LRASM

Anti-Ship Missile Evolution

The anti-ship missile has come a long way since the crude guided weapons first witnessed during the Second World War. There are a bewildering array...
Naval-Group

Underwater Arms Race

The number of navies that can now invest in submarine technology is increasing, although operational capability will still vary widely. The submarine arms race in...
ZTD05-PLAN

Thai Marines Choose NORINCO VN16

The Thai Government announced is has signed a contract with China’s NORINO for VN16 Amphibious Assault Tanks for the Thai Marine Forces.    The VN16...
K9-Thunder-howitzer

South Korea Skills Base Broadens

The South Korean defence industry is widening its skills and knowledge across all sectors, including tier supply. The Republic of Korea (RoK, or South Korea)’s...
SOF

Maritime fobs for Seaborne SOF

Across Asia Pacific, special operations forces (SOF) are receiving upgrades in maritime capability to support emerging mission sets associated with the Great Power Competition...

Japan launches first Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

The lead boat of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s new Taigei-class (29 SS) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) has been launched by builder Mitsubishi...
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Fast Attack: Still a Threat in the Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so. Fast craft have received a great deal of attention...

Taiwan launches improved ‘carrier killer’ corvette, commissions new minelayer

The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) has launched a new guided missile corvette and commissioned a new minelaying vessel at a ceremony presided by...
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Close Protection

Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) are the last line of defence for ships. While they were originally developed to protect against anti-ship missiles, the range...
CSOC

China Builds on S26T success with new export subs

The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC) is aiming to leverage on its latest success with the Royal Thai Navy, which signed a...

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