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  • Dutch to purchase new BMD-capable radars

    The Netherland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 October its intention to replace its two Medium Power Radars (MPRs) with a ground-based version of the Thales Netherlands Smart-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars with a missile defence capability. Currently one ageing Thomson-CSF ARES

  • Euronaval 2014: DCNS and Airbus DS sign agreement to develop Tanan UAS

    Key Points DCNS and Airbus team up to complete development of the Tanan VTOL UAV Collaboration intended to speed up market release of the system DCNS and Airbus Defence and Space (DS) have joined forces to complete development of the Tanan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ship-based unmanned

  • Pentagon signs Lot 8 F135 Contract

    Key Points Pentagon signs LRIP 8 deal for F135 engines The engine's cost has dropped 4.5% over the LRIP 7 cost The US Department of Defense has agreed with Pratt & Whitney on terms for an eighth low-rate initial production (LRIP 8) lot of F135 engines for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

  • UK ponders Afghan request for air support

    Afghanistan's government has asked the UK to continue to provide close air support (CAS) for its ground troops after NATO forces pull out of the central Asian country at the end of the year amid fears that Kabul's air force is not yet ready to offer a full-spectrum support capability for its army.

  • 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

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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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  • Jordan responds to the Islamic State threat

    Key Points Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate (GID), with its extensive cumulative experience, spearheads the kingdom's security efforts against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra threat, inside and outside the country. The multi-front approach being used to counter the threat comprises

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  • RPG-76 Komar disposable anti-tank weapon

    Development Development of the RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito) weapon began in 1971 by the Military Institute of Weapon Technology (WITU) in a project named 'Argon'. Initially the project focused on two systems, one recoilless, the other rocket propelled, both using the same 73 mm warhead (60° cone)

  • Swiss Arms GLG40 40 mm grenade launcher

    Development The Swiss Arms GLG40 40 mm grenade launcher is offered as a 'stand-alone' alternative 40 mm low-velocity grenade delivery system to the Swiss Arms GL5040/5140 under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGL) - (see separate entry). Description The GLG40 launcher consists of a high impact

  • VSS 9 mm suppressed sniper rifle

    Development The development of the VSS (Vинтовка Sнайперская Sпециальная) (Grau Index - 6P29/6P29) 9 mm suppressed sniper rifle was

  • Hirtenberger M6H 60 mm mortars

    Development Production of the Hirtenberger 60 mm mortars began with two models, the M6-111 standard version and the M6-211 long-range mortar. As a result of additional development work, the company now offers the M6H or 'Heavy' model, which offers extended range and varying barrel lengths. Model

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