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Amphibious Forces

Amphibious warfare has existed as a pillar of western military strategy since World War II, particularly after the experience of the U.S. Marine Corps...

US approves M109A6 Paladin SPH sale to Taiwan

The US State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Taiwan of 40 155 mm M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and...

Indo Pacific UAV Directory 2021

The development of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing apace, especially in China. New longer range ISR platforms are also on the procurement list of...
The H-6K variant of China's main strategic bomber.

Chinese Air Force Spreads New Wings

China’s military aviation industry has moved on from reverse engineering to indigenous design and development. Chinese airpower took centre stage in the Asia Pacific in...

Japan highlights growing concerns over Taiwan’s security in latest defence white...

Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has expressed growing concern about the growing intensity of China’s military activities around Taiwan and emphasized that the country’s...
Beihang UAS DTI

Thailand pursues new tactical-class UAV, based on a Chinese design

Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Royal Thai Army to develop a medium-range tactical unmanned aerial...

China’s Amphibious Assault

To what extent has the Chinese Navy (PLAN) extended its capacity to conduct offensive amphibious operations? Once largely aimed at constraining an adversary’s ability to...
PLAAF Y-20 near Malaysia -- RMAF

China flexes strategic airlift muscles near Malaysia

China has dispatched 16 Ilyushin Il-76 and Xi’an Y-20 heavy transport aircraft to the vicinity of Malaysia-administered shoals in the South China Sea as...

Shipbuilding – A Numbers Game

While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business. The Indo-Pacific region has a significant...
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Higher Caliber

Western manufacturers are now seeing increasingly successful small arms designs emerging from Asia. The weapon carried by every soldier not only impacts on their effectiveness...

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