Jane's International Defence Review


  • Rocket man: SOF teams demo wearable flight systems

    SOF personnel may soon be able to turn 'jetpacks' from science fiction into reality, as wearable jet propulsion technologies appear to be advancing. A variety of jetpacks are being considered by SOF components around the world, including USSOCOM and French COS. Andrew White reports
  • Intermediate response: Capability options for a post-INF world

    The stated US desire to withdraw from the 1987 INF Treaty has raised concerns about a nuclear arms race. However, while new technology options will be explored, existing capabilities may help maintain the strategic balance. Dr Lee Willett reports
  • Rising sons: Japanese ground forces transformation continues apace

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is in the advanced stages of a service-wide restructuring and modernisation programme that seeks to transform it into a leaner and more flexible organisation, better positioned to address a wider spectrum of domestic and international challenges. Kelvin Wong investigates the service’s latest capabilities and future plans
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  • Qatar receives first Apache attack helicopter

    Qatar has received the first of its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US Embassy in Doha disclosed on 20 March. The first of 24 helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was handed over during a formal delivery ceremony at Boeing’s Mesa production
  • UK cancels ASDOT aggressor programme

    The UK has cancelled its effort to provide air combat training for its pilots using private contractors, with a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson telling Jane’s that it is re-examining its options. The decision to cancel the Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) project,
  • 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