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...

East Asian navies boost surface combat capabilities

The navies of Japan and South Korea have held individual ceremonies in Tamano and Ulsan on 22 March to mark major milestones for their...
NGC-RQ-4B

Northrop Grumman Completes Ferry Flight of Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully ferried the first of Japan’s three RQ-4B Global Hawks via a non-stop transpacific flight. The aircraft departed on Thursday, March...
Philippine PCG MRRV 9701 -- PCG

Philippines receives first of two large coastguard vessels from Japan

The first of two 94 metre-long Multirole Response Vessels (MRRVs) on order for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has arrived home on 26 January....
Japan Air Self-Defense Force

Japan’s F-15JSI programme moves ahead

The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 30 December that it has awarded Boeing a US$471.3 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to...
South Korean president Moon Jae-in

Asian Air Force Modernisation

Regional tensions have forced the pace for regional air forces to buy new capability or update legacy platforms. The increasing prospects of a peer-on-peer...

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