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PEN35V UAV

Malaysian Companies Start Local Drone Production

Two Malaysian SMEs are presenting their plans for local production of UAVs at DSA 2024. Pen Aviation is launching the PEN35V, a 35kg quadrotor...
China’s Z-10ME

10 on 10 for China’s Z-10ME

The appearance of a fully equipped Chinese attack helicopter is surely one of the biggest surprises of the Singapore Airshow. The six-tonne attack helicopter,...
the Gripen E

Saab Positions Gripen E for Thailand’s New Fighter Acquisition

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) released a request for proposals (RFP) in October for new fighters. Two of the frontrunners are Saab’s Gripen...
K9 155mm self-propelled howitzers

Asian Exports Surge Into World Defence Markets

Asian companies are rapidly populating the higher end of the world’s top 100 defence manufacturers. American, European and Russian manufacturers have long dominated the global...

China shows off new UAVs at Airshow China 2022

State-owned and private companies have once again taken the opportunity at the Airshow China 2022 exhibition in Zhuhai, which concluded on 13 November, to...
The Guizhou WZ-7 'Xianglong' is the Chinese air force's most capable unmanned reconnaissance asset, and is being used for strategic surveillance of potential territorial hotspots.

Taiwan details increased PLA unmanned aircraft activity in air defence zone

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense (MND) has begun releasing tracking data on long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by the People’s Liberation Army...
AR-500CJ UAV

Maiden flight of AVIC’s new HFE-powered AR-500CJ shipborne UAV

The China Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI) division of aerospace prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed the first flight of...
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...

AVIC A313A helicopter edges closer to first flight

A new indigenous medium-lift helicopter being developed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has achieved a key developmental milestone with the...
The Guizhou WZ-7 'Xianglong' is the Chinese air force's most capable unmanned reconnaissance asset, and is being used for strategic surveillance of potential territorial hotspots.

Bigger, Further, Better

Where China is growing its unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, nations across Asia Pacific are finding budgets too for these more strategic assets. Military forces are...

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