Japan commences “aircraft carrier” conversions

Japan has begun modifying the first of two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Izumo-class multi-purpose destroyers/helicopter carriers into aircraft carriers to support the operations...

Taiwan quietly testing possible shipborne UAV

Taiwan’s Formosa TV News Network has captured video imagery of an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being tested by the National Chung-Shan Institute of...
JS Maya

Japan commences sea trials of latest Aegis missile destroyer

The second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class guided missile destroyers built for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has commenced sea trials in anticipation...
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RAAF demonstrates SATCOM-based UAS control from C-130J airlifter

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has successfully proven the feasibility of operating an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) using the satellite communications (SATCOM) suite...
T-5 Brave Eagle

Taiwan’s Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer takes off

Taiwan’s indigenously developed T-5 Yong Yīng (Brave Eagle) advanced jet trainer (AJT) destined for Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) service has performed its...
DF-17-CCTV

China advances hypersonic propulsion technologies

A Beijing-based research institute run by the national Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has claimed a successful ground test of a scramjet engine that...
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South Korea’s first dedicated MilSat nears launch

A military communications satellite that Airbus Defence and Space built for the Republic of Korea (RoK, or South Korea) armed forces has been flown...
Indian-BMPs

Indian MoD approves more locally made BMP-2 ICVs

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the acquisition of an additional 156 license-built BMP-2 Sarath infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) for the Indian...
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USAF Global Hawk begins Japan rotation

The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Guam’s...
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Indian Air Force inducts second Tejas Mk1 squadron

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has commissioned its second Tejas Mk1 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) squadron – No.18 Squadron ‘Flying Bullets’ – in a...

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