• Australia awards defence innovation contracts

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded a tranche of new contracts to local companies to undertake research and development (R&D) in innovative military technologies. The DoD said on 22 November that the five contracts total more than AUD12 million (USD8.7 million) and will

  • Australia, UK launch joint research project

    A joint initiative has been launched by Australia and the UK to support research into integrating advanced materials onto military platforms. A statement on the Australian government’s online business portal on 21 November said the project is intended to “uncover innovative joining

  • US reiterates commitment to Pakistan funding freeze

    The US government is continuing to freeze security assistance funds for Pakistan as part of its effort to spur Islamabad into committing greater engagement in counter-insurgency (COIN) operations. Media reports on 21 November said the US government has suspended USD1.66 billion in security

  • US government considers controls on emerging technologies

    The US government’s Department of Commerce (DoC) has announced that it is undertaking a review of how it should define and identify major emerging technologies that are currently not controlled by US export regulations but are essential to US national security. In a notice published in the

  • QinetiQ joins Cobham-led ASDOT team

    Cobham announced on 21 November that QinetiQ has joined its team to pitch for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme. The Cobham team also includes Draken International and 3SDL, and the benefit of additional synthetic and aerial target

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  • RoKN receives fourth and final LST-2-class tank landing ship

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has handed over the fourth and final Cheonwangbong (LST-2)-class tank landing ship to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The service received the ship, which has been named Nojeokbong (pennant number 689), in a ceremony held on 21 November at
  • 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