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Bigger and Badder

Published in the April/May 2020 Issue - Infantry Fighting Vehicle operators want more punch from their medium calibre cannons - and onboard missiles will...

Tactical change of Tune

The challenge of upgrading to software defined radios will reduce the need to overcome issues with upgrading traditional hardware for Asian militaries. Tactical radio technology...
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The MRAP Story: Learning from History

The sudden and widespread use by insurgents of IEDs in Iraq caught regular forces off-guard, and triggered the urgent need to look back at...
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COVID adds to Malaysian Defence Funding Problems

Published in the September/October 2020 issue - Malaysian defence acquisition, not rapid at the best of times, has been hit hard by frequent changes...
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Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
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Higher Caliber

Western manufacturers are now seeing increasingly successful small arms designs emerging from Asia. The weapon carried by every soldier not only impacts on their effectiveness...
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HF Radio: Still Valid After 100 Years

Discovered almost one century ago, High Frequency (HF) radio has never lost its appeal thanks to its ability to move traffic across long distances,...
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IFV Armament Evolution

Stephen W. Miller - The concept of armoured vehicle use by infantry has evolved as has the size and purpose of its armament. Not...
Nammo’s range extension solutions

Making the Shell Fit the Job

Published in July/August 2020 Issue - Artillery ammunition developments are driven by greater flexibity of round, the need for more range and increased accuracy. The...
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Japanese GSDF Moves to Truck Mounted Artillery

The 2019 Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officially unveiled its new Type 19 155 mm Wheeled Self-Propelled Howitzer (Hitokyuu-shiki-sourin-jisou-155mm-ryuudan-hou) at the defense demonstration at the...

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