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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...
F-15J

Japanese ‘Super Eagle’ upgrade work moves ahead

A comprehensive effort to modernise and upgrade the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)’s fleet of F-15J interceptors has progressed following a Direct Commercial Sale...

Japan’s White Paper highlights regional threats and planned procurements

Japan has outlined a deteriorating geopolitical environment in its immediate region and beyond in its latest Defense of Japan White Paper, which was released...
Beihang-UAS

UAVs Over the Maritime Horizon

Maritime patrolling with UAVs has becoming the norm, allowing manned missions to be dedicated to more mission specific tasks. Airborne maritime operations such as anti-submarine...
Chengdu-J-20

The Generation Game

The selection of the F-35 by US defence partners in Asia shows how seriously the perceived threat from China’s own fifth generation Chegdu J-20...
KC-46A tanker

Boeing Begins Assembling First KC-46A Tanker for Japan

The Boeing KC-46 team on Friday began assembling Japan’s first next-generation tanker, loading a 82.4-foot (25 meters) long wing spar in the company’s 767...
F-35-Japan

Japan’s First Frontline F-35 Unit Close to Completion

Jon Lake - The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) is expected to form its first frontline Lockheed Martin F-35 unit imminently, using most of...
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JASDF Will Get Four E-2D Hawkeye’s by 2020

Jon Lake - Northrop Grumman has been contracted to begin work on the second batch of nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and...

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