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China’s new Commando Helicopter

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled its latest type of transport helicopter, the Aviocopter Z-8L. The new 15-ton class helicopter is expected to...
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Indonesia eyes French, US-made aircraft for air force recapitalisation

Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed another ambitious list of proposed acquisitions for the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) over the next four years. Defence...
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...
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Y-20 takes two Type 15 tanks

Each Xi’an Y-20 strategic airlifter can carry two of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Type 15 light tanks or a Type 99A main battle...

China unveils homegrown HQ-17AE short range air defence system

State-owned defence prime China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has unveiled a new variant of the in-service Hong Qi-17A (HQ-17A) self-propelled short-range air-defence...
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Indonesia’s Tank Boat development moves ahead

Indonesia’s PT Pindad has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that will place the company in the driving seat of a...

Singapore’s frigates to get more bite

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN’s) principal surface warfare fleet of six Formidable-class frigates is set to receive mid-life upgrades after fifteen years of...

Malaysia moves on light combat aircraft/lead-in trainer acquisition

Malaysia's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced on 22 June that it has released a tender to acquire Light Combat Aircraft/Fighter Lead-In-Trainers (LCA/FLIT) for the...

Japan launches first Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

The lead boat of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s new Taigei-class (29 SS) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) has been launched by builder Mitsubishi...
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Taiwan shows off indigenous stand-off ground attack missiles amid Beijing bluster

The Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) took the opportunity to highlight its indigenously developed Wan Chien air-launched land attack cruise missile during an...

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