• 'Coalition of the willing' goes into action in Iraq

    Key Points USAF aircraft are expanding the scope of their sorties against the IS in Iraq A 'coalition of the willing' has been formed to counter the IS following a meeting of 30 foreign ministers in Paris on 15 September As US strike aircraft stepped up the range and scope of their offensive

  • OSINT Summary: Australian police foil planned terrorist attack in New South Wales

    Fifteen men were arrested by Australian police during several counter-terrorism raids across the city of Sydney in New South Wales on 18 September. One of those arrested - identified as 22-year-old Omarjan Azari - was charged with conspiracy to commit a terrorist act. The raids reportedly foiled an

  • Taiwan debuts new kit at 'Han Kuang' drills

    Taiwan's armed forces unveiled new equipment, the largest maritime live-fire drill in a decade and used civilian aircraft in the annual 'Han Kuang' exercise held from 15-19 September. On 16 September the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) landed a Lockheed Martin F-16A/B, an F-CK-1 (Ching Kuo)

  • Ansar al-Sharia fi Ardh al-Kinanah claim attacks on security forces in Egypt

    IN A STATEMENT released on social media pages purportedly affiliated to Ansar al-Sharia fi Ardh al-Kinanah on 18 March, the group claimed responsibility for the killing of 28 security force personnel in Egypt's Sharkiya, Beni Suef, and Giza governorates on unspecified earlier dates, Al-Shorfa

  • Army air strikes kill at least 48 people in Syria's Homs

    According to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 48 people - including a dozen militants, including local commanders - were killed during military air strikes targeting alleged anti-government militants in the town of Talbiseh in Syria's Homs governorate on 16 and 17

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  • China advances with Johnson South Reef construction

    Satellite imagery provided by Airbus Defence and Space illustrates substantial and significant progress in China's construction of an island on Johnson South Reef in the Spratly Islands. Until early 2014 the only manmade feature at the reef was a small concrete platform that housed a communications
  • Dutch to increase defence spending

    The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces.
  • 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

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  • AN/TPS-59(V)3 tactical radar

    Type D-band (1-2 GHz) 3-D long-range air surveillance radar Description The AN/TPS-59(V)3 is a D-band, long-range 3-D air surveillance phased-array radar. Its transmitters are solid-state and power is generated by direct amplification at the transmission frequency using D-band power transistors.

  • AN/TPS-59(V)3 tactical radar

    Type D-band (1-2 GHz) 3-D long-range air surveillance radar Description The AN/TPS-59(V)3 is a D-band, long-range 3-D air surveillance phased-array radar. Its transmitters are solid-state and power is generated by direct amplification at the transmission frequency using D-band power transistors.

  • AS 9 mm silent assault rifle

    Development The AS (Aвтомат Sпециальный Vал) 9 mm silent assault rifle, also referred to as the Val (Shaft) can trace its origins back to the time when Gary Powers of the US Air Force was

  • AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel

    Type X-band (8 to 12.5 GHz) band air defence radar Development The AN/MPQ-64 is an X-band 3-D radar that was originally designed and manufactured by Hughes Aircraft Company (acquired by the Raytheon Systems Company, later becoming part of ThalesRaytheonSystems) developed for use in the United

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