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Fleet Force Protection

The increasing range and potency of A2AD defence, particularly the anti-ship missile threat, is leading navies to reconsider how individual ships as well as...

Modernization initiatives to spur Vietnam defense budget at 5.6% CAGR over...

Vietnam’s volatile relationship with China and territorial disputes in the South China Sea have compelled the country to enhance its military capabilities. With China’s...
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Endemic Corruption Doesn’t Win Wars

Corruption and military effectiveness do not go hand-in-hand. This has been overwhelmingly demonstrated by the performance of Russian forces during the war in Ukraine,...
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Air Force Modernisation Gathers Pace

China’s continuing threat to Taiwan and its pressure on islands in the South China Sea, plus North Korea’s long-range missile threats to South Korea...

Dual-use ports give PRC proximity to vital shipping lanes

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is building and acquiring interests in ports throughout the world with an eye toward using them for commercial...

China allegedly snags first international customer for CH-5 UAV

China appears to have secured its first international customer for its domestically developed Cai Hong 5 (CH-5, or Rainbow 5) medium-altitude long endurance unmanned...
J-20

China hints at indigenous engine breakthrough for J-20

Unverified imagery being circulated on Chinese social media have indicated that aerospace prime Chengdu Aircraft Industries Company (CAC) have successfully test-flown a new variant...

LIMA 23: China displays naval power at Langkawi Expo

China’s presence at LIMA 2023 – whether via military platforms or commercial entities exhibiting at the Langkawi show – illustrated how the Asian superpower...
J-20

Chinese WS-15 engine prepared for mass production

The Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) has declared that the indigenously developed Shenyang WS-15 (Woshan-15, translated as Turbofan-15) engine for the country’s fighter...
China's A2AD

China’s Stealthy Area Denial

Is China already too far ahead with its A2AD strategy, or is it more of a political means to an end? When Low Observability (LO)...

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