OPV

The Naval Workhorse – The Rise of OPVs

Offshore Patrol Vessels are gaining popularity as a cheaper but increasingly more capable option to more sizeable and expensive ‘grey navy’ options. The Asia-Pacific region...
General Dynamics Light Armoured Vehicle

Combat Vehicle Modernisation

The desire to retain and operate a selection of armoured combat vehicles in Asia Pacific is encouraging local industry to get ‘in on the...
FA-50PH

Modernising The Philippines Armed Forces

Andrew Drwiega - The second five year plan in the ambitious 15 year Philippine armed forces modernisation strategy is moving beyond counter-insurgency and onto ‘big-ticket’...
Heron-1-UAV

Eyes in the Sky

Roaming UAVs ease airborne border and coastal surveillance. Enduring territorial disputes, illegal immigration, transnational crime, and domestic and international terrorism in Asia-Pacific continue to drive...
Aeronautics Orbiter 4

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...
J/TPS-P14 mobile radar

Japan Prepares Delivery of Air Surveillance Radars to Philippines

Japan’s Embassy in the Philippines announced on 22 October 2022 that the government is in the process of transferring air surveillance radars to the...

Fighting Talk

The Asia-Pacific has, in recent years, seen significant activity in the acquisition and fielding of new IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) as a consequence of...
Elbit RWS

Remote Fire Control

Remote weapons are increasing in calibre as the ability to link them with a greater range of sensors and systems increases. Naval remote weapon stations...
Vietnamese-Coast-Guard

Pushing Back with OPVs

China’s maritime expansion has triggered a surge in interest for offshore patrol vessels to help police EEZs. OPVs programmes There are numerous offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)...
L-39NG

Keeping Faith with Light Close Air Support

David Oliver - The appeal of light, close air support aircraft endures in a region increasingly worried by the likelihood of returning Daesh fighters adding...

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