Raytheon-NASAMS

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...
Type-19-155-mm-Wheeled-Self-Propelled-Howitzer-1

Japanese GSDF Moves to Truck Mounted Artillery

The 2019 Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officially unveiled its new Type 19 155 mm Wheeled Self-Propelled Howitzer (Hitokyuu-shiki-sourin-jisou-155mm-ryuudan-hou) at the defense demonstration at the...
Naval-Group

Underwater Arms Race

The number of navies that can now invest in submarine technology is increasing, although operational capability will still vary widely. The submarine arms race in...
SIGINT

Japan’s SIGINT Challenge

While Japan has long been involved in the electronic warfare domain, the country’s navy needs to enhance its strategic EW capabilities. Japan is an Electronic...

Tactical change of Tune

The challenge of upgrading to software defined radios will reduce the need to overcome issues with upgrading traditional hardware for Asian militaries. Tactical radio technology...
Leopard-2 RI

Tanked Up

It is an often repeated adage that Main Battle Tanks (MBT) are unsuitable for operation in the jungles, mountains and paddies common in Asian-Pacific...
FFX-II-Daewoo

Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...

Japan launches first Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

The lead boat of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s new Taigei-class (29 SS) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) has been launched by builder Mitsubishi...
Australia-OPV

Coast Guards welcome OPV Boom

Asian-Pacific navies traditionally operate traditional warships leading the Coast Guards to benefit from very capable Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) have gained...

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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