F-35-JSF

Singapore’s roadmap for Next Generation Force

JR Ng - Thinking ahead, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence already has plans for the modernisation of its armed forces by 2030. In a budget speech...
ARROW-12-RWS

Remote Firepower

Taking the gunner out of harm’s way provides flexibility in terms of where a weapon is sited, how large in can be and how...
HAL-Tejas

Cheaper Options for Ground Attack

There is now a growing range of ground attack aircraft available now, the purchase of which will not break a nation’s defence budget.  COIN air...
Malaysian-Armed-Forces-1

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...
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...
Australia-OPV

Coast Guards welcome OPV Boom

Asian-Pacific navies traditionally operate traditional warships leading the Coast Guards to benefit from very capable Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) have gained...
Naval-Group

Underwater Arms Race

The number of navies that can now invest in submarine technology is increasing, although operational capability will still vary widely. The submarine arms race in...

Singapore’s frigates to get more bite

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN’s) principal surface warfare fleet of six Formidable-class frigates is set to receive mid-life upgrades after fifteen years of...
Raytheon-NASAMS

Air Defence Reawakens

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - There is renewed urgency to provide air defence systems that not only work in isolation, but can...
Philippine Air Force MRF -- Saab

Philippines mulls revised fighter acquisition programme

The Department of National Defense (DND) is reportedly considering a "new set of specifications" and "quantity" of new combat aircraft for the Multi-Role Fighter...

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