• China’s Beihang UAS readies BZK-005E long-range reconnaissance UAV for export

    The Beijing-based Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology is now seeking the first international order for its export-specific BZK-005E multirole medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV), following the successful grant of an export licence for the air vehicle

  • Dozens killed in Kabul bombing

    At least 50 people were killed and over 60 others injured as a result of what appears to have been a suicide bombing inside a wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul on 20 November. The attack, condemned by several countries and the United Nations, was reported by local media citing Afghan

  • Japan plans to set up a space corps

    Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) will stipulate the establishment of a space corps in the National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPGs) set to be drawn up by the end of the year, former defence minister Itsunori Onodera said on 19 November. The MoD will establish the corps, which will play a

  • New Patriot 4×4 armoured vehicle under development

    Excalibur Army of the Czech Republic has confirmed that it is developing a new version of its T815 Patriot 4×4 Medium Armoured Tactical Multi-Mission Vehicle (MATMMV), with the first example expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019. The original T815 Patriot MATMMV prototype is

  • North Korea destroys 10 border guard posts

    North Korea destroyed 10 of its border guard posts at the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on 20 November as part of an agreement reached with South Korea that is aimed at reducing tensions and preventing accidental clashes along the border between the two countries. In September the two Koreas had

  • Airbus announces new CFO, Commercial Aircraft COO

    Airbus announced on 21 November that it has appointed Dominik Asam as its future Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to replace Harald Wilhelm. Asam joins the company from German firm Infineon Technologies, and will commence his work in the role on 1 April. Airbus also announced the appointment of


  • 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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  • France and Germany agree next-gen fighter design studies

    France and Germany have agreed to progress development of a next-generation combat aircraft, with an announcement on 20 November that both countries are to launch demonstrator design studies next year. The announcement was made on Twitter by French defence minister Florence Parly, who said the

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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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  • 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