US Navy concludes Valiant Shield 2022, readies for RIMPAC

On 17 June, the US Navy concluded the ninth edition of Valiant Shield, a high-end unilateral field training exercise following 12 days of combat...
South Korea has expanded its space-based C4ISR capabilities with the ANASIS-II military communications satellite in July 2020. Use of ANASIS-II is gradually expanding as more ground terminals come online. (Airbus Defence & Space)

Taking on C4ISR and Cyber

The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the absolute necessity of coordinating C4ISR in a major conflict. Nations in Asia have already been adding to...
KRI Nagapasa (403), the first of three new Nagapasa-class submarines of the Indonesian Navy that was commissioned in August 2017. The second Ardadedali was commissioned in April 2018 and the third Alugoro entered service in April 2021. (TNI-AL)

Submarine Status

Operating submarines can enhance the reputation of the naval force employing them, but they should be properly funded and not just for show. Conventional submarines...
The H-6K variant of China's main strategic bomber.

China, Russia time joint bomber flight with Quad summit

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 24 May that six Chinese and Russian strategic bombers were observed flying near the Japan on...

Subaru UH-2 helicopter performs maiden flight

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF’s) next-generation UH-2 multirole helicopter has achieved its first flight on 19 May, its developer Subaru Corporation announced a...
CM-32 Yunpao 8x8

Multi-Role Ready

Multi-role combat vehicles (MRCVs) give a good range of options (and savings) over fleets of role specific combat vehicles. The main battle tank, infantry...
Bell 505

Republic of Korea Selects Bell 505 as Its New Military Helicopter...

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the selection of the Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The...
The Royal Australian Air Force uses the Pilatus PC-21 as it bridges the performance gap between traditional turboprop trainers and lead-in fighters. (RAAF)

Transitioning Pilot Training

The military pilot training world is changing rapidly, undergoing a seismic shift as it tries to adapt to new requirements, both budgetary and operational. Although...
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.

Bigger, Further, Better

Where China is growing its unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, nations across Asia Pacific are finding budgets too for these more strategic assets. Military forces are...
This image of one of the NEWS subvariants was also shared on social media. This type is towing what appears to be a folded, tall SIGINT collection antenna. (Twitter)

Japan Networks News

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force is overhauling its electronic warfare posture, both in force weight and capabilities. Reflecting ever-present tensions in East Asia, Japan’s Ministry of...

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