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German media reported on 16 November that only 95 of the 244 Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) in service with the Bundeswehr are operationally ready. A further 53 vehicles – thought to be Leopard 2A6Ms – are being converted to the new Leopard 2A6M+ standard, and 86 are in a state of
The Saudi-led coalition has compiled a dossier of evidence of Iranian military support for Yemen’s rebels.
It includes photographs of a ballistic missile that landed in Saudi Arabia.
The remnants of at least one Iranian Qiam ballistic missile have been recovered in Saudi Arabia,
The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) future auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessels will be named Supply and Stalwart , according to a 17 November statement by Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne.
The ships, which will replace the RAN’s current replenishment vessels HMAS
Lockheed Martin expects to complete F-35 Block 3F final certification in February
This is later than a previously estimated goal of the end of 2017
A Lockheed Martin executive expects the company to complete final certification for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Block
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on 17 November that Turkey has withdrawn 40 Turkish troops from a NATO military drill in Norway in which he and Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, were listed in an “enemy chart”.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg apologised for
The Argentine Navy has lost contact with one of its submarines: the TR 1700-class boat ARA San Juan . The last communication with the vessel was on the morning of 15 November and there has been no further news from it since then.
The navy has deployed the destroyer ARA Sarandi and the frigates ARA
Further details have been revealed about China’s development of a conventionally powered electromagnetic catapult that will reportedly be fitted onto the second of the country’s indigenously built aircraft carriers, commonly referred to as the Type 002.
Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, director
The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) made extensive use of Chinese-made Type 89 armoured vehicles during what appeared to be a bloodless coup that ousted President Robert Mugabe on 14 November.
Photographs and video footage of ZNA deployments around the capital Harare showed multiple Type YW534s, the
The Indian Army’s (IA’s) Director General of Artillery has invited responses from local vendors by 28 December to its request for information (RFI) for the development and supply of 60 short-range remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs).
Issued on 16 November, the RFI states that the
Two of Australia’s leading strategic thinkers have warned that Australia’s strategic outlook is deteriorating and that for the first time since the Second World War the country faces an increased prospect of threat from a major power.
Writing in a research paper for the Australian
The UK Royal Navy’s first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is to complete its contractors’ sea trials and formally join the fleet on 7 December.
UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson made the announcement on 16 November during his first visit to the carrier, while it was at sea
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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