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Technical fault causes Indian missile to crash in Pakistan, says MoD in New Delhi

By Akhil Kadidal & Shaurav Gairola 14 March 2022
The Indian government has acknowledged that the crash of a supersonic missile in Pakistan was because of a technical malfunction.  The high-speed missile – launched on 9 March – travelled a distance of about 200 km, following its launch from Sirsa,...

Pakistan says missile launched from India lands in its territory

By Akhil Kadidal & Shaurav Gairola 11 March 2022
Pakistan has claimed that an unarmed, high-speed missile originating from India violated its airspace before crashing in its territory.  The missile landed in Pakistan on 9 March, Major General Babar Iftikhar, the director-general of the Inter-Serv...

India looking to acquire high-capacity radio relay equipment

By Parth Shukla 11 March 2022
Bharat Electronics Limited may offer its 100 Mbps HCRR (pictured) to the Indian Army. (BEL)  The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently issued a request for information (RFI) for high-capacity radio relay (HCRR) equipment for the Indian Army.  According to the RFI, the MoD will acquire 800 units of HCRR equipment for the Indian Army. In addition, the HCRR equipment should “meet the operational aim of engineering and setting up secure, high-bandwidth, point-to-point communication links networks in high-altitude areas, mountainous [areas...

Philippines gets first two ATAK helicopters

By Akhil Kadidal 09 March 2022
The Philippines has taken delivery of the first two of six TAI T129B attack helicopters (examples of which are pictured above). (Turkish Aerospace Industries)  The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received the first two of six T129B ATAK helicopters ordered from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).  The PAF said in a 9 March statement on its Facebook page that the units arrived at Clark Air Base in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, aboard two Airbus A400M transport aircraft from Turkey.  Lieutenant Colonel Maynard Mariano, PAF spokesperson, told the s...

Ukraine to join NATO CCDCOE

By Olivia Savage 08 March 2022
Ukraine has joined the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) as a contributing participant after all 27 sponsoring countries in the Steering Committee of the CCDCOE agreed to its membership, the centre announced on 4 March....

France and Indonesia sign MOU for medium and large calibre munitions

By Parth Shukla 08 March 2022
France's Nexter Munitions and Mecar (both subsidiaries of Nexter Group) and Indonesia's PT Pindad signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) related to Medium Calibre Munitions and Large Calibre Munitions.  According to a press statement by PT Pind...

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...

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 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...

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: 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: 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...

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...
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