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Vietnam orders 12 L-39 jet trainers from Czech Republic

Czech defence exporter Omnipol announced on 15 February that it has been awarded a contract from Vietnam Ministry of Defence for 12 Aero Vodochody...
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A Matter of Status

Published in the July/August 2020 Issue - SE Asian shipyards, traditionally smaller, look to build affordable vessels but may face economic peril in the...
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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...
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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)...
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Underwater Arms Race

The number of navies that can now invest in submarine technology is increasing, although operational capability will still vary widely. The submarine arms race in...
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Sweeping the Skies

Guarding economic zones and watching for incursions, either temporary or as part of a deliberate strategy, has raised the need for wide area and...
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Remote Island Base Strategy

The strategic importance of military bases on remote islands has been brought sharply into focus over the last few years by China’s well documented...
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Rosoboronexport organizes Russia’s display at the first DSE Vietnam 2019...

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is the organizer of Russia’s joint display at the first International Defense & Security Expo Vietnam 2019...
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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...
VPAF

Vietnam’s Catch Up Challenge

JR Ng - Vietnam’s legacy 1970s armed forces are gradually being updated with new equipment as defence spending increases. Some of the largest increases in military...

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