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Hyundai Rotem K2

The Pros and Cons of Joining the Big League of Arms...

South Korea’s rapid rise as a defence manufacturer is resulting in increasingly tougher challenges to its export policy. Although China might be Asia’s top defence...
HIMARS

Australia’s Strategic Defence Review Divergence

The military rise of the People's Republic of China has been rapid, even though warning signals have existed for years. Such strategic competition has...
Second Thomas Shoal

China Puts Squeeze on Philippine Reefs in South China Sea

Second Thomas Shoal has emerged as a South China Sea flashpoint, as China smothers Philippine aspirations to protect its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This...
K2

Shielding Armour

Armour, while useful in attack, needs ways and means to stop it being taken out by the plethora or weapons in now faces. Asia possesses...
EOS in Australia

Counter-UAS Market Set for Steep Rise

The Ukraine war has revealed that C-UAS equipment must now be a fundamental part of any military force. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are now a...
Type 094A

Submarines Resurgent

Submarines are undergoing a renaissance in the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding mini-submarines, approximately 230 are in service. With a growing naval superpower present in the Asia-Pacific...
Viettel

Viettel Makes Maiden Visit to D&S in Thailand

Viettel High Technology Industries, a division of the Vietnamese government-owned Viettel Group, appeared at Defense & Security 2023 for the very first time. In...
Norinco Sky Saker FX80

Thailand Procures Sky Saker FX80 UAV From Norinco

Norinco of China has been awarded a contract from the Royal Thai Army (RTA) for its Sky Saker FX80 UAV. Unsurprisingly, Norinco had an...
the Gripen E

Saab Positions Gripen E for Thailand’s New Fighter Acquisition

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) released a request for proposals (RFP) in October for new fighters. Two of the frontrunners are Saab’s Gripen...
ATIL

Thailand’s ATIL Unveils DP18A Tactical UCAV

Aero Technology Industry Company Limited (ATIL) of Thailand unveiled its DP18A tactical Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) at Defense & Security 2023 in Bangkok. Designed...

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