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Affordable Maritime Patrol

While nothing is cheap in defence, a range of less expensive capabilities might be enough, especially if networked with allies. The Indo-Pacific region has...
US Marine Corps

Budget versus Necessity – How New, How Soon?

Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Sikorsky participated in an AMR survey to gauge their perspectives of business opportunities within the Asia-Pacific military rotorcraft market over...
ANKA UAV

Malaysia selects Leonardo, TAI for air force requirements

Malaysia’s Senior Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein revealed in a social media post on 9 October that the government has opted for two of Leonardo’s...
Predators Run

“Predators Run” Exercise Brings Four Pacific Military’s Together

This year’s annual warfighting exercise by Australian’s Army1st Brigade, Predators Run, combined elements of four countries. Conducted in the Army’s tropical training ground southeast...
Anka-S MALE UCAV

Malaysia High Endurance UAS Plans

Malaysia announced its plans to acquire a fleet of long range, high endurance unmanned aerial systems. The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Deputy Defence...
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft

Malaysia Looks to India for New Fighter

India has emerged as the frontrunner for a Malaysian requirement of light combat aircraft, with a package deal that would include maintenance and spares...
HMS Tamar and Spey depart on the 8,000 mile journey to the Indo-Pacific for their five year deployment.

BAE Systems’ OPVs Meet Open Ocean or Coastal Patrol Challenges

A deployment to the Indo-Pacific requires a ship that is not only reliable but also one that is capable of performing multiple roles and...
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...
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...

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