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September 26, 2016 by Richard de Silva
Europe has found itself in a difficult situation. Following the UK referendum that determined an exit from the EU, a crisis summit h=this month was held in Bratislava Federica Mogherini in an effort to put up a united front. However, the event was marred by disagreement as issues surrounding immigration and economy instead highlighted some deep...
September 23, 2016 by Defence IQ Press
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"Of those industries that are seen as particularly 'at-risk' of unlawful drone use, 83% claim they require counter-drone solutions and are yet to fulfill this requirement..." Estimated at around $127 billion, the 'drone revolution' is booming. But amongst the optimism is a creeping concern about the security and safety threat...
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September 20, 2016 by Gaia Racca
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The recent nuclear test carried out by North Korea has had far reaching consequences on the geopolitical dynamics of the region. While Japan, South Korea and the US reacted unanimously, calling for further sanctions against Pyongyang and increasing their military presence on the peninsula, China sat on the fence. China’s unclear position on the...
September 16, 2016 by Defence IQ Press
November will see the Polish Air Force take delivery of the first of eight M-346 Master lead-in fighter trainer aircraft from Leonardo-Finmeccanica, marking what is set to be one of the early landmarks in a run of new military flight training investment within Central and Eastern Europe. Electromagnetic testing has taken place within an anechoic...
September 15, 2016 by Gaia Racca
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On 20 October 2011, an end to Libya’s misery appeared to be in sight. Gaddafi’s death fulfilled the mandate of NATO Operation Unified Protector and international forces left the country in the uncertain hands of the National Transitional Council (NTC). The power vacuum created by the regime change led to severe political instability and, as of now...
September 13, 2016 by Defence IQ Press
The U.S. Air Force will release a final RFP in December 2016, and anticipates awarding a contract in 2017. T-X initial operational capability is planned for 2024. And with the F-35 Initial Operational Capability fast approaching, the U.S. pilot training community is on the cusp of a significant shift that will shape the global sector for years to...
September 8, 2016 by Richard de Silva
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As Defence IQ has recently reported, the rising number of criminal and negligent incidents involving civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is pushing harder on the need for a greater awareness of the potential dangers to the public. However, in many cases, awareness is just not enough. The progress of UAS technology requires a tandem attention...
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September 8, 2016 by Defence IQ Press
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Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems is world-renowned for its design, manufacture and support of next generation armored combat vehicles, having seen its solutions integrated across international militaries and security forces. This September, the company will be sponsoring the Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe conference at a time when...
September 7, 2016 by Richard de Silva
Future military operations are almost universally expected to be conducted in a coalition environment. While this alleviates certain pressures on individual nations, it also makes an already complex process of procurement and logistics a more complicated field to traverse. The Middle East is experiencing this very trend, with recent actions and...
September 2, 2016 by Victor M. S. Barreira
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Image: Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma SanayiTurkish armoured vehicles specialist Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi announced it has submitted its final offer to the country's armament procurement agency, the SSM (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı) to start serial production of the Altay main battle tank (MBT) for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC...
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