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Recent content from Jane's 360: IHS Jane's Defence Weekly - Digital, Online and Print Magazine

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    United States Forces Korea (USFK) has deployed the air-launched Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) to South Korea for use by US Air Force (USAF) F-16 fighters operating from Kunsan Air Base, according to a Yonhap news agency report. "USFK has more than 10 long-range precision-guided

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    Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, has rejected reports that the Zolfaghar ballistic missiles that Iran fired at targets in Syria fell short. The IRGC announced on 19 June that it had launched six Zolfaghars from

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    The Indian and Chinese armies have traded accusations of intruding into each other's territories across the disputed Line of Actual Control (LoAC) in a border area located between India's northeastern state of Sikkim and China's autonomous region of Tibet. Speaking on condition of anonymity,

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    Key Points Factors include more challenging threats and Future Frigate relevancy to a distributed maritime operational concept USN will look to build LCSs continuously until Future Frigate delivery in 2024 US Navy (USN) leadership stated that delivery of its first Future Frigate, intended to

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    Key Points A new NPR, due before 2018, must envision the strategic environment decades into the future The review coincides with the start of several costly programmes to update the ageing US nuclear force The Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is seeking to provide US nuclear deterrent

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    UK navy and air force chiefs are working to set up new command-and-control arrangements for carrier strike operations once HMS Queen Elizabeth enters service after a 10-year hiatus from operating fixed-wing aircraft from Royal Navy aircraft carriers. The first sailing on 26 June of the UK's newest

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    Russia's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 June the establishment of a new heavy transport branch to deploy entire armoured and mechanised divisions directly to battle locations over distances up to 1,000 km within 24 hours, using interchangeable crews, local media report. New regiments,

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    Boeing’s startup-focused investment group, HorizonX Ventures, has made an investment in artificial intelligence (AI) group SparkCognition, the company announced on 26 June. Terms of the investment were not disclosed, but the funds are part of a USD32 million round of funding for the company.

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    China is donating 36 CS/VN3 4x4 armoured vehicles to Belarus under a military technical assistance agreement between the two countries, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Minsk announced. The first batch was delivered on 21 June and further deliveries were scheduled a week later, according to the MoD.

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    The British Army's flawed plans to modernise its Warrior MICV fleet may now be close to hitting the buffers, as Francis Tusa reports The after-action report for the 1990-91 Gulf War noted one major deficiency with the British Army's equipment: the Warrior mechanised infantry combat vehicle (MICV)

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    US Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker announced on 26 June that he would block all arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members as a diplomatic spat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia continues to unsettle the region. Corker, in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,

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    Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Kaha is to extend its current deployment in Asian waters to support the US Navy's (USN) Seventh Fleet after Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage in a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel on 17 June.

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    US Navy (USN) efforts to mitigate the shortfall of US nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) in the Asia Pacific region will include investing in a family of underwater unmanned vehicles, Vice Admiral William Lescher, deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources,

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    Key Points A US lawmaker briefly threatened to ban the navy from buying Super Hornets Lawmakers are upset over the navy's handling of an oxygen-supply issue and could tackle the issue again A key US lawmaker on 28 June briefly proposed banning the US Navy (USN) from buying additional Boeing

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    The South Korean coastguard has accepted delivery of its second Sikorsky S-92 medium transport helicopter for search-and-rescue operations. Following the aircraft's shipment to South Korea aircrews will conduct training, with the helicopter expected to enter service by the of the year, Lockheed

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    The Nigerian Navy is in talks with Airbus Helicopters over the procurement of three AS565MBe Panther helicopters for shipborne operations, a company executive told Jane's during the Paris Air Show. He said the excellent performance demonstrated by the US Coast Guard's (USCG's) fleet of AS365-based

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    The announcement on 26 June that India is to receive another Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter has brought to an end a two-year effort to sign up a customer for the last aircraft to roll off the now-closed production line at Long Beach, California. The US Defense Security and

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    During their final session on 28 June, lawmakers of the ruling Christian Democratic-Social Democratic coalition failed to agree on funding for a Heron TP leasing contract in the Bundestag's parliamentary budget committee. This comes only a few weeks after parliament received the go-ahead to debate

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    Senior officials at Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence Industry of the Azerbaijan Republic (MODIAR), have given Jane's access to a briefing that reveals details of the development of the country’s industrial capabilities, achieved primarily through a series of joint ventures and licensed

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    After interdicting fewer illegal Cuban migrants from March through May, the US Coast Guard (USCG) reported the need for such operations again. USCG cutter Richard Etheridge interdicted 11 Cuban migrants on 25 June within the Bahamas territorial seas, southeast of Cay Sal Island, the USCG said in a

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