South Korea moots KTSSM missile upgrade

The South Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND)’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 19 September that it will provision up to ₩290...

Duterte’s Distinct Diplomatic Dancing

Manilla looks towards new alliances in the Asia-Pacific, as it seeks to diversify its defence and diplomatic relationships away from Washington DC. The Philippines’ have...
CBRN

Countering the Chemicals

In the latter half of 2015 and early 2016, the Middle East remained the main theatre where CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) threats are...
RoK-ANASIS-II

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 strengthens comms with ANASIS-II military satellite

The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded contracts to homegrown defence primes Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 to supply ground-based communication...
EL/M-2080 radar

It Came From Outer Space

Within the Asia-Pacific, land-based ballistic missiles have been developed, manufactured and fielded by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), India, the People’s Republic...

Hyundai Heavy Industries launches first KDX-III Batch 2 destroyer

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the lead ship for the second and improved batch of three Sejong Daewang (KDX-III)-class guided-missile...
JSTARS-K concept

Northrop Grumman eyes South Korean JSTARS-K requirement

Northrop Grumman has signed a raft of agreements with South Korean companies Huneed and LIG Nex1 to pursue a Republic of Korea Air Force’s...
US DoD

Big In Japan

Raising concerns over the strategic assertiveness of the People’s Republic of China in the East and South China Seas, as well as on the...
BM-18

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...
Growler

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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