• Bangladesh Coast Guard takes delivery of two indigenous harbour patrol boats

    The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) has recently inducted two indigenous harbour patrol boats - CGS Boleshwar (pennant HPB 4903) and CGS Tentulia (HPB 4904) - into its fleet on 15 March. Constructed at the Bangladesh Navy-owned Dockyard and Engineering Works Limited in Narayanganj (DEWN), these

  • OSINT Summary: Al-Shabaab militants kill 18 people in Somalia's Mogadishu

    Eighteen people - including Somalia's ambassador to Switzerland, Yusuf Bari-Bari - were killed and 28 wounded when Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants attacked and besieged the Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 27 March. One militant detonated a suicide vehicle-borne

  • Update: Indian Navy loses Do-228 during training flight off Goa

    Two Indian Navy (IN) officers died after a Dornier Do-228 maritime patrol aircraft crashed during a routine training sortie on the night of 24 March. The twin-turboprop light surveillance aircraft was lost at sea about 25 n miles southwest of Goa with three officers on board. Commander Nikhil

  • UPDATE: Northrop Grumman selected to provide SEWIP Block 3 for USN ships

    Key Points SEWIP Block 3 extends the EW suite to include EA capability improvements Source selection took nearly 24 months due to the complexity of the programme Northrop Grumman announced on 5 March that it has been awarded a USD267 million contract from the US Navy (USN) for the Surface

  • US deploys F-15 fighters to Europe

    The United States is sending 12 Boeing F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft to Europe as part of an ongoing effort to bolster its forces on the continent under Operation 'Atlantic Resolve'. The deployment, which was announced by the US Air Force (USAF) on 27 March, will see the 12 fighters and 200 airmen

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  • Iraq reverses decision on Tikrit air support

    The Iraqi government has reversed its decision to sideline the United States from the offensive to recapture the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State: a move that has prompted the withdrawal of the Shia militias that were spearheading the operation. The US-led Combined Joint Task Force - Operation
  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could


  • 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