Jane's Defence Weekly


  • IAI reports UGV developments

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced significant developments in two of its autonomous robotic systems. The Sahar unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which detects and clears improvised explosive device (IEDs), has completed a development phase and is now due to undergo trial and evaluation

  • India and China to resume annual HiH joint military exercise

    The armies of India and China will resume their annual ‘Hand-In-Hand’ (HiH) joint military exercise more than a year after the 2017 iteration was cancelled following a 72 day-long stand-off between the two countries along their disputed borders and those of the neighbouring Himalayan

  • Indian Air Force pilots begin Chinook training

    Four Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots and an equal number of flight engineers have begun receiving instruction in the United States to operate and maintain Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters, 15 of which are set to enter service with the IAF from mid-2019. Officials told Jane's that the

  • India’s HAL overruns aircraft building and upgrade deadlines

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has expressed “serious concern” over enduring delays by state-owned aeronautics and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in supplying fighters, helicopters, and transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF). A recent internal MoD

  • Japan looks to reduce procurement costs

    Japanese defence minister Takeshi Iwaya has pledged to reduce military acquisition costs in light of the continuing economic constraints facing the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). Iwaya said in a press briefing on 16 October that the MoD will put in place “stringent systems”

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  • Building NATO’s new eastern front: The eFP in Europe

    In 2016 NATO leaders agreed to despatch multinational battlegroups to the Baltic states and Poland under the enhanced Forward Presence initiative. Since then NATO deployments to Eastern Europe have accelerated. Tim Ripley charts the progress of efforts to build up allied defences in the region
  • Silencing the airwaves: Chinese SEAD capabilities

    China’s territorial ambitions around its coast have long been among the driving forces of its military modernisation. Tiago Falcao Machado reports on how, to support the expanding missions of its air forces, the PLA is developing an increasingly effective SEAD capability
  • Analysis: ‘Vostok 2018’ – a window on Russia's strategic ambitions

    Russia's 'Vostok 2018' exercises, which took place this month across a vast expanse of Russian territory, were certainly designed to wow the West, but what can be gleaned from the manoeuvres regarding Moscow's military capabilities and strategic intent? Miko Vranic and Samuel Cranny-Evans report
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  • Northrop Grumman readies Hatchet for all-up testing

    Northrop Grumman is set to conduct the first live end-to-end test of an all-up Hatchet miniature precision strike munition by the end of this year. Developed with internal research and development (IRAD) funding, Hatchet was originally unveiled in April 2012 as a low-cost gravity-dropped weapon
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