FEATURED REPORT

  • Annual Defence Report 2014: Europe

    War. Crisis. Invasion. Insurrection. Annexation. Return of the Cold War. Not words many on New Year's Eve 2013 would have predicted being used to describe the year ahead for Europe, but the reality it was dealt nonetheless.
  • Annual Defence Report 2014: Asia-Pacific

    The drawdown in Afghanistan, a change of government in India, and maritime convulsions in the East and South China seas made 2014 a year of flux for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Annual Defence Report 2014: Middle East/Africa

    The emergence of the so-called Islamic State as an entity that controls a vast swathe of Syria and Iraq dominated 2014 and resulted in a new US-led effort to defeat the group, setting the scene for a drawn-out struggle that will be complicated by Iran's continued support to allied militias.
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  • Ukraine in new push for NATO membership

    Ukraine aims to get NATO membership "as quickly as conditions permit", according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. "And I would do that tomorrow if it was at all possible." Speaking to reporters at a joint press conference after his meeting with NATO Secretary
  • 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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    Location: Background White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) was the first major US rocket firing site after the Second World War. The first V-2 flight from US territory took place on 16 January 1946 from White Sands, south of Route 70. It was also the site of the first atomic explosion on 16 July 1945;

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    Type ARCI (Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion) sonar enhancement programme for US Navy attack submarines (SSNs) Development ARCI is a sonar system upgrade that has been developed to integrate and improve towed, hull, and spherical sonar arrays and other ship sensor processing capability on all US Navy

  • AN/BQQ-10 (V5) ARCI

    Type ARCI (Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion) sonar enhancement programme for US Navy attack submarines (SSNs) Development ARCI is a sonar system upgrade that has been developed to integrate and improve towed, hull, and spherical sonar arrays and other ship sensor processing capability on all US Navy

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