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Fleet Force Protection

The increasing range and potency of A2AD defence, particularly the anti-ship missile threat, is leading navies to reconsider how individual ships as well as...
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...
The China Coast Guard

Has the China Coast Guard Reached Its Limit?

It appears that the China Coast Guard could have reached its limit in terms of size and utility. Within the space of a decade the...
Fly-by and assorted vessels at the conclusion of the naval demonstration. (Andrew Drwiega)

Naval Sector Strong at Malaysia’s LIMA 23 Defence Show

LIMA 23 made a welcome return to the international event circuit boasting a heavy naval presence. Malaysia is one of the nations in the Asia...
Type 094A

Submarines Resurgent

Submarines are undergoing a renaissance in the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding mini-submarines, approximately 230 are in service. With a growing naval superpower present in the Asia-Pacific...

Dual-use ports give PRC proximity to vital shipping lanes

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is building and acquiring interests in ports throughout the world with an eye toward using them for commercial...

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...
China's A2AD

China’s Stealthy Area Denial

Is China already too far ahead with its A2AD strategy, or is it more of a political means to an end? When Low Observability (LO)...
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...
Model of S26T submarine.

Thai Submarine Programme at a Crossroads

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is considering the use of Chinese-made marine diesel engines for its Type S26T diesel-electric submarine programme, which is being...

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