Military



Poland relaunches Mustang programme

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate has launched a tender with revised requirements for the procurement of 4×4 multipurpose vehicles. Poland is seeking to purchase 859 soft-skin vehicles and 41 armoured variants in 2019–22. The contract includes…


Mattis sees future US space opportunities with Brazil

Key Points Mattis said he sees future opportunities with Brazil for advanced research, particularly in space Brazil has a healthy appetite for enhanced space partnerships, but regulatory problems loom US Secretary of Defense James Mattis…


Syrian Kurds remain steadfast in seeking autonomy

Key Points As the civil war in Syria and the campaign against the Islamic State enter their closing phases, the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS) is the largest area of the country remaining outside…


China prepares for blockchain boom

Key Points China announces establishment of ‘key laboratory’ dedicated to developing blockchain technologies Move part of China’s increasing efforts to create a blockchain ecosystem to support sectors including defence China’s Ministry of…



Russian airborne troops increase indirect fire capabilities

Russian airborne troops (VDV) are strengthening their indirect fire capabilities, an industry source has told Jane’s. “In early August, the VDV received a batch of upgraded 2S9-1M Nona-SM air-droppable self-propelled mortars (SPMs),” the source…


Turkey, Indonesia support UAV collaboration

Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI) has expanded its engagement with Indonesian aerospace and defence companies in a bid to support collaboration on programmes including a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project. TAI said…