CBRN

Countering the Chemicals

In the latter half of 2015 and early 2016, the Middle East remained the main theatre where CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) threats are...
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Difficult Choices In A Complex Region

As Pakistan’s nuclear weapons modernisation advances, the country seeks a stronger domestic defence industrial base and an increase in defence exports. The People’s Republic...
PNFT

Pakistan’s Navy Launches New Oiler

Pakistan’s state-owned Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) on 19 August launched a 17000 tonne oiler for the Pakistan Navy (PN); the country’s largest-ever...

BIDEC 2017 Experiences Huge Demand at Regional Expos

Interest in BIDEC 2017, one of the region’s most important international defence exhibitions, rises as endorsements begin. Bahrain’s pioneering defence exhibition, scheduled to be held...

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...
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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Thailand plans joint arms factory with China

The defence technology agency plans to set up a joint centre with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of...

Thailand set for Tri-Service Modernisation

In February the Government of Thailand released its ten-year ‘Modernisation Plan: Vision 2026’ built around the need to upgrade Thailand’s armed forces, enhance their effectiveness with...
KF-X

KAI selects Harris for KF-X Multirole Fighter Aircraft

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Harris Corporation to provide carriage and release systems for the next-generation Korea Fighter-Experimental (KF-X) program, expanding the company’s...

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