• Kenya launches coast guard

    The new Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) was officially launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta during a 19 November ceremony that saw the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Doria commissioned as its first vessel. The OPV was built by Bangladesh’s Western Marine Shipyard and handed over to

  • Elbit reports continued financial growth in Q3

    Elbit Systems has reported revenues in the third quarter of 2018 of USD895.2 million, an increase of USD95 million year-on-year (y/y). The backlog of orders stands at USD8.1 billion as of 30 September 2018, up on the USD7.6 billion recorded at the end of the third quarter of 2017, with some 72% of

  • Russia refits Missile Troops and Artillery

    The Russian Missile Troops and Artillery (MT&A) are receiving new weapon systems, the chief of the service, Lieutenant General Mikhail Matveevsky, told Russian media on 19 November. “The troops continue to receive 2S19M2 Msta-SM 152 mm self-propelled howitzers [SPHs] integrated with the

  • Second Bahraini corvette upgraded

    The upgrade of the second of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force’s (RBNF) two MGB 62-class corvettes has been completed, Leonardo announced on 16 November. The company said Al-Muharraq was officially handed over during a ceremony at the RBNF’s Mina Salman base. It said the upgrade included a

  • Canada confirms it will end Mali mission next July

    Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed to local media on 16 November that the Canadian Armed Forces’ involvement in Mali will end as scheduled next July after 12 months. Addressing rumours that the United Nations was requesting that Canada extend the Mali deployment, Sajjan

  • China’s CSIC looks to speed up restructuring

    The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has outlined plans to accelerate restructuring to spur innovation and efficiencies in major programmes including the construction of aircraft carriers for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). CSIC said on 18 November that its


  • Unmanned whirlybirds: Rotary-wing UAVs take off in Asia

    Rotary-wing UAVs have been gaining traction in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the maritime domain where naval forces are building ships with an eye on unmanned aviation capabilities. Land forces operating in constricted terrain are also investigating similar systems. Kelvin Wong reports
  • The SAM factory: Russian air-defence capabilities

    Russia is developing and acquiring several new ground-based air-defence systems and has deployed some of them abroad, such as the S-400 system in Syria. Oscar Widlund charts the latest deployments of Russian ground-based air-defence systems and assesses their overall capabilities
  • New Russian missile likely to be part of anti-satellite system

    The appearance in September of photographs of a new missile carried on a Russian MiG-31 prompted widespread speculation as to the system's purpose. Malcolm Claus examines the new missile and assesses its intended role

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  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was

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  • Japan signs for three Global Hawk UAVs

    Japan has signed for three Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with a USD489.9 million contract awarded to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) on 19 November. The US Department of Defense (DoD) contract for the Foreign

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  • US Air Force announces B-21 support bases

    Key Points The US Air Force has selected Tinker and Edwards AFBs as main B-21 support bases Tinker AFB has a long history in aircraft maintenance, while Edwards AFB has previously hosted experimental aircraft The US Air Force (USAF) has selected Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, and Edwards

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  • South Korea launches military export agency

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) launched an agency dedicated to boosting military exports on 19 November. The new Defense Export Promotion Center (DExPro) is intended to help local industry engage with international opportunities in line with DAPA’s