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New Zealand seeks to acquire fixed-wing transport capability

New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and has released a Request For Information (RfI), dubbed the Future Air Mobility Capability (FAMC), as the country...
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Choose Your Weapons

As nations continue to avoid conflict with the deterrent effect of their armed services, it is their Special Operations Forces (SOF) which remain at...
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Male Dominance

The use of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) and High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is picking up across the globe...
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Pakistan’s Navy Launches New Oiler

Pakistan’s state-owned Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) on 19 August launched a 17000 tonne oiler for the Pakistan Navy (PN); the country’s largest-ever...
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Difficult Choices In A Complex Region

As Pakistan’s nuclear weapons modernisation advances, the country seeks a stronger domestic defence industrial base and an increase in defence exports. The People’s Republic...

New Fighters for Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government publicly announced that it intends to issue a Request For Information (RFI) in support of a programme to procure new...
The Indonesian armed forces

Indonesia Reposturing Military Strategy

In the Indonesian 2015 Defence White Paper outlining government strategic and spending priorities, which was approved by the country’s defence minister General (Ret.) Ryamizard...
The Philippines Navy’s BRP Dionisio Ojeda

Fast and Furious

In a region where traditional and non-traditional threats are constantly changing littoral security needs, the demand for Fast Attack Craft (FAC) which provide speed...
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Watching The Noisy Neighbours

It is always handy to know what your neighbour is up to, particularly if they are not friendly. So it is no surprise that...
EL/M-2080 radar

It Came From Outer Space

Within the Asia-Pacific, land-based ballistic missiles have been developed, manufactured and fielded by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), India, the People’s Republic...

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Taiwan’s Cruise Missile Deterrent Strategy

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Airbus Helicopters awarded Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension

Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of...

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