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Joko-Widodo

The Politics of Defence

Will the controversial new Defence Minister use his position to continue armed forces modernisation or further his own political ambitions? The surprising appointment of Prabowo...
BAE-Tempest

5th Generation Fighters; Beyond Lockheed Martin

International competition is "hotting" up to design alternatives Lockheed Martin’s 5th Generation F-22 and F-35 combat aircraft. And 6th Generation is just over the...
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J-20 Mighty Dragon Enters Frontline Service

The first operational front line Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) unit to be equipped with the Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon was officially...

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...

Light Combat Aircraft in the Asia Pacific

The demand for relatively lower cost trainer / light attack aircraft in Asian Pacific has been an attractive proposition to countries needing to upgrade...

Russo-Indian Fighter Programme Collapses!

Indian Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra has met with a Russian delegation to announce that India is withdrawing from the joint PMF (Prospective Multi-Role Fighter)...

Regional MRO Capability Needs to be Fixed

Considering the cost of MRO over the lifetime of a platform, it is only recently that this vital capability is being built up in...
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...
WFP Il-76 lines up on the runway of Jordan’s Marka Airport

Care from the Air

One of the world’s largest operators of aircraft in conflict zones is the United Nations. Relying on the provision of aircraft from member states...
RAT-31 air surveillance radar

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...

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