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...
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Taiwan’s impending tank boost

An initial batch of the Republic of China Army’s (RoCA’s) fleet of M60A3 main battle tanks (MBTs) is set to be upgraded under a...
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Taiwan reports progress on indigenous submarine construction

The executive branch of the Taiwanese government, the Executive Yuan, has revealed in a policy report released late January that the integration of pressure...
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China Continuous Testing of Taiwan’s Air Defence

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been persistent in its incursions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Over the past two years,...
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Military aircraft accidents blight start to the year

Combat aircraft operations in the Asia Pacific is off to a rocky start in 2022 with a spate of high profile aircraft accidents for...

China debuts Y-20U aerial tanker in latest Taiwan ADIZ buzz

Taiwan’s defence ministry announced on 28 November that the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) had scrambled its fighter jets to warn off a...
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Taiwanese air force receives first-production T-5 advanced trainer

The Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) has received the first Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) T-5 Yung Yin (Brave Eagle) advanced jet trainer...
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Taiwanese submarine development programme reaches key milestone

Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation has reportedly laid the keel of first indigenous diesel-electric submarine (SSK) under construction for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN)...
China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...

PLA Air Force highlights its J-16D electronic warfare aircraft at Airshow...

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is showcasing an electronic warfare (EW) variant of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-16 multirole fighter aircraft...

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