• Australia awards defence innovation contracts

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded a tranche of new contracts to local companies to undertake research and development (R&D) in innovative military technologies. The DoD said on 22 November that the five contracts total more than AUD12 million (USD8.7 million) and will

  • Australia, UK launch joint research project

    A joint initiative has been launched by Australia and the UK to support research into integrating advanced materials onto military platforms. A statement on the Australian government’s online business portal on 21 November said the project is intended to “uncover innovative joining

  • IDF: No decision on advanced F-15s as yet

    Israel has not made a final decision on acquiring a more advanced version of the Boeing F-15 multirole fighter, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) told Jane’s . “All possibilities regarding this issue are under IDF, IAF [Israeli Air Force], and the defence establishment's examination, and

  • UPDATE: Japan positions for advanced military technologies

    Japan’s new defence policy, which will be introduced before the end of the year, is expected to emphasise the development of military capabilities in cyber, artificial intelligence (AI), and autonomous systems, it has been reported. Media reports in Japan on 21 November said a focus in the

  • US reiterates commitment to Pakistan funding freeze

    The US government is continuing to freeze security assistance funds for Pakistan as part of its effort to spur Islamabad into committing greater engagement in counter-insurgency (COIN) operations. Media reports on 21 November said the US government has suspended USD1.66 billion in security

  • Kontron offering VX305C-40 Gb computers with 40 Gb Ethernet data plane

    Kontron will begin first customer shipments of a new 3U (rack unit) VPX single-board computer by the end of November. The VX305C-40 Gb integrates the 12-core version of the Intel Xeon®-D processor architecture and represents a significant jump in performance as Kontron transitions from a PCIe


  • 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

Platforms Platforms

  • RoKN receives fourth and final LST-2-class tank landing ship

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has handed over the fourth and final Cheonwangbong (LST-2)-class tank landing ship to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The service received the ship, which has been named Nojeokbong (pennant number 689), in a ceremony held on 21 November at

Weapons Weapons

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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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  • 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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Industry Industry

  • 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