• 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

  • 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

  • Exclusive: US drafting cyber deterrence policy

    The US National Security Council (NSC) is in the process of drafting a new strategy built around deterrence to prevent cyber attacks, sources have confirmed to IHS Jane's . Andrew Scott, the director for International Cyber Policy with the NSC is leading the process, and sources said that draft

  • IED attack wounds woman in Colombia's Antioquia

    A WOMAN was wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated in a residential area west of the city of Medellin in Colombia's Antioquia department on 25 March, El Colombiano reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • NATO exercises to hone 'spearhead' rapid reaction force plans

    Alliance officials are working through plans to redesign the NATO Response Force, and expect upcoming exercises to inform shortfalls and structural decisions. NATO planners are still finalising the NATO Response Force and its new 'spearhead' rapid reaction force as part of the alliance's Readiness

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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