Raytheon NASAMS

Australia Looks at New SHORAD

Australia’s Department of Defence announced in mid-April that it will invest up to $1.4 billion in the development of a new Short-Range Air Defence...

Geography Lessons

Having Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) at your disposal is a valuable asset to any military, but existential threats in Asia-Pacific bring a new dimension to...

Carrier Diplomacy In the Korean Peninsula

As the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) continue their missile tests and the United States under President Donald Trump continue to pursue a...
Leopard-2 RI

Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
The ‘Sejong Daewang’ class destroyer

Frigate or Destroyer?

Budgetary and strategic factors are slowly dividing the Asia-Pacific region into navies that can afford destroyers, and those that cannot. This, in turn, is...

GE Outlines Asia-Pacific Marine Engine Developments

Worldwide General Electric (GE) has delivered over 1400 marine gas turbines servicing 35 navies on some 500 ship programmes. According to George Awiszus, director...
M1A1

Taiwan Abrams Acquisition Moves Forward

With a tank force consisting primarily of 1960s and 1970s era Chrysler M60A3 and modified M48H main battle tanks the Republic of China’s (ROC)...

New Aussie Air Defence Umbrella

Industry sources report that the Australian Defense Ministry has indicated a requirement for more advanced Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) systems. The intent is...
Cape Class

Austral Cape-Ability

Following the success of the ‘Cape’ class patrol boat in service with the Australian Border Force Austal is now building two ‘Cape’ class vessels...

Searching for Submarines

For years, Taiwan has talked about new conventional hunter-killer submarines (SSKs). The country's navy currently operates four aged submarines; two Second World War vintage...

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