KKDX

South Korea pushes local industries with new KDDX announcement, says GlobalData

Following today’s (29 May 2020) news that South Korea announced the basic design bidding for the next Korean Destroyer (KDDX); Mathew George, Ph.D., Aerospace...
MK 48

Heavyweight Torpedo FMS Order Approved for Taiwan

The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 18 Lockheed Martin MK 48 Mod 6 Advanced Technology (AT) heavyweight torpedoes...
Howa-Rifle

Japanese ground forces get new small arms

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has unveiled its new service-issue assault rifle and automatic pistol during a recorded event held at the Ministry...
thaad

Ballistic Missile Shields

Obtaining a ballistic missile defence capability adds another layer to a nation’s nuclear and/or conventional deterrence. On 30 August at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall...
Taiwan-Coastguard

Taiwan launches new missile-capable coastguard vessel

The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA’s) first 600-tonne catamaran-hull patrol vessel, Anping (CG601), was launched at shipbuilder Lung Teh’s shipyard in the southern port...
KAI-KF-X

South Korea’s KF-X programme to benefit from local industry boost

The South Korean government will increase funding support to homegrown defence companies that produce indigenous components for major platforms and weapon systems, with the...
FTC-2000G

China’s AVIC announces first export order for FTC-2000G

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) subsidiary Guizhou Aviation Industries Corporation (GAIC) has received its first export order for the indigenously developed FTC-2000G advanced...
Korea-cuts

South Korea cuts 2020 defence budget to address Covid-19

The South Korean government has announced a reduction of its 2020 defence budget in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Defence Budget cuts The Ministry of Economy...
AG-600

China’s completes Amphibian AG600 maritime flight tests

The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed flight tests of its indigenously developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft over the sea, the...
rifle-squad

Foot Slogger Firepower

A review of some of the latest firepower becoming available to riflemen and those firing automatic weapons in today’s infantry. Weapons of the combat infantry...

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