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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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The MRAP Story: Learning from History

The sudden and widespread use by insurgents of IEDs in Iraq caught regular forces off-guard, and triggered the urgent need to look back at...

Greater Potential Pending

The Malaysian Government continues to have ambitious plans for all branches of its armed forces, but more focus needs to be applied to budgetary...
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Combat Vehicle Modernisation

The desire to retain and operate a selection of armoured combat vehicles in Asia Pacific is encouraging local industry to get ‘in on the...
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Amphibious Sustained Reach

Large ships can, by definition, support a number of tasks. Such flexibility inherent in both amphibious and logistics platforms is being exploited by a...
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China flexes Maritime Muscle to warn Taiwan and Regional Rivals

The South China Sea has witnessed growing Chinese naval presence, but the People’s Liberal Army Navy (PLA-N) parade on 12 April was of another...
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Fast Attack: Still a Threat in the Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so. Fast craft have received a great deal of attention...
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India’s careful approach to China continues

The speculation of Chinese dominance in the Indo-Pacific region has been well documented in the Indian press. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has...

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