AVIC A313A helicopter edges closer to first flight

A new indigenous medium-lift helicopter being developed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has achieved a key developmental milestone with the...
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...
This image of one of the NEWS subvariants was also shared on social media. This type is towing what appears to be a folded, tall SIGINT collection antenna. (Twitter)

Japan Networks News

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force is overhauling its electronic warfare posture, both in force weight and capabilities. Reflecting ever-present tensions in East Asia, Japan’s Ministry of...
INS Kolkata -- US Navy

South Asian navies show strong presence in Qatar

South Asian navies turned up in force at the latest edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX)s held in Qatar...
The Dongfeng-17 (DF-17) hypersonic weapon was displayed to the public for the first time 1 October 2019 during the National Day Parade in Beijing.

China’s Hypersonic Testing Surge

Although China is downplaying its hypersonic testing, recent demonstrations are showing an increase in missile maturity. On 27 October the chairman of the US Joint...
CH-10 VTOL UAV

China’s CASC to push tiltrotor UAV development in Tazhou

State-owned defence prime China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced on 21 January that it is planning to build a larger prototype of...
Taiwan-IDS

Taiwan reports progress on indigenous submarine construction

The executive branch of the Taiwanese government, the Executive Yuan, has revealed in a policy report released late January that the integration of pressure...

China dispatches naval vessels on Tonga relief mission, while Australian LHD...

China has on 31 January dispatched two naval vessels to the disaster-hit Tonga as it expands its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) efforts...
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AVIC reveals “all composite” Wing Loong-1E UAV

The state-owned aerospace and defence company Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has announced the maiden flight of its latest medium altitude long endurance...

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