International Defence Review

Jane's International Defence Review
The first ever ‘International Symposium on Air Defense’ (ISAD 2020+) was organised from 17 to 20 April 2011 by the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) in collaboration with Defense IQ, under the personal patronage of HRH Crown-Prince Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Minister of Defense and Aviation. A gathering of global...Full Article »
The commander of the Italian Army's field artillery branch, Major General Paolo Ruggiero, has confirmed that Italy intends to proceed alone with its long-running Vulcano extended-range projectile programme, despite Spain's withdrawal from the programme for budgetary reasons. Speaking at the Defence IQ Future Artillery 2011...Full Article »
Efforts are belatedly being made to avert an impending operational impasse as new NATO and other states add themselves to the list of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) operators without acquiring precision-fires tools and skills or indoctrinating their forces. As a result, their new-found capabilities risk being largely unusable...Full Article »
Accuracy International (AI) and Barrett Firearms Manufacturing (BFM) have been shortlisted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply trial weapons for its Long-Range Precision Anti-Structure Weapons System (LRPAS) requirement. Both contenders were awarded contracts ahead of a test programme for the semi-automatic .50-calibre (12.7 mm) anti-...Full Article »