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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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...
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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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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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Japanese submarine collides with commercial ship

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Soryu-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) collided with a commercial ship whilst surfacing in waters off southwestern Japan on 8...
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Air Defence Reawakens

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - There is renewed urgency to provide air defence systems that not only work in isolation, but can...
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Ferreting Around for Secrets

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue – Japan has experienced an increase in visits by Chinese and Russian ISR aircraft, but also has snoops...
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Patria AMVXP 8×8 test vehicles on the way to Japan

Patria AMVXP 8x8 vehicles have now been sent from Finland to Japan for test purposes. These vehicles are part of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense...

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