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India launches third Project 15B destroyer

janes.com     1+ hour, 13+ min ago

India's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has launched the country's third Project 15B guided-missile destroyer. The warship, which will be in service as INS Imphal once commissioned, was launc...

Indonesia signs LOI with PT Pindad for Kaplan medium tanks

janes.com     2+ day ago

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore and Samuel Cranny-Evans, London - Jane's Defence Weekly Indonesia has reaffirmed its interest in acquiring the Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) developed by Turkis...

New US Air Force S&T strategy focuses on prototyping and experimentation

janes.com     3+ day ago

The new US Air Force (USAF) science and technology (S&T) strategy for 2030 and beyond focuses on prototyping and experimentation to advance emerging weapon systems and warfighting concepts. A focused...

Budget shows USN charting course away from big-ship fleet mentality

janes.com     3+ day ago

While most US defence analysts say it is likely Congress will reinstate budget funding to refuel and overhaul the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and reverse a US Navy (USN) decision to ...

Brazil eyes first MANSUP missile acquisition

janes.com     3+ day ago

The Brazilian Navy is looking to purchase a pre-production batch of 10 MANSUP (Missil Antinavio Nacional de Superficie) combat surface-to-surface anti-ship missiles, an industry source familiar with t...

Industry, USN teams help accelerate Fitzgerald restoration and overhaul

janes.com     3+ day ago

The US Navy (USN) launched the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) on 16 April and moored the ship pier-side at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII's) Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard, hitti...

Return of the WIG: Airfish strives for breakthrough

janes.com     3+ day ago

Singapore's Wigetworks is pushing the envelope of wing-in-ground effect technology with its Airfish 8 prototype crafts, and aims to be the first to bring these sea-skimming marine vehicles into mass p...

Denmark introduces CAESAR 155 mm, Piranha 120 mm indirect fire systems

janes.com     3+ day ago

The Danish Army indirect fire support capability is being refreshed with the introduction of two new systems: the French Nexter Systems CAESAR 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled (SP) artillery system an...

UK MoD launches autonomous UUV competition

janes.com     3+ day ago

The UK government's Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) mechanism has launched a new multi-year themed competition, seeking proposals to develop an autonomous version of an existing large underwat...

Likely increase in armed group raids in southwest Rwanda; security forces will protect infrastructure projects, tourism

janes.com     3+ day ago

Repeated reports of small-arms fighting in southwest Rwanda, near the border with Burundi's Cibitoke province, and cross-border movements of armed elements during the first half of April indicate that...

Security alerts 19 26 April

janes.com     3+ day ago

Risk analysis: The national university faculty labour union CONADU has called for a protest march on 22 April in Buenos Aires, and a 48-hour national strike on 24 and 25 April to demand better working...

IAF inaugurates repair and overhaul facility for Mi-17-V5 helos

janes.com     3+ day ago

The Indian Air Force (IAF) inaugurated a repair and overhaul facility for its fleet of Russian-made Mil Mi-17-V5 `Hip' medium-lift helicopters on 17 April at Chandigarh, some 250 km north of New Delhi...

Opposition-led protests likely in Mali despite president s appeasement attempts, as government faces no-confidence motion

janes.com     3+ day ago

Opposition-led protests likely in Mali despite president's appeasement attempts, as government faces no-confidence motion About 100 out of 147 Malian members of parliament (MPs) on 17 April submitted...

Ukraine develops new command vehicle

janes.com     3+ day ago

Ukraine develops new command vehicle Ukrainian state-owned defence industrial holding group Ukroboronprom announced on 15 April that its Kiev Armoured Plant subsidiary has completed the development o...

New Swedish SIGINT ship launched

janes.com     3+ day ago

Sweden's new signals intelligence (SIGINT) vessel was launched from the Nauta Shiprepair Yard in Gdynia, Poland, on 17 April. Saab's business area Kockums was awarded an SEK730 million contract in Ap...

