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...
FL-64 wind tunnel

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)...
China launched a new group of triplet satellites for the Chuangxin-5 (CX-5) constellation on 26 October, 2020. Launched under the name Yaogan, the three satellites were orbited by a Chang Zheng-2C launch vehicle from the LC-3 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. (NASA).

China ‘Boldly Goes’ for Space Independence

While China’s rapid progress as a major player in space technology and capability is undeniable, the ‘achilles heel’ to its next step may be...
Hunter class (BAE Systems)

Protecting the Hunters

The Royal Australian Navy is forging ahead with its acquisition of new frigates. What electronic warfare capabilities might protect these new ships? The Royal Australian...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (6 October 2021, No.72)

Dear Readers, Last week I attended a meeting that addressed how the conflict in Afghanistan was covered by the international media, as well as the...
China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...

PLA Air Force highlights its J-16D electronic warfare aircraft at Airshow...

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is showcasing an electronic warfare (EW) variant of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-16 multirole fighter aircraft...

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