F-35B

Analysing Singapore’s F-35B Acquisition

In January 2019, the United States approved the sale of up to 12 Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jets and related equipment and services...
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DroneShield wins Southeast Asia C-UAS deal, possibly with Singapore

Australian counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) developer announced on 11 September that it had received an order for a DroneSentry system for the army...
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A Matter of Status

Published in the July/August 2020 Issue - SE Asian shipyards, traditionally smaller, look to build affordable vessels but may face economic peril in the...
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Elbit’s Sabrah “Light Tank” for Un-named Asian Army

Elbit Systems of Israel announced on Tuesday 26 January 2021 it had received a contact from an un-named South East Asian country valued at...
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Bigger and Badder

Published in the April/May 2020 Issue - Infantry Fighting Vehicle operators want more punch from their medium calibre cannons - and onboard missiles will...

Tactical change of Tune

The challenge of upgrading to software defined radios will reduce the need to overcome issues with upgrading traditional hardware for Asian militaries. Tactical radio technology...
Mk-VI-Safe-Fwd

Fast Attack: Still a Threat in the Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so. Fast craft have received a great deal of attention...
multirole combat aircraft

Singapore Keeps Its Spear Tip Sharp

The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when...
Leopard-2 RI

Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
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COVID adds to Malaysian Defence Funding Problems

Published in the September/October 2020 issue - Malaysian defence acquisition, not rapid at the best of times, has been hit hard by frequent changes...

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