• Canadian frigate delayed again

    A long-awaited decision on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) frigate replacement programme has been delayed once more, although it is unclear for how long. In the official Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) update document released on 27 September, PSPC indicated no CSC design would

  • More details about Kenya’s new helicopters revealed

    The Kenyan Air Force (KAF) has acquired two new types of Airbus helicopters, it was revealed during the events marking Kenya Defence Forces Day (KDF) on 14 October. President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Kenyatta Barracks in Gilgil, north of Nairobi, where he was shown an AS350B3 Écureuil (now H125)

  • USAF aircraft damaged as hurricane hits Tyndall AFB

    The US Air Force (USAF) suffered damage to a number of its aircraft as Hurricane Michael struck Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida on 10 October. Up to 17 Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighters and an undisclosed number of Boeing QF-16 target drones are reported to have sustained unspecified

  • India re-issues tender for fleet support ships

    The Indian Navy’s fleet support ship (FSS) project is now up for tender once again after talks between Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) fell through. In pursuit of the tender, HSL issued a request for proposal (RFP) in early October 2018

  • Ukraine reveals new combat UGV

    Ukranian firm Global Dynamics showcased a prototype 4×4 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called Ironclad at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kiev from 9–12 October. The company first produced a prototype for the Ukranian armed forces in 2014 and has built two additional vehicles

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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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  • First F-35B SRVL recovery completed on HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Key Points An F-35B made the first SRVL recovery on to HMS Queen Elizabeth on 13 October SRVLs allow F-35Bs to make carrier landings with heavier loads, avoiding the need to jettison fuel and/or weapons An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has executed a first shipborne rolling vertical
  • Ukraine reveals new combat UGV

    Ukranian firm Global Dynamics showcased a prototype 4×4 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called Ironclad at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kiev from 9–12 October. The company first produced a prototype for the Ukranian armed forces in 2014 and has built two additional vehicles
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