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South Korea to test AESA fighter radar

By Akhil Kadidal 08 March 2022
South Korea is preparing to test the performance of its indigenously developed active electronic scanned array (AESA) radar, meant for integration into the KF-21 fighter aircraft.  The announcement, which was made by the country's Defense Acquisiti...

Ukraine conflict: Authorities crackdown on anti-war protests in Russia

07 March 2022
Daily anti-war protests have taken place across Russia since military forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February. According to the independent monitor OVD-Info, more than 13,000 people have been detained in 147 cities as of 7 March.  Reacting to the gro...

Ukraine conflict: Russian response to international sanctions

By Kiran Dave 04 March 2022
3 March 2022  Russian State Duma introduced several bills to provide social protection to its citizens from sanctions by foreign countries. Some of the key provisions of the bill are related to employment, access to medicines and health products, a...

Ukraine conflict: Estonian cargo ship sinks off Odesa as Russia accused of using it as a “human shield”

By Kate Tringham 04 March 2022
An Estonian-owned general cargo ship has sunk off the coast of Odessa in the Black Sea following an explosion on 3 March.    Posting on its official Telegram social media page on 3 March, the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure stated that th...

Ukraine conflict: Ukraine scuttles navy's lone frigate

By Prathamesh Karle 04 March 2022
Ukraine flooded its lone frigate, the Project 1135.1 Krivak III-class ship   Hetman Sagaidachny,  to avoid its use by the Russian Navy, Ukraine's defence minister has confirmed.   In a statement on his Facebook social media pa...

Ukraine conflict: Monitoring evacuation of foreign nationals from Ukraine

By Caron Natasha Tauro 04 March 2022
An Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster at Hindon Air Force station in Ghaziabad, India, on 3 March 2022. The aircraft carried 200 Indians, mostly students, who were stranded in Ukraine. This was the first evacuation flight to reach India from Romania. (Amarjeet Kumar Singh/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)    Ukraine has a large student population from countries such as China, India, Nigeria, Philippines, and Thailand. India had 20,000 nationals in Ukraine at the time of the Russian invasion on 24 February, according to the Indian Ministry...

US postpones scheduled Minuteman III test

By Robin Hughes 03 March 2022
US Air Force Global Strike Command launched an LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with test re-entry vehicle during Operation ‘Test' at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California on 23 February 2021. The AFGSC regularly tests Minuteman III missiles from Vandenberg to validate the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system, as well as to support the system's primary purpose, nuclear deterrence. (US Air Force)  On 2 March the US Department of Defense (DoD) postponed a scheduled test launch of the LG...

Ukraine conflict: Turkey denies Russian warships' access to Black Sea

By Lale Sariibrahimoglu 03 March 2022
Turkey has rejected a request by Russian warships to enter the Black Sea via the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits, Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on 1 March.    During an interview with Turkish television channel  Habertü...

Ukraine crisis: Turkey denies Russian warships' access to Black Sea

By Lale Sariibrahimoglu 02 March 2022
Turkey has rejected a request by Russian warships to enter the Black Sea via the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits, Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on 1 March.    During an interview with Turkish television channel  Habert...

BAE Systems Hägglunds outlines BvS10 offer for South Korea

By Parth Shukla 02 March 2022
BAE Systems Hägglunds believes the Republic of Korea Armed Forces has a capability gap that the BvS10 can fill. (Janes/Patrick Allen)  BAE Systems Hägglunds believes the Republic of Korea Armed Forces has a capability gap that the company can fill with its BvS10 armoured all-terrain vehicle.  BAE Systems Hägglunds also produces the BvS10 Beowulf, which is a variant equipped with less armour. Darren Restarick, region sales director for BAE Systems Hägglunds and platform manager for BvS10 and Beowulf told Janes that South Korea has not issued a...

Ukraine conflict: Singapore to enact controls on items bound for Russian offensive

By Ridzwan Rahmat 01 March 2022
A view of the Port of Singapore, which has often been ranked as the world's busiest transhipment hub. (Janes/Patrick Allen)  Singapore is moving to enact unilateral controls on the movement of items to Russia that can be used as weapons, in the wake Russia's ongoing offensive in Ukraine.  The city state, which has often been ranked as the world's busiest transhipment port, will be disclosing further details on these controls soon, said Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan on 28 February in an address to the country's...

