• Mattis sees future US space opportunities with Brazil

    Key Points Mattis said he sees future opportunities with Brazil for advanced research, particularly in space Brazil has a healthy appetite for enhanced space partnerships, but regulatory problems loom US Secretary of Defense James Mattis sees future opportunities for advanced research with

  • Syrian Kurds remain steadfast in seeking autonomy

    Key Points As the civil war in Syria and the campaign against the Islamic State enter their closing phases, the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS) is the largest area of the country remaining outside government control. If the United States withdraws from the region, DFNS fears about a

  • Russia updates troop and vehicle parachute systems

    The Russian military will receive its first D-14 parachutes for the Ratnik soldier ensemble in late 2019, according to Technodinamika, a subsidiary of state-owned military export firm Rostec Corporation. “The first serial [D-14] parachutes will be handed over to the Ministry of Defence

  • Russian airborne troops increase indirect fire capabilities

    Russian airborne troops (VDV) are strengthening their indirect fire capabilities, an industry source has told Jane’s. “In early August, the VDV received a batch of upgraded 2S9-1M Nona-SM air-droppable self-propelled mortars (SPMs),” the source said, adding that the VDV “is

  • Barak-8 to equip Israeli Sa’ar 6 corvettes

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. Designated Sa’ar 6 in Israeli service, the new corvettes are being acquired under the

  • Boeing appoints new lead for AvionX

    Brendan Curran has been appointed as president of AvionX, a new avionics and electronics company within Boeing. Reporting to Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, Curran moves to the company from Crane Co where he served as president of the aerospace and electronics group. In his

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  • Hyundai lays keel for New Zealand’s naval fleet tanker

    Key Points Hyundai has laid down a 173 m fleet tanker on order for the Royal New Zealand Navy Country is on track to receive the vessel, which will support global deployments of the New Zealand Defence Force, by 2020 South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has laid down the fleet

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  • Iran unveils new tactical ballistic missile variant

    Iran revealed that it has developed a new version of its Fateh-110 family of solid-propellent tactical ballistic missiles on 13 August, but released few details about its capabilities. The new Fateh Mobin missile that was unveiled by Defence Minister Amir Hatami during a ceremony was similar to

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  • China closing the satellite imagery capability gap

    A Chinese Earth-observation satellite launched on 31 July from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre may be capable of achieving ground-image resolution of 10 cm or less. If confirmed, this would give China a satellite-imaging capability second only to the United States and possibly comparable to the

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  • UGV designs shifting towards CBRNE missions

    Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology, which was once mainly focused on explosive ordnance disposal, appears to be shifting somewhat towards addressing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threats. The shift could be due to recent CBRNE activity – such as the

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  • Roboteam expands UGV portfolio

    Roboteam took the opportunity at the Global EOD Symposium & Exhibition in Maryland to showcase its latest unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) range, which includes the new Light Interoperable Ground Robot (LIGR) and improved Reconnaissance and Surveillance Teamed Robot (RSTR). The LIGR builds on the

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  • Update: Taliban launches attack on Ghazni City

    Taliban fighters launched a multi-pronged attack on the capital of Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni Province on 10 August, killing more than 170 security forces personnel. At the time of this update, however, five days into the fighting they have failed to bring the strategically located city

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  • Turkey, Indonesia support UAV collaboration

    Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI) has expanded its engagement with Indonesian aerospace and defence companies in a bid to support collaboration on programmes including a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project. TAI said in a statement that it held a workshop in