Haijing-3901

Coast Guard with Muscles

The China Coast Guard has ‘bulked up’ the size, numbers and firepower of its ships, blurring the traditional role usually associated with such organisations. The...
J-20

China edges ahead of United States in integrated air defence, land-based...

China's relentless efforts to modernise and restructure the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has resulted in an increasingly capable and well-equipped organisation that is well...
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Japanese GSDF Moves to Truck Mounted Artillery

The 2019 Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officially unveiled its new Type 19 155 mm Wheeled Self-Propelled Howitzer (Hitokyuu-shiki-sourin-jisou-155mm-ryuudan-hou) at the defense demonstration at the...
LRASM

Anti-Ship Missile Evolution

The anti-ship missile has come a long way since the crude guided weapons first witnessed during the Second World War. There are a bewildering array...
SIGINT

Japan’s SIGINT Challenge

While Japan has long been involved in the electronic warfare domain, the country’s navy needs to enhance its strategic EW capabilities. Japan is an Electronic...
Raytheon-NASAMS

Air Defence Reawakens

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - There is renewed urgency to provide air defence systems that not only work in isolation, but can...
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...
ZTD05-PLAN

Thai Marines Choose NORINCO VN16

The Thai Government announced is has signed a contract with China’s NORINO for VN16 Amphibious Assault Tanks for the Thai Marine Forces.    The VN16...
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Taiwan shows off indigenous stand-off ground attack missiles amid Beijing bluster

The Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) took the opportunity to highlight its indigenously developed Wan Chien air-launched land attack cruise missile during an...
Aviocopter-Z-8L

China’s new Commando Helicopter

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled its latest type of transport helicopter, the Aviocopter Z-8L. The new 15-ton class helicopter is expected to...

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