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

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    South Korea proposed on 17 July to hold military talks with North Korea to defuse tensions between the two countries in a follow-up to President Moon Jae-in's recently unveiled peace overture to Pyongyang known as the ‘Berlin Initiative’. Seoul wants the talks to take place on 21 July

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    On 12 July 2017, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced to the RAF Air Power Conference in London that women would be permitted to serve in ground close combat (GCC) roles, including with the RAF Regiment, from September 2017. Following the July 2016 announcement that all three services of

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    The Nigerian Army formally inaugurated its new 6 Division during a ceremony held in Port Harcourt on 13 July. The division was created 8 November 2016 to increase the military's presence in the Niger Delta region, where oil theft (known as 'bunkering'), kidnapping, and militant activity remain

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    A high-profile leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a US airstrike carried out on 11 July in northeastern Afghanistan, the US Department of Defense (DoD) said in a 14 July statement. Known as the ‘Emir of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

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    China has announced that it is ready to mass produce the Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5, or CH-5) strike-capable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was unveiled at Airshow China in November 2016, according to a 15 July report by the China Daily newspaper. The announcement was made shortly after the first

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    The Chilean Navy's 4,000-strong marine corps has re-equipped its main combat and operational units with new weapons at the platoon and company level, military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . Most of the equipment was first shown during the ceremonies and demonstration exercises for the

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    An ad hoc committee tasked with probing the selection procedure for a new jet fighter for the Bulgarian Air Force was established by the Bulgarian National Assembly on 28 June. The committee was created after the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party of Boyko Borisov, who

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    The Brazilian Navy Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais: CFN) plans to implement a new C4ISR suite purchased from Israel’s Elbit Systems, and expects to receive the system in second half on 2018, the navy told Jane’s . It will be deployed at command sites; by dismounted troops;

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    The Australian government has announced that it is making changes to national security laws that will enable the country’s military to play a greater role in assisting federal, state, and territory police in dealing with terrorism-related incidents. The overhaul is designed to provide

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    Lockheed Martin opened a new cyber security centre in the United Kingdom on 13 July, part of an GBP3 million (USD4 million) investment to grow cyber capacity in the country. The centre, opened in co-ordination with UK’s Ministry of Defence, immediately adds 90 jobs in Gloucester. The ministry

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    Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company Aeronautics has reached a deal to buy an unnamed American firm, Israel's Globes reported on 17 July. The publication reported that Aeronautics disclosed the deal to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, citing a cost of USD6 million for the acquisition. The

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    US Army officials expect to soon demonstrate the Kestrel Eye, an electro-optical micro satellite meant to improve situational awareness for brigade combat teams. “The Kestrel Eye is due to launch from Cape Canaveral very soon as part of the International Space Station cargo resupply

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    In fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018), the US Army plans to test a 50 kW laser system integrated on a platform similar to the Stryker infantry carrier vehicle, according to Lieutenant General James Dickinson, head of US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). A

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    A high-profile leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a US airstrike carried out on 11 July in northeastern Afghanistan, the US Department of Defense (DoD) said in a 14 July statement. Known as the ‘Emir of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan

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    Turkish defence minister Fikri Isik revealed on 14 July that Turkish, French, and Italian companies have signed a preliminary deal to develop Turkey’s national missile defence systems while Turkish plans to buy Russian S-400 missiles have been progressing. Turkish companies will work

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    South Korean president Moon Jae-in has urged his top military officials to continue enhancing the country’s defence capabilities amid growing concerns over North Korea’s weapon development programmes, the presidential office in Seoul said in an 18 July statement. “There are many

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    Key Points The Pentagon's second highest-ranking officer opposes a lawmaker's Space Corps reform proposal DoD leadership throughout the Pentagon has spoken out against the reforms The vice-chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff on 18 July rejected the idea of the Pentagon forming its own

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    Russia’s Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Education are to introduce a new form of military training, which will enable students during their courses at civilian universities and colleges to be trained in military technical specialisations without having to do conscription, local media

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    Images have emerged on Chinese online military forums showing a People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAC) J-10C combat aircraft armed with what appears to be a new beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM). The fighter was photographed

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    NATO's leader has condemned the military coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 as a "heinous act" against the country's government, although evidence and assertions by former Turkish military officers and others targeted after the event continue to build a contrary case that the coup was faked.

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