• USMC to deploy special purpose unit in Central America

    The US Marine Corps' (USMC's) special purpose unit concept continues to evolve as the corps prepares to send its first force package to US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), largely for disaster response. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force -SOUTHCOM (SPMAGTF-SC) is to deploy about 280 personnel

  • IAI Q1 revenue falls 7%

    Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI) published its first quarter financial results on 27 May, revealing sales in FY 2015 of USD910 million: 7% lower than 2014's Q1 figures. However, despite this decline in revenue, operating income rose 30% year-on-year, to reach USD20 million for the quarter, in

  • IED attack kills six civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar

    SIX civilians were killed when their vehicle triggered an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, in the Nika Shila area of Shah Walikot district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on 25 May, Afghan Islamic Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility

  • IED attack kills three people in Pakistan's Balochistan

    THREE people were killed and over a dozen others - including police officers - were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting the convoy of Salman Hussain, the son of President Mamnoon Hussian, in the city of Hub in Lasbela district in

  • IED attack kills three security force personnel in Pakistan's North Waziristan

    THREE security force personnel were killed and three others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting their vehicle in Datakhel district in North Waziristan in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on 23 May, Dawn


  • Italy cracks down on environmental crime

    Environmental crimes are common among organised crime groups in Italy as they are low-risk, high-reward activities. Anita Lavorgna looks at reasons the mafias have been able to carry out these operations and the Italian authorities' policy response.
  • Middle East conflict spills into cyberspace

    State and non-state participants in conflicts across the Middle East are developing offensive cyber technology, which has already been deployed against state and commercial targets in the West. Terry Pattar examines the threat these capabilities pose.
  • Kremlin fights for relevance in Central Europe

    Despite being the main supplier of energy to Central Europe, Russia's political influence in the region is fast diminishing. Peter Trescak analyses the post-Soviet state's soft and hard techniques to maintain its grasp on the region and whether it will succeed.
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  • H225M Caracal passes Polish helicopter trials

    The Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal has passed Polish state trials, the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MoND) announced on 27 May. The announcement paves the way for the signing of a PLN13 billion (USD3.5 billion) contract for 50 helicopters, following the preselection of the Caracal


  • Air-Boss Lightweight Overboot (ALO)

    Type Individual protection - Body protection. Development The AirBoss Lightweight Overboot (ALO) was developed to provide various armed forces worldwide, including the Canadian Department of National Defense, the US Department of Defense DoD (as the AFS) and the UK Ministry of Defence (as the NBC

  • AirBoss CBRN moulded glove (AMG)

    Type Individual protection - Body protection. Development The AirBoss-Defense CBRN Moulded Glove (AMG) was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Government to offer protection against Chemical Warfare agents (CWAs), Biological Warfare agents (BWAs) and a large variety of Toxic Industrial

  • C4 CBRN Gas Mask

    Type Individual protection - Masks general issue. Development The Airboss C4 CBRN gas mask was developed according to the CBRN requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces. Further engineering changes during its development phase were prompted by field trial testing during Operation Desert Storm, in

  • Chemring Defence - Simulator Projectile Airburst Liquid (SPAL)

    Description Originally produced in the United Kingdom by Brock's Explosive Development Ltd, the Simulator Projectile Airburst Liquid (SPAL) Chemical is now produced by Chemring Defence UK. SPAL is designed to simulate chemical weapon spray and liquid-filled airburst weapons by projecting a