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Australia’s First MQ-4C Triton on Show

Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft destined for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was unveiled on 14 September by Northrop...

USAF flexes its long-range airpower in Australia

The United States Air Force (USAF) has recently fielded some of its most important assets for training exercises and extended deployments in Australia to...
A close-up of a full scale model of the Teng Yun UAV being developed by the Aeronautical Systems Research Division (ASRD) of Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST). (Andrew Drwiega)

Asia Pacific UAV Compendium 2022

The value of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow in importance, with indigenous development increasing in all categories. Regional military forces are accelerating their acquisition...
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...
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...
German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann PzH 2000 is fitted with a 155mm/52 calibre ordnance which meets the NATO Joint Ballistic Memorandum of Understanding. (KMW)

Longer Range, Greater Accuracy

Developments in artillery ammunition are seeing greater ranges with better accuracy for tube artillery. Traditionally, the main role of conventional tube artillery, be it self-propelled...
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Leonardo’s Laser Target Designator Type 163 for the Australian Defence Force

Leonardo Australia will provide the system to the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) LAND 17 Phase 2 Digital Terminal Control System – Capability Assurance Program. More...
RoKAF F-35

Military aircraft accidents blight start to the year

Combat aircraft operations in the Asia Pacific is off to a rocky start in 2022 with a spate of high profile aircraft accidents for...
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...
Synthetic training

Synthetic Battlefield

Rapid advances in training, including gaming, are cutting costs while honing a wide range of soldiering skills. Synthetic training seeks to bring together live, virtual,...

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