EA-18G

Whither the Weasel?

The real threat from ground based surface-to-air missiles means that there is still a need to keep the Vietnam ‘Wild Weasel’ capability current. The US...
The Dongfeng-17 (DF-17) hypersonic weapon was displayed to the public for the first time 1 October 2019 during the National Day Parade in Beijing.

China’s Hypersonic Testing Surge

Although China is downplaying its hypersonic testing, recent demonstrations are showing an increase in missile maturity. On 27 October the chairman of the US Joint...
China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...

All Seeing, All Knowing

Extensive research is being undertaken by the U.S. Department of Defense to turn the desire for All Joint Domain Command and Control (JADC2) into...
HMS Audacious

Australia’s Nuke Sub Gamble

With the selection made to go nuclear, the next question is from where, and which type? Is this the wrong time for a long...
U.S., Japan Sharpen Skills During Keen Sword 21

SOCPAC Keen to Share Joint Doctrine and Training

The return of Great Power competition means that US SOCPAC is more than ever seeking joint training opportunities with regional special forces. Special Operations Forces...
Wärtsilä 31 engine

Marine Engine Power – Not Just About Knots

Navies not only want more engine power, there are also coming under increasing pressure to become environmentally conscious. The power and propulsion (P&P) systems for...
Taiwan_F-16

China Continuous Testing of Taiwan’s Air Defence

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been persistent in its incursions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Over the past two years,...
This image of one of the NEWS subvariants was also shared on social media. This type is towing what appears to be a folded, tall SIGINT collection antenna. (Twitter)

Japan Networks News

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force is overhauling its electronic warfare posture, both in force weight and capabilities. Reflecting ever-present tensions in East Asia, Japan’s Ministry of...
TF 59’s commissioning ceremony

Integrating Unmanned Maritime Capabilities to Tackle Hybrid Threats

Western and regional navies operating around the Persian Gulf have for some time faced the challenge of hybrid threats, including from unmanned systems. Now...

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