Home Tags South China Sea

Tag: South China Sea

Philippine military

Re-Horizon 3 initiative to spur Philippines defense expenditure to $6.2 billion...

The Philippines is embarking on an ambitious “Re-Horizon 3” military modernization initiative amidst the escalating territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Despite financial...
Second Thomas Shoal

China Puts Squeeze on Philippine Reefs in South China Sea

Second Thomas Shoal has emerged as a South China Sea flashpoint, as China smothers Philippine aspirations to protect its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This...
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...

Modernization initiatives to spur Vietnam defense budget at 5.6% CAGR over...

Vietnam’s volatile relationship with China and territorial disputes in the South China Sea have compelled the country to enhance its military capabilities. With China’s...
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...
The Indonesian Offshore Patrol Vessel KN Pulau Dana

Building Regional Response to Chinese Naval Build-up

Individual nations around the South China Sea, while not being able to match China’s maritime strength, are trying to add to, and modernise, their...

Australia and Philippines boost strategic cooperation

Australia and the Philippines jointly announced that both countries have entered into a strategic partnership during the inaugural meeting of Australian Prime Minister Anthony...

Philippine coastguard claims ‘laser’ harassment by China

A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Parola-class patrol vessel was menaced by a “military-grade” laser deployed from a trespassing China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel while...
Xian H-6J strategic bomber

PLA Navy Air Force bombers carry out South China Sea exercise

The People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force's (PLANAF's) Xian H-6J strategic bombers have reportedly conducted sea mine-laying and air-to-surface attack drills as part of...
US-Navy-strike-group-US-Navy-1

US military asserts Indo-Pacific presence with simultaneous high-end operations

The United States demonstrated its ability to project its military power in the Indo-Pacific on 9 February, when two US Navy (USN) carrier strike...

Highlight of the Month

Recent Articles