Are You Going To Scarborough Shoal?

The ASEAN Chairmanship baton has been passed from the Democratic Republic of Laos to the Republic of the Philippines. This also happens to coincide...

Fueling Strength

Although Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft play an important role in force projection, they have a limited niche market that will only attract those...

Geography Lessons

Having Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) at your disposal is a valuable asset to any military, but existential threats in Asia-Pacific bring a new dimension to...
ESMs

The Signal and The Noise

The electromagnetic spectrum is a loud, chaotic place. Navies must use their Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment to listen carefully to tease out the signals...

Duterte’s Distinct Diplomatic Dancing

Manilla looks towards new alliances in the Asia-Pacific, as it seeks to diversify its defence and diplomatic relationships away from Washington DC. The Philippines’ have...

Carrier Diplomacy In the Korean Peninsula

As the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) continue their missile tests and the United States under President Donald Trump continue to pursue a...
Leopard-2 RI

Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
The ‘Sejong Daewang’ class destroyer

Frigate or Destroyer?

Budgetary and strategic factors are slowly dividing the Asia-Pacific region into navies that can afford destroyers, and those that cannot. This, in turn, is...

GE Outlines Asia-Pacific Marine Engine Developments

Worldwide General Electric (GE) has delivered over 1400 marine gas turbines servicing 35 navies on some 500 ship programmes. According to George Awiszus, director...
M-60A3-Thailand-Army-1

New Eyes for the old Warhorse

The Royal Thai Army appears to be pursuing a three track approach to modernising its Main Battle Tank (MBT) forces, with purchasing two new...

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