• Larsen & Toubro extends Gujarat site

    Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has established a new Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) facility at its Hazira Complex site in Gujarat, India. Opened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the new 40 acre (16.19 ha) ASC will initially be used to carry out work on the K-9 Vajra (Thunderbolt), a modified

  • Safran acquires equity interest in battery developer Oxis Energy

    Safran has announced that it has taken part in a GBP7 million (USD9 million) round of investment funding in lithium-sulphur cell technology company Oxis Energy. Through its venture capital arm, Safran Corporate Ventures, the French aerospace and defence company invests in start-ups that develop

  • Dozens killed in Taliban attack on NDS facility

    Dozens of people have been killed in a Taliban attack carried out on 21 January on what local media have described as a training facility of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security – the country’s primary intelligence agency – in the central province of Maidan Wardak.

  • Israel hits Iranian and Syrian targets

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) traded fire with Iran’s Qods Force and Syria air defences during 20–21 January in the most significant escalation since 9–10 May 2018, when the IDF responded to a rocket attack with extensive airstrikes. The escalation began on 20 January, when the

  • Leonardo develops M60A3 MBT upgrade

    Leonardo has developed and tested a major upgrade package for the US General Dynamics Land Systems M60A3 main battle tank (MBT). This M60A3 upgrade was developed and tested using internal funding for the export market, according to Massimo Gualco, director of marketing and sales at Leonardo Defence


  • Battle space: UK efforts to secure its celestial flank

    With many of the vital civil and military systems becoming ever more reliant on satellite technology, the UK is reorganising and reinvesting in the space domain. Gareth Jennings explores the UK’s renewed focus on space as it attempts to safeguard its terrestrial interests
  • Sovereign safeguarding: Iceland’s maritime security

    Iceland’s national security policy sets out risks that the country must address. Dr Lee Willett discusses how national capabilities and international co-operation combine to overcome such risks at sea
  • 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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  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • 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
  • France orders new EDA-S landing craft

    An industry team led by French equipment manufacturer CNIM has been awarded a contract by defense procurement and technology agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) to build 14 new EDA-S (Engin de Débarquement Amphibie Standard) landing craft for the French Navy.