• Looming unrest - Kosovo faces continued instability

    Political deadlock, coupled with economic uncertainties and poor infrastructure, have amplified public distrust in the Kosovan government. Dijedon Imeri analyses the deepening civil discontent and its ramifications for the country's stability.
  • The Islamic State's European Fighters

    Nearly 4,000 foreign fighters from European countries have travelled to Syria during the past two years, joining groups such as the Islamic State, raising concerns among Western governments that the organisation could use such individuals to attack targets in their home countries, according to analysis from IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security.
  • Boko Haram's control grows in run-up to election

    As Nigeria's general election approaches, Boko Haram's expansion in the northeast shows how ill-prepared the country's security forces remain. Atta Barkindo examines three security scenarios that could emerge and their potential impact on the 2015 poll.
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  • China building airstrip-capable island on Fiery Cross Reef

    Key Points China is reclaiming land at Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands, according to satellite imagery The reclamation, which started in August, is creating a land mass large enough for a 3,000 m-long airstrip China is building an island at least 3,000 m long on Fiery Cross Reef that
  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House


  • BLU-118/B thermobaric warhead

    Type Laser-guided bomb. Development In December 2001 the US Department of Defence (DoD) acknowledged that a new type of thermobaric weapon was being rushed into service for possible use in air strikes against Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. On 21 December 2001 the US Under

  • Rescuer

    Type Large wheeled or flippered chemical, biological, radiation, nuclear (CBRN) detection UGV. Description Rescuer is a prototype large base platform designed by the company to be fitted with a range of weapons and equipment for a variety of roles. According to Robotnik, the Rescuer can be fitted

  • SeaBat 7123

    Type Triple-frequency forward-looking sonar. Description SeaBat 7123 is an advanced, commercial off-the-shelf-based high-resolution sonar with both military and commercial applications. Military uses include mine countermeasures (MCM) and waterside security applications, and require a special

  • Missile Launch Detection System (MILDS®)

    Type Passive missile warning system Description Also bearing the United States military designation AN/AAR-60, MILDS® is a passive, true imaging sensor device that is optimised to detect the radiation signature of a threat missile's exhaust plume within the Ultra Violet (UV) solar blind