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

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    Russia has delivered Iskander-E ballistic missile systems to a country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, an official from Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told the RIA Novosti news agency during the Dubai Airshow held from 12 to16 November. The

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    Key Points The current network will likely be inoperable in a complex battlefield The army could be at risk if it were deployed into a contested environment The US Army’s top leaders agreed it was time to stop throwing money at networking systems that are inadequate to meet the needs of the

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    The first Tu-160M2 supersonic strategic bomber was rolled out at the PJSC ‘Tupolev’ Gorbunov Aircraft Plant’s factory in Kazan, Russia, in mid-November. The roll-out took place in the presence of the commander of Long-Range Aviation, Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash. The

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    Planning is underway to possibly shift the bulk of the European Defence Agency’s (EDA’s) annual budget – for example its administrative costs – to an EU footing, thus opening the door to far greater funding for personnel and other operating costs. While any decision to do so

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    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) looks set to extend the life of its Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters with an upgrade announced at the Dubai Airshow. Both the aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Dassault and systems integrator Thales said on 14 November that the UAE Air Force & Air

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    Key Points Russian industry representatives are becoming skeptical regarding a potential purchase by the UAE of Su-35 aircraft They believe interest in the Su-35 is just being used as leverage in negotiations over the purchase of a US-built fighter Russian industry representatives who spoke to

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    European missile house MBDA revealed more details of its SmartGlider precision-guided munition (PGM) system at this year’s Dubai Airshow. The weapon was revealed for the first time in June at the Paris Airshow and the company is touting it as an effective weapon for the suppression of enemy

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    The Chilean government is set to order a new space device for its Earth Observation Satellite System, which is known locally as SSOT, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . The new satellite, which will be named FASAT-Delta, will replace the current FASAT-Charlie, which was ordered

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    A panel of scientific experts says the programme to build a next generation of reactors for the United Kingdom’s new nuclear-powered Dreadnaught-class submarines has a “culture of optimism” and contingency funding to deal with unforeseen problems has been removed or deferred. The

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    On 15 November, India’s Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) was awarded a contract for the supply of portable diver detection sonars (PDDSs) to the Indian Navy (IN), intended to enhance the service’s underwater surveillance capabilities and its ability to counter asymmetric

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    India’s military released a joint training doctrine on 14 November designed to augment inter-operability between its three services to co-operatively deal with the entire spectrum of conflict, ranging from insurgencies and conventional fighting to nuclear warfare. Released by all three

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    The first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for Japan made its maiden flight on 13 November. The milestone, which was announced by the aircraft manufacturer two days later, took place at Northrop Grumman’s

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    Following a successful test firing in May 2016, Raytheon is now offering an extended-range, ground-launched, air defence variant of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). Officially designated as AMRAAM-ER, the new missile is available only in the air defence role and there

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    Following the release of the US government’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report in early November, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Democrats have warned that budget caps need to be lifted in order for programmes to be properly funded in line with the requirements

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    The German government has been criticised for increasing the value of its defence exports to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which according to a political opposition is contributing to the conflict in Yemen that is considered to include too many attacks on civilians. Politician Stefan Liebich revealed

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    The Chilean Navy has launched two tenders, one for four second-hand medium transport helicopters and another for an unspecified number of landing craft vessels, local military sources have told Jane’s . The helicopters, expected to be Eurocopter AS332L2 Super Puma Mk IIs, would fulfil a

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    The US, Afghan, and coalition partner governments will constantly measure and report – quantitatively and qualitatively – on conditions in Afghanistan, as the military campaign there will no longer use timelines. The US and Afghan governments reached an agreement outlining over 100

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    Cyber concerns, space, and the US Navy (USN) fleet loom large as Pentagon planners are working on a fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) budget that is expected to include a longer-term plan for growing the US military, according to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. “We’re looking at what changes

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    Textron Systems showcased two unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) at the Dubai Airshow, as it looks to secure sales in the Gulf region in general and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in particular. The Aerosonde Small UAS (SUAS) and Nightwarden tactical UAS (TUAS) were both displayed at the event that

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    Magellan Aerospace has started construction of a new facility in India, the Canadian company has announced. In a statement on 15 November, Magellan said the facility – located on seven acres in the Hi-tech, Defence, and Aerospace Park near the Bangalore International Airport – will be

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