The ‘Sejong Daewang’ class destroyer

Frigate or Destroyer?

Budgetary and strategic factors are slowly dividing the Asia-Pacific region into navies that can afford destroyers, and those that cannot. This, in turn, is...
embraer

Super Tucano flies East

The Philippines has down selected the Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to replace the aging Philippine Air Force OV-10 Bronco. Under...
SIKORSKY

CSAR: Building towards capability

Dr. Joetey Attariwala - Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) as a joint force operation requires a specialisation that many nations cannot afford. However, mission equipment...
JF-17 fighter

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...
L-3-Communications-contracts

Light and Practical – ISTAR on the go

Variety is not only the spice of life, but representative of new ISTAR aids that are available for dismounted troops. All equipment that dismounted troops...

Cessna 206Bs Aid the Fight

The United States government has provided the Philippine Air Force with two new Cessna 208B piston-engine reconnaissance aircraft with an estimated value of $33...
French Navy frigate

IMDEX Show News – Thales Showcase New Naval Wideband HF

Thales hopes to have the first example of its new HF XL High Frequency (HF: three megahertz/MHz to 30MHz) wideband communications capability in service...
Mk-VI-Safe-Fwd

Fast Attack: Still a Threat in the Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so. Fast craft have received a great deal of attention...
F-35B

Analysing Singapore’s F-35B Acquisition

In January 2019, the United States approved the sale of up to 12 Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jets and related equipment and services...

Regional MRO Capability Needs to be Fixed

Considering the cost of MRO over the lifetime of a platform, it is only recently that this vital capability is being built up in...

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