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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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The demand for relatively lower cost trainer / light attack aircraft in Asian Pacific has been an attractive proposition to countries needing to upgrade...
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The ramp-up of capability in terms of MALE/HALE operations is happening, although fully operational systems in many cases are still some years away. ...
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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) concept can be traced back to the 1950s. Its emergence reflected broader trends in air power, including the increasing...
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More nations to take part in Cobra Gold

Many more countries have expressed interest in taking part in the multinational Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand this year, Supreme Commander Thanchaiyan Srisuwan...
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Bolt to the Blue

The story of land-based medium- to long-range Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) in the Asia-Pacific is one of considerable contrasts. For example, the People’s Republic of...
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Bharat Electronics presents upgraded L70 Bofors

The highlight of Bangalore-based defence company Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) during Defense & Security 2017 will be its upgraded Bofors 40mm L70 towed anti-aircraft...
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Bangladesh Navy Doubles Dorniers

RUAG Aviation has signed a contract for the sale of two more Dornier 228 twin-turboprop aircraft to the Bangladesh Navy (BN) to be delivered...

RUAG takes order for two new aircraft from Bangladesh Navy

RUAG Aviation has signed a contract for the sale of two new production Dornier 228 aircraft to Bangladesh Navy (BN), expanding their existing fleet...
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Thousand Island Dressing

Traditional and non-traditional threats, as well as financial constraints, are pushing Asia Pacific navies to select increasingly modular designs for their corvettes. This is...

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