Security
  • Security alerts - 14-20 April

    IHS Jane's Security Alerts provide a snapshot of political and security news likely to break in the week ahead, supplementing our assessment of a country's overall stability in our Country Risk Ratings. Attention will be on protests and violent attacks around elections and election results in

  • BJP manifesto proposes review of India's 'no first use' nuclear policy

    India's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is widely tipped to win the ongoing general election, has promised to "revise and update" the country's 'no first use' nuclear weapons doctrine. A new government to replace Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Congress Party-led

  • Ballistic missile test firing by North Korea unlikely to raise risk of regional conflict

    Key Points North Korea's testing of two ballistic missiles follows a series of test firings by the Korean People's Army (KPA) since late February that US and South Korean officials believe to be in protest at the annual 'Key Resolve' and 'Foal Eagle' joint military exercises that are conducted in

  • Japan agrees to return Cold War era nuclear material to US

    Japan and the United States on 24 March agreed that Tokyo will return about 500 kg of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium supplied by Washington for research purposes during the Cold War. The agreement came as more than 50 world leaders attended the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the

  • Security alerts - 24-30 March

    IHS Jane's Security Alerts provide a snapshot of political and security news likely to break in the week ahead, supplementing our assessment of a country's overall stability in our Country Risk Ratings. Ukraine will remain in the headlines in the week ahead, as G7 leaders meet to consider their

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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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