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...

US Navy concludes Valiant Shield 2022, readies for RIMPAC

On 17 June, the US Navy concluded the ninth edition of Valiant Shield, a high-end unilateral field training exercise following 12 days of combat...
Thales-IDSS

Thales selected by Airservices Australia to carry out drone surveillance trials...

Airservices Australia has chosen Thales as its primary system integrator for an Integrated Drone Surveillance System (IDSS) trial at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. ...

South Korea mulls Redback IFV acquisition

The Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) has completed a six-week trial of Hanwha Defense's Redback infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) to support ongoing efforts to...

Australia signals HIMARS interest

Australia has requested 20 Lockheed Martin M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) under the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) mechanism, the US Defense Security...
Hanwha Defense REDBACK IFV during ROK Army trial run

Redback infantry fighting vehicle demonstrates maneuvers for ROK Army trial

The ROK Army trial of Hanwha Defense’s Redback IFV has ended successfully after six weeks of pilot run The Redback showcased its high-performance...
Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, Australia’s Chief of Navy, is pictured onboard the Royal Australian Navy ANZAC-class frigate HMAS Parramatta, while the ship prepared for a regional presence deployment in mid-2022. (Australian Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia)

Good Order at Sea Crucial to Australia’s Strategic Interest, Says RAN...

Continued co-operation between navies, maritime forces, and their parent countries remains critical in ensuring good order at sea and the protection of strategic interests,...
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...
Evolved Cape-class patrol ships

SEA 3036 Phase 1 Guardian-class deliveries keep rolling out despite COVID

Austal is set to deliver its 15th Guardian-class Patrol Boat out of a total of 21 and is making progress on the manufacture of...
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...

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