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...
Fighters such as the F-16 and F-15 have been equipped with Collins DB-110 dual-band pod for many years.

Looking Further, Looking Wider

Improvements to reconnaissance pods for fighters and other aircraft are yielding yet more intelligence information that can be quickly analysed and acted upon. Without the...
The Guizhou WZ-7 'Xianglong' is the Chinese air force's most capable unmanned reconnaissance asset, and is being used for strategic surveillance of potential territorial hotspots.

Bigger, Further, Better

Where China is growing its unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, nations across Asia Pacific are finding budgets too for these more strategic assets. Military forces are...
Royal Saudi Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons are operated by Wing 2 at King Fahad Air Base at Taif. (BAE Systems)

Chasing the Middle East Top Guns

In the last decade, the Middle East has become the happy hunting ground for Fourth Plus-generation fighter aircraft manufacturers. It began in 2007 when Saudi...
sea trials Al Jubail

Gulf Naval Recapitalisation

Gulf states have been investing defence budgets in to recapitalise naval power as well as indigenous shipyards. Disputes in the Gulf and wider Middle East...

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