• IAI outlines Kfir developments for Colombia, Sri Lanka, ATAC

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has noted a number of developments for its Kfir fighter, including the conclusion of an upgrade programme for Colombia, plans to upgrade and return to service aircraft for Sri Lanka, and ongoing efforts to sell additional aircraft to a US ‘Red Air’

  • Security services' increased anti-terrorism effort likely to decrease risks of successful attacks in Russia

    Event On 12 December 2017, Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service (Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti; FSB) said that it had foiled a terrorist attack planned for the New Year celebrations in Moscow. According to Bortnikov, on 11 December in the Moscow region the FSB

  • Trump enacts FY 2018 defence authorisation legislation

    The fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) National Defense Authorization Act has been signed into law, boosting the US military’s size, adding strategic missile defence requirements, changing rules for buying commercial off-the-shelf goods, and more. The legislation, signed on 12 December by President

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 12 December 2017

    Americas Colombia – 11 December 2017: Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas warned that peace negotiations with the ELN would break down if the insurgent group continued to breach the ceasefire’s terms. Colombia – 11 December 2017: In a rural area near Tumaco, Nariño, a

  • India quietly launches second SSBN

    Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the launch of the second indigenously designed Arihant-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) on order for the Indian Navy (IN). Official sources told Jane’s that the launch of Arighat , which took place during a

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  • US Army reserve components boost driver training

    Two driver training systems developed for the US Army National Guard (ANG) and Army Reserve (USAR) have been showcased at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando. Wegmann USA presented its Stryker Driver Trainer (SDT), which is a
  • North Korea releases launch images of Hwaseong-15 ICBM

    North Korea has released images of its 29 November test-launch of a Hwaseong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Pyongyang claims is capable of striking anywhere in the United States. The land-based ICBM, which was launched on a high trajectory from the vicinity of Pyongsong in