• Army of adaption

    Now redeploying from more than a decade of large-scale counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Army is preparing itself for a future that includes new threats and a smaller force, a bigger Pacific presence, possible complex warfare in 'megacities', and a dwindling number of acquisition programmes. Dan Wasserbly reports
  • New model army: delivering reserve capability

    The UK is shaping its reserve forces for a future that will see them train and deploy on operations with the regular component as an integrated part of the 'whole force'. David Reynolds reports
  • Gone viral - Islamic State's evolving media strategy

    As a US-led coalition considers its options against Islamic State, Ezzeldeen Khalil examines the growing sophistication of the group's use of social media to intimidate its opponents and win the support of local populations.
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  • China builds another island in South China Sea

    IHS Jane's has obtained satellite imagery that further illustrates the extent of China's building of new islands in the Spratly Islands. The latest image shows a new island on Gaven Reefs, known in the Philippines as the Burgos Reef, in Vietnam as Dá Ga Ven and Dá Lc and in China as
  • US uses PGMs against area targets in Syria

    The airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has seen the US military using multiple precision-guided munitions (PGMs) with unitary warheads against area targets that would have traditionally been engaged with submunition weapons. The best example of this was seen in a video that US


  • FIM-43 Redeye/FIM-92 Stinger

    Type Short range air-defence system. Development FIM-43 Redeye The Redeye air-defence missile project can be traced back to earlier gun-based systems developed after the Second World War. The first project, also called Stinger, dates from 1948 and was a towed or self-propelled radar-controlled

  • AAM-3 (Type 90)

    Type Infrared (IR) guided air-to-air missile (AAM). Development Little is known about the development of air-to-air missiles in Japan because all such programmes are treated with the utmost secrecy. While Japanese industry has built several models of AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow under

  • ASM-3 (XASM-3)

    Type Radar-guided anti-ship missile. Development Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is developing XASM-3 high-speed anti-ship missile as a successor to Japan's Type 93 (ASM-2). Work is proceeding in partnership with the Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) of the Japan Defense Agency

  • Nasr (C-704)

    Type Radar-guided anti-ship missile. Development Nasr ("victory") is a medium-range anti-ship missile developed for Iran through a collaborative effort with China. Iran's Nasr-1 missile appears to be a rebadged CASIC C-704, designed developed and tested in China and then transferred to