Military Equipment Intelligence

Connected, structured equipment data that delivers unique insights

With more than 41,000 profiles, Janes offers the only single resource for comprehensive, unclassified and up-to-date intelligence on military equipment (air, sea, land and space) in production and use around the globe. By structuring and connecting this data to the inventories for more than 190 countries, ORBATs for 18,800 military units, 9,200 bases and more than 20,000 organisations across aerospace and defence, Janes is uniquely positioned to provide you with timely, accurate, validated intelligence to support entity recognition, capability assessment and market analysis.

  • Identify military equipment and assess capabilities.
  • Benchmark and compare technologies and capabilities to procure and maintain low risk, value for money defence systems.
  • Track developments and innovations in military equipment.
  • Gain insights into your competitors’ platforms.
  • Link directly to access prime and system supplier intelligence.


Identify unknown equipment and assess capability

Janes up to date equipment profiles, including imagery, specifications and analysis, enable you to identify and differentiate between weapons, systems and variants and conduct critical all-source analysis and reporting. Janes specific, structured and consistent nomenclature and terminology and the ability to apply a range of data points including types, roles, specifications and operators in a guided manner, speeds data discovery by quickly narrowing the field of possible matches. Comparison tools enable you to identify the comparative and contextual capability of a weapon system or platform.

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This interactive dashboard enables you to search across Chinese and US ship classes using parametric search. This is a sample of our specifications data which is available to our subscribers. This is a sample data set correct May 2020.



From small arms ammunition to strategic air defence systems, Janes land equipment content is the world’s preeminent source of granular content on land platforms, weapons and systems. Equipment profiles cover development, status, specifications and descriptions of equipment at the variant level. 

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Structured data, including specifications, inventories and item-to-item linking, presented in a variety of formats and employing both online and offline tools, are a critical component to any operator or analyst, ashore or afloat, trying to navigate the complexity of the global maritime environment.    

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Janes covers every manned aircraft in the world, civilian and military, currently in production or development. We track upgrade programmes closely and maintain data on most propulsion systems, avionics, C4ISR systems and air-launched weapons and countermeasures. Our structured data allows operators and analysts to quickly identify by variant platforms, track inventories and assess capabilities and limitations to support military assessments and market opportunities.  

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Biden wins US election, would invest in ‘quantum computing, AI, 5G' tech

by Daniel Wasserbly

President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated incumbent Donald Trump in an election held 3 November but not clearly decided until 7 November, has said he will seek arms control deals and investments in several high-tech areas.

Joe Biden wins US election (Janes)

Joe Biden wins US election (Janes)

National security matters did not factor much, if at all, into either campaign. Regarding current operations, Biden has said he believes the United States should “bring the vast majority of our troops home from the wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East and narrowly define our mission as defeating al Qaeda and the Islamic State”.

The president-elect wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine earlier this year, “We should also end our support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. We must maintain our focus on counterterrorism, around the world and at home, but staying entrenched in unwinnable conflicts drains our capacity to lead on other issues”.

Biden suggested that, as “a cornerstone of my presidency”, he would invest in research and development for “clean energy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence [AI], 5G,” and other infrastructure and medical technologies.

He is likely to seek to rebuild strained ties between the US and NATO allies, and has said he would seek arms control deals.

“I will also pursue an extension of the New START treaty, an anchor of strategic stability between the United States and Russia, and use that as a foundation for new arms control arrangements,” he wrote in Foreign Affairs . “And I will take other steps to demonstrate our commitment to reducing the role of nuclear weapons. As I said in 2017, I believe that the sole purpose of the US nuclear arsenal should be deterring – and, if necessary, retaliating against – a nuclear attack.”

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