K-9

Australia buying K9 Thunder

On 3 September the Department of Defence announced it is releasing a request for tender to Hanwha Defense Australia under its Protected Mobile Fires...

Hanwha Defense gets exclusive RfT for Australian self-propelled howitzer requirement

The Australian government announced on 3 September that will release a sole-source request for tender (RfT) to Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA), the local subsidiary...
Hanwha-Redback-IFV

Hanwha ships Redback IFV test vehicles to Australia

South Korea’s Hanwha Defense has shipped two prototype AS21 Redback infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for testing by the Australian Army as part of its...
Boeing ATS Engine Test

Boeing Australia’s ‘Loyal Wingman’ UAV comes to life

Boeing Australia announced on 15 September that it has powered up the engine of the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) prototype serving as one...
Naval-Group

Underwater Arms Race

The number of navies that can now invest in submarine technology is increasing, although operational capability will still vary widely. The submarine arms race in...
NUSHIP-Supply-Navantia-1

Australia’s next-generation fleet replenishment vessel completes Sea Acceptance Trials

NUSHIP Supply, the first of two Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has completed Sea Acceptance Trials,...
HNLMS De Ruyter

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...
Vietnamese-Coast-Guard

Pushing Back with OPVs

China’s maritime expansion has triggered a surge in interest for offshore patrol vessels to help police EEZs. OPVs programmes There are numerous offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)...

Australia seeks new unmanned mine countermeasure capabilities

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) will pursue new unmanned and autonomous technologies that will boost the country’s ability to address mine threats close...
Australia-OPV

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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