M3-System-2

Republic of Korea Army Builds River Crossing Capabilities

The end of the year award of a $458 million contract to Hanwha Defense to supply as many as up to 110 M3 Amphibious...
Raytheon-NASAMS

Air Defence Reawakens

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - There is renewed urgency to provide air defence systems that not only work in isolation, but can...
Dassault Rafale -- Dassault Aviation

Indonesia closes in on possible Rafale acquisition

Indonesia is “very well advanced” in its effort to secure a deal for 36 Dassault Rafale multirole combat aircraft, French Defence Minister Florence Parly...
Mi-8/171 helicopter

Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) as part of Russian Helicopters holding company (State Corporation Rostec) launches Mi-8/171 type helicopter test operation program, which is aimed...
Indonesian-Navy-Frigate

A Matter of Status

SE Asian shipyards, traditionally smaller, look to build affordable vessels but may face economic peril in the post-COVID-19 world. Efforts to improve naval shipbuilding capacity...
SOF

Maritime fobs for Seaborne SOF

Across Asia Pacific, special operations forces (SOF) are receiving upgrades in maritime capability to support emerging mission sets associated with the Great Power Competition...
Joko-Widodo

The Politics of Defence

Will the controversial new Defence Minister use his position to continue armed forces modernisation or further his own political ambitions? The surprising appointment of Prabowo...
Eurofighter Typhoon - Airbus

Indonesia reveals surprise Austrian Typhoon interest

Indonesia's ongoing bid to procure new combat aircraft has taken a twist with its apparent interest in acquiring Austria's fleet of soon-to-be-retired Eurofighter Typhoon...
MV-22 Osprey

Indonesia Cleared for Purchase of Eight MV-22s

Indonesia has been cleared by the US State Department for a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of eight MV-22 Block C Osprey tiltrotor aircraft...
KAI-KF-X

South Korea’s KF-X programme to benefit from local industry boost

The South Korean government will increase funding support to homegrown defence companies that produce indigenous components for major platforms and weapon systems, with the...

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