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India increases NSA’s powers amid strategic challenges

Key Points Under Ajit Kumar Doval, the position of Indian National Security Advisor has gained significant new powers and influence, with a bolstered secretariat and a reconstituted Strategic Policy Group. However, in the three...


DARPA awards OpFires Propulsion System development contracts

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office has placed separate awards on three contractors to design and develop advanced booster concepts as part of the Operational Fires (OpFires) development programme....


Pandora Report 11.23.2018

We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Salmonella is always a risk with turkey but since our readers are fellow biosafety gurus, we’re pretty sure you’ve already scrubbed the kitchen down to the last...


Afghan army mosque blast leaves many dead

At least 12 people have died after an explosion tore through a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province. The building was inside an Afghan army base in Mandozai district, where soldiers were offering Friday...


International Security Expo 2018

It’s only a week to go until International Security Expo! Make sure you sign up here: www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/register to ensure you have your ticket. The show will bring over 300 exhibitors, NEW Protecting Urban Spaces...


Head of Russian Skripal-linked GRU spy agency dies

The head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, General Igor Korobov, has died aged 62, Russia’s defence ministry says. Gen Korobov, who took up the post in 2016, is said to have died after...


Come and visit us at International Security Expo 2018

The International Security Expo 28-29 November, 2019, provides a unique platform for the entire security industry to come together to source products, share experience and gain the knowledge needed to address current and emerging...


World’s first ever drone Standards

Today, November 21, 2018, the world’s first ever drone standards are being released by the International Standards Organisation (ISO). These new, long awaited, standards have been developed after several years of global collaboration between...


DHS Partners with Industry for Operational Experimentation

It was announce on Tuesday November 20th that through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is partnering with industry to evaluate...


Poland unveils military acquisition road map

On 16 November, Polish Deputy Defence Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz unveiled a road map of military acquisition programmes in answer to a parliamentary question from former defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak in June 2018. Skurkiewicz said...


North Korea destroys 10 border guard posts

North Korea destroyed 10 of its border guard posts at the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on 20 November as part of an agreement reached with South Korea that is aimed at reducing tensions and...


France and Germany agree next-gen fighter design studies

France and Germany have agreed to progress development of a next-generation combat aircraft, with an announcement on 20 November that both countries are to launch demonstrator design studies next year. The announcement was made...


Russian CBRN protection troops receive 30 TOS-1A MRLs

The Russian chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection troops (RKhBZ) have received 30 TOS-1A Solntsepyok (Sunburn) 220 mm multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) in 2018, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a Ministry of...

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