MBDA discloses development of SPEAR variants

janes.com     3+ day ago

MBDA in the UK has disclosed details on the development of two prospective air-launched missile variants evolved from its baseline SPEAR stand-off, air-to-surface developmental weapon system: SPEAR-EW...

North Korea announces test of new tactical guided weapon

janes.com     3+ day ago

North Korea's state-run media announced on 18 April that the country recently conducted a test-firing of what it described as a "a new tactical guided weapon": a move that comes amid stalled talks wit...

UK safety watchdog highlights Watchkeeper UAV shortfalls

janes.com     3+ day ago

A British Army Watchkeeper on force protection operations out of Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in September 2014. Subsequent Watchkeeper operations in the UK have met with less success. Source: Crown Cop...

Turkey positions Type 209, 214 submarines for Indonesia s third Nagapasa batch

janes.com     3+ day ago

A computer-generated image of the Type 214 submarine, one of two boat types discussed in STM's presentation to the Indonesian Navy in February 2019. (TKMS) A computer-generated image of the Type 214 s...

Turkey advances Anka-Aksungur MALE UAV development

janes.com     3+ day ago

Turkish Aerospace is expanding the testing envelope of its internally funded Anka-Aksungur medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV) development with the aim of pushing the air...

Malaysia looks to exchange palm oil for materiel

janes.com     4+ day, 18+ min ago

Russia is interested in supplying Malaysia its Yak-130 trainer/light attack aircraft (pictured here in Laos air force colours). Source: Irkut Malaysia will look to leverage its expansive palm oil res...

ST Engineering finalises MRAS acquisition

janes.com     4+ day, 55+ min ago

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has concluded its acquisition of US aerospace firm MRA Systems (MRAS) from GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric. ST Engineering said on 18...

US Air Force finding minor issues following B-1B grounding

janes.com     4+ day ago

A key US Air Force (USAF) officer has no deep concerns about the viability of the Rockwell B-1B Lancer strategic bomber following a 28 March grounding. "I am not finding any major additional signific...

RFI response deadline approaches for Brazilian polar support ship project

janes.com     4+ day ago

Contractors have until 13 May to respond to the Brazilian Navy's request for information (RFI) for the service's new proposed Antarctic support ship, Navio de Apoio Antartico (NApAnt). Published on 2...

Brazil readies new fluvial hospital ship for commissioning

janes.com     4+ day ago

A new Brazilian fluvial hospital ship, to be managed by the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, is scheduled to be commissioned in late April, the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) said. The vessel, n...

Update: LAAD 2019: Jetwind of Brazil develops 3-in-1 UAV

janes.com     4+ day ago

Jetwind Brasil Services and Technologies has developed a 3-in-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has military applicability, according to a company official. Tiago Giglio Rodrigues, Jetwind founder...

Iceni Labs offering militaries a handheld radar to detect breathing rates

janes.com     4+ day ago

At a time when military forces are preparing for an era of urban combat, Iceni Labs is touting a new handheld radar designed to help troops detect the movement, position, and breathing rates of people...

AAAA 2019: Aurora promotes Odysseus ultra-long-endurance UAV to US Army aviators

janes.com     4+ day ago

Aurora Flight Sciences promoted its Odysseus high-altitude ultra-long-endurance solar-powered autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA 2019). ...

Boeing gets another Saudi SLAM-ER pre-production contract

janes.com     4+ day ago

Boeing has been awarded a second contract that is related to Saudi Arabia's procurement of the Stand-off Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), but it does not include the production of an...

Jordan planning border security upgrade

janes.com     4+ day ago

Jordan is planning to upgrade its border security system, according to a notice published on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on 12 April. One of Jordan's surveillance towers seen ...

Locked Shields 2019 seeks to clarify domestic and military cyber response roles

janes.com     4+ day ago

Cyber exercise 'Locked Shields' 2019, which was held on 8-12 April, focused on gaining a better functional understanding between technical experts and strategic decision-makers, as well as between ope...

Babcock to shed stake in French helicopter joint venture

janes.com     4+ day ago

Babcock has revealed that is selling its 50% stake in joint venture Helidax to partner Defense Conseil International (DCI). The company declined to comment further on the transaction but noted that i...

