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Issue 8 - Dec 16/Jan 17

The ‘Sejong Daewang’ class destroyer

Frigate or Destroyer?

Budgetary and strategic factors are slowly dividing the Asia-Pacific region into navies that can afford destroyers, and those that cannot. This, in turn, is...
Leopard-2 RI

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...

HHI To Supply PN With Two New Frigates

The Philippine government has selected the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply it with two new frigates for Philippine’s Navy...

Turning Down The Heat

Man-Portable Air Defence Systems, better known as MANPADS, are a continuing source of concern for operators of military and civilian aircraft alike. Fortunately, investments...

Materiel On The New Silk Road

Two experts from the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based think tank, examine the People’s Republic of China’s growing defence relationship with the Islamic...

Fueling Strength

Although Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft play an important role in force projection, they have a limited niche market that will only attract those...
The Guided Missile Destroyer - Hobart

RAN’s new Hobart-Class AWD completes initial Sea trials

The future HMAS Hobart, the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) first of three ‘Hobart’ class, has left the naval shipbuilding company ASC’s shipyard in Osborne,...

Rolls-Royce to provide engines for the RNZN’s

Rolls-Royce announced on 20 September that it would supply a Combined Diesel Electric and Diesel (CODLAD) propulsion system for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s...

Japan First Export US-2 Deal With India Delayed Once More

Japan and India’s Defence Ministry were supposed to finally sign the sale of twelve ShinMaywa Industries’ US-2 amphibious aircraft in a deal worth between...
ESMs

The Signal and The Noise

The electromagnetic spectrum is a loud, chaotic place. Navies must use their Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment to listen carefully to tease out the signals...

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