Royal Thai Air Force becomes Beechcraft AT-6TH international launch customer

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded Textron Aviation Defense a US$143.4 million contract to supply a fleet of eight Beechcraft AT-6TH Wolverine...
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Protecting the Hunters

The Royal Australian Navy is forging ahead with its acquisition of new frigates. What electronic warfare capabilities might protect these new ships? The Royal Australian...
Norinco’s VT4 MBT

Chinese Armour on the Move

While many countries have ceased the design, development and production of main battle tanks (MBT), China is reaching out to the export market. Today China...
U.S., Japan Sharpen Skills During Keen Sword 21

SOCPAC Keen to Share Joint Doctrine and Training

The return of Great Power competition means that US SOCPAC is more than ever seeking joint training opportunities with regional special forces. Special Operations Forces...

Indo Pacific UAV Directory 2021

The development of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing apace, especially in China. New longer range ISR platforms are also on the procurement list of...
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Royal Australian Navy extends sustain S-100 Camcopter UAS sustainment

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has awarded Austrian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) developer Schiebel a three-year extension contract to sustain the service's fleet of...
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Thailand pursues new tactical-class UAV, based on a Chinese design

Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Royal Thai Army to develop a medium-range tactical unmanned aerial...
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Thailand Ministry of Defence orders an additional Airbus C295

The Ministry of Defence of Thailand has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter. This repeat order for a new aircraft,...
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Thailand takes delivery of Camcopter S-100 VTOL UAVs

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has taken delivery of at least two Camcopter S-100 vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (VTOL UAVs) supplied...

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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