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  1. USAF increases use of air power in Afghanistan

    05.25 / 15:37 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    The US Air Force (USAF) stepped up air power in Afghanistan in April, releasing more ordnance than in any other month since August 2012, according to recently released data by US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT). The figures show that USAF aircraft released a total of 460 weapons in April…
  2. Chess Dynamics promotes MD ahead of US push

    05.25 / 15:37 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    UK electro-optical systems specialist Chess Dynamics has announced that its managing director Graham Beall has been appointed CEO of partner company Chess Technologies. The appointment was announced on 25 May. In a statement, Chess Technologies chairman Jeff Perrin said,…
  3. Jakarta suicide attack underlines developing capability of Islamic State militants in Indonesia and targeting of securit

    05.25 / 15:37 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    EVENT At least three police officers were killed in a twin suicide attack at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta on 24 May. At least 10 other people - including five policemen and five civilians- were also wounded in the attack. A police spokesperson said that…
  4. Arrest of Manchester attacker's brother in Tripoli confirms Libya's role as hub for Islamic State's external operations

    05.25 / 14:37 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    EVENT On 24 May, in Tripoli members of the Rada Special Deterrence Force arrested the brother and father of Salman Abedi, identified by UK security services as the perpetrator of the 22 May Manchester suicide improvised explosive device (IED) attack, which killed 22 people and wounded 59, and…
  5. Pentagon budget 2018: USN shipbuilding budget procures eight battleforce ships, support Columbia class

    05.25 / 13:36 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    Key Points USN will purchase eight new construction ships Funding also includes 91 naval aircraft and advance production of the future Columbia-class SSBN intended to replace the Ohio class The US Navy (USN) requested USD171.5 billion for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) including procurement of…
  6. US Congress launches new probe into Kenyan AT-802L deal

    05.25 / 13:36 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    The sale to Kenya of 12 armed L3 Technologies-Air Tractor AT-802L intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprops is being investigated by the US Congressional Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, it was disclosed earlier in May. In a letter addressed…
  7. BMT signs framework agreement to support Norwegian submarine acquisition

    05.25 / 12:36 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    Key Points BMT will provide initial support to the NDMA over a two-year period, with an option to extend to five Norway plans to replace its six Ula-class submarines with four new Type 212NG boats UK-based naval design and systems engineering group BMT Defence Services has been contracted by…
  8. India to abolish foreign investment regulator

    05.25 / 11:38 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    The Indian government has approved the abolishment of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and will instead allow ministries to process foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals themselves. A government statement on 24 May said that the Cabinet “has given its approval to the p…
  9. Yemeni rebels claim heavy Sudanese losses

    05.25 / 11:38 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    Yemen's rebels have claimed that they had inflicted heavy casualties on a Sudanese force fighting on Saudi Arabia's behalf in northern Yemen. Sudan has been a member of the Saudi-led coalition since the beginning of its military intervention in Yemen in March 2015. While Sudanese troops have…
  10. DoE requests to terminate MOX nuclear disposition programme, again

    05.25 / 09:44 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    The US Department of Energy (DoE) has once again requested that Congress terminate a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at disposing weapon-grade plutonium, the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF). The MFFF has strong backing among South Carolina's congressional delegation and has…
  11. Boeing wins DARPA XS-1 Phase 2/3 competition

    05.25 / 09:44 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    Key Points Boeing wins widely anticipated DARPA space contract Goal is to develop a reusable spaceplane that can eventually launch 10 times in 10 days Boeing on 24 May beat Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems to complete advanced design work for the US Defense Advanced Research…
  12. Pentagon budget 2018: MDA budget reflects need to counter advanced threats

    05.25 / 08:46 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    Key Points MDA will complete acquisition and deployment of all 44 GBIs by end of 2017 The agency is seeking funds to begin efforts to counter hypersonic weapon threats The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is seeking USD7.9 billion in its fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) budget request, which…
  13. Pentagon budget 2018: MPF tank concepts rolls forward with USD36 million

    05.25 / 08:46 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    The US Army has requested USD36.242 million in fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) for its Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) platform that it hopes can quickly deploy with relatively low logistics demand but enough protection and firepower - likely via a light- to medium-tank - to ensure the…
  14. Portugal to host major NATO IT training facility

    05.25 / 08:46 www.janes.com Janes.com -Military
    Portugal will host the newly created NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Academy: a major training organisation within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency). Construction of a high-technology, fully secure 13,000 m 2 facility, set to be completed in October 2018, began…