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China Continuous Testing of Taiwan’s Air Defence

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been persistent in its incursions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Over the past two years,...
RoKAF F-35

Military aircraft accidents blight start to the year

Combat aircraft operations in the Asia Pacific is off to a rocky start in 2022 with a spate of high profile aircraft accidents for...
EA-18G

Whither the Weasel?

The real threat from ground based surface-to-air missiles means that there is still a need to keep the Vietnam ‘Wild Weasel’ capability current. The US...
South Korean president Moon Jae-in

Asian Air Force Modernisation

Regional tensions have forced the pace for regional air forces to buy new capability or update legacy platforms. The increasing prospects of a peer-on-peer...
Synthetic training

Synthetic Battlefield

Rapid advances in training, including gaming, are cutting costs while honing a wide range of soldiering skills. Synthetic training seeks to bring together live, virtual,...
HMS Audacious

Australia’s Nuke Sub Gamble

With the selection made to go nuclear, the next question is from where, and which type? Is this the wrong time for a long...
Xian H-6J strategic bomber

PLA Navy Air Force bombers carry out South China Sea exercise

The People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force's (PLANAF's) Xian H-6J strategic bombers have reportedly conducted sea mine-laying and air-to-surface attack drills as part of...

China debuts Y-20U aerial tanker in latest Taiwan ADIZ buzz

Taiwan’s defence ministry announced on 28 November that the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) had scrambled its fighter jets to warn off a...
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AVIC progresses new FL-64 hypersonic wind tunnel development

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on its official WeChat social media account on 21 November that its new FL-64 wind tunnel...
Taiwan-IDS

Taiwanese submarine development programme reaches key milestone

Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation has reportedly laid the keel of first indigenous diesel-electric submarine (SSK) under construction for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN)...

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