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Chinese armour boosts Royal Thai Army firepower

The Royal Thai Army has received the first batch of 28 Chinese-made VT4 main battle tanks (MBT), 18 months after awarding a $147 million...
The Royal Malaysian Air Force MiG-29N/UB fleet

Vexing Questions

Prior to the 2013 Sabah Incursion, the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) was focusing its development into a force capable of all aspects of conventional...
RAT-31 air surveillance radar

RAP-pers Delight

Developing and operating an Integration Air Defence System (IADS) system is a fiendishly complex exercise. Such systems have two key functions; to help safeguard...
Thai Bell 212 helicopter

Taking a Helicopter View

Although there is a large requirement for new and/or upgraded utility helicopters, the financial downturn in the Asia-Pacific has stalled many decisions to commit...
The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force

Periscope Depth

Whether driven by direct threats to national security, or as a result of the submarine procurement race that is currently taking place in the...
CBRN

Countering the Chemicals

In the latter half of 2015 and early 2016, the Middle East remained the main theatre where CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) threats are...

Will the Sun set on Air Superiority?

Japan possesses one of the most capable air forces in the Asia-Pacific alongside the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States. Its...
INKAS

Security Guards

The provision of internal security has expanded as new concerns have surfaced across the Asia-Pacific region, with the threat of well-armed and organised groups...
MBDA’s Brimstone missile

Alternative Options

Whatever the political stance taken on the conduct of air strikes in Iraq and Syria, if they are going to be carried out in...
‘Kamorta’ class corvette

Thousand Island Dressing

Traditional and non-traditional threats, as well as financial constraints, are pushing Asia Pacific navies to select increasingly modular designs for their corvettes. This is...

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Thailand plans joint arms factory with China

The defence technology agency plans to set up a joint centre with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of...

Thailand set for Tri-Service Modernisation

In February the Government of Thailand released its ten-year ‘Modernisation Plan: Vision 2026’ built around the need to upgrade Thailand’s armed forces, enhance their effectiveness with...
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KAI selects Harris for KF-X Multirole Fighter Aircraft

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Harris Corporation to provide carriage and release systems for the next-generation Korea Fighter-Experimental (KF-X) program, expanding the company’s...

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