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David versus Goliath

The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF), as part of that country’s armed forces, faces a nearly impossible primary mission on paper, to defend...
INKAS

Security Guards

The provision of internal security has expanded as new concerns have surfaced across the Asia-Pacific region, with the threat of well-armed and organised groups...
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The Silent Service

As tensions continue to escalate in the South and East China Seas, the submarine race continues unabated in the Asia-Pacific region, where navies are...
F-16

Protection Racket

Fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft face a plethora of Surface-to-Air and Air-to-Air Missile (SAM/AAM) threats employing radar, infrared and laser guidance. Integrated Self-Protection Systems (ISPS)...
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EMTAN Three Assault Rifles debut at D&S 2017

Emtan Karmiel is launching three new assault rifles based on the MZ-4 at Defense & Security Thailand 2017. The MZ-47, MZ-4P (Piston), and MZ-300...
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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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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...

Fighting Talk

The Asia-Pacific has, in recent years, seen significant activity in the acquisition and fielding of new IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) as a consequence of...
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The Thinking Person’s Ship

Aboard a warship, the job of the Combat Management System (CMS) is to gather, integrate and present information from the ship's own sensors and...

Japan First Export US-2 Deal With India Delayed Once More

Japan and India’s Defence Ministry were supposed to finally sign the sale of twelve ShinMaywa Industries’ US-2 amphibious aircraft in a deal worth between...

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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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