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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...


US approves missile and munition sales for Japan and NATO

The US State Department has approved the sale of nearly USD950 million worth of missiles and precision-guided bomb kits to allies, according to notifications released by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 19...


Japan signs for three Global Hawk UAVs

Japan has signed for three Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with a USD489.9 million contract awarded to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) on 19 November. The US...


Toxic arms watchdog may get more teeth

THE HAGUE • Global powers will seek to take a historic step in the fight against chemical weapons by giving the world’s toxic arms watchdog new power to identify those behind such attacks. The...

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