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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Security Guards

The provision of internal security has expanded as new concerns have surfaced across the Asia-Pacific region, with the threat of well-armed and organised groups...
The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force

Periscope Depth

Whether driven by direct threats to national security, or as a result of the submarine procurement race that is currently taking place in the...
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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...

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The use of direct fire weapons gives the infantry the punch that they often need to maintain momentum without waiting for additional support. Direct fire...

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The ASEAN Chairmanship baton has been passed from the Democratic Republic of Laos to the Republic of the Philippines. This also happens to coincide...
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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...

Asia’s Artillery Rennaissance

Artillery is experiencing a revolution in platform design, ordnance and fire control. Such advances are making artillery more deployable, enabling weapons to reach the...
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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...

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