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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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