Author: DFNS


Innovative Bio-Analyzer Goes to Space

The equipment available for cellular and molecular biology in space is limited compared to capabilities found in laboratories on Earth. To address this limitation, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) commissioned an innovative […] More...


Pandora Report: 6.6.2019

That’s right – you’re getting your weekly dose of biodefense news a tad early this week, but don’t worry, we’ll be back to our normal schedule next week! Have you registered for the Summer...


GAO cites MDA delays on BMD programmes

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is making progress in the development of its ballistic missile defence programmes, but it still is behind schedule on several deliveries, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) notes in...


UAE says ‘state actor’ likely bombed tankers

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that a state actor was most likely responsible for bombing four tankers anchored off Al-Fujairah on 12 May but did not directly accuse Iran, as senior US...


Preliminary Analysis: KN-23 SRBM

Despite the general similarity with Russia’s Iskander-M, the KN-23 exhibits differences consistent with indigenous design and production. …read more From:: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies


Israel says Iran continues ballistic missile launches

Iran launched a Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) in December 2018, the Israeli representative to the UN told the Security Council in a letter released on 5 June. Danny Danon said there had been...


Microfluidics Should Scare You

Actors good and bad could use an emerging technology to produce or defend against chemical weapons. …read more From:: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies


Russia conducts 53T6M missile test

The Russian Ministry of Defence on 4 June released a video on its Facebook page of a test of the 53T6M hit-to-kill missile designed for use with the A-235 Samolet missile defence system. The...


Russia presents new reconnaissance vehicle

Russia has presented a new ‘technical reconnaissance vehicle’ designated as the MTR-K, the press service of the Southern Military District (SMD) announced on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) website on 31 May. The MTR-K...


Russian MoD expands Taifun-VDV 4×4 MRAP roles

Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to receive two new specialised vehicles on the chassis of the K-4386 Taifun-VDV 4×4 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, an MoD spokesperson told Jane’s. A man-portable air-defence system...


China conducts probable test launch of JL-3 SLBM

Photographs posted on Chinese social media sites appear to show that China conducted a missile launch on 2 June, which online sources suggest was a test firing of the country’s next-generation submarine-launched ballistic missile...


China bolsters anti-missile capabilities with Russian SAMs

Key Points China has enhanced its strategic air defences through indigenous development and the procurement of advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from Russia. The procurement and testing of China’s S-400 SAM system in 2018...


North Korea slams ‘war maniac’ Bolton

Seoul (AFP) May 27, 2019 – North Korea slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a “war maniac” and “war monger”, just as President Donald Trump offered a positive outlook...

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