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...
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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...
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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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Synthetic Forms

As the world’s militaries begin the shift to fifth-generation fighters, the need for advanced training capabilities is growing. While live training continues to form...
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Web of Intrigue

With perhaps the exception of infectious disease, no other security challenge is perhaps as pervasive and universal as those proliferating from cyberspace. Every nation...
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Japan prepares for North Korean Bomb

In the wake of North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test on 3 September, the Japan Air Self Defence Force scrambled a number of aircraft...
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Big In Japan

Raising concerns over the strategic assertiveness of the People’s Republic of China in the East and South China Seas, as well as on the...
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The Huntsman Still Rules the Waves

Once again tension over disputed island and territories in the South China Sea is the focus for Asia-Pacific nations to re-evaluate their maritime surveillance...
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Arming the Archipelago

Traditionally devoted to internal security and relying on the United States for protection from threats, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are undergoing...
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Watching The Noisy Neighbours

It is always handy to know what your neighbour is up to, particularly if they are not friendly. So it is no surprise that...

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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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