Is increased UK-Japan defence cooperation leading to a new strategic alliance?

At a time of reduced certainty surrounding the security of both the UK and in particular Japan, it is towards new bilateral relations which these two island states look in order to maximise their respective geocapabilities.

Israel test Arrow 3 ballistic missile defence system

The Israel Missile Defense Organisation say it has successfully completed a test of the 'Arrow 3' Weapon System.

Northrop Grumman showcases active protection system for the US Army

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated Vehicle Active Protection System technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions during a US Army exercise.

France-Germany treaty ‘a step toward European army’ says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that closer defence ties agreed in a new friendship treaty between Germany and France aim to "contribute to the creation of a European army".

Thales to develop new sensor connectivity capability for Rafale F4

The improvements will be aimed at enabling greater interconnectivity between the Rafale and other assets deployed on a mission.

Poland to safeguard Baltic airspace say NATO

The Polish Air Force took over the responsibility for leading NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission out of Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, from the Belgian Air Force on the 3rd of January 2019.

Lockheed awarded second Long Range Anti-Ship Missile contract

Lockheed Martin has received a $172 million contract from the US Navy and Air Force for a second Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) production run. 

US Missile Defence Review endorses space technology

The US Missile Defence Review pushes for space-based sensors to find and destroy incoming missiles.

China orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness.

India test fires long range Agni V nuclear missile

Agni V, a long-range surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile, was successfully launched from a canister on a road-mobile launcher at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha, India.

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