• AUSA 2018: Instant Eye Robotics displays UAV

    Instant Eye Robotics, based in Massachusetts, presented its Mk-3 GEN4-D1/D2 small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition held from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC. A company press release issued on 2 June mentioned that the US Navy and Marine

  • Continuing improvement: NATO SNMGs evolve to meet emerging threats

    The return of high-end naval activity in the European theatre has increased NATO’s focus on improving the outputs of its standing naval groups. Dr Lee Willett talks to NATO commanders to assess the operational impact of this sharpening focus Since 2014, naval activity has been increasing

  • Double suicide attack kills at least 20 people in Somalia's Bay

    AT LEAST 20 people were killed and 40 others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated their explosives targeting a restaurant and a second detonated their explosives targeting Bilan hotel in the city of Baidoa in Somalia's Bay region on 14 October, Al-Jazeera and Reuters reported. Harakat

  • India aims to expand presence at military base in Tajikistan

    India is seeking to expand its presence and activities at a military base in Tajikistan where some 150 Indian Air Force (IAF) and quasi-military Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel have been stationed since 2005. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind visited the Ayni Air Base, which is located

  • L3 Harris Technologies will combine ATC and security expertise

    The planned merger between L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation, as announced by the two companies on 14 October, will blend the former’s expertise in aviation security systems with the latter’s well-established presence in the communications, navigation, and surveillance/air traffic


  • Europe steps up EU policing strategy

    In 2018, the European Union began to implement its third Policy Cycle on Serious and Organised Crime. Matthew Redhead examines the drive in Brussels towards greater policing co-ordination as criminals adopt new technologies and Brexit approaches
  • 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
  • Russia develops co-orbital anti-satellite capability

    Russia appears to be developing a co-orbital anti-satellite system. Bart Hendrickx examines the evidence in open sources about Russia’s satellite development programmes that points to the existence of the project
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