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Japan Marine United selected to build JMSDF’s next-gen OPV

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) has selected Japan Marine United (JMU) to supply up to 12 next-generation offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to the...
South Korea has expanded its space-based C4ISR capabilities with the ANASIS-II military communications satellite in July 2020. Use of ANASIS-II is gradually expanding as more ground terminals come online. (Airbus Defence & Space)

Taking on C4ISR and Cyber

The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the absolute necessity of coordinating C4ISR in a major conflict. Nations in Asia have already been adding to...
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...

East Asian navies boost surface combat capabilities

The navies of Japan and South Korea have held individual ceremonies in Tamano and Ulsan on 22 March to mark major milestones for their...

Japan launches second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK), Hakugei (SS 514), ordered for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense...

Japan confirms fixed-wing STOVL aircraft capability aboard JS Izumo

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has confirmed the ability of its Izumo-class multipurpose destroyer to support launch and recovery operations of the short...
China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...

MHI delivers upgraded SH-60K naval helicopter prototypes

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has delivered two upgraded SH-60K naval helicopter prototypes to the Japan Ministry of Defense's (MoD's) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics...
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Amphibious Forces

Amphibious warfare has existed as a pillar of western military strategy since World War II, particularly after the experience of the U.S. Marine Corps...

Shipbuilding – A Numbers Game

While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business. The Indo-Pacific region has a significant...

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