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  • Kazakhstan to assemble Mil Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 helicopters under licence

    Moscow and Astana have agreed to launch the assembly of Mil Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 ‘Hip-H’ helicopters in Kazakhstan following the signing of a related memorandum of understanding (MOU) in 2017. A contract was signed on 18 January between Russian Helicopters, Kazakhstan Engineering, and

  • Larsen & Toubro extends Gujarat site

    Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has established a new Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) facility at its Hazira Complex site in Gujarat, India. Opened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the new 40 acre (16.19 ha) ASC will initially be used to carry out work on the K-9 Vajra (Thunderbolt), a modified

  • Brazil looks ahead to first RBS 70 NG delivery

    The Brazilian Army is scheduled to receive its first RBS 70 NG very-short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system on 30 June 2021, it told Jane’s on 21 January. A contract worth USD5.3 million was placed with Saab on 27 December 2018 by the Brazilian Army Commission in Washington on behalf of the

  • Dozens killed in Taliban attack on NDS facility

    Dozens of people have been killed in a Taliban attack carried out on 21 January on what local media have described as a training facility of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security – the country’s primary intelligence agency – in the central province of Maidan Wardak.

  • India, Ukraine to resume stalled An-32 upgrade programme for IAF

    India and Ukraine have agreed to resume the upgrade programme for the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) fleet of Antonov An-32 ‘Cline’ turboprop transport aircraft as Kiev has developed alternatives to replace the Russian-made systems in the platforms. Official sources told


  • Battle space: UK efforts to secure its celestial flank

    With many of the vital civil and military systems becoming ever more reliant on satellite technology, the UK is reorganising and reinvesting in the space domain. Gareth Jennings explores the UK’s renewed focus on space as it attempts to safeguard its terrestrial interests
  • Sovereign safeguarding: Iceland’s maritime security

    Iceland’s national security policy sets out risks that the country must address. Dr Lee Willett discusses how national capabilities and international co-operation combine to overcome such risks at sea
  • Annual Defence Report 2018: The Americas

    In the Americas US forces began in earnest the process of re-adapting their force structure to again face down a high-end threat in 2018, while Canada committed to a series of long-term procurement projects. Some Latin American countries managed to enhance their capabilities, but more crucially the region remained free of open conflict. Michael Fabey, Pat Host, Ian Keddie, Gabriel Porfilio, Ashley Roque, and Daniel Wasserbly report
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  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • 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
  • France orders new EDA-S landing craft

    An industry team led by French equipment manufacturer CNIM has been awarded a contract by defense procurement and technology agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) to build 14 new EDA-S (Engin de Débarquement Amphibie Standard) landing craft for the French Navy.