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...
assault-riffle

Renewing the Assault

Lessons learned from recent conflicts has seen a greater focus on modularity and ambidextrous customisation of small arms, as well as reducing weight and...
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)...
ENVG-Binocular

Negating The Night

The variety of night vision systems for maritime and land forces is wider than ever. Conducting military operations at night without any form of night...
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...
multirole combat aircraft

Singapore Keeps Its Spear Tip Sharp

The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when...
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...
Australian-MAPS-Mule-UGVs

Unmanned Ground Vehicles: Transitioning Capability

Unmanned ground vehicles will see a significant take up in Asia as a flexible, cost effective and mission agile alternative to more expense manned...
Chengdu-J-20

The Generation Game

The selection of the F-35 by US defence partners in Asia shows how seriously the perceived threat from China’s own fifth generation Chegdu J-20...

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