• Brazilian Army set to choose its 4x4 armoured vehicle

    Four industry teams have until mid-December to deliver offers to the Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) for an initial tranche of 32 4x4 tactical armoured vehicles, following a request for proposals issued in October. Italy's Iveco Defence Vehicles together with its Brazilian operation Iveco

  • EU defence ministers discuss new pooling and sharing concepts

    European Union (EU) defence ministers are considering several new concepts that could catalyse future capability development and see more pooling and sharing (P&S) among their militaries, including a new barter mechanism for exchanging services between them. The concepts were debated during the

  • IED attack kills child in Pakistan's Balochistan

    A CHILD was killed and 13 others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated near Arbab Complex in Khuzdar district in Pakistan's Balochistan province on 16 November, Dawn reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • IED attack kills two children in Iraq's Babil

    TWO children were killed and another civilian was wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting a vehicle travelling along the road between Iskandariya and Musayyib, north of the city of Hilla, in Iraq's Babil province on 16 November, NINA

  • Likely delays in military action against FDLR rebels raise war risks in eastern DRC

    EVENT Mai-Mai Cheka militants besieged Misau and Misoke, in Walikale, in DRC's North Kivu province on 15 November, under the pretext of protecting them from members of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda: FDLR). The FDLR is


  • 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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  • 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


  • 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 (MILDSĀ®)

    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

  • Galileo/GIOVE (Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element)

    Current status The first GIOVE satellite was launched on 28 December 2005, followed by GIOVE-B on 26 April 2008. GIOVE-A was retired in June 2012. GIOVE-B operations ended on 23 July 2012. The first two In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites were launched by Soyuz-ST on 21 October 2011. They were