• CRS cites concerns about growing Chinese control in South China Sea

    China’s actions in recent years in the South China Sea (SCS), including its island-building and base-construction activities at the sites it occupies in the Spratly Islands, have heightened concerns that the country is rapidly gaining effective control of the SCS, the Congressional Research

  • NATO’s new south-oriented security package offers both appearance and substance

    NATO’s new so-called Package on the South, approved by allied leaders at their 11-12 July summit in Brussels, to create a more “coherent approach” to security across the Middle East and North Africa is a mixed bag of substance and window dressing designed to rebalance NATO’s

  • Portugal to send armoured vehicles to CAR

    Portugal will deploy six Pandur II 8x8 armoured vehicles and an additional 45 troops to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) to provide additional mobility and protection for its contingent. Plans are being made to deploy the

  • UK launches autonomous logistics study

    The UK government has selected five primarily SME-led teams to carry out research into unmanned systems and robotics under the second phase of an experiment to test disruptive autonomous technologies that could be used in logistics roles. Under a cross-government collaboration that includes funding

  • Farnborough 2018: Lockheed Martin, TRS codify NATO BMD partnership

    Lockheed Martin and ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS, a joint venture between Thales and Raytheon) have announced a strengthening of their partnership arrangement to provide NATO with a territorial ballistic missile defence (BMD) command-and-control (C2) capability. In July 2017, the companies signed a

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