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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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India’s Modernisation Challenge

Debalina Ghoshal - In 2018, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman caused concern among many analysts and policy makers when she stated that India had ammunition...

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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...
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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...
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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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