• 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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    Type Family of SIGnals INTelligence (SIGINT) and multi-sensor surveillance aircraft. SIGnals INTelligence (SIGINT) and multi-sensor surveillance aircraft. Description Over time, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has been reported as operating (or having operated in the recent past) a small

  • KDTB Gold Field Biological Detection Kit

    Development Development of the technology used in the kit's detection strips (tickets) was undertaken by French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) as part of a French inter-ministerial CRBNE R&D programme initiated in 2005. After initial development, production and

  • Skyward-G

    Type Infrared search-and-track (IRST) system. Development Developed as a private venture by Selex ES (formerly Selex Galileo) Skyward is described by the company as "an InfraRed (IR) equipment for automatic search, detection, tracking and recognition", essentially an InfraRed

  • 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