FFX-II-Daewoo

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...
remote-island-base

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...
EL/M-2080 radar

It Came From Outer Space

Within the Asia-Pacific, land-based ballistic missiles have been developed, manufactured and fielded by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), India, the People’s Republic...
The ‘Sejong Daewang’ class destroyer

Frigate or Destroyer?

Budgetary and strategic factors are slowly dividing the Asia-Pacific region into navies that can afford destroyers, and those that cannot. This, in turn, is...
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...
The Philippines Navy’s BRP Dionisio Ojeda

Fast and Furious

In a region where traditional and non-traditional threats are constantly changing littoral security needs, the demand for Fast Attack Craft (FAC) which provide speed...

Fueling Strength

Although Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft play an important role in force projection, they have a limited niche market that will only attract those...

Guarding the Coasts

Somewhere between economic constraints and a significant increase of non-traditional threats in littoral regions and on the high seas, the market for Offshore Patrol...

“Tank!!” The psychological impact of Armour

Mobility, firepower and protection. Three qualities of the Main Battle Tank that are seeing regional armies keep to modernise their stocks. The tank is a...
AW-149M

Heliopolis

Try landing vertically, rescuing a downed pilot from the ocean, delivering troops to the top of a building, or carrying an underslung howitzer without...

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