Leopard-2 RI

Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
The ‘Sejong Daewang’ class destroyer

Frigate or Destroyer?

Budgetary and strategic factors are slowly dividing the Asia-Pacific region into navies that can afford destroyers, and those that cannot. This, in turn, is...

GE Outlines Asia-Pacific Marine Engine Developments

Worldwide General Electric (GE) has delivered over 1400 marine gas turbines servicing 35 navies on some 500 ship programmes. According to George Awiszus, director...
AMR Kauchak Kawasaki JMSDF P-1

Delivery of first 13 P-1s Expected by End of April

This month a Kawasaki Heavy Industries executive met on a condition of anonymity with asianmilitaryreview.com and provided an update on the company’s P-1 maritime...
LCAC-100

LCAC-100 Hovers Closer

Textron’s marine and land systems division plans to deliver the first of five LCAC-100 hovercraft to the United States Navy (USN) by the end...
AAV7A1 Marines hit the water

Augmenting the Amphibians

The Japanese military is organising an Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade that is expected to become fully operational in 2018. An important enabler in this...

Japan to get new Hawkeyes in 2018

Northrop Grumman will deliver two E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft to the Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) in 2018, the...
Standard Missile-3

Further Standard Missile Tests expected this year

The Raytheon RIM-161 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block-2A satellite, infrared and semi-active radar homing guided surface-to-air missile performed its first successful intercept test on 3rd...

Searching for Submarines

For years, Taiwan has talked about new conventional hunter-killer submarines (SSKs). The country's navy currently operates four aged submarines; two Second World War vintage...
V-22 2-c-US Navy

US Bullish on Osprey Sales

Off the back of the first international sale of the Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotors to Japan, the US military’s programme office for the type...

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