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Marines kill ISIS-link leader involved in ASEAN Hijacking

On 14 August it was announced that Badong Muktadil, major figure in the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) linked Abu Sayyaf group...
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Philippines Insurgency concerning but controllable

Amplified by a suicide bombing and ongoing military clashes, alarm bells are ringing loudly across Southeast Asia: Mindanao, it seems in some quarters, is...
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RAP-pers Delight

Developing and operating an Integration Air Defence System (IADS) system is a fiendishly complex exercise. Such systems have two key functions; to help safeguard...

Fighting Talk

The Asia-Pacific has, in recent years, seen significant activity in the acquisition and fielding of new IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) as a consequence of...

Strength on the surface

Naval orders-of-battle are on the rise in the Asia-Pacific. Mounting tensions over territory, resources and state-on-state rivalries at sea are prompting Asia-Pacific navies to...
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Troubled Waters

Maritime surveillance is an important requirement for most countries with interests in the South China Sea. The ongoing geo-political situation in the region and...
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Modernising The Philippines Armed Forces

Andrew Drwiega - The second five year plan in the ambitious 15 year Philippine armed forces modernisation strategy is moving beyond counter-insurgency and onto ‘big-ticket’...
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Vexing Questions

Prior to the 2013 Sabah Incursion, the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) was focusing its development into a force capable of all aspects of conventional...
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More SATCOM for Asia-Pacific Customers

Eutelsat’s new 172B and Quantum satellites will offer improved connectivity and other services to Asian defence ministries and their governments.   Eutelsat-172B is an all-electric...

Logistical Legacy Leaves Room for Change

Although a market with traditionally low numbers, there are plenty of airframe manufacturers ready to react to any gap in the military freighter market. The...

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Indra strengthens its Arms System to counter the Next Generation of...

Indra has revealed the strategy that will protect critical infrastructures, airports, official buildings and public events from the ever-increasing threat that the next generation...
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Russian Helicopters to start additive manufacturing of parts in 2020

In 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) is planning to re-engineer approximately 30 different helicopter parts to be manufactured using 3D printing...
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RAS 72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Second Delivery to Pakistan Navy

RAS, Rheinland Air Service, has delivered a second aircraft to the Pakistan Navy. The aircraft, known as RAS 72 - Sea Eagle, is part...

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