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  • Naval Warfare

    Russia finally commissions Admiral Gorshkov frigate

    1st August 2018

    The long-delayed commissioning of the first ship of Project 22350 for the Russian Navy (RN) was reported on 28 July during a ceremony at Severnaya …

  • Defence Notes

    Germany warns US against trade war

    4th July 2018

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned US President Donald Trump on 4 July against unleashing an all-out trade war after he threatened to impose steep tariffs …

  • Land Warfare

    Insight: Are Ukraine's new vehicle plans really feasible?

    24th June 2018

    Last month, Ukrainian industry announced ambitious plans to develop a brand-new IFV for the country's military that could contribute towards the force's modernisation and bolster …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Ukraine gives parliamentary approval for Airbus Helicopters deal

    13th June 2018

    Ukraine’s parliament has given the green light to an Airbus Helicopters deal valued at €558.3 million further to ratification on 7 June. A total of …

  • Land Warfare

    Latvia begins trials for new tactical 4x4

    15th May 2018

    Testing has begun on four platforms selected by the Latvian Ministry of Defence for phase two of the nation's acquisition of new 4x4 tactical vehicles. …

  • Naval Warfare

    First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials

    13th May 2018

    China's first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials on 13 May, state media said, a landmark in Beijing's plans to modernise its navy as …

  • Naval Warfare

    Ukraine Coast Guard to purchase US boats

    10th April 2018

    In early May a group of USGC specialists will arrive in Ukraine for the final specifications and signing of a contract for the purchase of …

  • Defence Notes

    China takes the lead in military innovation, says think tank

    14th February 2018

    The US and its allies can no longer assume military dominance, or rely on the airpower capabilities that have provided them with vital strategic advantage …

  • Land Warfare

    Al-Khalid production lags behind capacity

    12th December 2017

    Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), the Pakistani state-owned manufacturer of heavy weapons, is producing around 18 Al-Khalid-I MBTs annually, but this figure is nowhere near its …

  • Military Logistics

    D&S 2017: China to build maintenance centre in Thailand

    2nd November 2017

    China is moving forward with plans to build a repair and maintenance centre in Thailand, following October’s delivery of VT4 main battle tanks. This will …

  • Defence Notes

    Reforms are needed for Vietnam’s military

    2nd August 2017

    Vietnam must begin serious modernisation and structural reform if it wants to hold its own against China’s growing control of the South China Sea and, …

  • Land Warfare

    Thailand to buy VN1 from China

    3rd April 2017

    The Royal Thai Army (RTA) selected the Chinese-built VN1 8x8 as its newest IFV, after visiting its production facilities and testing the VN1 against the …

  • Defence Notes

    EU baby steps to defence cooperation

    18th November 2016

    The glacial pace of security and defence policy development in the EU edged forwards this week. Plans are afoot to ensure that the EU is …

  • Defence Notes

    Europe braces for defence impact of Brexit

    27th June 2016

    Among the still-to-be-determined effects of the UK referendum vote in favour of leaving the EU are its impact on the European Common Security and Defence …

  • Defence Notes

    NZ White Paper looks south and north

    9th June 2016

    The New Zealand government has outlined a 15-year modernisation plan through the release of its Defence White Paper on 8 June. Originally due last year, …

Results from Defence Insight

  • Military - UUVs

    Gavia Defence

    The Gavia Defence AUV can be used for MCM, port security, search and salvage, ASW training, rapid environmental assessment and hydrographic survey. 

  • Major networking projects

    Missile Defence

    In 2010, NATO rolled out an initial capability to protect alliance forces against missile threats and is now examining options for protecting territory and populations. ...

  • Land: coastal surveillance radars

    905A Coast Defence Radar

    The 905A Coast Defence Radar is a mobile 1D phased-array system used for panoramic monitoring of the coastline, low-altitude target detection and tracking and fire ...

  • Land: air defence simulators

    Rapier Air Defence PTT

    In service with the British Army, the Rapier Air Defence Field Standard A and B part task trainer (PTT) gives students target alerting, identification, tracking ...

  • Major networking projects

    Defence Architecture Framework

    BAE Systems is developing a broad base of systems architecture expertise to execute network-centric warfare projects on behalf of the Australian Defence Force. This is ...

  • Major networking projects

    Air and Missile Defence

    NATO Air and Missile Defence comprises all measures aimed at monitoring and reacting to potential air threats in NATO airspace, as well as countering hostile ...

  • Major networking projects

    Ballistic Missile Defence

    In early 2010, NATO acquired the first phase of an initial theatre ballistic missile defence capability to protect alliance forces. 

  • Sea: sonar systems

    Krait Defence System

    Krait Defence System is a flexible, scalable and modular anti-submarine warfare solution by the British SEA. It includes a family of products from stand-alone KraitArray ...

  • Defence and Emergency Training Courses

    Streit Group's Defence and Emergency Training Courses are designed to enhance the skill sets of Military units and Special Forces, as well as police, private ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    Australian Defence Force MRH90 Training

    As prime contractor for the ADF's MRH90 training programme, CAE has provided two MRH90 full-flight mission simulators (FFMS), training facilities and engineering and support services. ...

  • Air: fixed-wing flight simulators

    Australian Defence Force King Air 350 Training

    CAE is under contract with the ADF to provide Beechcraft King Air 350 training. Under the contractor-owned, contractor-operated programme, CAE will provide simulator services through ...

  • Land: air defence simulators

    Live Training System for Air Defence

    Elbit Systems' Live Training System for Air Defence is integrated on various short- and medium-range air defence systems. The Live Training System provides networked and ...

  • Self-propelled guns

    AAGW 30 mm Air Defence Gun

    The 30mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Wheeled (AAGW) Vehicle System is a Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) system developed by Hanwha Defense, South Korea. Powered by a ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Puma 3 AE

    The Puma 3 All Environment (AE), or RQ-20 in US nomenclature, is the third generation of AeroVironment's small UAS.  The UAS is designed for reconnaissance and ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    M1151 HMMWV

    AM General designed the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) to meet US Army requirements for a durable, mobile and reliable soft-skin light utility vehicle. The ...