• State of the culinary art: new military catering systems aim to boost soldier morale

    Morale is often directly tied to a soldier's physical well-being, and so keeping troops well fed and hydrated are of paramount importance to military planners. Kelvin Wong examines the military food and catering technologies that support troops in the field.
  • Potential for radicalisation in South Africa rises

    The domestic terrorism threat in South Africa is currently low, but appears set to rise as a result of increasing radicalisation within the Muslim community. Robert Besseling examines the extent of the threat and the authorities' ability to respond effectively.
  • Asian gains

    With Asia-Pacific countries increasingly looking to develop their defence industrial capabilities through offset, the demands being placed on foreign contractors are rising to an unprecedented level. Jon Grevatt reports
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  • Turkey opens air bases for counter-IS strikes

    The Turkish government has formally approved an 'understanding' that allows the US-led coalition against Islamic State to use the country's air bases, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on 29 July. Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju BilgiƧ told reporters that the United States could now use


  • 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