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...
CM-32 Yunpao 8x8

Multi-Role Ready

Multi-role combat vehicles (MRCVs) give a good range of options (and savings) over fleets of role specific combat vehicles. The main battle tank, infantry...
The Royal Australian Air Force uses the Pilatus PC-21 as it bridges the performance gap between traditional turboprop trainers and lead-in fighters. (RAAF)

Transitioning Pilot Training

The military pilot training world is changing rapidly, undergoing a seismic shift as it tries to adapt to new requirements, both budgetary and operational. Although...
The Indian Navy’s fifth Kalvari Class submarine

Shipyards Ring Full Speed Ahead

A steady stream of orders are keeping Asian-Pacific warship builders busy. Warship building is at ‘full steam’ at Asian shipyards, with heightened tensions in the...
Titanis

Taking Out ‘The Toys’

The Asia Pacific industry has ‘changed up gears’ in providing solutions to counter UAS threats. The proliferation of affordable and readily available small unmanned aircraft...
Elbit RWS

Remote Fire Control

Remote weapons are increasing in calibre as the ability to link them with a greater range of sensors and systems increases. Naval remote weapon stations...

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