Exercise BALIKATAN

Arming the Archipelago

Traditionally devoted to internal security and relying on the United States for protection from threats, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are undergoing...

Preparing for the worst

The Australian Defence Force has recently invested in its capability to react to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive CBRNe challenges. The Australian Army is...
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Web of Intrigue

With perhaps the exception of infectious disease, no other security challenge is perhaps as pervasive and universal as those proliferating from cyberspace. Every nation...
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Light and Practical – ISTAR on the go

Variety is not only the spice of life, but representative of new ISTAR aids that are available for dismounted troops. All equipment that dismounted troops...
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IFV Armament Evolution

Stephen W. Miller - The concept of armoured vehicle use by infantry has evolved as has the size and purpose of its armament. Not...
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Avoiding Mistaken Identity

The international Battle Management System (BMS) market continues to remain a vibrant sector for armed forces seeking mature systems to facilitate a greater understanding...
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Assessing Malaysia’s Light Combat Aircraft Options

Ben Ho - The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is said to be on the market for a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to augment...
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Taking a Helicopter View

Although there is a large requirement for new and/or upgraded utility helicopters, the financial downturn in the Asia-Pacific has stalled many decisions to commit...
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Spot On!

Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) have the potential to alter the way artillery indirect fires are employed and to potentially take on missions previously only...
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Sensors Working Overtime

Despite mixed operational success over recent years and in light of ongoing fiscal constraints, there remains a number of promising modern soldier upgrade programmes...

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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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