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Assessing Malaysia’s Light Combat Aircraft Options

Ben Ho - The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is said to be on the market for a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to augment...
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India and Pakistan Aerial Battle

David Oliver - For the first time in the 21st Century, the air forces of India and Pakistan are becoming involved in air combat. Following the...
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Pakistan’s PRSS-1 now live and beaming from space

The Pakistan newest satellite, the Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (PRSS-1) has become operational in August. The Chinese-made PRSS-1 is the first optical remote sensing satellite...
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More Chinese UAVs for Pakistan?

Chinese firms are lining up to meet a potential interest in medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Pakistan Air...
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Zarb cruise missile boosts Coastal Defence

The Pakistan Navy has successfully performed another round of live-firing trials for its Zarb land-based anti-ship cruise missile system, which is also referred to...
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Super Mushshaks, Super Popular!

The Super Mushshak trainer aircraft has seen a renaissance in its popularity since being fitted with a digital ‘glass cockpit’. After sales to Qatar...
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Chinese Mining Firm turns Cruise Missile Developer

Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company, a Guangzhou-based firm that specialises in commercial explosives and mining equipment, stunned the world in early October when it announced...

ALIT highlights LY-80 Air Defence System

Aerospace Long-March International Trade Company (ALIT) is once again promoting the domestically and internationally successful LY-80 medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The LY-80 is...
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PN Sea King fleet swells

During late 2017 the Pakistan Navy (PN) took on three former United Kingdom (UK) military Sea Kings from the UK Ministry of...
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Keeping PAF Mirages flying

Operating a fleet of around 100 1960s-era Dassault Mirages III/Vs means the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is challenged to keep them airworthy. Fortunately,...

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Hawkish China triggers Taiwanese Defence budget rise

Taiwan’s force modernisation still short of international buy-in so indigenous development and manufacturing remain’s vital. Tensions between the People’s Republic of China (PRC, or China)...

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