Feet Wet

While naval support helicopters remain a key element of any navy, the development of small UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) is gaining pace to prove...
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...
RQ-4B

Male Dominance

The use of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) and High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is picking up across the globe...
The People’s Republic of China's third aircraft carrier

Catapults for the PLAN’s new aircraft carrier

The People’s Republic of China's third aircraft carrier being planned for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will include significant modifications compared to the...
Lockheed Martin C-130H

New Zealand seeks to acquire fixed-wing transport capability

New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and has released a Request For Information (RfI), dubbed the Future Air Mobility Capability (FAMC), as the country...
corvette for the Republic of Singapore Navy

Keel laid for Singapore’s fourth corvette

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence confirmed on 31 August that the country’s shipbuilder ST Marine has laid keel for its fourth ‘Independence’ class corvette for...

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