• Power projection: China sharpens its carrier strike capabilities

    When it launched the Type 001A in 2017, China joined a select group of countries that can construct aircraft carriers indigenously. Ridzwan Rahmat assesses the country’s ability to stand up a credible carrier strike capability in combat operations In May 2018 the Chinese Ministry of National

  • Danish SM-2 missile buy edges closer

    Denmark is moving closer to completing a long-planned buy of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) area air-defence missiles to equip its three Iver Huitfeldt-class anti-air warfare (AAW) frigates. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) advised Congress on 31 July that the State Department had

  • US Naval Special Warfare targets precision engagement capability

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is looking to equip Naval Special Warfare (NSW) combatant craft with a Maritime Precision Engagement (MPE) capability to defeat asymmetric threats on land and at sea. Giving a briefing on 23 May at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)

  • Russian MoD details second quarter military equipment deliveries

    Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko has detailed the military equipment accepted by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) during the second quarter of 2018. “Within the prescribed period, the land forces and the airborne troops have accepted 62 new and 70 overhauled main battle tanks

  • RAMSYS contracted for MK 49 Guided Missile Launching Systems

    RAM-System GmbH (RAMSYS), a consortium of Diehl Defence and MBDA Deutschland, has been awarded a EUR79.5 million (USD92.9 million) contract for the delivery of 10 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) MK 49 Guided Missile Launching Systems (GMLSs) to equip the German Navy’s second batch of five K 130

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  • First 18 HIMARS ordered for Romania

    The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, in Alabama has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD218 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for the first 18 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers for Romania, the US Department of Defense announced on 9 August. The
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