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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,...
Norinco’s VT4 MBT

Chinese Armour on the Move

While many countries have ceased the design, development and production of main battle tanks (MBT), China is reaching out to the export market. Today China...

China unveils homegrown HQ-17AE short range air defence system

State-owned defence prime China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has unveiled a new variant of the in-service Hong Qi-17A (HQ-17A) self-propelled short-range air-defence...
PLA-Drone-1

PLA Mass Drone Launcher

The Peoples Liberation Army is actively exploring the application of mass drone deployment in future ground combat. State owned, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation...
Type 15 light tank

Y-20 takes two Type 15 tanks

Each Xi’an Y-20 strategic airlifter can carry two of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Type 15 light tanks or a Type 99A main battle...
China-Cyber-Security

China Broadens Cyber Options

China is prepared to use its burgeoning cyber capabilities for industrial espionage, trans-national harassment, national defence and as a support to military operations. In its...
DF-21D-ASBM

Whither China’s recent ASBM test?

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tested its much-vaulted anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) capability at sea last month, according to news outlets CNBC and NHK,...
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Hawkish China triggers Taiwanese Defence budget rise

Taiwan’s force modernisation still short of international buy-in so indigenous development and manufacturing remain’s vital. Tensions between the People’s Republic of China (PRC, or China)...
Fei Long-71

China’s Next Generation Unmanned Assassins

JR Ng - China has been steadily pushing ahead in its development of stealthy, unmanned deep penetration aircraft in recent years. The People's Republic of...

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