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  • Estonian MoD outlines plans for cyber range

    Developing a state-of-the-art cyber range and improving the level of automation in a number of aspects of its functionalities are amongst the Estonian Defence Forces' (EDF's) plans to enhance this capability. Speaking to IHS Jane's, Kusti Salm, National Armaments Director at the Estonian Ministry

  • Thailand aims to operate fleet of three submarines by 2026

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has outlined a requirement to operationalise its planned fleet of three submarines by 2026, and is currently in the process of submitting this proposal to the country's military government. The matter was disclosed by Captain Prawoot Rodmanee, chief of the RTN's submarine

  • Indonesia hints at submarine fleet mix that includes midget boats

    The Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL's) plans to operate a fleet of 12 submarines by 2024 may include a number of midget boats, said Commodore Muhammad Ali, commander of the service's maritime security task force, on 17 January. The commodore was speaking at the

  • Industry seeks power boost for navy lasers

    With US Navy (USN) officials continuing to seek more powerful lasers, industry is looking for ways to provide the power needed to operate such weapons. During the Surface Navy Association symposium in mid-January, navy officials discussed fitting a 150 kw laser at sea in about a year's time, with

  • Kuwaiti RFI points to wider naval acquisition plan

    A request for information (RFI) released on behalf of the Kuwaiti Navy suggests it is considering acquiring new fast attack craft (FAC) armed with MBDA Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles. Released by the US Federal Business Opportunities website on 10 January, the RFI said the US Naval Sea Systems

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  • Factional politics threaten Zimbabwe's stability

    Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been selected as his party's candidate for the 2018 presidential election. Sabine Machenheimer and Sumaiya Aboo assess the outlook for state stability in Zimbabwe as its long-serving president seeks a further term
  • Spending drive: Military ground vehicle developments

    Spending on military ground vehicles is expected to keep rising as Russia's aggressive stance spurs Western investment across the whole spectrum of combat armoured fighting vehicles. Jon Hawkes reports on the IHS Jane's Market Forecast - Military Ground Vehicles 10-year forecast
  • UK declares cyber war on Islamic State

    The United Kingdom has publicly declared the start of offensive cyber operations amid a general trend towards increased cyber war activity. Andreas Haggman analyses the implications for the country and the effects of the campaign against the Islamic State
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  • Kashmir neighbours install new security chiefs

    Key Points A series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 called into question India's ability to defend against militant incursions, although its intelligence capabilities against mobile targets appear to have improved. With India maintaining a clandestine network of agents within Pakistan, Islamabad is
  • Kashmir neighbours install new security chiefs

    Key Points A series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 called into question India's ability to defend against militant incursions, although its intelligence capabilities against mobile targets appear to have improved. With India maintaining a clandestine network of agents within Pakistan, Islamabad is
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