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China new Type 075 Amphibious Warfare Ship enters sea trials

China’s People Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is inching closer to the commissioning of its future Type 075 landing ship dock (LHD), with the lead...
Beihang-UAS

UAVs Over the Maritime Horizon

Maritime patrolling with UAVs has becoming the norm, allowing manned missions to be dedicated to more mission specific tasks. Airborne maritime operations such as anti-submarine...
Shangdong-Type-001A

China’s Power Projection in 2020

What is the outlook for the Chinese power projection in 2020? What is certain is that China will continue to grow and modernise its...
Naval-Group

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...
Thai-Submarine

First boat being built as Royal Thai Navy sets off on...

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN)’s long-held ambition of possessing a modern submarine capability moved forward again when the keel of the service’s first S26T...
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...
Haijing-3901

Coast Guard with Muscles

The China Coast Guard has ‘bulked up’ the size, numbers and firepower of its ships, blurring the traditional role usually associated with such organisations. The...

Submarine Close Encounters

Tim Fish - The population growth of submarines in Asian-Pacific waters is outstripping the region’s capacity to produce them. The trend towards the acquisition of...
Type-903-US-Navy

Amphibious Sustained Reach

Large ships can, by definition, support a number of tasks. Such flexibility inherent in both amphibious and logistics platforms is being exploited by a...
The Indian Navy’s GSAT-7 satellite. (ISRO)

GSAT-7 Assists Indian Navy Communications

The Indian Navy’s new GSAT-7 communications satellite, declared operational in 2013, is making an important contribution to fleet operations. The satellite recently made the news...

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