Standard Missile-3

Further Standard Missile Tests expected this year

The Raytheon RIM-161 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block-2A satellite, infrared and semi-active radar homing guided surface-to-air missile performed its first successful intercept test on 3rd...

Searching for Submarines

For years, Taiwan has talked about new conventional hunter-killer submarines (SSKs). The country's navy currently operates four aged submarines; two Second World War vintage...
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US Bullish on Osprey Sales

Off the back of the first international sale of the Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotors to Japan, the US military’s programme office for the type...
F-35B

Lightning In The Rising Sun

The newest US Marine Corps’ (USMC) fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning-II, is deploying to Japan, and is currently en route to the country.  The...
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Big in Japan

The Mitsubishi Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) Shinshin is a testbed aircraft being developed by the Japanese Ministry of Defence Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI)....

Feeling Hypersonic

The 2 November 2015 $31 million agreement between BAE Systems and Reaction Engines of the United Kingdom to develop the SABRE (Synthetic Air-Breathing Rocket...

From our Correspondents

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Chabahar Project Haltingly Moves Forward

In February, the government of India allocated funds from its foreign aid budget to support the development of a new deep water port in...

Fennecs and Cobras prepare to Fight

The Pakistan Army expects to enhance its counter insurgency capabilities in Waziristan following the introduction of new rotorcraft expected this April. According to Major...
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New Eyes for the old Warhorse

The Royal Thai Army appears to be pursuing a three track approach to modernising its Main Battle Tank (MBT) forces, with purchasing two new...
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Taiwan Abrams Acquisition Moves Forward

With a tank force consisting primarily of 1960s and 1970s era Chrysler M60A3 and modified M48H main battle tanks the Republic of China’s (ROC)...
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Rheinmetall’s Lynx

Rheinmetall is betting that the future in Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) is in modular configurations with the concept of a common ‘base chassis’ designed...

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