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...
The Rafael Spyder

Philippines Fields Rafael Spyder Air Defence

The Philippine Air Force has in the first week of November activated its first Spyder air defence surface to air missile systems. These will...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Shipbuilding – A Numbers Game

While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business. The Indo-Pacific region has a significant...
ATMOS 2000

Philippine Army receives new self-propelled artillery and mortars, expecting new AFVs

The Philippine Army (PA) has received a boost in firepower with recent deliveries of indirect fire weapons, with the delivery of 12 Israeli-made Elbit...
EL/M-2258

Big Surveillance for Small Platforms

The high performance found in naval surveillance radars equipping large surface combatant is migrating to smaller surface vessels of corvette and Offshore Patrol Vessel...
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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