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The Value Of Shore Based Air Power For Maritime Strike

November 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of a relatively obscure, yet pivotal, engagement of the Pacific War – the Battle of Ormoc Bay. Pacific...
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Mumble in the Jungle

Rainforests and tactical radios don’t get on. Fortunately, help is at hand in ensuring armies can communicate more easily in thick vegetation. Jungle radio communication “Jungle...
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Not yet War Of The Worlds

A UK consortium named Dragonfire is working towards initial laser demonstrations which will potentially culminate in a weaponised capability over the next ten years...
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Unmanned Ground Vehicles: Transitioning Capability

Unmanned ground vehicles will see a significant take up in Asia as a flexible, cost effective and mission agile alternative to more expense manned...
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The Generation Game

The selection of the F-35 by US defence partners in Asia shows how seriously the perceived threat from China’s own fifth generation Chegdu J-20...
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Brown Water Specialists

Riverine and inshore patrolling in boats designed with shallow draughts, high speed and that are well armed can fulfill missions from anti-criminal activity to...
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China’s Power Projection in 2020

What is the outlook for the Chinese power projection in 2020? What is certain is that China will continue to grow and modernise its...
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Frigates Stepping-Up

Modern frigates are now being equipped with greater capacity to deliver ‘high end’ force protection. Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group (CSG) The inaugural deployment in...
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China heads into stormy waters

The global political landscape is changing faster than I can recall over the last 50 years. The inward looking “America first” attitude promoted by...
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Coast Guards welcome OPV Boom

Asian-Pacific navies traditionally operate traditional warships leading the Coast Guards to benefit from very capable Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) have gained...

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