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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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India’s careful approach to China continues

The speculation of Chinese dominance in the Indo-Pacific region has been well documented in the Indian press. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has...
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Modernising The Philippines Armed Forces

Andrew Drwiega - The second five year plan in the ambitious 15 year Philippine armed forces modernisation strategy is moving beyond counter-insurgency and onto ‘big-ticket’...
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The Naval Workhorse – The Rise of OPVs

Offshore Patrol Vessels are gaining popularity as a cheaper but increasingly more capable option to more sizeable and expensive ‘grey navy’ options. The Asia-Pacific region...
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Combat Vehicle Modernisation

The desire to retain and operate a selection of armoured combat vehicles in Asia Pacific is encouraging local industry to get ‘in on the...
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Keeping Faith with Light Close Air Support

David Oliver - The appeal of light, close air support aircraft endures in a region increasingly worried by the likelihood of returning Daesh fighters adding...
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To the Beach and Beyond – Amphibious Assault

The development of ship-to-shore landing vessels means more volume arriving per trip at higher speed. The amphibious operation is considered by many military analysts and...

Sounding Warnings Sooner

Most of the advanced military nations have some kind of Airborne Early Warning & Control systems (AEW&C). In the past the role has been...

Singapore Forges Next Gen Capabilities in Arizona

During its biennial overseas exercise, Forging Sabre, the Singaporean Armed Forces used enhanced C2 to further integrate fast jets, attack helicopters and UAVs into...

Coastal Watchkeepers

Unmanned systems are making the monitoring of coastal borders a less labour intensive. Although the Asia Pacific region has remained free from major conflicts in...

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