• Isolated outposts: Badakhshan sitrep

    A new Afghan army division set up to pacify the country's northeast seems to lack the resources or strategy to effectively counter the Taliban threat in Badakhshan province. Franz J Marty reports
  • Rivals prepare for South China Sea adjudication

    An expected ruling by an international tribunal could trigger a new episode of instability surrounding the South China Sea. Bill Hayton examines the implications for regional security, amid signs that China may attempt to defuse tension with some claimants.
  • France tackles jihadists in Sahara-Sahel region

    Terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou signal a further expansion in 'swarming' terrorism in the region. Derek Henry Flood analyses how the widest-ranging French counter-terrorism initiative in 70 years, Operation Barkhane, is resourced to deal with the evolving threat.
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  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,


  • Air-Boss Lightweight Overboot (ALO)

    Type Individual protection - Body protection. Development The AirBoss Lightweight Overboot (ALO) was developed to provide various armed forces worldwide, including the Canadian Department of National Defense, the US Department of Defense DoD (as the AFS) and the UK Ministry of Defence (as the NBC

  • AirBoss CBRN moulded glove (AMG)

    Type Individual protection - Body protection. Development The AirBoss-Defense CBRN Moulded Glove (AMG) was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Government to offer protection against Chemical Warfare agents (CWAs), Biological Warfare agents (BWAs) and a large variety of Toxic Industrial

  • C4 CBRN Gas Mask

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    Description Originally produced in the United Kingdom by Brock's Explosive Development Ltd, the Simulator Projectile Airburst Liquid (SPAL) Chemical is now produced by Chemring Defence UK. SPAL is designed to simulate chemical weapon spray and liquid-filled airburst weapons by projecting a