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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...
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...
Editor-in-Chief-Andrew-Drwiega

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...
Editor-in-Chief-Andrew-Drwiega

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...
HAL-LCH

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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China new Type 075 Amphibious Warfare Ship enters sea trials

China’s People Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is inching closer to the commissioning of its future Type 075 landing ship dock (LHD), with the lead...
Editor-in-Chief-Andrew-Drwiega

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (20 July 2020)

Dear Readers, As Britain tries to restart its economy following the current control of the COVID-19 virus, it seemed to have chosen last week to...
J-20

Rising Dragons: China’s Fighter Development Comes of Age

China’s military aviation industry today much advanced from that which relied on exports, although top-line engine production still holds it back. The formation flight of...

Japan commences “aircraft carrier” conversions

Japan has begun modifying the first of two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Izumo-class multi-purpose destroyers/helicopter carriers into aircraft carriers to support the operations...

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