• Attacks in Tunisia expose security weaknesses

    Key Points In March and June 2015, Tunisia was hit by terrorist attacks targeting foreign tourists, confirming security deficiencies, particularly in its intelligence capabilities. The measures announced by the government are unlikely to eradicate a rapidly expanding cross-border terrorist risk

  • Security Alerts 17-24 July

    IHS Jane's Security Alerts provide a snapshot of political and security news likely to break in the week ahead. Ramadan ends this week and there is a heightened risk of Islamist militants, particularly the Islamic State (IS) and sympathisers, carrying out improvised explosive device (IED) and

  • Amid Iran deal, Russia renews opposition to US missile defence in Europe

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said during a 14 July press briefing in Vienna that he expects the United States will, given the nuclear deal with Iran, halt its efforts to install missile defence systems in Europe that Russia has long viewed as a threat to its own nuclear deterrent. It was

  • Mortar attack damages power station in Ukraine's Luhansk

    TWO transformers and the turbine room of a power station were damaged during a mortar attack by pro-Russia separatist militants in the town of Shchastya in Ukraine's Luhansk Oblast on 6 July, UNIAN reported. No casualties were reported.

  • Myanmar joins Chemical Weapons Convention

    Myanmar joined the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on 8 July when it deposited its instrument of ratification with the secretary general of the United Nations. Myanmar ratified the CWC on 21 January 2015 and its accession to the convention will come into force 30 days after the deposit.

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  • Turkey opens air bases for counter-IS strikes

    The Turkish government has formally approved an 'understanding' that allows the US-led coalition against Islamic State to use the country's air bases, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on 29 July. Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju BilgiƧ told reporters that the United States could now use


  • 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

    Type Individual protection - Masks general issue. Development The Airboss C4 CBRN gas mask was developed according to the CBRN requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces. Further engineering changes during its development phase were prompted by field trial testing during Operation Desert Storm, in

  • Chemring Defence - Simulator Projectile Airburst Liquid (SPAL)

    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