• Syrian ceasefire breaks down

    A two-week-old Syrian ceasefire deal appeared to collapse on 22 September with the launching of a major offensive by Syrian government troops around the city of Aleppo. The offensive, across several districts of the northern Syrian city, was backed by Russian and Syrian fixed-wing strike aircraft,

  • Budget constraint prompts Brazilian Air Force staff reduction plan

    Restrictions in the Brazilian defence budget have led to the introduction of a plan to cut air force officer numbers by 25% over 20 years, the commander of the service Lieutenant Brigadier Nivaldo Luiz Rossato revealed on 22 September. The proposal comes as part of a major programme of

  • CACI focuses SkyTracker on countering small UASs

    Key Points SkyTracker picks up the RF signal between the SUAS controller and platform A system consists of four passive sensors that can cover tens of square kilometres Concerns about the global threat from small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), particularly in the United States as the air space

  • First Japanese F-35A presented at rollout ceremony

    Senior Japanese and US officials on 23 September celebrated the rollout of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II combat aircraft at the company's Forth Worth, Texas, production facility. The ceremony was attended by more than 400 government, military, and

  • Japan, Myanmar agree to deepen security co-operation

    Japanese defence minister Tomomi Inada and her Myanmar counterpart, Lieutenant General Sein Win, agreed on 21 September to strengthen security co-operation between their countries, a Japanese official told Kyodo news agency. The pact will see Tokyo helping increase the southeast Asian nation's


  • Evolution by increments

    The US Army is, for the most part, moving cautiously ahead with a variety of modernisation plans to upgrade and evolve its equipment and structures. Daniel Wasserbly reports
  • Face off: East-West relations

    Russia's improving A2/AD and hybrid warfare capabilities are asking new questions of NATO's maritime forces. Richard Scott reports on how this Russian resurgence is spurring new thinking
  • Russia increases use of Ukraine cyber proxies

    Russia's cyber operations in Ukraine are increasingly dependent on criminal proxies. Lincoln Pigman examines what this means for cyber security in Ukraine and beyond.
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