ZBD-2000 family

Metal Gear Solid

Armoured Combat Vehicles (ACVs) have been given considerable attention by armies in the Asia-Pacific over the last few years. Major efforts have been taken,...
Singapore Special Operations Task Group

Soldier Modernisation

The Asia-Pacific comprises a highly-congested and complicated operating environment for nations seeking to assert their authority and control over strategic areas, with armed forces...
MIM-104C

Bolt to the Blue

The story of land-based medium- to long-range Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) in the Asia-Pacific is one of considerable contrasts. For example, the People’s Republic of...
Thai Bell 212 helicopter

Taking a Helicopter View

Although there is a large requirement for new and/or upgraded utility helicopters, the financial downturn in the Asia-Pacific has stalled many decisions to commit...
The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force

Periscope Depth

Whether driven by direct threats to national security, or as a result of the submarine procurement race that is currently taking place in the...
Clouded Leopard 8x8

30mm for Clouded Leopard

Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense announced on 29 September that it has ordered Orbital ATK’ Mk44 30mm Bushmaster II autocannon to arm its latest Infantry...
‘Kamorta’ class corvette

Thousand Island Dressing

Traditional and non-traditional threats, as well as financial constraints, are pushing Asia Pacific navies to select increasingly modular designs for their corvettes. This is...
PC-7 FTD

Synthetic Forms

As the world’s militaries begin the shift to fifth-generation fighters, the need for advanced training capabilities is growing. While live training continues to form...
cyber unit usa

Web of Intrigue

With perhaps the exception of infectious disease, no other security challenge is perhaps as pervasive and universal as those proliferating from cyberspace. Every nation...
AW-149M

Heliopolis

Try landing vertically, rescuing a downed pilot from the ocean, delivering troops to the top of a building, or carrying an underslung howitzer without...

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