China launches its first CATOBAR aircraft carrier

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) China launched its third aircraft carrier, which has been christened Fujian, on 17 June at the Jiangnan Changxingdao...

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...
KAI's KF-21

KF-21 Boramae progresses on ground testing in anticipation of first flight

South Korea’s indigenous next-generation combat aircraft development, the KF-21 Boramae, has made good progress during its ground testing phase and has achieved around 50...
KAI-T-50

KAI and Lockheed Martin boosts T-50 co-operation

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin have signed a teaming agreement to market the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer globally, KAI announced...
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...

China’s great leap in unmanned warship development

Chinese shipbuilders have announced several new and noteworthy unmanned surface vehicle (USV) developments in recent weeks. The state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on 31...
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...

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...
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...
The H-6K variant of China's main strategic bomber.

China, Russia time joint bomber flight with Quad summit

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 24 May that six Chinese and Russian strategic bombers were observed flying near the Japan on...

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