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...
Viettel

Viettel Makes Maiden Visit to D&S in Thailand

Viettel High Technology Industries, a division of the Vietnamese government-owned Viettel Group, appeared at Defense & Security 2023 for the very first time. In...
INS Satpura

Indian Navy and ASEAN navies complete inaugural combined maritime exercise

The Indian Navy (IN) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) conducted their inaugural combined maritime exercise in early May, with the...
RM-70 Vampire rocket launchers

Czech defence industry makes Southeast Asia tour

Czech Republic defence companies embedded as part of Czech prime minister Petr Fiala’s official Southeast Asia tour are reportedly in talks to supply equipment...
Y-20 PLAAF

Workhorse Airways

Billed as the unglamorous role of most Air Forces, transports are the aircraft that no nation’s military can do without. As tension grow in the...
Vietnam-Japan meeting - JGSDF

Vietnam highlights growing defence partnership with Japan

Top officials from the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) have affirmed the growing strategic partnership between the two...
Viettel Mobile Radar Systems

Viettel showcases latest indigenous C5ISR capabilities

Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group, which is Vietnam’s largest telecommunications company and a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry of National Defence (MND), is...
Vietnam Peoples Army Scud-B missile system

Vietnam stages inaugural defence exhibition

Over 170 local and international companies from 30 countries are showcasing their products and solutions at the Vietnam Defence Expo, which is being run...
A close-up of a full scale model of the Teng Yun UAV being developed by the Aeronautical Systems Research Division (ASRD) of Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST). (Andrew Drwiega)

Asia Pacific UAV Compendium 2022

The value of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow in importance, with indigenous development increasing in all categories. Regional military forces are accelerating their acquisition...
KRI Nagapasa (403), the first of three new Nagapasa-class submarines of the Indonesian Navy that was commissioned in August 2017. The second Ardadedali was commissioned in April 2018 and the third Alugoro entered service in April 2021. (TNI-AL)

Submarine Status

Operating submarines can enhance the reputation of the naval force employing them, but they should be properly funded and not just for show. Conventional submarines...

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