China ramps up military drills near Taiwan after “foreign provocations”

China has once again flexed its increasing power projection capabilities with yet another unprecedented show of force in recent days, with its air and...
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Eyes in the Sky

Roaming UAVs ease airborne border and coastal surveillance. Enduring territorial disputes, illegal immigration, transnational crime, and domestic and international terrorism in Asia-Pacific continue to drive...
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COVID Setback for SOF Training

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Special operations training programmes across the Indo-Pacific region have been significantly hampered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Special...
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Navies Surface Interest in Unmanned Systems

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Unmanned systems manufacturers are finding a responsive market for their products among navies in the Indo-Pacific region. The...
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Penetrating Maritime A2/AD

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Increasing the range of air-to-surface missiles has become an important factor in penetrating A2/AD defences, particularly in...

China unveils homegrown HQ-17AE short range air defence system

State-owned defence prime China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has unveiled a new variant of the in-service Hong Qi-17A (HQ-17A) self-propelled short-range air-defence...
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Defend and Deter

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - The air defence threat-and-response equation exists increasingly in integrated layers. Armada looks at two examples of how...
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PLA Mass Drone Launcher

The Peoples Liberation Army is actively exploring the application of mass drone deployment in future ground combat. State owned, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation...
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US military asserts Indo-Pacific presence with simultaneous high-end operations

The United States demonstrated its ability to project its military power in the Indo-Pacific on 9 February, when two US Navy (USN) carrier strike...
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China’s CSSC launches third Type 075 amphibious assault ship

The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) third Type 075 amphibious assault was launched at the state-owned shipbuilder China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s (CSSC’s) Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard...

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