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Remote Island Base Strategy

The strategic importance of military bases on remote islands has been brought sharply into focus over the last few years by China’s well documented...
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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...
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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...
Hong-Kong

Hong Kong shows Taiwan its Future under China

The extensive protests by the people of Hong Kong reveal a deep concern about the increasing rate at which the Chinese government is taking...
Growler

The Need for SEAD

The United States and her allies in Asia-Pacific face an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) threat from two significant actors in the region; the People’s Republic...
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Raining Lead

Still master of the battlefield for well over a century, no infantry formation today would wish go into a conflict without the latest machine...
Haijing-3901

Coast Guard with Muscles

The China Coast Guard has ‘bulked up’ the size, numbers and firepower of its ships, blurring the traditional role usually associated with such organisations. The...
Stryker

Blast Protection

Skills learned in detecting and defeating improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often a weapon of choice encountered in asymmetric warfare, must be taken forward as...
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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,...
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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)...

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