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PTDI CN-235 Update

Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI) can be taciturn unless you visit the firm’s Bandung facility in the west of the island of Java, or alternatively if...

Australian Army’s next-generation IFV programme moves ahead with risk mitigation

The Australian Department of Defence’s (DOD’s) LAND 400 Phase 3 programme, which seeks to provide the Australian Army with new tracked infantry fighting vehicles...
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Taiwan’s Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer takes off

Taiwan’s indigenously developed T-5 Yong Yīng (Brave Eagle) advanced jet trainer (AJT) destined for Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) service has performed its...
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China edges ahead of United States in integrated air defence, land-based...

China's relentless efforts to modernise and restructure the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has resulted in an increasingly capable and well-equipped organisation that is well...
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...

Boeing extends support for Singapore air force’s F-15SG combat aircraft

Boeing announced on 21 December that it has been awarded a fourth Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) deal to support the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s...
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Japanese ground forces get new small arms

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has unveiled its new service-issue assault rifle and automatic pistol during a recorded event held at the Ministry...

China ramps up military drills near Taiwan after “foreign provocations”

China has once again flexed its increasing power projection capabilities with yet another unprecedented show of force in recent days, with its air and...
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SEA launches Tailored ASW Training

SEA is launching a tailorable Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Training Service at D&S19. The new training capability, available in 2020, complements SEA’s innovative Krait Defence...
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Military aircraft accidents blight start to the year

Combat aircraft operations in the Asia Pacific is off to a rocky start in 2022 with a spate of high profile aircraft accidents for...

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