SIKORSKY

CSAR: Building towards capability

Dr. Joetey Attariwala - Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) as a joint force operation requires a specialisation that many nations cannot afford. However, mission equipment...
Raaf-F-35A

Aspiring to Fifth Generation Fighters

David Oliver - The latest generation of fighters is not only coming to Asia-Pacific, but is being also developed within the region. In April 1991...
Blighter

Counter UAV: High Tech Flyswatters

JR Ng - The use of unmanned aerial systems to disrupt or attack military and civilian personal and locations is now and established threat to...
Zumwalt

Up Gunning: CIWS Threats and Responses

Dr. Lee Willett - Whether to meet state-based or asymmetric threats, close-in weapons system capabilities remain central to naval operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Western navies...
Myanmar-Military

Myanmar’s Army – A law unto itself

Anthony Davis - Since the explosion of the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August last year, the Myanmar Army has become an international...

Australia Recapitalises Defence Force

Andrew Drwiega - Australia’s defensive posture for the next 20 years is being guided by the perceptions of its 2016 White Paper. Australia’s rich mineral deposits...
taiwan-china

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...
FA-50PH

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’...
RAN

Competitive advantage

Dr. Lee Willett - The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) sees people as central to winning the next fight. Over the last decade, several factors have converged...
Malaysian-Army

Malaysia’s Defence Doldrums

Dzirhan Mahadzir - Despite an approaching Defence White Paper, fiscal frugality looks set to dominate near-to mid-term defence acquisition projects. Despite a change of ruling party...

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