Israel reports lower 2018 defence exports

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Yemen s rebels unveil air-bursting missile

janes.com     4+ day ago

Ansar Allah, the Yemeni rebel group popularly known as the Houthis, unveiled a new version of its Badr series of surface-to-surface projectiles that has an airburst warhead on 16 April. A still from ...

Terra Drone takes stake in Slovenian UAV firm

janes.com     4+ day ago

Japan's Terra Drone has announced that it has taken an undisclosed stake in Slovenian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer C-Astral. Nejc Trost, co-founder of C-Astral Aerospace, said, "Over the...

New Palestinian Authority government reduces likelihood of reconciliation with Hamas, violent Gazan protests likely to continue

janes.com     4+ day ago

New Palestinian Authority government reduces likelihood of reconciliation with Hamas, violent Gazan protests likely to continue Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new gover...

Japan, Philippines commit to further defence co-operation

janes.com     4+ day ago

Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana agreed on 17 April to broaden defence co-operation between their two countries, especially in the area of defenc...

Incumbent president increasingly likely to lose Ukraine s second-round election, triggering policy gridlock and delaying key reforms

janes.com     4+ day ago

Incumbent president increasingly likely to lose Ukraine's second-round election, triggering policy gridlock and delaying key reforms To read the full article, Client Login Belgium SOF requirements e...

RAF Northolt ceases fixed-wing ops for runway renovation

janes.com     4+ day ago

Fixed-wing operations at Royal Air Force (RAF) Northolt to the west of London have ceased for six months to enable renovation work on the main runway. The four BAe 146 aircraft of 32 (The Royal) Squa...

Indian Navy loses helicopter in Arabian Sea

janes.com     4+ day ago

A three-member Indian Navy (IN) aircrew escaped unharmed after they were forced to ditch their Chetak (Aerospatiale Alouette III) helicopter in the Arabian Sea when the platform encountered technical ...

Serbia, Hungary to jointly develop defence systems

janes.com     4+ day ago

A joint session between the governments of Serbia and Hungary, held in Subotica on 15 April, was used to sign a memorandum on military-technical co-operation that aims to further improve the bilateral...

Poland launches M-346 training

janes.com     4+ day ago

The first batch of four cadets from the Polish Air Force University are undergoing flight training on the type at the 41st Training Air Base in Deblin. Incorporating the M-346 into the Polish Air For...

China s amphibious USV emerges

janes.com     4+ day ago

The state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Company (CSIC) announced on its Weibo social media account on 8 April that its Wuchang Shipbuilding subsidiary in Wuhan has successfully completed factory a...

Violent risks intelligence bulletin 17 April 2019

janes.com     4+ day ago

Mexico - 12 Apr 2019: In Mazapil, Zacatecas state, access to Goldcorp's Penasquito mine remained blocked since 27 March due to a dispute with local transport workers and communities; mining union lead...

Saudi Arabia reportedly has more French artillery on order

janes.com     4+ day ago

Saudi Arabia is in the process of receiving more than 100 CAESAR 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers and has ordered 105 LG1 105 mm light guns, both of which are made by France's Nexter Systems, a...

Political risks intelligence bulletin 17 April 2019

janes.com     4+ day ago

Argentina - 16 Apr 2019: A federal chamber of appeals ruled that export duties previously set by the national government were unconstitutional. Brazil - 16 Apr 2019: Media reported that mining compan...

MDHI reveals Griffin-armed MD 969 combat helo

janes.com     4+ day ago

MD Helicopters Inc (MDH) has equipped its recently revealed MD 969 Combat Explorer with a precision-guided munition (PGM) capability. A seven-shot Common Launch Tube (CLT) system has been fitted to t...

DXC opens cyber defence facility in Malaysia

janes.com     5+ day, 5+ min ago

Information technologies firm DXC Technology has inaugurated a cyber defence facility in Malaysia to support its expansion in the Asia Pacific, it announced on 15 April. The US-headquartered company ...


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