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Philippines Insurgency concerning but controllable

Amplified by a suicide bombing and ongoing military clashes, alarm bells are ringing loudly across Southeast Asia: Mindanao, it seems in some quarters, is...
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The MRAP Story: Learning from History

The sudden and widespread use by insurgents of IEDs in Iraq caught regular forces off-guard, and triggered the urgent need to look back at...

Greater Potential Pending

The Malaysian Government continues to have ambitious plans for all branches of its armed forces, but more focus needs to be applied to budgetary...
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Combat Vehicle Modernisation

The desire to retain and operate a selection of armoured combat vehicles in Asia Pacific is encouraging local industry to get ‘in on the...
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China flexes Maritime Muscle to warn Taiwan and Regional Rivals

The South China Sea has witnessed growing Chinese naval presence, but the People’s Liberal Army Navy (PLA-N) parade on 12 April was of another...
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Fast Attack: Still a Threat in the Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so. Fast craft have received a great deal of attention...
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India’s careful approach to China continues

The speculation of Chinese dominance in the Indo-Pacific region has been well documented in the Indian press. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has...
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The Naval Workhorse – The Rise of OPVs

Offshore Patrol Vessels are gaining popularity as a cheaper but increasingly more capable option to more sizeable and expensive ‘grey navy’ options. The Asia-Pacific region...
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No peace dividend yet

Although growing interaction with North Korea seems to offer long awaited detante, it is still too early for the South Korean government to slow...
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To the Beach and Beyond – Amphibious Assault

The development of ship-to-shore landing vessels means more volume arriving per trip at higher speed. The amphibious operation is considered by many military analysts and...

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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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Modernising The Philippines Armed Forces

Andrew Drwiega - The second five year plan in the ambitious 15 year Philippine armed forces modernisation strategy is moving beyond counter-insurgency and onto ‘big-ticket’...
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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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