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...

Sharpening The Tiger’s Teeth

The Indian Air Force (IAF) describes itself as a modern, technology-intensive force distinguished by its commitment to excellence and professionalism, and claims it is...

Are You Going To Scarborough Shoal?

The ASEAN Chairmanship baton has been passed from the Democratic Republic of Laos to the Republic of the Philippines. This also happens to coincide...

Fueling Strength

Although Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft play an important role in force projection, they have a limited niche market that will only attract those...

Geography Lessons

Having Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) at your disposal is a valuable asset to any military, but existential threats in Asia-Pacific bring a new dimension to...
ESMs

The Signal and The Noise

The electromagnetic spectrum is a loud, chaotic place. Navies must use their Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment to listen carefully to tease out the signals...
B-2 Spirit

Big Guns Could Cause Big Problems

While the world focuses on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the latter’s nuclear and ballistic missile development programmes, it is worth...

Duterte’s Distinct Diplomatic Dancing

Manilla looks towards new alliances in the Asia-Pacific, as it seeks to diversify its defence and diplomatic relationships away from Washington DC. The Philippines’ have...

Carrier Diplomacy In the Korean Peninsula

As the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) continue their missile tests and the United States under President Donald Trump continue to pursue a...
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...

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