• Access denial - Syria's air defence network

    While the 2013 air strikes carried out by Israel against targets in Syria seemingly belie recent improvements in the country's air defences, the strike pattern suggests the Israelis have a new respect for the upgraded network. Sean O'Connor reports
  • Widening Gulf - Saudi Arabia and Qatar vie for influence

    Saudi accusations of Qatari political interference in its neighbours' internal affairs have led to a souring of relations between the Gulf states. Ferry Biedermann examines Qatar's desire for greater regional influence and its possible effect in the wider Gulf.
  • New radicals - Buddhist-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka

    Since the end of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka, there has been an increase in attacks against non-Buddhists. Tom Farrell examines the rise of radical Buddhist nationalism and the perceived lack of intervention by security forces.
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  • STP (Space Test Program) payloads

    Current status Since its inception in 1966, the Space Test Program (STP) has flown over 500 experiments on more than 200 missions, supporting scientific research and operational satellite programmes. The US Department of Defense (DoD) goal is to fly one dedicated small launch vehicle-class mission

  • Tupolev Tu-95 and Tu-142

    Type Strategic/maritime reconnaissance bomber. Programme First Tu-95 prototype with four 8,950 kW (12,000 ehp) Kuznetsov 2TV-2F turboprops, flew 12 November 1952 and was destroyed during testing. Second example (Tu-95/2) with 8,950 kW (12,000 ehp) TV-12 turboprops, flew 16 February 1955. Seven

  • Merkava Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk 3 MBTs

    Development Israeli experience in the 1967 Middle East campaign proved that mobility was no substitute for armour protection. It therefore decided at an early stage that the main emphasis of this Merkava design would be placed on armour, with firepower and mobility second and third priorities.

  • FLIR Systems

    Address 27700A SW Parkway Avenue Wilsonville, Oregon 97070, US Tel: (+1 800) 727 35 47 Fax: (+1 503) 498 39 04 Web: Key personel Employees FLIR Systems employs 3,215 staff worldwide (2013). Summary Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems advertises itself as "the world's largest