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Publicly available data will be the backbone of the UK military’s situational awareness in future conflicts and crises, according to the country’s Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Lieutenant-General James Hockenhull. Speaking at a briefing at the Defence & Security Equipment
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US Forces Korea (USFK) has announced that it is committed to returning US military installations to the South Korean government “as expeditiously as possible” amid Seoul’s push for an early return of more than two dozen US bases in the Northeast Asian country. USFK said in a
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Key Points The US Air Force is considering retiring some B-1B aircraft so it can spend that money on other bomber portfolio priorities These could include new B-52 engines and more B-21 aircraft earlier in the acquisition timeline The US Air Force (USAF) is considering divesting Rockwell B-1B
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Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has developed a more capable version of its multi-channel electronic intelligence (ELINT) processor and launched it at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London from 10 to 13 September. The new wideband processing unit (WPU)
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Key Points The Philippines has received all amphibious vehicles it ordered from South Korea, and is now putting the equipment through its paces at a joint exercise These drills will be used to further refine the Philippine Marine Corps’ amphibious assault doctrines and procedures The
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The Royal Netherlands Army has awarded BAE Systems Hägglunds a long-anticipated contract to integrate the Elbit Systems Iron Fist hard kill active protection system (APS) with its fleet of CV9035NL tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). The decision follows a two-phase series of studies,
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Russia will start building a new class of amphibious ships in 2020 to replace two French-designed Mistral-class vessels that were blocked from being delivered in 2014 by international sanctions. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has now approved the inclusion of the project in its 2018-2027
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US Army leaders are proposing additional cuts to legacy weapons programmes in the forthcoming fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) budget request to pay for new weapons but funding challenges could be on the horizon, according to Lieutenant General James Pasquarette, the deputy chief of staff in charge of
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US Air Force B-2 bombers deployed to Europe have been operating together with F-15C combat aircraft and UK Royal Air Force (RAF) F-35B Joint Strike Fighters, the deputy commander of US Air Forces Europe and Africa has said. Lieutenant General Steven Basham stressed during a phone-in roundtable with
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Key Points The US Air Force will maintain its current F-35A buy as it starts to experiment with its new approach to acquisition, called the Digital Century Series The F-35A will be fielded through approximately 2040, so a retired pilot believes the USAF must act fast if it wants to avoid a gap
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In its 2019 National Defense Report Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has emphasised its support for the US Indo-Pacific strategy and its security co-operation with Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand amid threats from Beijing that the island
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The navies of India, Singapore, and Thailand have commenced shore-based activities under the inaugural trilateral maritime drills between the three countries known as Exercise ‘SITMEX’. These activities, which include exercise planning operations and professional exchanges, are taking
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Russia has deployed the S-400 air defence system to its Arctic islands for the first time, the press department of the Northern Fleet announced on 16 September. “A Northern Fleet air defence forces surface-to-air missile [SAM] regiment stationed on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago’s Yuzhny
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Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) servicemen have been training at the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) anti-aircraft missile forces training centre in Gatchina, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 11 September. MoD newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star)
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Photographs circulating on Chinese social media of the second rehearsal for China’s National Day Parade show that a significant number of new platforms and weapons not previously made public are set to be shown at the formal parade on 1 October. Although many of the systems were shrouded
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There are indications that the 14 September attack on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were carried out using cruise missiles launched from Iraq or possibly Iran, US officials told journalists on the following day. The US government released annotated Digital Globe (now Maxar) satellite imagery
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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is seeking an additional INR400 billion (USD5.6 billion) from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to procure additional fighter and transport aircraft as well as to make payments for previously ordered platforms and equipment. Official sources told Jane’s on 16 September
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The Slovak government is preparing a major infrastructure investment programme for its air force. Following the decision to procure F-16 multirole fighters, UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters, and C-27J Spartan transport aircraft, Bratislava will renovate Sliac Air Base, close to the city of
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A new report by the European Court of Auditors (CoA) slams the European Commission’s policy goals and funding for defence capability development, warning that the EU’s resources, planning structures, and alignment of its ambitions with those at national level fall far short of the mark.
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A controversial competition potentially involving foreign companies in building up to three new ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) will continue, new UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said at the DSEI 2019 exhibition, which is being held in London from 10–13 September. Despite calls

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