amphibious forces

Amphibious Forces

Amphibious warfare has existed as a pillar of western military strategy since World War II, particularly after the experience of the U.S. Marine Corps...

US approves M109A6 Paladin SPH sale to Taiwan

The US State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Taiwan of 40 155 mm M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and...

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...
Tien Chien II AAM - JR Ng

Taiwan readies extended-range Sky Sword 2 missile for production

Taiwan’s government-run National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) is set to mass produce an improved version of the Tien Chien II (TC2...

Japan highlights growing concerns over Taiwan’s security in latest defence white...

Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has expressed growing concern about the growing intensity of China’s military activities around Taiwan and emphasized that the country’s...

Shipbuilding – A Numbers Game

While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business. The Indo-Pacific region has a significant...
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...

Taiwan test fires AIM-120 AMRAAMs locally for the first time

The Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) has reportedly performed the first local live-firing of the US-made Raytheon AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs). Local...
Indian Air Force

More Bang for Your Buck

Most Asian nations that operate fleets of legacy fighter aircraft continue to procure upgrade packages to increase capability and the extend service life of...
mtu-engine-series-8000

Rolls-Royce delivers 16-cylinder version of mtu Series 8000 for the first...

First two 16V 8000 engines are delivered to Taiwan Delivering power for Coast Guard patrol vessels 32 engines of the new type already...

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