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China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...
amphibious forces

Amphibious Forces

Amphibious warfare has existed as a pillar of western military strategy since World War II, particularly after the experience of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Wärtsilä 31 engine

Marine Engine Power – Not Just About Knots

Navies not only want more engine power, there are also coming under increasing pressure to become environmentally conscious. The power and propulsion (P&P) systems for...

Shipbuilding – A Numbers Game

While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business. The Indo-Pacific region has a significant...
Schiebel-S100

Navies Surface Interest in Unmanned Systems

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Unmanned systems manufacturers are finding a responsive market for their products among navies in the Indo-Pacific region. The...
The Australian Marine Complex at Henderson

Shipbuilding Underway Down Under

Published in the July/August 2020 Issue - Australia has ambitious plans for the construction of new anti-submarine warfare frigates and diesel-electric submarines that will...
Indonesian-Navy-Frigate

A Matter of Status

Published in the July/August 2020 Issue - SE Asian shipyards, traditionally smaller, look to build affordable vessels but may face economic peril in the...
Shortfin

Alliances drive Australian Defence Spending

Australian defence modernisation is moving ahead across a broad front with a ‘build in Australia’ impetus behind many major projects. Modernisation Programme Australia’s defence modernisation programme...
Vietnamese-Coast-Guard

Pushing Back with OPVs

China’s maritime expansion has triggered a surge in interest for offshore patrol vessels to help police EEZs. OPVs programmes There are numerous offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)...
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Brown Water Specialists

Riverine and inshore patrolling in boats designed with shallow draughts, high speed and that are well armed can fulfill missions from anti-criminal activity to...

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