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Dr. Alix Valenti

Dr. Alix Valenti
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Defence and security freelance journalist.
The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force

Periscope Depth

Whether driven by direct threats to national security, or as a result of the submarine procurement race that is currently taking place in the...
‘Kamorta’ class corvette

Thousand Island Dressing

Traditional and non-traditional threats, as well as financial constraints, are pushing Asia Pacific navies to select increasingly modular designs for their corvettes. This is...
US DoD

Big In Japan

Raising concerns over the strategic assertiveness of the People’s Republic of China in the East and South China Seas, as well as on the...
CH-47D aircraft

Doing More With Less

Two key factors are driving the modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces: increasing regional security concerns and declining national birth rates. In this context, the...
The Philippines Navy’s BRP Dionisio Ojeda

Fast and Furious

In a region where traditional and non-traditional threats are constantly changing littoral security needs, the demand for Fast Attack Craft (FAC) which provide speed...
L-CAT shore-to-shore catamaran

From Ship To Shore

Getting from ship-to-shore from over-the-horizon ranges places a premium on speed. With this in mind, several companies are reimagining the conventional landing craft so...
The ‘Sejong Daewang’ class destroyer

Frigate or Destroyer?

Budgetary and strategic factors are slowly dividing the Asia-Pacific region into navies that can afford destroyers, and those that cannot. This, in turn, is...
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Austral Cape-Ability

Following the success of the ‘Cape’ class patrol boat in service with the Australian Border Force Austal is now building two ‘Cape’ class vessels...
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Storming the Night

L3 Technologies’ Warrior Systems division will be delivering its Small Tactical Optical Rifle-Mounted (STORM) SLX System to the US Army. The firm has developed...

PNGDF Plans Expansion

Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo, commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF), talk to asianmilitaryreview.com about the state of PNGDF capabilities in the...

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Thailand set for Tri-Service Modernisation

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KAI selects Harris for KF-X Multirole Fighter Aircraft

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Harris Corporation to provide carriage and release systems for the next-generation Korea Fighter-Experimental (KF-X) program, expanding the company’s...

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