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  • This year’s Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance event will bring the Arctic and Observer nations together to discuss the latest operational challenges and developments in the region. Cooperation will be a major theme of the conference, both across operations and joint exercises and also on a technical level with the need to explore data share opportunities. This interactive map reveals the...Full Article »


  • Following months of speculation about future capabilities of the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer jet platform, the requirements for one of the Pentagon’s most important and valuable acquisition programmes have finally been released. The Air Force Materiel Command, the procurement agency for the T-X, has not committed to a single or twin engine design but has specified a requirement...Full Article »

    Tags: t-x | tx | t-x programme

  • Which countries are most reliant on defence and security equipment imports? According to SIPRI data, India is again the largest defence importer, accounting for 15% of global deals in the sector. That is treble Saudi Arabia and China’s imports, which are the second and third highest respectively. Click on the image to enlarge it and find out the other top importers....Full Article »


  • Which countries have the highest volume of defence and security equipment exports? According to SIPRI data, the US is again the largest defence exporter, accounting for nearly a third (31%) of all global deals in the sector. Together with Russia (27%), the two Cold War superpowers account for well over half of all defence exports in the world. The EU countries saw a dramatic downscaling in...Full Article »


  • Turkey has released a Request for Information (RFI) for its indigenous fighter jet programme set to replace the F-16 fighter fleet by 2030, according to reports . Dubbed the TF-X programme, the fighter will be an exclusively designed, developed and manufactured in Turkey. The government procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), said the fighter will meet the Turkish...Full Article »


  • At the Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management conference in London, UK this week Colonel Austin Pearce, Assistant Director Concepts, British Army revealed his Top 10 themes for the future of ISR. The growing importance of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance will play a central role in many facets of life in the future, military and civilian, from battlefield analytics to the building...Full Article »

    Tags: isr | c2 | mega cities

  • The following report provides a select overview of the Arctic patrol and reconnaissance market for the coming years and details future programmes and requirements. To download the full report click on the picture below, which will take you to Defence IQ’s partner website: Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance....Full Article »


  • General Dynamics UK has announced the Critical Design Review (CDR) phase for the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant has been successfully completed. The company said this was a “significant marker in the SCOUT SV programme” with the first SCOUT Reconnaissance pre-production prototype to be completed later this year. The CDR covered the fully-integrated SCOUT Reconnaissance platform,...Full Article »


  • Admiral Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the US Coast Guard (USCG), has expressed concern about the lack of ice-breaking capabilities the US boasts as the importance of the Arctic continues to expand and activity in the region increases. Speaking during his annual state of the Coast Guard address, Admiral Zukunft challenged the government’s lack of investment in medium and heavy...Full Article »


  •   Coverage of the Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management conference in 2014 The emergence of new conflicts in the past twelve months has forced new demands on airborne ISR assets, which has led intelligence chiefs to call for major changes to spending priorities before these problems become insurmountable. Earlier this week CDR Richard Marshall (rtd.) wrote an open letter in The Times...Full Article »


  • The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has released a request for tender for 225 combat reconnaissance vehicles (CRV). The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has budgeted around $7.8 billion for the programme to replace the Australian Army’s fleet of ASLAV armoured vehicles. The ASLAV – Australian Light Armoured Vehicle – first entered service in the 1990s and is expected to be...Full Article »

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