Japan launches first Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

The lead boat of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s new Taigei-class (29 SS) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) has been launched by builder Mitsubishi...
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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...
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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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EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (14 September 2020) No25

Dear Readers, Back from my break and the virtual briefing / conference period is once again gathering momentum. Currently in my diary is Modern Day...
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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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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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EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (31 August 2020) No.24

Dear Readers, August is coming to an end and as we head into autumn most of the defence industry gatherings continue to be virtual, if...
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Royal Thai Navy eyes two more Chinese-made submarines despite Covid-19 pressure

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has secured approval from the House of Representatives to procure two additional S26T diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) from China, despite...
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EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (24 August 2020) No.23

Dear Readers, Artificial Intelligence – the desire to replicate human intelligence in machines. A subject that has many aspects to it, benefits as well as...
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India deploys two Light Combat Helicopters to disputed border with China

State-owned Indian aerospace prime Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced on 12 August that it had deployed two prototype Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs) to bolster...

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