Tavor-21 assault rifles used by its Garud special forces. Industry sources told IHS Jane's that BAE Systems was competing against Israel Weapon

  • Indonesia gets first three F-16s from US

    The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, TNI-AU) received the first three of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D aircraft on 25 July. The F-16s, which are being upgraded from Block 25 to Block 52 standard by the US Air Force (USAF) at Hill Air Force Base's (AFB) Ogden Air

  • Japan asks France to stop Mistral sale to Russia

    Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on 29 July expressed "strong concerns" over France's plan to sell two Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships to Moscow, citing the ongoing Ukraine crisis and Russia's recent military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region. In his fourth

  • 'RIMPAC 2014': RCN minesweeper under examination for sailor misconduct

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) minesweeper that was sent home from the biennial 'Rim of the Pacific' ('RIMPAC') exercise has arrived home to an examination of the circumstances surrounding its dismissal from the multinational naval drill. HMCS Whitehorse had been participating in 'RIMPAC 2014' as

  • Armed clashes kill a civilian and a police officer in Afghanistan's Kandahar

    A CIVILIAN and a police officer were killed when six Talbian suicide attackers attempted to launch an attack against a police chief residence in Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Knadahar province on 27 July, Al-Jazeera reported. One of the six militant was shot dead before he was able to

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  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
  • Caliphate question - Islamic State's impact on the jihadist community

    The emergence of the Islamic State from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has reshaped the international jihadist community. Ezzeldeen Khalil analyses reactions to the group's metamorphosis among Islamist militant circles and its likely evolution.
  • Briefing: Into Africa

    The growth in co-operation between West African states and Brazil is reaching new heights, reports Janet Tappin Coelho
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  • China's NDU recommends 400-strong Y-20 fleet

    A new report on civil-military integration by China's National Defence University (NDU) has called for the construction of 400 Xian Aircraft Corporation Y-20 heavy transport aircraft. Written by NDU's Center for Economic Research, 'Chinese Military and Civilian Integration Development Report, 2014'
  • Libya's anti-Islamist offensive suffers setback

    The anti-Islamist campaign led by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar appeared to suffer a significant setback on 21 July when the radical group Ansar al-Sharia overrun two neighbouring bases in Benghazi. The Camp 319 and 36th Battalion bases in the city's Bu Atni neighbourhood were defended by the

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    Type Man-portable surface-to-air missile system (MANPADs) Development Russian designation, Igla-1 ('Igla' lit. Russian for 'needle'), (NATO SA-16 'Gimlet') was developed by the Konstruktorskoe Bjuro Mashinostroenia (KBM) in Kolomna and is produced by the VA Degtyarev Plant in the Vladimir region

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    Type Area air and Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (TBMD) system. Development The Standard Missile (SM) family of surface-to-air missiles (SAM) has its origins in several missile system programmes of the late 1940s, most prominently the 1944-initiated 'Operation Bumblebee'. The systems

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    Type C-band (4 to 8 GHz) surveillance and tracking radar for the MIM-104 Patriot Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system Description The AN/MPQ-53 is a frequency-agile multifunction C-band radar group that supports the Patriot Advanced Capability 2 (PAC-2) MIM-104 configuration and performs all the

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