• Russia’s Su-25SM3 ‘deep upgrade’ programme gains pace and scope

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is upgrading its fleet of Sukhoi Su-25 close air support (CAS) aircraft to the Su-25SM3 standard, a Russian military spokesperson told Jane’s on 18 June. “Since 2018, the Aerospace Forces [VKS] have been receiving Su-25SM3s, and a total of 25

  • TALOS to HEO: US advances a pneumatic solution

    Key Points USSOCOM officially wrapped up its TALOS concept at SOFIC 2019 Technology arising out of USSOCOM’s TALOS effort will be transitioned into the HEO concept and other major US Department of Defense programmes After more than five years in development, the US Special Operations

  • UAE may have deployed Pantsir-S1 to Libya

    Photographs of a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defence system that has purportedly arrived in Libya began circulating on social media channels on 18 June. A system mounted on a MAN SX45 8×8 truck – a configuration only previously seen on the Pantsir-S1s acquired by the United Arab Emirates

  • UK Public Accounts Committee lambasts delays to nuclear submarine disposal

    A cross-party committee of UK parliamentarians has warned that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) could run out of storage space for decommissioned nuclear submarines unless action is taken to accelerate dismantling. In a highly critical report on submarine defueling and dismantling published on 19

  • US announces more military aid for Ukraine

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 18 June plans to provide USD250 million in security co-operation funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts for the Ukrainian armed forces. The new funds will provide equipment to support ongoing training programmes and operational

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  • Progressive HARM: An evolution in capability

    The suppression and/or destruction of enemy air-defence systems is essential to sustaining US and allied anti access/area denial mission superiority. Robin Hughes explores the evolution of the AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile in advancing this capability
  • All at sea: Indian shipbuilding under scrutiny

    The pace of the Indian Navy’s shipbuilding under its LTIPP and MCPP has been slow to deliver platforms in a timely manner, according to public project delivery timelines. Mazumdar Mrityunjoy reports
  • Expanding IoT poses cyber-security risks and intelligence collection opportunities

    The rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the online ecosystem, with effects that have yet to be fully felt. Jane’s examines the way that governments around the world are responding to the essential tensions posed by the IoT, whose vulnerabilities make it both a national security threat and a data-rich environment for intelligence collection
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  • Israel says Iran continues ballistic missile launches

    Iran launched a Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) in December 2018, the Israeli representative to the UN told the Security Council in a letter released on 5 June. Danny Danon said there had been seven Iranian ballistic missile launches between December 2018 and February 2019,
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