Deep Search & Rescue Vehicle

Up From The Deep

Submarine rescue vehicles (DSRVs) is the strongest, but not the least, capability on which JFD has built its reputation among naval and special forces. The...
Switchblade 600

Loitering with Intent

Loitering munitions have already proved their effectiveness in conflict and their development in terms of range and deployment methods continues to be explored. Loitering munitions...
US Marine Corps

Budget versus Necessity – How New, How Soon?

Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Sikorsky participated in an AMR survey to gauge their perspectives of business opportunities within the Asia-Pacific military rotorcraft market over...
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Cutting Russia’s Component Pipeline

Published in the May/June 2022 Issue - Russian military capability is likely to suffer as its war in Ukraine continues. Increasing economic and industrial...
China-Taiwan

China Eyes World’s Reaction to Ukraine War

As Russian forces progress across the state of Ukraine seizing ever larger chunks of the country from the control of Kiev, the conflict there...
A close-up of a full scale model of the Teng Yun UAV being developed by the Aeronautical Systems Research Division (ASRD) of Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST). (Andrew Drwiega)

Asia Pacific UAV Compendium 2022

The value of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow in importance, with indigenous development increasing in all categories. Regional military forces are accelerating their acquisition...
Chief petty officers keep watch on the bridge of the US Navy (USN) Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Billings, in the Caribbean Sea in April 2022. The USN’s Freedom-class LCS vessels are fitted with the Lockheed Martin COMBATSS-21 system as their combat management system (CMS). (US Navy)

Thinking Warships

The increasing adoption of open architecture and artificial intelligence is growing the capacity of naval combat management systems. In simple terms, naval platforms deliver military...
South Korea has expanded its space-based C4ISR capabilities with the ANASIS-II military communications satellite in July 2020. Use of ANASIS-II is gradually expanding as more ground terminals come online. (Airbus Defence & Space)

Taking on C4ISR and Cyber

The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the absolute necessity of coordinating C4ISR in a major conflict. Nations in Asia have already been adding to...
KRI Nagapasa (403), the first of three new Nagapasa-class submarines of the Indonesian Navy that was commissioned in August 2017. The second Ardadedali was commissioned in April 2018 and the third Alugoro entered service in April 2021. (TNI-AL)

Submarine Status

Operating submarines can enhance the reputation of the naval force employing them, but they should be properly funded and not just for show. Conventional submarines...
Portable ELORAN systems like this containerised equipment produced by Hellen Systems provides PNT coverage in areas where ELORAN services are unavailable or where GNSS PNT information is being disrupted.

Where do you think you are?

Satellite navigation jamming is a growing concern in the Asia-Pacific. Fortunately, there are steps nations can take to mitigating this menace. A satellite navigation signal...

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