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Hawkish China triggers Taiwanese Defence budget rise

Taiwan’s force modernisation still short of international buy-in so indigenous development and manufacturing remain’s vital. Tensions between the People’s Republic of China (PRC, or China)...

Taiwan opens Aerospace and Defence Show 2019

Taipei, Taiwan - The Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) and the Taiwan International Drone Show (Drone Taiwan) was officially opened by Republic...
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Battlefield Taxis with Attitude

Light transport is utilised by friend and foe alike. Agility and utility combine, from transformed commercial vehicles to those designed for the military. The military...
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Vietnam’s Catch Up Challenge

JR Ng - Vietnam’s legacy 1970s armed forces are gradually being updated with new equipment as defence spending increases. Some of the largest increases in military...
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Singapore’s roadmap for Next Generation Force

JR Ng - Thinking ahead, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence already has plans for the modernisation of its armed forces by 2030. In a budget speech...
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Assessing Malaysia’s Light Combat Aircraft Options

Ben Ho - The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is said to be on the market for a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to augment...

The Strategic Utility of Diego Garcia

Ben Ho - Last month’s vote by the United Nations General Assembly to end Britain’s control of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean...
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Up Gunning: CIWS Threats and Responses

Dr. Lee Willett - Whether to meet state-based or asymmetric threats, close-in weapons system capabilities remain central to naval operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Western navies...
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Myanmar’s Army – A law unto itself

Anthony Davis - Since the explosion of the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August last year, the Myanmar Army has become an international...

Australia Recapitalises Defence Force

Andrew Drwiega - Australia’s defensive posture for the next 20 years is being guided by the perceptions of its 2016 White Paper. Australia’s rich mineral deposits...

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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...
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Hong Kong shows Taiwan its Future under China

The extensive protests by the people of Hong Kong reveal a deep concern about the increasing rate at which the Chinese government is taking...
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The Need for SEAD

The United States and her allies in Asia-Pacific face an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) threat from two significant actors in the region; the People’s Republic...

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