• RAF Typhoons arrive in Romania

    Four UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft arrived in Romania on 24 April ahead of a four-month deployment in support of NATO's enhanced Air Policing mission. The arrival of the jets and their 150 support personnel at Mihail Kogalniceanu air base near the Romanian Black Sea

  • US warns of 'another tough year' for security forces in Afghanistan

    As the United States reviews its Afghanistan policy, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis has said that he is "under no illusions" about the challenges faced by the security forces in the Central Asian country. "2017 will be another tough year for the Afghan security forces and the

  • Indonesia issues tender to upgrade naval pier on South China Sea island

    Key Points Indonesia has taken more steps towards upgrading its naval facilities in the South China Sea Upgrades will allow the deployment of larger vessels in the disputed maritime region The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has issued a tender to upgrade a naval pier at Sabang Mawang on Pulau

  • Jordan unveils Grob trainers

    The Jordanian Armed Forces released a video on 19 April showing that the King Hussein Air College is now using Grob G 120 TP turboprop training aircraft. Grob Aircraft told Jane's that it had delivered 12 of the 14 G 120TP aircraft that were ordered for the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The

  • Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign after Taliban attack on military base

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has accepted the resignations of his defence minister and army chief of staff after dozens of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and civilians were killed in a Taliban-led attack on an army base near Mazar-i Sharif. "Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army

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  • Analysis: North Korea parades newest missiles

    Amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang's weapon development programmes, the North Korean regime recently paraded a number of new missiles and their associated systems to demonstrate its growing military capabilities. Markus Schiller and Neil Gibson report
  • Russia learns military lessons in Syria

    Since 2015, the Russian military has been closely engaged in the Syrian conflict and has deployed an extensive command-and-control network for its forces and its allies. Tim Ripley looks at the implication of this experience for future Russian military interventions in other conflict zones
  • Briefing: South Korea prepares offset reforms

    South Korea’s DAPA introduces minor changes to defence offset guidelines in 2017, but agency points to significant future updates as a means to boost exports and capability. Jon Grevatt reports
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  • USAF deploys F-35A to Estonia for 'training'

    The US Air Force (USAF) is to deploy its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to Estonia for training purposes, national media reported on 24 April. An undisclosed number of the eight aircraft that began arriving at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath in the UK on 15 April for
  • NRL seeks more capability for CT-Analyst

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is looking to add more features to its CT-Analyst real-time 3-D model that tracks how hazardous airborne plumes might disperse in an urban setting. Features could include adding more data about the character of a chemical, biological, or radiological release.
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