Air Refuelling Proliferates

Fighters need fuel; Airbus and Boeing are competing with their own modern solutions in a region where range is crucial. With so many large numbers...
Vietnamese-Coast-Guard

Pushing Back with OPVs

China’s maritime expansion has triggered a surge in interest for offshore patrol vessels to help police EEZs. OPVs programmes There are numerous offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)...
Howa-Rifle

Japanese ground forces get new small arms

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has unveiled its new service-issue assault rifle and automatic pistol during a recorded event held at the Ministry...

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...
Airbus-H225

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Japan's growing fleet Currently operating...
Boeing P-8A

Boeing Looks East

Boeing is making inroads into the Asia-Pacific’s competitive air platform market, bolstered, in part, by its P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft deliveries to Australia...
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...
RQ-4B

Male Dominance

The use of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) and High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is picking up across the globe...

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...

Fighting Talk

The Asia-Pacific has, in recent years, seen significant activity in the acquisition and fielding of new IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) as a consequence of...

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