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Taiwan’s Defence Innovation on Show

This year Taiwan’s biennial defence show, the Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE), was staged from 15-17 August in Taipei. Taiwan’s External Trade...
Dokdo-class vessels

South Korea joins Asia’s Carrier Race

The Republic of Korea (ROK) recently announced that it plans to launch by 2030 a large-deck amphibious-warfare ship that could handle Short Take Off...
DF-21D-ASBM

Whither China’s recent ASBM test?

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tested its much-vaulted anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) capability at sea last month, according to news outlets CNBC and NHK,...
F-CK1

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)...
VPAF

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...
F-35-JSF

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...
HAL Tejas (India)

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...
Myanmar-Military

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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