FEATURED REPORT

  • Sands of time - China's 'salami slicing' in South China Sea

    China is aiming to extend the land in the reefs it controls in the disputed Spratly Islands, building an airstrip and port, amid condemnation from the Philippines and Vietnam. James Hardy looks at the long-term consequences of Beijing's construction.
  • Ramping up relief

    With natural disasters projected to intensify in the Asia-Pacific region in future decades, regional militaries are required to develop capability to deal with the threat more effectively and cohesively. Jon Grevatt reports
  • 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
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  • Iraq focuses on swift delivery of Russian weaponry

    Key Points Russian officials have said that TOS-1A rocket launchers are being delivered to Iraq under a USD1 billion arms deal The acquisition of Russian artillery and ground attack aircraft raises questions about the tactics that the Iraqi military intends to use against the Sunni areas that are

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Igla-1

    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

  • Standard Missile 1/2/3/4/5/6 (RIM-66/67/156/161/174 & RGM-165)

    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

  • AN/MPQ-53/-65 guidance radar

    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

  • IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle

    Development The Israeli Weapons Industries (IWI) designed the DAN .338 Lapua Magnum sniper rifle to provide precise aimed fire out to at least 1,200 m. It is a departure for IWI from its earlier designs, which were self-loading sniper rifles, to a bolt-action design. The DAN, the name for which is

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