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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...

Geography Lessons

Having Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) at your disposal is a valuable asset to any military, but existential threats in Asia-Pacific bring a new dimension to...
B-2 Spirit

Big Guns Could Cause Big Problems

While the world focuses on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the latter’s nuclear and ballistic missile development programmes, it is worth...
Leopard-2 RI

Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
Orbital ATK XM395

Precision Mortar Rounds for Singapore

Singapore’s Armed Forces (SAF) ground units could soon have a revolutionary new capability in their arsenal in the form of the Orbital ATK XM395;...
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New Eyes for the old Warhorse

The Royal Thai Army appears to be pursuing a three track approach to modernising its Main Battle Tank (MBT) forces, with purchasing two new...
M1A1

Taiwan Abrams Acquisition Moves Forward

With a tank force consisting primarily of 1960s and 1970s era Chrysler M60A3 and modified M48H main battle tanks the Republic of China’s (ROC)...
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Rheinmetall’s Lynx

Rheinmetall is betting that the future in Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) is in modular configurations with the concept of a common ‘base chassis’ designed...

New Aussie Air Defence Umbrella

Industry sources report that the Australian Defense Ministry has indicated a requirement for more advanced Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) systems. The intent is...
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...

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