Jane's International Defence Review


  • Aselsan rolls out Alkar 81 mm mortar

    Turkish company Aselsan has completed development of its latest Alkar 81 mm mortar weapon system (MWS) using internal research and development funding. The company said production can begin as soon as orders are placed. The Alkar 81 mm MWS leverages on experience gained from the development of the

  • DSEI 2019: L3Harris TRL Technology adds CEMA capability to CORVUS

    UK-based L3Harris TRL Technology has further developed its CORVUS open standards platform for cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and revealed the latest improvements at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London from 10 to 13 September. CORVUS is a

  • Royal Netherlands Army selects Iron Fist APS for CV90

    The Royal Netherlands Army has awarded BAE Systems Hägglunds a long-anticipated contract to integrate the Elbit Systems Iron Fist hard kill active protection system (APS) with its fleet of CV9035NL tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). The decision follows a two-phase series of studies,

  • DSEI 2019: Rohde & Schwarz showcases WPU2000 ELINT processor

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has developed a more capable version of its multi-channel electronic intelligence (ELINT) processor and launched it at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London from 10 to 13 September. The new wideband processing unit (WPU)

  • Hensoldt’s PrecISR radar to be integrated on PC-12 aircraft

    Sensor house Hensoldt has been contracted to deliver a PrecISR 1000 airborne surveillance radar to QinetiQ GmbH for installation on a Pilatus PC-12 special operations aircraft. Offering an instrumented range out to 200 n miles, PrecISR is a software-defined X-band airborne radar that builds on

    FEATURED REPORT

  • Top cat: Leopard 2 main battle tank turns 40

    On 24 October 1979 the first production Leopard 2, hull number Y-377 046, was handed over to the Bundeswehr's Panzertruppenschule. Forty years, 3,565 vehicles in over 95 distinct variants, and more than 21 users later, the Leopard 2 stands as one of the most successful MBT designs in the world. Jon Hawkes explores the vehicle's evolution
  • Wheels vs tracks: Reviewing AFV trends

    As conflicts have evolved, the requirements for AFVs have boosted cost, weight, and mission system needs. Sam Cranny-Evans and Jon Hawkes examine Western and Russian case studies in the continued evolution of the tracks versus wheels debate
  • Protecting the dragon’s den: PLA grows air-defence capabilities to meet future airborne threats

    China is rapidly enhancing its air-defence capabilities with an eye on addressing the proliferation of Western-made fifth-generation combat aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region. Wasif Naqi and Kelvin Wong examine the mix of indigenous and imported surface-to-air missiles and radar systems that have been fielded by the People’s Liberation Army
Subscribe to Jane's International Defence Review for access to more latest Jane's International Defence Review news, analysis and data
  • Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

    Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is being developed as a day/night all-weather
  • Stingray unmanned tanker flies for first time

    Boeing and the US Navy (USN) flew the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refuelling aircraft for the first time on 19 September, the manufacturer announced. Test aircraft T1 completed an autonomous two-hour flight under the direction of Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station (GCS)
  • Prince of Wales sets sail for first time

    The United Kingdom’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales , put to sea for the first time from its assembly site at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife on 19 September. The 65,000-tonne carrier was manoeuvred out of the narrow lock entrance to the basin at the Babcock
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT