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  • Briefing: Wheels of the elite

    The mobility needs of the world's evolving special forces now call for far more than the ubiquitous gunship-style Land Rover. Shaun Connors reports
  • Cape fears - Organised crime in South Africa

    Since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa has cemented its status as a regional centre for organised criminal activity. Dr Robert Besseling examines the outlook for serious crime in the country and the effectiveness of state counter-measures.
  • 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
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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

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  • L-3 Integrated Systems AP-3C and Australian P-3 'special mission' variants

    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

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