Beihang-UAS

UAVs Over the Maritime Horizon

Maritime patrolling with UAVs has becoming the norm, allowing manned missions to be dedicated to more mission specific tasks. Airborne maritime operations such as anti-submarine...
RMAF Sukhoi Su-30MKMs seen from top and bottom. (Carl Brent)

RMAF Has Two Years of Spares to Keep Sukhois Flying

Malaysian officials believe that they can keep the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF’s) fleet of 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKM combat aircraft airworthy, despite the sanctions...
Aviocopter-Z-8L

China’s new Commando Helicopter

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled its latest type of transport helicopter, the Aviocopter Z-8L. The new 15-ton class helicopter is expected to...

Light Combat Aircraft in the Asia Pacific

The demand for relatively lower cost trainer / light attack aircraft in Asian Pacific has been an attractive proposition to countries needing to upgrade...
Dassault Rafale -- Dassault Aviation

Indonesia eyes French, US-made aircraft for air force recapitalisation

Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed another ambitious list of proposed acquisitions for the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) over the next four years. Defence...
J-20

Rising Dragons: China’s Fighter Development Comes of Age

China’s military aviation industry today much advanced from that which relied on exports, although top-line engine production still holds it back. The formation flight of...
Indian Air Force

More Bang for Your Buck

Most Asian nations that operate fleets of legacy fighter aircraft continue to procure upgrade packages to increase capability and the extend service life of...

Malaysia moves on light combat aircraft/lead-in trainer acquisition

Malaysia's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced on 22 June that it has released a tender to acquire Light Combat Aircraft/Fighter Lead-In-Trainers (LCA/FLIT) for the...
K9-Thunder-howitzer

South Korea Skills Base Broadens

The South Korean defence industry is widening its skills and knowledge across all sectors, including tier supply. The Republic of Korea (RoK, or South Korea)’s...
F-35B

Singapore seeks new combined F-16/F-35 training facility in the United States

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is considering to co-locate its current Lockheed Martin F-16C/D multirole combat aircraft detachment at Luke Air Force...

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