PLAN

Filling the MPA Ga

The submarine club is growing in size; so cue the entry of a new maritime patrol platform. At the height of the Cold War,...
Type 094A

Submarines Resurgent

Submarines are undergoing a renaissance in the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding mini-submarines, approximately 230 are in service. With a growing naval superpower present in the Asia-Pacific...

LIMA 23: China displays naval power at Langkawi Expo

China’s presence at LIMA 2023 – whether via military platforms or commercial entities exhibiting at the Langkawi show – illustrated how the Asian superpower...
NASAMS

GBAD in Asia-Pacific

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought the need to protect their forces with ground based air defence into sharp perspective The importance of ground-based...
A340 AEW

Airborne Trip Wires

Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft operating in the Asia Pacific region. From a purely West-centric view-point, it may come as something of a surprise to...
CH-4 Project 2205 signing ceremony. (ALIT)

China’s CASC wins follow-on CH-4 UAV export order

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced in early September that it had secured an export contract for its CH-4 (Cai Hong-4, or...
CH-4-ALIT

ALIT soars high with CH-4 Rainbow UAV

China Aerospace Long-March International (ALIT) is taking the opportunity at Thailand Defense & Security 2022 to highlight its CH-4 (Cai Hong-4, or CH-4) medium...
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...
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...
INS Kolkata -- US Navy

South Asian navies show strong presence in Qatar

South Asian navies turned up in force at the latest edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX)s held in Qatar...

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