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  • May 22,2015 by Andrew Elwell
    Military cooperation drives Arctic affairs, not Defence issues

    Activity in the Arctic has been gradually increasing for the last few years for such things as adventure tourism, shipping exploration and resource exploitation. The opportunities in the region have caused a number of nations to take note and as a result, cooperation between the Arctic nations is the most critical factor when considering the long-term environmental challenges and resource opportunities in the region. Any opportunity to call together the interested parties and discuss the security and environmental landscape is not only welcomed, but vital.

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  • May 21,2015 by Defence IQ Press
    France budgets for C-130 transport plane as A400M delays continue

    The French ministry of defence has made provisions in its latest defence budget for the possible acquisition of four C-130 Hercules military transport planes from Lockheed Martin following on-going delays with a deal for the Airbus A400M.

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    Tags: a400m | c-130 | airbus
  • May 18,2015 by Victor M. S. Barreira
    French Army to induct engineering AFVs

    Between the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016, the French Army engineers units will receive 60 VAB Ultima Génie 4x4 armoured engineering vehicles. It will provide the front-line engineers units with the same support capabilities as the infantry units, with which they cooperate closely. The vehicle is another variant of the modernised VAB Ultima.

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  • May 18,2015 by Angus Batey
    Open architecture programmes gaining steam

    To the cynical outsider, the broadening adoption of interoperable open architectures (OA) by defence-industry contractors will appear surprising. In the eyes of opponents of the arms trade, industry’s sole motivation appears to be profit - and adoption of open systems architectures looks certain to limit companies’ ability to sell big ticket items. Even those outside observers who may not oppose defence spending but consider military procurement programmes to inevitably produce long delays and budget overruns will consider open architectures to go against the grain.

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  • May 18,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Offshore Patrol Vessels: Selected presentations from the 2014 conference

    Download this compendium of selected slide presentations offered up at last year's OPV conference, featuring first-hand insight from Belgium, Finland, Ghana, Malta, New Zealand and the UAE. This research document also includes feedback from the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC), EU NAVFOR Atalanta and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).

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  • May 18,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance: Selected presentations from the 2014 conference

    Download this compendium of selected slide presentations offered up at last year's Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance conference, featuring first-hand Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force insight from Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the United States, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.

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  • May 18,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Special Forces Technology: Most Wanted

    The newest and most innovative infantry equipment often lands in the hands of the Special Forces first. While demands are often not vastly different to regular services primarily the need to reduce weight, size, power burden and cost there are a few specific technologies that are being eyed to further revolutionise the way Special Operations are conducted. Some of the following are under assessment. Others may already be in use..

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  • May 13,2015 by Richard de Silva
    "Medical Operations Support by private industry is an excellent concept"

    Medical support operations have traditionally focused on trauma and emergency response and while these issues remain steadfast, the scope of operations is broadening at an alarming pace. Due to the complexity and unfamiliarity of recent operations, such as the Ebola case in West Africa, significant flaws in training, resources and logistics have been identified leading to potentially life threatening inefficiencies.

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  • May 13,2015 by Defence IQ Press
    Naval Combat Systems: Market Report 2015

    Naval Combat Systems include Weapon, Sensor, Communications and EW Systems and can constitute well over 50% by value of the cost of warships and submarines. The Market for Naval Surface-to-Air Missile Systems and Naval Air Surveillance and Tracking Radars, for example, is forecast to exceed $10 billion over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, the Market for Naval Sensors is forecast at over $20 Billion in the next decade. These sensors include Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Systems.

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  • May 12,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Why Warsaw? The Outlook for Polish Air Defence

    This year, the renowned Integrated Air and Missile Defence conference is branching out towards a special Eastern Europe-focused summit to be held in Warsaw this July. Senior ministers and officers from Poland, as well as the likes of Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Czech Republic have already been confirmed. It is perhaps a natural decision when considering Poland’s current geo-political situation and the emerging threats to national security, but it is worth noting that there are a number of programmes in the pipeline being eyed by the country’s leaders for potential investment and therefore further implications for the defence strategies of neighbouring states and of NATO allies.

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  • May 11,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Colombia: An overview of the Armoured Vehicle market

    Events this year have reinforced the dynamic of operational demands that Colombian Armed Forces are currently facing. In January, it was announced that 32 8x8 wheeled combat vehicles would be purchased in order to enhance security measures along the Venezuelan border. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón told the press that the nation’s military is now “stronger, more modern, and more capable” than ever when it comes to dealing with present and emerging threats.

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