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January 18, 2017 by Richard de Silva
Defence IQ explores some of the key stimuli for security enhancement in Latin America and the Caribbean, as threats ranging from illegal fishing to narcotrafficking continue to demand an effective, multi-agency response…JIATF-South  Joint Interagency Task Force South has become well known in the region as the U.S. Southern Command’s...
January 18, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
With the increasing number of (ballistic) missile-equipped nations and growing geopolitical uncertainty in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region in particular, Air and Missile Defence programmes and requirements are understandably evolving at a rapid pace.Meanwhile, given the ever increasing threat of radical institutions (...
Defence agencies are responsible for some of our government’s most crucial functions – from intelligence gathering and battlefield operations to disaster relief and collaboration with allies. Now, more than ever, the success of these operations depends on access to timely, accurate and comprehensive data.  That being said, the growing...
January 11, 2017 by Victor M. S. Barreira
The French Ministry of Defence's armament procurement organisation, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), has awarded prime contractor Thales to supply the Spy’Ranger tactical mini-unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to the French Army. The contract was signed on 21 December 2016 and announced by the DGA on 5 January 2017. It covers a firm...
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January 10, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
In July 2016, NATO officially recognised cyber security as a domain of war, and as such, recognised that international law applies to cyberspace. An evermore sophisticated generation of cyber criminal, ranging from the lone wolf to the state actor, is threatening the very fabric on which our digitised society is founded. It is not too far-fetched...
January 3, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
Defence IQ polled its community of professionals involved in the field of additive manufacturing (AM) to find out what the present and future hold for the applications of this cutting-edge technology within the realms of Aerospace, Defence and Space.Among the results, we found that in spite of most anticipating that AM will become ubiquitous in...
January 2, 2017 by Victor M. S. Barreira
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The Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) self-propelled armored artillery systems fielded by the Lithuanian Land Force is to be upgraded. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) awarded a EUR10.5 million contract to KMW on behalf of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence to carry out the work. The upgraded self-...
December 20, 2016 by Richard de Silva
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From election surprises to international conflicts, 2016 certainly cannot be accused of being a slow year. For the world of defence, these events have delivered an undeniable strategic impact. Defence IQ looks back on these tumultous 12 months, including some of the positives and - importantly - the discussions that are helping to shape a...
December 19, 2016 by Victor M. S. Barreira
Following the delivery of the final two of an initial run of 10 Thales Australia Hawkei 4x4 protected mobility light vehicles that were commissioned by the Australian Defence Force in mid-November 2016, the service will begin to receive first initial production vehicles from early 2017.1100 vehicles and 1058 lightweight trailers were ordered by...
December 15, 2016 by Richard de Silva
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Increasing numbers of contractors will be required to support the warfighter on operations, while also supporting low-intensity peacekeeping missions, according to one of the senior officers in charge of rebuilding Iraq. Major General (Rtd.) Timothy Cross, formerly the General Officer Commanding, Theatre Troops, Iraq, was also the man...
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