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Japan confirms fixed-wing STOVL aircraft capability aboard JS Izumo

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has confirmed the ability of its Izumo-class multipurpose destroyer to support launch and recovery operations of the short...
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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...
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Defend and Deter

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - The air defence threat-and-response equation exists increasingly in integrated layers. Armada looks at two examples of how...
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Indonesia Cleared for Purchase of Eight MV-22s

Indonesia has been cleared by the US State Department for a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of eight MV-22 Block C Osprey tiltrotor aircraft...
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Singapore Airshow still on despite exhibitor pull-outs over Coronavirus threat

The organisers of the Singapore Airshow (11-16 February), Experia Events, confirmed during a media briefing at the Changi Expo Centre that the event will...
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Amphibious Sustained Reach

Large ships can, by definition, support a number of tasks. Such flexibility inherent in both amphibious and logistics platforms is being exploited by a...
AAV7A1 Marines hit the water

Augmenting the Amphibians

The Japanese military is organising an Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade that is expected to become fully operational in 2018. An important enabler in this...

The Permissive Society

The airpower debate continues over the need for the United States Air Force (USAF) to field less sophisticated aircraft for the conduct of ground...
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Osprey Refuelling Capability by 2019

The US Marine Corps (USMC) is expecting to achieve Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with an aerial refuelling kit for its Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey by...
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Lightning In The Rising Sun

The newest US Marine Corps’ (USMC) fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning-II, is deploying to Japan, and is currently en route to the country.  The...

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