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The H-6K variant of China's main strategic bomber.

China, Russia time joint bomber flight with Quad summit

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 24 May that six Chinese and Russian strategic bombers were observed flying near the Japan on...
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...
Japan Air Self-Defense Force

Japan’s F-15JSI programme moves ahead

The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 30 December that it has awarded Boeing a US$471.3 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to...
South Korean president Moon Jae-in

Asian Air Force Modernisation

Regional tensions have forced the pace for regional air forces to buy new capability or update legacy platforms. The increasing prospects of a peer-on-peer...

Japan receives first KC-46A aerial refueller

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has received the first of four Boeing KC-46A air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker-transport aircraft on order, making it the...
RAAF F-35A

Lightning Spreads Over Asia-Pacific

The network of F-35 Lightning II fighter operators in the Asia-Pacific region continues to grown and strengthen. Until 2 August, all Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning...

Japan receives KC-46A Pegasus tanker training in the United States

The first group of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) personnel have begun training on the Boeing KC-46A air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker-transport aircraft in anticipation...
Indian Air Force

More Bang for Your Buck

Most Asian nations that operate fleets of legacy fighter aircraft continue to procure upgrade packages to increase capability and the extend service life of...
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US military asserts Indo-Pacific presence with simultaneous high-end operations

The United States demonstrated its ability to project its military power in the Indo-Pacific on 9 February, when two US Navy (USN) carrier strike...
Shaanxi-Y-9

Ferreting Around for Secrets

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue – Japan has experienced an increase in visits by Chinese and Russian ISR aircraft, but also has snoops...

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