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RAAF P-8A

Watching the Neighbours

With political tension rising around the world, airborne special mission aircraft have arguably never been more important. Asia-Pacific states facing Chinese pressure on their South...
A400M

Air Force Modernisation Gathers Pace

China’s continuing threat to Taiwan and its pressure on islands in the South China Sea, plus North Korea’s long-range missile threats to South Korea...

LIMA 23: China displays naval power at Langkawi Expo

China’s presence at LIMA 2023 – whether via military platforms or commercial entities exhibiting at the Langkawi show – illustrated how the Asian superpower...
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...
J-20

Chinese WS-15 engine prepared for mass production

The Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) has declared that the indigenously developed Shenyang WS-15 (Woshan-15, translated as Turbofan-15) engine for the country’s fighter...
A340 AEW

Airborne Trip Wires

Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft operating in the Asia Pacific region. From a purely West-centric view-point, it may come as something of a surprise to...

China shows off new UAVs at Airshow China 2022

State-owned and private companies have once again taken the opportunity at the Airshow China 2022 exhibition in Zhuhai, which concluded on 13 November, to...
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...

China dispatches naval vessels on Tonga relief mission, while Australian LHD...

China has on 31 January dispatched two naval vessels to the disaster-hit Tonga as it expands its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) efforts...

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