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Bigger and Badder

Published in the April/May 2020 Issue - Infantry Fighting Vehicle operators want more punch from their medium calibre cannons - and onboard missiles will...

Tactical change of Tune

The challenge of upgrading to software defined radios will reduce the need to overcome issues with upgrading traditional hardware for Asian militaries. Tactical radio technology...
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Fast Attack: Still a Threat in the Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so. Fast craft have received a great deal of attention...
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Singapore Keeps Its Spear Tip Sharp

The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when...
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Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
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Higher Caliber

Western manufacturers are now seeing increasingly successful small arms designs emerging from Asia. The weapon carried by every soldier not only impacts on their effectiveness...
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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...
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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...
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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...

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...

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