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Japan commissions fifth Mogami-class frigate

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced that it had commissioned its latest Mogami-class multi-mission frigate, JS Yahagi, at a ceremony at shipbuilder Mitsubishi...

Japan and US commit to hypersonic weapon co-development

Japan and the United States signed an agreement on 15 May to jointly develop the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI), a next-generation missile defence system...
CAESAR 155mm howitzer

KNDS eyes Malaysian opportunity for CAESAR 155mm SPH

European defence consortium KNDS, which combines France’s Nexter and Germany’s KMW, is looking to expand its footprint in Malaysia via its local partner Advanced...
BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) frigate

Philippine Navy successfully fires C-Star ASCM

The Philippine Navy announced on 8 May that its Jose Rizal-class missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), had successfully hit a surface target with...

Singapore air force freezes F-16 training after crash

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has suspended training for its F-16 fleet as a safety measure after one of its Lockheed Martin...
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South Korea readies single-seat FA-50 development

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced in early May a plan to fund the development of a single-seat variant of...

China’s first CATOBAR carrier completes maiden trial

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)’s third and most advanced aircraft carrier, Fujian, completed its maiden sea trial and returned to Shanghai’s Jiangnan shipyard...
Ukraine UAVs Shark (left) and Mini Shark (right)

Ukraine Seeks Customers, Despite War

Surprisingly perhaps, Ukraine has not given up trying to export defence equipment, despite its pressing needs on the home front. At DSA, the National...
MBDA Mica VL NG (left) and EMADS (right)

MBDA Offers Latest GBAD Systems to Malaysia

MBDA is proposing a choice of two Ground-Based Air Defence (GBAD) systems to Malaysia. The requirement is published but not yet funded. The country’s...
PEN35V UAV

Malaysian Companies Start Local Drone Production

Two Malaysian SMEs are presenting their plans for local production of UAVs at DSA 2024. Pen Aviation is launching the PEN35V, a 35kg quadrotor...

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