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Hawkish China triggers Taiwanese Defence budget rise

Taiwan’s force modernisation still short of international buy-in so indigenous development and manufacturing remain’s vital. Tensions between the People’s Republic of China (PRC, or China)...
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Aspiring to Fifth Generation Fighters

David Oliver - The latest generation of fighters is not only coming to Asia-Pacific, but is being also developed within the region. In April 1991...
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PAF’s Eagle-eyed view

Protecting Pakistan’s airspace, is the main role of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Under Project Vision, which commenced operations 19 years ago, the PAF...

Air Refuelling Proliferates

Fighters need fuel; Airbus and Boeing are competing with their own modern solutions in a region where range is crucial. With so many large numbers...
T-50 Golden Eagle

Role With It

Discussing the multi-role combat aircraft market in the Asia-Pacific region is a daunting exercise at the best of times, and one that has many...
M-346 Master

Train As You Fight

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) concept can be traced back to the 1950s. Its emergence reflected broader trends in air power, including the increasing...
The Royal Malaysian Air Force MiG-29N/UB fleet

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...
MBDA’s Brimstone missile

Alternative Options

Whatever the political stance taken on the conduct of air strikes in Iraq and Syria, if they are going to be carried out in...
MPA variants of the Q400 turboprop

The Huntsman Still Rules the Waves

Once again tension over disputed island and territories in the South China Sea is the focus for Asia-Pacific nations to re-evaluate their maritime surveillance...
JF-17 fighter

Difficult Choices In A Complex Region

As Pakistan’s nuclear weapons modernisation advances, the country seeks a stronger domestic defence industrial base and an increase in defence exports. The People’s Republic...

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