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Philippines to Bolster Surveillance with new Maritime Air Patrols, Radar Stations

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) plans to acquire two long-range patrol aircraft at an investment of US$135 million, (P5.98 billion). Support facilities for these aircraft will be established at the Lipa, Palawan and Zamboanga airfields located at the western and southern perimeters...

Australian Navy to Adapt a New Color Scheme for Surface Vessels

The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has announced that the Navy will progressively change the color of its surface fleet to meet modern war-fighting and regional environmental conditions. The new 'Haze Grey' paint scheme uses reflecting pigments reducing the...

Milipol 2013: Thales Unveil an Integrated Command and Control System for Mega Events

Thales has unveiled its new integrated system for large‐scale event management and crisis management at Milipol 2013. Designed for civil security forces, this solution provides for effective collaboration between deployed units and command centers securing such events. The authorities and forces responsible for public safety...

Milipol 2013: New Fibers Enhance Safety and Security

DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, (branded as Dyneema) launched today at Milipol 2013 the 'Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology' - the company's newest product development program. This new technology combines breakthroughs in polymer science, next-generation fiber technology and...

Milipol 2013: Cassidian Introduces a new, Lightweight Ground Surveillance Radar

Cassidian is launching a new member of its Spexer family of ground surveillance radar at the Milipol security expo in Paris this week. According to the company, Spexer 500, a new electronically scanning radar, is designed to offer surveillance and protection of sensitive industrial...

Russia Delivers the INS Vikramaditya to the Indian Navy

The Indian Navy finally received its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya – formerly known in Russian as Admiral Gorshkov. The 45,400 ton carrier was handed over to the Indian Navy at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern town of Severodvinsk on Saturday, November 16, 2013....

NSA Commander Alexander: “Critics are Mischaracterizing US Intelligence Agencies Collection Activity”

Media reports detailing secret National Security Agency collection of data from companies such as Google and Yahoo from overseas data centers mischaracterize what NSA does, the agency’s director said in a speech to the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. The reporting was based on...

Navy Asked to Donate Ex. USS Nassau to Support Humanitarian Relief Worldwide

Modernizing its surface fleet for future naval operations, the US Navy is decommissioning aging ships that have ended decades of useful service life. One such vessels is USS Nassau. The vessel, decommissioned March 31st, 2011, has excellent existing design features, including aircraft hangars, a...

Indian Navy Commissions First Advanced Light Helicopter Squadron

The Indian Navy commissioned today the first Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Squadron - Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 322. The commissioning ceremony was held at INS Garuda, the Naval Air Station and mother base of INAS 322. Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and manufactured helicopter at...

Determining the Irreducible Elements of an Interim Agreement with Iran: A Freeze Plus

The following analysis was published November 5, 2013 by The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), few days before the P5+1 and Iran have reached an understanding on implementing wider inspections over the Iranian nuclear program. Iran and the P5+1 are set to resume...

A New Queen is Shaping Up at the Dockyard

Pictures released by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance yesterday show the ramp section, which will allow jet aircraft to take off from the ship, being lowered into place at the shipyard in Rosyth, Scotland, where the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers are being constructed. The 300-tonne section...

Iran, UN Agree on Nuclear Inspection Roadmap

While the 5+1 negotiations with Iran progress, Tehran continues the 'Smile Campaign', reaching an understanding with the United Nations (UN) to cooperate on resolving outstanding issues regarding the country's nuclear program. Talks Monday between the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano...

Thai Black Widow Spider

black_widow_spider_afvThe Defence Technology Institute (DTI) – the Thai ministry of defence’s research and development agency – today announced that it will partner with UK automotive designer company Ricardo on the next phase of development of its Black Widow Spider 8x8 armoured vehicle programme, developed...

Thailand’s Military on the March

Organizers of Defense & Security 2013 in Bangkok tout the event as the fastest-growing military exhibition in the region. The tri-service show started off as a small event in 2003, so this year marks its 10th anniversary. This year, more than 400 manufacturers from...
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