Pakistan’s ZDK-03

Watching The Noisy Neighbours

It is always handy to know what your neighbour is up to, particularly if they are not friendly. So it is no surprise that...
sea trials Al Jubail

Gulf Naval Recapitalisation

Gulf states have been investing defence budgets in to recapitalise naval power as well as indigenous shipyards. Disputes in the Gulf and wider Middle East...
Air-Defence

Air Defence Challenges in the New Decade

Air defence is coming to the fore of Western military planning after being neglected in the 20-plus years of permissive campaigns since the end...
Royal Saudi Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons are operated by Wing 2 at King Fahad Air Base at Taif. (BAE Systems)

Chasing the Middle East Top Guns

In the last decade, the Middle East has become the happy hunting ground for Fourth Plus-generation fighter aircraft manufacturers. It began in 2007 when Saudi...

Logistical Legacy Leaves Room for Change

Although a market with traditionally low numbers, there are plenty of airframe manufacturers ready to react to any gap in the military freighter market. The...
RAF-Typhoon

Precisely on Target

Precision guided munitions have become today’s norm, especially to overcome averse weather and where targets are close to urban areas. Smart Weaponry Smart weaponry shapes the...
Australia’s SAS regiment

Enhancing the Mission

As nations continue to wage Counter-Insurgency (COIN) operations across the Asia-Pacific, requirements are emerging for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) capable of providing...
EA-18G

Whither the Weasel?

The real threat from ground based surface-to-air missiles means that there is still a need to keep the Vietnam ‘Wild Weasel’ capability current. The US...
INKAS

Security Guards

The provision of internal security has expanded as new concerns have surfaced across the Asia-Pacific region, with the threat of well-armed and organised groups...
HALCON'S Hunter-2 UAV munitions can use AI to swarm to overpower ground defences.

Gulf Defence Industry moves into high gear

The defence industries in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are developing wide ranges of products, not only to meet sovereign defence needs...

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