PAC-J-F17A

AESA radar will extend Block 3 JF-17 capability

With over 100 Block JF-17s built, attention is now being switched to the production of the more capable Block 3 jets. After starting production...
hypersonic glide vehicle testing

China rapidly advancing hypersonic weapons technology

A top US military official has claimed that China is developing an intercontinental range hypersonic weapons, which could challenge the ability of US detection...
Norinco

NORINCO aims at exports with new vehicles

China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO), the prime land systems supplier to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), is looking to expand its international footprint...
the Gripen E

Saab Positions Gripen E for Thailand’s New Fighter Acquisition

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) released a request for proposals (RFP) in October for new fighters. Two of the frontrunners are Saab’s Gripen...

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...
Shaanxi-Y-9

Ferreting Around for Secrets

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue – Japan has experienced an increase in visits by Chinese and Russian ISR aircraft, but also has snoops...
Philippines Army troops

China provides 3,000 rifles to Philippines

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has provided the Philippines Army with 3000 assault rifles as the force continues its efforts against the ISIS...

Philippine coastguard claims ‘laser’ harassment by China

A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Parola-class patrol vessel was menaced by a “military-grade” laser deployed from a trespassing China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel while...
Elbit RWS

Remote Fire Control

Remote weapons are increasing in calibre as the ability to link them with a greater range of sensors and systems increases. Naval remote weapon stations...
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...

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