EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (24 October 2022, No.81)

MDTF - THE MODERN DAY OODA LOOP Dear Readers, Returning to Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual convention in Washington DC in October for...

Japanese amphibious aircraft one of the highlights at multilateral naval exercise

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ShinMaywa US-2 search-and-rescue (SAR) amphibian was deployed to support the recently concluded multilateral Sama Sama-Lumbas 2022 exercise, which...
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Philippines and Japan Conclude Concurrent Joint Exercises with the United States

The last two-weeks saw the military forces of the Philippines and those of the Japanese Self Defence Forces conducted separate but concurrent joint military...
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JGSDF Wrapping Up Wheeled Combat Vehicle Evaluation

Japan’s Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) is in the final stages of its evaluation of candidates as a potential replacement for its current Type...
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Japan Considering Revising Defense Export

The local defense industry that supplies much of the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF) is shrinking as companies find it increasingly difficult to develop...
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DX Korea 2022: KAI unveils MC-X transport aircraft concept

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has taken the opportunity at the DX Korea 2022 exhibition being held in Goyang from 21-25 September to reveal a...
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.

Taiwan details increased PLA unmanned aircraft activity in air defence zone

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense (MND) has begun releasing tracking data on long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by the People’s Liberation Army...
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Japan Accelerates Surface to Ship Missile Program

Japan’s Self Defense Force (JSDF) is accelerating the program approved by the country’s Cabinet in December 2020 to both improve and expand its surface...
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Cutting Russia’s Component Pipeline

Published in the May/June 2022 Issue - Russian military capability is likely to suffer as its war in Ukraine continues. Increasing economic and industrial...
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Japan Marine United selected to build JMSDF’s next-gen OPV

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) has selected Japan Marine United (JMU) to supply up to 12 next-generation offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to the...

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