Philippine military

Re-Horizon 3 initiative to spur Philippines defense expenditure to $6.2 billion...

The Philippines is embarking on an ambitious “Re-Horizon 3” military modernization initiative amidst the escalating territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Despite financial...
Second Thomas Shoal

China Puts Squeeze on Philippine Reefs in South China Sea

Second Thomas Shoal has emerged as a South China Sea flashpoint, as China smothers Philippine aspirations to protect its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This...
Naval Group - SETIS

CMS: More Inputs, Quicker Solutions

At the heart of any significant warship is the combat management system. Integration with other CMS is one of the directions that today’s developers...
C295

Airbus and ST Engineering to set up C295 MRO hub in...

Airbus Defence and Space and ST Engineering’s Defence Aerospace business have agreed to collaborate towards providing MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) services for C295,...
The China Coast Guard

Has the China Coast Guard Reached Its Limit?

It appears that the China Coast Guard could have reached its limit in terms of size and utility. Within the space of a decade the...
The Indonesian Offshore Patrol Vessel KN Pulau Dana

Building Regional Response to Chinese Naval Build-up

Individual nations around the South China Sea, while not being able to match China’s maritime strength, are trying to add to, and modernise, their...
Fly-by and assorted vessels at the conclusion of the naval demonstration. (Andrew Drwiega)

Naval Sector Strong at Malaysia’s LIMA 23 Defence Show

LIMA 23 made a welcome return to the international event circuit boasting a heavy naval presence. Malaysia is one of the nations in the Asia...
Personal tactical radios

Digital Information Needs Demand Lighter, Power Efficient Communications

Net centric warfare is multiplying the need for data and video sharing as well as voice. Industry is under increasing pressure to deliver communications...
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...
KF-21 Prototype

Vaulting Ambition

Airframers in the Asia Pacific region are transitioning away from building under license to developing their own platforms. The Asia Pacific region is the home...

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