AH140 with Polish flag.

Babcock awarded contracts to drive forward Poland’s frigate programme, MIECZNIK

Babcock, the international defence company, has secured two further contracts relating to Poland’s frigate programme, MIECZNIK (Swordfish). The Class Design Contract and the Transfer...

KAI Eyes Further Success for Golden Eagle

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is looking to ride on the momentum of recent successes to further expand the global footprint of its T-50/FA-50 Golden...
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...
25 Barracuda Armored Personnel Carriers.

Hanwha signs contract to deliver 25 Barracuda armored vehicles to Indonesian...

Hanwha Defense will manufacture a batch of 25 Barracuda vehicles for local police forces under a contract between Hanwha Corporation and the Indonesian...
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...
KAI's KF-21

KF-21 Boramae progresses on ground testing in anticipation of first flight

South Korea’s indigenous next-generation combat aircraft development, the KF-21 Boramae, has made good progress during its ground testing phase and has achieved around 50...
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...
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...
Bell 505

Republic of Korea Selects Bell 505 as Its New Military Helicopter...

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the selection of the Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The...
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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