• AUSA Global 2015: Army 'warfighting challenges' meant to spur innovation

    Key Points Service planners are to use Army Warfighting Assessments to trail new systems and concepts Officials hope these can help focus industry IRAD funding The US Army hopes to spur military innovation less through systems requirements and capability gaps and more through broad 'warfighting

  • AUSA Global 2015: Army eyes light vehicles for early entry operations

    US Army planners are showing an increased interest in lighter vehicles for early entry operations, as they seek to attain 'mobile protected firepower' across all formations. The army must provide a "quick, fast, [and] light capability that can do forced entry anywhere in the world", but

  • Air strikes kill two anti-government militants in Syria's Hama

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two anti-government militants were killed in air strikes by government forces on areas of Kafar Zita in Syria's Hama governorate on 28 March. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights cannot be

  • Al-Murabitoun kills one ICRC worker in Mali's Gao

    A DRIVER with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was shot dead and another staff member was wounded in a small-arms ambush by Al-Murabitoun militants 40km outside of the city of Gao in Gao region on 30 March, Reuters reported. Al-Murabitoun claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Analysis: Initial Saudi air strikes lacked intensity

    Key Points Saudi Arabia and its allies failed to effectively neutralise Yemen's Al-Dulaimi Air Base on the first day of Operation 'Determined Storm' The nearby 'Scud' base was not targeted in the opening strikes and Tochka base on the southwest side of Sanaa was not hit until 30 March ANALYSIS


  • Assault evolved: the US Navy's America class comes online

    After a successful two-month maiden transit around South America to its homeport in California, the US Navy's new amphibious assault ship, USS America, is conducting tests and training for final contract trials ahead of its post-delivery availability. Grace Jean provides an update on the navy's newest 'large
    deck' class.
  • Briefing: Twin Peaks

    In delivering the UK's future carrier strike and nuclear deterrent assets, the Royal Navy is shouldering responsibility for two core strategic national capabilities. Dr Lee Willett looks at how they will be delivered
  • South Sudan plummets towards total collapse

    A conflict between rival ethnic factions has halted the new country's development and brought it to the brink of economic collapse. Duncan Woodside examines three scenarios for the country's future, from reconciliation between the warring parties to state failure.
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  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could


  • Air-Boss Lightweight Overboot (ALO)

    Type Individual protection - Body protection. Development The AirBoss Lightweight Overboot (ALO) was developed to provide various armed forces worldwide, including the Canadian Department of National Defense, the US Department of Defense DoD (as the AFS) and the UK Ministry of Defence (as the NBC

  • AirBoss CBRN moulded glove (AMG)

    Type Individual protection - Body protection. Development The AirBoss-Defense CBRN Moulded Glove (AMG) was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Government to offer protection against Chemical Warfare agents (CWAs), Biological Warfare agents (BWAs) and a large variety of Toxic Industrial

  • C4 CBRN Gas Mask

    Type Individual protection - Masks general issue. Development The Airboss C4 CBRN gas mask was developed according to the CBRN requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces. Further engineering changes during its development phase were prompted by field trial testing during Operation Desert Storm, in

  • Chemring Defence - Simulator Projectile Airburst Liquid (SPAL)

    Description Originally produced in the United Kingdom by Brock's Explosive Development Ltd, the Simulator Projectile Airburst Liquid (SPAL) Chemical is now produced by Chemring Defence UK. SPAL is designed to simulate chemical weapon spray and liquid-filled airburst weapons by projecting a