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...
Lockheed-Martin-LRASM-1

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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China’s CSSC launches third Type 075 amphibious assault ship

The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) third Type 075 amphibious assault was launched at the state-owned shipbuilder China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s (CSSC’s) Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard...
RoCAF intercept - Taiwan MND

China ratchets up regional pressure with military aircraft activities near Taiwan,...

Chinese military aircraft activity has surged over the past weekend with Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), which publishes daily reports of Chinese air...
M3-System-2

Republic of Korea Army Builds River Crossing Capabilities

The end of the year award of a $458 million contract to Hanwha Defense to supply as many as up to 110 M3 Amphibious...
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Yunpao Wheeled 105mm Infantry Support Vehicle Planned

The Republic of China (Taiwan) Ministry of National Defence (MND) 2021 budget initiates development of a new variant of the current Yunpao (Clouded Leopard)...
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...

Taiwan launches improved ‘carrier killer’ corvette, commissions new minelayer

The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) has launched a new guided missile corvette and commissioned a new minelaying vessel at a ceremony presided by...
Taiwan-IDS

Taiwan commences indigenous submarine construction

Taiwan has formally started construction of the first indigenous diesel-electric submarine (SSK) for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN) following a launch ceremony at...
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US approves sale of SeaGuardian UAVs to Taiwan

The US State Department has approved the sale of four “weapons ready” MQ-9B SeaGuardian medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Taiwan, the...

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