Ukraine conflict: Turkey warns all nations not to pass through straits as it blocks passage to Black Sea

By Lale Sariibrahimoglu 01 March 2022
Turkey has warned all Black Sea and non-Black Sea countries not to pass warships through its Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits, which link the Mediterranean and Black seas, amid fierce fighting between its Black Sea neighbours Russia and Ukraine....

Ukraine conflict: Scandinavian countries contribute to Ukrainian defence

By Charles Forrester 01 March 2022
A US Army instructor teaches an Iraqi soldier to fire the AT4. Sweden is to provide Ukraine with the AT4 as part of its military assistance package. (US Army/Cpl Nelson Rodriguez)  Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland have all increased their support for the defence of Ukraine, with Finland being the latest to announce the donation of weapons.  Finland's Ministry of Defence announced on 28 February that following a government proposal, and with the approval of the country's president, the country would deliver 2,500 assault rifles, 150,000 ro...

North Korea conducts test to support development of ‘reconnaissance satellite'

By Jon Grevatt 28 February 2022
The Japanese Ministry of Defense said a missile launched by North Korea on 27 February flew 300 km and reached a maximum altitude of about 600 km before falling near the east coast of North Korea, outside Japan's exclusive economic zone. (Japanese Ministry of Defense)  North Korea launched on 27 February a test to support its development of a new reconnaissance satellite. The test was conducted the same day that Japan and South Korea reported that the country had launched what they said was a ballistic missile.  A report by Pyongyang's offici...

UK looks to move forward with Sea Viper Evolution for maritime BMD

By Richard Scott 28 February 2022
The UK has confirmed plans to introduce a maritime ballistic missile defence (BMD) capability on the Royal Navy's (RN's) six Type 45 destroyers by the end of the decade.  Updates to the ships' Sea Viper anti-air guided weapons system are intended t...

Ukraine conflict: Indo-Pacific countries impose sanctions on Russia

By Jon Grevatt 28 February 2022
Indo-Pacific countries have imposed sanctions on Russia, intended partly for restricting exports of technologies that could support its military-industrial capabilities. Australia has also pledged to provide Ukraine with lethal military equipment....

Australia to acquire additional laser target designators from Leonardo

By Parth Shukla 28 February 2022
According to Leonardo, Australia will operate more than 20 Type 163 LTDs after the latest contract. (Leonardo)  Leonardo Australia will provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with the Type 163 Laser Target Designator (LTD) under Australia's LAND 17 Phase 2 Digital Terminal Control System – Capability Assurance Program.  According to Leonardo, the contract for the Type 163 will be fulfilled in the second quarter of 2022. This order follows a previous contract.  A spokesperson from Leonardo told Janes that the ADF will be operating more th...

Conflict in Ukraine highlights risks of Asian countries' continuing reliance on Russia

By Jon Grevatt & Oishee Majumdar & Parth Shukla 25 February 2022
According to   Janes  data, India is Russia's biggest defence customer in the Asia-Pacific.  (Janes Markets Forecast)  Countries across the Asia-Pacific region are bracing themselves for shortages of defence supplies and equipment following the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  The region is regularly cited by Moscow and Kyiv as a priority defence market, indicating the relatively high profile that both suppliers, but particularly Russia, has secured in recent decades.  However, Russia's military deployment...

Hammer and shield: Russia's modernised radar and early warning systems

By Naqi Wasif 25 February 2022
Russian ABM radar coverage from long-range systems is shown in this screenshot from a news article on the main missile warning centre in Moscow posted by the Russian Ministry of Defence on 16 February 2022. (mil.ru)  The large-scale movement of Russian forces into positions near its border with Ukraine and into Belarus' territory included the Russian Armed Forces' latest air- and missile-defence capabilities, which have become a key component in its military doctrine after the significant modernisation of capabilities.  Following a brief peri...

Russian attacks on Ukraine's coast threaten loss of key naval bases as well as critical shipbuilding facilities

By Manash Pratim Boruah & Prathamesh Karle & Kate Tringham 25 February 2022
The Russian Navy's Bykov (Project 22160)-class    corvette  Vasily Bykov,   one of two ships involved in the attack on Snake Island.  (Michael Nitz/Naval Press Service)  Russian forces captured Zmiinyi (Snake) Island during the first day of its invasion of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine confirmed on 25 February.  The Ukrainian island is located in the Black Sea near the Danube Delta, about 70 n miles from Odessa, and plays an important role in delimiting Ukrainian territorial wate...
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