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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Airbus and ST Engineering to set up C295 MRO hub in...

Airbus Defence and Space and ST Engineering’s Defence Aerospace business have agreed to collaborate towards providing MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) services for C295,...
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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...
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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...
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New T-90s for Vietnam’s Army

Vietnam’s modernisation of its ground forces finally appears to be underway, following the announcement to this effect by Colonel General Vo Van Tuan, Vietnam’s...
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Renewing the Assault

Lessons learned from recent conflicts has seen a greater focus on modularity and ambidextrous customisation of small arms, as well as reducing weight and...
Eutelsat Quantum

More SATCOM for Asia-Pacific Customers

Eutelsat’s new 172B and Quantum satellites will offer improved connectivity and other services to Asian defence ministries and their governments.   Eutelsat-172B is an all-electric...
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Remote Island Base Strategy

The strategic importance of military bases on remote islands has been brought sharply into focus over the last few years by China’s well documented...

Regional MRO Capability Needs to be Fixed

Considering the cost of MRO over the lifetime of a platform, it is only recently that this vital capability is being built up in...
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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...

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