• African country orders Super Dvora Mk 3 craft

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on 31 March that it had received a contract worth "tens of millions of dollars" to supply four Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boats to an African military customer. It said the craft would be built at its Ramta facility in Israel and delivered in

  • Al-Shabaab militants kill 18 people in Somalia's Mogadishu

    EIGHTEEN people - including one soldier - were killed and 28 wounded when Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants attacked and besieged the Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 27 March, Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press reported. One militant detonated a suicide

  • Egyptian militants give fealty to Islamic State

    Key Points An offensive by the Sinai-based and Islamic State-aligned Jamaat Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in January marked a significant evolution in its ability to plan and execute complex operations. The group's allegiance to the Islamic State is likely to lead to an intensification of the current

  • Emergence of new pro-Islamic State group indicates increased terrorism risk from Tunisian jihadists

    EVENT A new group calling itself Jund al-Khilafa in Tunisia (Soldiers of the Caliphate in Tunisia) on 31 March released a new claim of responsibility for the 18 March attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis. The Islamic State had previously claimed the attack. In the audio, Jund al-Khilafa stated that

  • European Commission takes first step toward defining EU-funded defence projects

    The European Commission has stood up a new high-level "group of personalities" from industry and government as the first step toward defining the kinds of defence research projects the EU will fund on a trial basis from 2017. The projects will be chosen both for their potential to support

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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