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China Eyes World’s Reaction to Ukraine War

As Russian forces progress across the state of Ukraine seizing ever larger chunks of the country from the control of Kiev, the conflict there...
CM-34

Taiwan outlines CM-34 infantry fighting vehicle production

Production of the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) variants of the 8x8 Yunpao (Clouded Leopard) armoured vehicle family is proceeding at pace, with the Taiwanese...
A close-up of a full scale model of the Teng Yun UAV being developed by the Aeronautical Systems Research Division (ASRD) of Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST). (Andrew Drwiega)

Asia Pacific UAV Compendium 2022

The value of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow in importance, with indigenous development increasing in all categories. Regional military forces are accelerating their acquisition...

China launches its first CATOBAR aircraft carrier

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) China launched its third aircraft carrier, which has been christened Fujian, on 17 June at the Jiangnan Changxingdao...
KRI Nagapasa (403), the first of three new Nagapasa-class submarines of the Indonesian Navy that was commissioned in August 2017. The second Ardadedali was commissioned in April 2018 and the third Alugoro entered service in April 2021. (TNI-AL)

Submarine Status

Operating submarines can enhance the reputation of the naval force employing them, but they should be properly funded and not just for show. Conventional submarines...
The H-6K variant of China's main strategic bomber.

China, Russia time joint bomber flight with Quad summit

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 24 May that six Chinese and Russian strategic bombers were observed flying near the Japan on...
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...
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...

Taiwan restarts artillery systems procurement following Paladin delay

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on 2 May that it will now pursue “alternative options” to meet its requirement for new long-range...
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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