LCAC-100

LCAC-100 Hovers Closer

Textron’s marine and land systems division plans to deliver the first of five LCAC-100 hovercraft to the United States Navy (USN) by the end...
AAV7A1 Marines hit the water

Augmenting the Amphibians

The Japanese military is organising an Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade that is expected to become fully operational in 2018. An important enabler in this...

Japan to get new Hawkeyes in 2018

Northrop Grumman will deliver two E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft to the Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) in 2018, the...
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...
V-22 2-c-US Navy

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...
Mitsubishi-atd-x

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...

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