LRASM

Anti-Ship Missile Evolution

The anti-ship missile has come a long way since the crude guided weapons first witnessed during the Second World War. There are a bewildering array...
Naval-Group

Underwater Arms Race

The number of navies that can now invest in submarine technology is increasing, although operational capability will still vary widely. The submarine arms race in...
HAL-Tejas

Cheaper Options for Ground Attack

There is now a growing range of ground attack aircraft available now, the purchase of which will not break a nation’s defence budget.  COIN air...
HAL-LUH

Hindustan Aeronautics Light Utility Helicopter demonstrates high altitude capability

India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has successfully completed a 10-day high-altitude demonstration of the indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in the Himalayan region,...
HNLMS De Ruyter

Frigates Stepping-Up

Modern frigates are now being equipped with greater capacity to deliver ‘high end’ force protection. Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group (CSG) The inaugural deployment in...
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)...
Australia-OPV

Coast Guards welcome OPV Boom

Asian-Pacific navies traditionally operate traditional warships leading the Coast Guards to benefit from very capable Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) have gained...
FFX-II-Daewoo

Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...
The Goalkeeper is based on a 30mm gun.

Close Protection

Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) are the last line of defence for ships. While they were originally developed to protect against anti-ship missiles, the range...

Tactical change of Tune

The challenge of upgrading to software defined radios will reduce the need to overcome issues with upgrading traditional hardware for Asian militaries. Tactical radio technology...

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