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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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Keel laid for Singapore’s fourth corvette

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence confirmed on 31 August that the country’s shipbuilder ST Marine has laid keel for its fourth ‘Independence’ class corvette for...
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Australia shortlists CRV Competitors

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 28 July that it had narrowed down to two the list of contenders considered to supply...
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters

Taiwan Orders Additional UH-60s

Sikorsky has been awarded a $135.4 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract by the Republic of China Army (ROCA) for the manufacture of 24 Sikorsky...
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Philippines receives first of 10 Japan-built MRRVs

The Japanese government has delivered the first of ten Japanese-built ‘Parola’ class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), the BRP Tubbataha, to the Philippines’ Coast Guard...
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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...
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...

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...
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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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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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