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South Korea readies single-seat FA-50 development

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced in early May a plan to fund the development of a single-seat variant of...
Hyundai Rotem K2

The Pros and Cons of Joining the Big League of Arms...

South Korea’s rapid rise as a defence manufacturer is resulting in increasingly tougher challenges to its export policy. Although China might be Asia’s top defence...

KF-21 Boramae achieves aerial refuelling milestone

South Korea's indigenous KF-21 Boramae multirole combat aircraft performed its first aerial refuelling trial on 19 March, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced. According...

Embraer partners with ST Engineering for Asia Pacific and South American...

Brazilian prime Embraer Defense & Security announced on 14 March that it is partnering with Singapore’s ST Engineering to jointly investigate future collaboration in...
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...
RSAF F-16D combat aircraft

Careful Modernisation

The Singapore Air Force is carefully modernising its complete fleet through a range of high-end current generation aircraft through to the latest upgrades for...
Embraer-C-390

Embraer teams up with Mahindra for Indian Air Force airlifter programme

Brazil’s Embraer Defense & Security and India’s Mahindra Defence Systems have on 9 February signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly offer the...
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South Korea commits to additional F-35As

South Korea signalled its intent to expand its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters after the country signed a letter...

South Korea selects Embraer C-390 for transport aircraft requirement

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has selected Embraer's twin-turbofan powered C-390 Millennium airlifter to equip the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF)...
KF-21 Prototype

Vaulting Ambition

Airframers in the Asia Pacific region are transitioning away from building under license to developing their own platforms. The Asia Pacific region is the home...

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