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SOF challenges as great power rivalry builds

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - As Superpower competition expands in Asia, regional special forces are looking to re-equip to meet sub-threshold threats. Asia...
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Brown Water Specialists

Riverine and inshore patrolling in boats designed with shallow draughts, high speed and that are well armed can fulfill missions from anti-criminal activity to...
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Eyes in the Sky

Roaming UAVs ease airborne border and coastal surveillance. Enduring territorial disputes, illegal immigration, transnational crime, and domestic and international terrorism in Asia-Pacific continue to drive...
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Australia’s air power on show in Adelaide

Australia’s latest airborne defence capabilities will be on show in Adelaide when the Royal Australian Air Force hosts its first major air show in...
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Negating The Night

The variety of night vision systems for maritime and land forces is wider than ever. Conducting military operations at night without any form of night...
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Singapore Keeps Its Spear Tip Sharp

The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when...
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Taiwan’s Cruise Missile Deterrent Strategy

Sino-Taiwanese relations have been chilly ever since Tsai Ing-wen became president of the Republic of China (RoC) in May 2016, which resurfaced the million-dollar...
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COVID adds to Malaysian Defence Funding Problems

Published in the September/October 2020 issue - Malaysian defence acquisition, not rapid at the best of times, has been hit hard by frequent changes...
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Alliances drive Australian Defence Spending

Australian defence modernisation is moving ahead across a broad front with a ‘build in Australia’ impetus behind many major projects. Modernisation Programme Australia’s defence modernisation programme...
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The Value Of Shore Based Air Power For Maritime Strike

November 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of a relatively obscure, yet pivotal, engagement of the Pacific War – the Battle of Ormoc Bay. Pacific...

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