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China provides 3,000 rifles to Philippines

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has provided the Philippines Army with 3000 assault rifles as the force continues its efforts against the ISIS...
Russia’s SR-1MP handgun

Choose Your Weapons

As nations continue to avoid conflict with the deterrent effect of their armed services, it is their Special Operations Forces (SOF) which remain at...

Instructing The Infantry

Infantry training is a core skill for any army and how it approaches this element often says much about the competency and capabilities of...

Intelligent Intelligence

For a soldier, being able to rapidly deploy, or indeed have access to an already deployed surveillance asset is of paramount importance, and the...
NORINCO

China Unveils High Speed Amphibious Capability

Being able to rapidly move from a ship to the beach and then inland has significant benefits. It reduces exposure while moving to the...

Asia’s Artillery Rennaissance

Artillery is experiencing a revolution in platform design, ordnance and fire control. Such advances are making artillery more deployable, enabling weapons to reach the...
The Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade project

Defence Down Under

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is one of the best-equipped militaries in the Asia-Pacific region and several programmes are underway introducing new and upgraded...
Eutelsat Quantum

More SATCOM for Asia-Pacific Customers

Eutelsat’s new 172B and Quantum satellites will offer improved connectivity and other services to Asian defence ministries and their governments.   Eutelsat-172B is an all-electric...

Fighting Talk

The Asia-Pacific has, in recent years, seen significant activity in the acquisition and fielding of new IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) as a consequence of...
Raytheon NASAMS

Australia Looks at New SHORAD

Australia’s Department of Defence announced in mid-April that it will invest up to $1.4 billion in the development of a new Short-Range Air Defence...

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New Zealand seeks to acquire fixed-wing transport capability

New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and has released a Request For Information (RfI), dubbed the Future Air Mobility Capability (FAMC), as the country...
corvette for the Republic of Singapore Navy

Keel laid for Singapore’s fourth corvette

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence confirmed on 31 August that the country’s shipbuilder ST Marine has laid keel for its fourth ‘Independence’ class corvette for...
Australian Army new wheeled Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles

Australia shortlists CRV Competitors

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 28 July that it had narrowed down to two the list of contenders considered to supply...
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Russian Helicopters sign contracts for delivery to China

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and United Helicopters International Group entered into three contracts during the International Aviation and Space...
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters

Taiwan Orders Additional UH-60s

Sikorsky has been awarded a $135.4 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract by the Republic of China Army (ROCA) for the manufacture of 24 Sikorsky...

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