South Korea eyes improved ballistic missile capabilities

South Korea is in advanced stages of developing a large surface-to-surface missile (SSM) with a 3,000 kg-class warhead and a range of between 350...

Indo Pacific UAV Directory 2021

The development of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing apace, especially in China. New longer range ISR platforms are also on the procurement list of...
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Higher Caliber

Western manufacturers are now seeing increasingly successful small arms designs emerging from Asia. The weapon carried by every soldier not only impacts on their effectiveness...
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Ferreting Around for Secrets

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue – Japan has experienced an increase in visits by Chinese and Russian ISR aircraft, but also has snoops...
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South Korea’s first dedicated MilSat nears launch

A military communications satellite that Airbus Defence and Space built for the Republic of Korea (RoK, or South Korea) armed forces has been flown...
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Scanning for Trouble

Ground Surveillance Radars (GSRs) help safeguard border lines, military and civilian installations and infrastructure. With local security challenges in mind, several GSR vendors are...
GSOMIA

Intelligence Takes a Back Seat

The spiral downwards in relations between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan is worrying from a regional security viewpoint, especially the decision in...
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South Korea joins Asia’s Carrier Race

The Republic of Korea (ROK) recently announced that it plans to launch by 2030 a large-deck amphibious-warfare ship that could handle Short Take Off...
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The Need for SEAD

The United States and her allies in Asia-Pacific face an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) threat from two significant actors in the region; the People’s Republic...
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No peace dividend yet

Although growing interaction with North Korea seems to offer long awaited detante, it is still too early for the South Korean government to slow...

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