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Japan grows next-generation submarine fleet

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has commissioned its third Taigei-class diesel-electric submarine on 8 March, JS Jingei (SS 515), the service announced on...
PLAN

Filling the MPA Ga

The submarine club is growing in size; so cue the entry of a new maritime patrol platform. At the height of the Cold War,...
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JASDF readies F-35As for first overseas exercise

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) is readying its fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters for the type’s first international drill...
Y-20 PLAAF

Workhorse Airways

Billed as the unglamorous role of most Air Forces, transports are the aircraft that no nation’s military can do without. As tension grow in the...
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...
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Japan Considering Revising Defense Export

The local defense industry that supplies much of the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF) is shrinking as companies find it increasingly difficult to develop...
Thales

Unpicking the Electromagnetic Tapestry

Dr. Thomas Withington - The Latin phrase ‘scientia potentia est' (knowledge is power) encompasses the naval need to classify and process electromagnetic signatures in an area...

Logistical Legacy Leaves Room for Change

Although a market with traditionally low numbers, there are plenty of airframe manufacturers ready to react to any gap in the military freighter market. The...

“Tank!!” The psychological impact of Armour

Mobility, firepower and protection. Three qualities of the Main Battle Tank that are seeing regional armies keep to modernise their stocks. The tank is a...
KAI-T-50

Thailand’s Spending Spree

by Andrew Drwiega and Dr. Lee Willet With the Thai government being controlled by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), in other words...

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