BT-3F

Indonesian Marines Select Amphibious Vehicle

Indonesia’s Marine Corps have been expanding their amphibious ship and shore-to-shore transport capabilities. Already equipped with the BAE Systems LVTP7 and Russian-supplied BTR-50 tracked amphibious...
K-806 armoured vehicle

Yong vehicles on track for ROK Army

Hyundai’s Yong wheeled armoured vehicles in development since 2012 for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army are completing preproduction trials. The vehicle is being...
CH-47D aircraft

Doing More With Less

Two key factors are driving the modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces: increasing regional security concerns and declining national birth rates. In this context, the...
JF-17 fighter

Difficult Choices In A Complex Region

As Pakistan’s nuclear weapons modernisation advances, the country seeks a stronger domestic defence industrial base and an increase in defence exports. The People’s Republic...
T-90 main battle tanks

New T-90s for Vietnam’s Army

Vietnam’s modernisation of its ground forces finally appears to be underway, following the announcement to this effect by Colonel General Vo Van Tuan, Vietnam’s...
Artillery is playing a key role in ongoing operations against Islamist

Philippines acquires howitzers from Israel to battle ISIS

The Philippines Department of National Defence has acquired nine Elbit Systems M-71 155mm towed howitzers to support counter-insurgency efforts in the southern Philippines. The howitzers...
Australia’s SAS regiment

Enhancing the Mission

As nations continue to wage Counter-Insurgency (COIN) operations across the Asia-Pacific, requirements are emerging for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) capable of providing...
Australian Army new wheeled Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles

Australia shortlists CRV Competitors

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 28 July that it had narrowed down to two the list of contenders considered to supply...
OFB’s new 7.62mm assault rifle

Indian Army Unhappy with New Rifle

The Indian Army has rejected the indigenously-built 7.62mm assault rifle on grounds that it had failed basic ground tests. The gun is being developed...
Philippines Army troops

China provides 3,000 rifles to Philippines

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has provided the Philippines Army with 3000 assault rifles as the force continues its efforts against the ISIS...

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