• Euronaval 2014: DCNS and Airbus DS sign agreement to develop Tanan UAS

    Key Points DCNS and Airbus team up to complete development of the Tanan VTOL UAV Collaboration intended to speed up market release of the system DCNS and Airbus Defence and Space (DS) have joined forces to complete development of the Tanan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ship-based unmanned

  • Euronaval 2014: Lockheed Martin, Intermarine in six-ship MCM deal with Taiwan

    Key Points The Taiwanese Navy is to receive six MCMVs, built and equipped by an international industrial team All six ships are to be delivered by 2024 Officials from US systems house Lockheed Martin announced at the Euronaval 2014 exhibition in Paris on 28 October that Taiwan has selected an

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    Afghanistan's government has asked the UK to continue to provide close air support (CAS) for its ground troops after NATO forces pull out of the central Asian country at the end of the year amid fears that Kabul's air force is not yet ready to offer a full-spectrum support capability for its army.

  • Airport authorities receive attack threat in India's Kerala

    AUTHORITIES at Kochi airport in India's Kerala state reportedly received information of a possible improvised explosive device (IED) or suicide attack targeting Air India flights on Mumbai-Kochi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes, The Times of India reported. Reports added that security was increased at

  • Army air strikes kill 20 Islamic State militants in Iraq's Anbar

    TWENTY Islamic State militants were killed during army air strikes targeting their positions near the city of Amiriyah Fallujah in Iraq's Anbar province on 28 October, NINA reported. Three militant vehicles were also destroyed in the strikes.

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  • Lebanon struggles to secure its borders

    Amid the ongoing regional security threat, Hizbullah and the US now have a shared enemy in the Islamic State. Nicholas Blanford examines Lebanon's ambivalent attitude towards the anti-Islamic State coalition and explores the potential for co-operation.
  • Insecurity in Africa's Great Lakes region

    Download an extract of our report detailing prominent drivers of insecurity in the Great Lakes region, drawn from IHS Jane's Military and Security Assessments Centre and IHS Country Risk. Included are a comparative analysis of the military capabilities in the region, political risk forecasts and profiles of trans-national insurgent and terrorism groups operating there.
  • On the borderline - Turkey's ambiguous approach to Islamic State

    As fighting between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State militants continues in the border town of Kobanê, the Turkish government is facing criticism for its lack of intervention. Lale Sariibrahimoglu looks at Ankara's ambivalent stance towards the Syrian conflict.
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  • A-10 retirement restrictions imperil F-35A IOC for USAF

    Key Points The USAF's F-35A fleet might not be operationally deployable by August 2016 as planned Experienced A-10 maintenance personnel were expected to comprise the majority of new F-35 maintainers, but lawmakers are working to block the legacy aircraft's retirement The US Air Force's (USAF's)
  • Jordan responds to the Islamic State threat

    Key Points Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate (GID), with its extensive cumulative experience, spearheads the kingdom's security efforts against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra threat, inside and outside the country. The multi-front approach being used to counter the threat comprises
  • Jordan responds to the Islamic State threat

    Key Points Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate (GID), with its extensive cumulative experience, spearheads the kingdom's security efforts against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra threat, inside and outside the country. The multi-front approach being used to counter the threat comprises

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