Tactical change of Tune

The challenge of upgrading to software defined radios will reduce the need to overcome issues with upgrading traditional hardware for Asian militaries. Tactical radio technology...
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Fast Attack: Still a Threat in the Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so. Fast craft have received a great deal of attention...
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The MRAP Story: Learning from History

The sudden and widespread use by insurgents of IEDs in Iraq caught regular forces off-guard, and triggered the urgent need to look back at...
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Singapore Keeps Its Spear Tip Sharp

The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when...
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Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s New Lightweight, Compact AESA Radar Delivers Heavyweight...

Editor Andrew Drwiega in conversation with Eric Ditmars, vice president, Secure Sensor Solutions at RI&S, on the eve of the ADEX Korean Airshow. With the...
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Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
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COVID adds to Malaysian Defence Funding Problems

Published in the September/October 2020 issue - Malaysian defence acquisition, not rapid at the best of times, has been hit hard by frequent changes...
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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...
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Higher Caliber

Western manufacturers are now seeing increasingly successful small arms designs emerging from Asia. The weapon carried by every soldier not only impacts on their effectiveness...
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HF Radio: Still Valid After 100 Years

Discovered almost one century ago, High Frequency (HF) radio has never lost its appeal thanks to its ability to move traffic across long distances,...

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