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...
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...
F-16A/B

Air Superiority Complex

The Asia-Pacific remains one of the key battlegrounds for manufacturers of fighter aircraft. With diverse operational requirements and complex political considerations to take into...
Exercise BALIKATAN

Arming the Archipelago

Traditionally devoted to internal security and relying on the United States for protection from threats, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are undergoing...
ROSOBORONEXPORT

Russian Stand Packs a Punch

Rosoboronexport are presenting more than 220 examples of Russia’s production of all types of armed forces equipment at Defence & Security 2017. These include...
Singapore Special Operations Task Group

Soldier Modernisation

The Asia-Pacific comprises a highly-congested and complicated operating environment for nations seeking to assert their authority and control over strategic areas, with armed forces...
Pakistan’s ZDK-03

Watching The Noisy Neighbours

It is always handy to know what your neighbour is up to, particularly if they are not friendly. So it is no surprise that...
Leopard-2 RI

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...
MPA variants of the Q400 turboprop

The Huntsman Still Rules the Waves

Once again tension over disputed island and territories in the South China Sea is the focus for Asia-Pacific nations to re-evaluate their maritime surveillance...
Kawasaki P-1

Troubled Waters

Maritime surveillance is an important requirement for most countries with interests in the South China Sea. The ongoing geo-political situation in the region and...

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