Security
  • Sweden proposes 10-year defence spending rise

    The government of Sweden has announced plans to increase defence spending by SEK28 billion (USD4.25 billion) over the next 10 years in response to concerns about the potential threat posed by Russia. In a statement released on 22 April, the government revealed it was presenting 'new proposals' to

  • Update: South Korea warns of North Korean nuclear test ahead of Obama's Asia trip

    South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) warned on 22 April that North Korea could be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, citing increased activity at the Punggye-ri test site in the northeast of the peninsula. The warning came as US President Barack Obama started a six-day tour

  • New North Korean nuclear test remains unlikely despite signs of on-site activity

    EVENT The South Korean Ministry of Defence announced on 22 April that signs of increased activity had been detected at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. The Ministry has previously stated that it believes North Korea is capable of conducting a test at the site at any time and an increase

  • South Korea warns of North Korean nuclear test ahead of Obama's Asia trip

    South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) warned on 22 April that North Korea could be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, citing increased activity at the country's Punggye-ri test site. US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the

  • AIM-9X Block II resumes IOT&E

    Raytheon's AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder infrared guided air-to-air missile (AAM) has resumed operational testing. The missile has achieved several successful air-to-air shots in recent weeks against target drones, including one at more than 20 n miles (37 km), and one made 'over the shoulder' against

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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • KDTB Gold Field Biological Detection Kit

    Development Development of the technology used in the kit's detection strips (tickets) was undertaken by French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) as part of a French inter-ministerial CRBNE R&D programme initiated in 2005. After initial development, production and

  • Skyward-G

    Type Infrared search-and-track (IRST) system. Development Developed as a private venture by Selex ES (formerly Selex Galileo) Skyward is described by the company as "an InfraRed (IR) equipment for automatic search, detection, tracking and recognition", essentially an InfraRed

  • STP (Space Test Program) payloads

    Current status Since its inception in 1966, the Space Test Program (STP) has flown over 500 experiments on more than 200 missions, supporting scientific research and operational satellite programmes. The US Department of Defense (DoD) goal is to fly one dedicated small launch vehicle-class mission

  • Tupolev Tu-95 and Tu-142

    Type Strategic/maritime reconnaissance bomber. Programme First Tu-95 prototype with four 8,950 kW (12,000 ehp) Kuznetsov 2TV-2F turboprops, flew 12 November 1952 and was destroyed during testing. Second example (Tu-95/2) with 8,950 kW (12,000 ehp) TV-12 turboprops, flew 16 February 1955. Seven

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