FEATURED REPORT

  • Cloud cover - Pakistan's shift towards tactical nuclear weapons

    As the sophistication of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal advances through increased plutonium production, the need for a clear nuclear doctrine becomes imperative. Brian Cloughley and Robert Kelley examine the drive towards tactical nuclear arms.
  • Making the break

    The Scottish government's long-awaited White Paper on independence has brought more detail to its defence and security plans, but as the 2014 referendum approaches, significant questions remain unanswered. Matthew Bell reports
  • Ready and able: post-war US Marine Corps takes shape

    As 2014 draws to a close the US Marine Corps is proceeding with efforts to reshape the force for new missions after the multiple wars that have dominated its operations since 2001. Jim Dorschner reports
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  • 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

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • 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

  • Space Research Institute

    Current status Headquarters: Graz Employees: 80 Background The Institut für Weltraumforschung (IWF), Austria's Space Research Institute, was established in 1970, with its first activities in 1972 throughout different departments across the country. In 1974/1975 the IWF's activities were

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