This is the December 2017/ January 2018 issue of Asian Military Review. This is not the latest issue. To read the current month’s issue of the magazine, please subscribe here.
December 2017/ January 2018 Issue includes:
- Land Warfare: “Engineers Up”: From bridge layers to mine clearance, earth moving to countering IEDs, the combat engineers are equipped with a range of vehicles, technology and skills to keep the fighting units focused on the fight, as Stephen W. Miller finds out.
- Land Warfare: Regional MRO Capability Needs to be Fixed: Beth Stevenson finds that the drive to acquire new military equipment is also triggering a greater need for national MRO capabilities linked to technology transfer.
- Air Power: Light Combat Aircraft in Asia Pacific: The multi-role utility of light combat aircraft with their lower price, compares favourably against more dedicated fighters for nations that want flexibility as well as tactical firepower. Justin Bronk explains.
- D&S Report: Andrew Drwiega reviews some of the highlights of this year’s Tri-Service Defence & Security Show (6-9 November), held in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was opened by Thai Defence Minister General Prawot Wongsuwon. The AMR team toured the show every day publishing the Bilingual Show Daily News.
- Regional Militaries: Pakistan’s Armed Forces: Brian Cloughly discusses Pakistan’s response to US criticism of its campaign against terrorism while reflecting that the ongoing animosity with India remains guides its defence priorities.
- Air Power: Logistical Legacy Leaves Room for Change: Traditional underinvestment in cargo/logistic aircraft has many different manufacturers are ready to reach and grasp new requirements when they arise. David Oliver reports.