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  • Euronaval 2014 - Spain pins down F-110 baseline design

    Key Points The Spanish Navy's F-110 frigate programme has entered the project definition phase Outputs from the F-110 work may feed into a separate Project SEA 5000 risk reduction study being performed by Navantia for Australia Spanish shipbuilder and systems group Navantia has revealed details

  • Second Israeli F-35 squadron confirmed

    Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya'alon and US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel recently confirmed that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) will gain a second squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, a source close to Ya'alon has told IHS Jane's . No official statements have been

  • France highlights Asia-Pacific strategic imperatives

    France remains a power in the Indo-Pacific region, a senior French defence official has declared. At a seminar organised by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and the Embassy of France in Singapore on 15 October 2014, Philippe Errera, undersecretary for policy and director for

  • Shoigu expands Arctic military presence, while Lavrov rejects NATO involvement in Far North

    Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu revealed on 21 October that plans to deploy operational military units along the "entire length" of the Arctic Circle will be completed by the end of 2014. "We will have a large number of units deployed along the Arctic Circle, practically from

  • Iran's naval chief visits Beijing

    The leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy's (IRIN) and the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) met in Beijing on 23 October to strengthen naval relations between both countries, a PLA-sponsored news outlet has reported. The visit was described by China as a first by an IRIN commander and

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  • Lebanon struggles to secure its borders

    Amid the ongoing regional security threat, Hizbullah and the US now have a shared enemy in the Islamic State. Nicholas Blanford examines Lebanon's ambivalent attitude towards the anti-Islamic State coalition and explores the potential for co-operation.
  • Insecurity in Africa's Great Lakes region

    Download an extract of our report detailing prominent drivers of insecurity in the Great Lakes region, drawn from IHS Jane's Military and Security Assessments Centre and IHS Country Risk. Included are a comparative analysis of the military capabilities in the region, political risk forecasts and profiles of trans-national insurgent and terrorism groups operating there.
  • On the borderline - Turkey's ambiguous approach to Islamic State

    As fighting between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State militants continues in the border town of Kobanê, the Turkish government is facing criticism for its lack of intervention. Lale Sariibrahimoglu looks at Ankara's ambivalent stance towards the Syrian conflict.
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