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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...
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...
JSTARS-K concept

Northrop Grumman eyes South Korean JSTARS-K requirement

Northrop Grumman has signed a raft of agreements with South Korean companies Huneed and LIG Nex1 to pursue a Republic of Korea Air Force’s...
KAI

South Korea highlights indigenous advances at ADEX 2021

Despite a visibly reduced international visitor footprint due to prevalent travel restrictions, South Korea has forged ahead with staging the 2021 edition of the...
RAAF F-35A

Lightning Spreads Over Asia-Pacific

The network of F-35 Lightning II fighter operators in the Asia-Pacific region continues to grown and strengthen. Until 2 August, all Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning...

South Korea readies hydrogen-powered UAVs for air force

The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded local firm Doosan Mobility Innovation a US$734,000 contract to supply an undisclosed number of...
Indian Air Force

More Bang for Your Buck

Most Asian nations that operate fleets of legacy fighter aircraft continue to procure upgrade packages to increase capability and the extend service life of...
Lockheed-Martin-LRASM-1

Penetrating Maritime A2/AD

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Increasing the range of air-to-surface missiles has become an important factor in penetrating A2/AD defences, particularly in...
KF-X-Yonhap-News-1

First KF-X prototype nearly completed ahead of April rollout

Assembly of the first prototype of South Korea's first indigenous Korean Fighter eXperimental (KF-X) combat aircraft is nearly completed and scheduled for rollout in...
KAI-KF-X

South Korea’s KF-X programme to benefit from local industry boost

The South Korean government will increase funding support to homegrown defence companies that produce indigenous components for major platforms and weapon systems, with the...

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