• ADEX 2019: RoKAF debuts F-35, set to expand order

    The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) is showcasing its recently delivered Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft to the country’s public for the first time at the 2019 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) as plans to acquire

  • AUSA 2019: Rafael includes lighter Trophy system in OMFV bid

    Rafael’s lighter version of Trophy Active Protection System (APS) is included in a bid sample for the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) prototyping competition, an effort to replace its M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. OMFV proposals and bid samples were due to the service

  • AUSA 2019: GDLS showcasing IM-SHORAD prototype

    General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has begun delivering Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defence (IM-SHORAD) prototypes to the US Army and will display one at this year’s annual AUSA meeting. Kendall Linson, GDLS’s manager of business development, recently discussed the state-of-play

  • Boeing CEO Muilenberg loses chairman’s role

    Boeing’s board of directors is scaling back the duties of its top executive to allow him to focus on fixing the company’s troubled new 737 MAX commercial airliner. Dennis Muilenberg will continue as chief executive officer but will hand over his chairman’s hat to David L. Calhoun,

  • Malaysian defence budget growth to slow in 2020

    Malaysia has announced a 2020 defence budget of MYR15.58 billion (USD3.7 billion). The allocation represents a 12% increase over the original expenditure in 2019 but a small rise to compared to a subsequent revision of that budget. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said in his budget speech on 11

  • Philippines equips lead Parola-class vessel with Israeli-made weapon system

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has equipped its lead Parola-class patrol vessel, BRP Tubbataha (4401), with a stabilised remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) from Israeli company Elbit Systems. The system, which has been incorporated with a 12.7 mm machine gun, is installed in the forward


  • Widening scope: The return of the Russian sniper

    Russia's use of snipers fell away after the Second World War, but conflicts in Syria and Ukraine have seen them return, engaging their opposite numbers, co-ordinating air strikes, and enhancing the firepower and effectiveness of regular units. Samuel Cranny-Evans reports
  • Leaderless resistance drives Hong Kong protests

    Protesters in Hong Kong SAR and the government of mainland China have fundamentally different conceptions of media and messaging. Dr Ryan Manuel examines how these differences mean that the two sides have consistently talked past each other since the Hong Kong protests began in March 2019
  • Custom buggies: The expanding range of special forces vehicles

    Forced to handle growing mission requirements, ranging from counter-insurgency operations through to state-on-state conflict with high-capability adversaries, special operations forces must rely on an extensive suite of tactical ground vehicles. Andrew White reports

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  • Thales UK supplying new TI camera for Challenger 2 tanks

    Thales UK has confirmed that it is supplying its Catherine MP thermal imaging (TI) camera as a replacement for the legacy TI camera installed in the British Army’s Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT) Thermal Sighting System (TSS), which is mounted externally above the BAE Systems 120 mm L30A1

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  • Turkey launches offensive into northeastern Syria

    The Turkish military and allied Syrian rebels launched their long-threatened offensive into northeastern Syria on 9 October with the stated objective of establishing a ‘safe zone’ that has been cleared of Kurdish forces and can be used to resettle Syrian refugees. “Our mission is

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