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Philippine Navy’s newest frigate heads home

The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), commenced its journey home from South Korea on 18 May, navy chief Vice Admiral...
Harpoon-US-Navy

More anti-ship missiles on the way for Royal Thai Navy

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is set to receive eight new Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles (ASMs) following the award of a $657 million...
Taiwan-Coastguard

Taiwan launches new missile-capable coastguard vessel

The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA’s) first 600-tonne catamaran-hull patrol vessel, Anping (CG601), was launched at shipbuilder Lung Teh’s shipyard in the southern port...
Stryker IFV

Thailand Cuts Defence Spending to Offset Costs of COVID-19

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) will defer its planned $138 million (4.5 billion-baht) buy of a second batch of 50 General Dynamics Land Systems...
H-60M-Black-Hawk

Is political balancing good for Philippine defence acquisition, asks RAND Corporation?

The Philippines has embarked upon a multi-phase, multi-year modernisation of its armed forces, but some of the acquisition decisions appear to be driven by...
KAI-KF-X

South Korea’s KF-X programme to benefit from local industry boost

The South Korean government will increase funding support to homegrown defence companies that produce indigenous components for major platforms and weapon systems, with the...
FTC-2000G

China’s AVIC announces first export order for FTC-2000G

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) subsidiary Guizhou Aviation Industries Corporation (GAIC) has received its first export order for the indigenously developed FTC-2000G advanced...
Korea-cuts

South Korea cuts 2020 defence budget to address Covid-19

The South Korean government has announced a reduction of its 2020 defence budget in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Defence Budget cuts The Ministry of Economy...
AG-600

China’s completes Amphibian AG600 maritime flight tests

The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed flight tests of its indigenously developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft over the sea, the...
Type 15 light tank

Y-20 takes two Type 15 tanks

Each Xi’an Y-20 strategic airlifter can carry two of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Type 15 light tanks or a Type 99A main battle...

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