• Mexican Air Force EC725 forced down by cartel attack

    A Mexican Air Force (FAM) Airbus Helicopter EC725 medium transport helicopter was forced to conduct an emergency landing after it was attacked over Casimiro Castro-Villa Purificacion, Jalisco, on 1 May. Three soldiers on board were killed and 12 others on board were wounded. The EC725 was on a

  • Poland looks to order 200 new helicopters

    Poland needs to eventually buy 200 new helicopters to replace its currently used ageing Soviet-made Mil Mi-8/17, Mi-14, and Mi-24 and US Kaman SH-2G helicopters, according to the Polish minister of defence Tomasz Siemoniak and representatives of the Polish General Staff. On 21 April Poland decided

  • Portugal deploys F-16s to Romania

    Four Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force will arrive at the Romanian Air Force 71st Air on 4 May, the Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff Public Affairs assistant told IHS Jane's . The aircraft of Squadron 201 'Falcões' and Squadron 301

  • Attack on gas pipelines underlines severe risk of ongoing bombing of fuel infrastructure in Nigeria's Delta state

    EVENT A group calling itself Urhobo Gbagbako has claimed responsibility for the improvised explosive device (IED) attacks on two major gas trunk lines of the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Delta State on 29 April. The group's spokesman Priest Omodjuvwu said the action was to

  • Finnish Navy reports detection of underwater object off Helsinki

    The Finnish Navy has reported that its surveillance systems detected a possible underwater object off Helsinki on 28 April. However, it is not known what the object was. Commander Olavi Jantunen, from the navy's operations staff, did not comment on whether the object was a submarine and was

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  • Coming of age: The rapid expansion of the Myanmar Navy

    On the back of an ambitious programme of indigenous shipbuilding, the Myanmar Navy has emerged as a force capable of projecting influence well beyond the country's EEZ into the wider Bay of Bengal. Kerry Herschelman reports
  • Extended reach: Bangladeshi naval modernisation

    With significant help from China, the Bangladesh Navy continues to advance its plans to develop into a three-dimensional deterrent force capable of protecting its strategic interests in the Bay of Bengal. Mrityunjoy Mazumdar reports
  • Mapping shows terrorism risk increase in Cairo

    In the last two years, there has been an increase in quantity and a shift in distribution of terrorism incidents in Cairo. In the first in a new series on developments in OSINT analytics, Hugo Foster uses visualisation to map out the pattern of terrorist attacks.
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