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...
BT-3F

Indonesia seeks more Russian BT-3F amphibious vehicles

Indonesia is eyeing a second batch of up to 79 Russian BT-3F tracked amphibious infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) worth up to $289 million for...
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...
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)...
Tankboat

Indonesia’s Tank Boat development moves ahead

Indonesia’s PT Pindad has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that will place the company in the driving seat of a...
F-16-Indonesia

Indonesia’s upgraded F-16 takes flight

The first Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) F-16A/B combat aircraft to undergo the Falcon STAR (Structural Augmentation Roadmap) enhanced mid-life upgrade (eMLU) programme has made...

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