SMART MUNITIONS INCREASE MARKET SHARE
Top attack munitions are now widely developed for different artillery calibers with varied ranges.
NEXT GEN NVGS - A CLEAR IMPROVEMENT
Fused and enhanced night-vision technology will make the difference to soldiers fighting at night.
MILITARY ROTORCRAFT DEVELOPMENT - NO MORE ‘STOVEPIPES'
New rotorcraft are going to come with new abilities founded on open systems that provide easier upgrade paths and cheaper through life costs.
INDO PACIFIC UAV DIRECTORY 2021
The development of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing apace, especially in China. New longer range ISR platforms are also on the procurement list of several nations.
TIME TO RESET TRILATERAL RELATIONS
United States President Joe Biden has made it a top priority of his Administration to repair and re-energize global alliances during its first year in power. This is a necessary strategic and political calculus made in light of growing global security, public health, and environmental challenges that will require cooperation and multilateral contributions. President Trump’s ‘America first’ policy did much to undermine confidence in such relationships over his time in office.
SOCPAC KEEN TO SHARE JOINT DOCTRINE AND TRAINING
The return of Great Power competition means that US SOCPAC is more than ever seeking joint training opportunities with regional special forces.
MARINE ENGINE POWER - NOT JUST ABOUT KNOTS
Navies not only want more engine power, there are also coming under increasing pressure to become environmentally conscious.
New amphibious concepts are re-shaping marine forces to break the A2AD defensive line.
SPACE V AIRBORNE ISR OR MIX AND MATCH
Owning satellite based ISR for military use is still an exclusive ‘club’, but airborne ISR still provides that most countries need.
SHIPBUILDING - A NUMBERS GAME
While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business.
MODERNISATION AND UNITY TO COUNTER PLAN'S NAVAL GROWTH
The recent accelerated growth of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has been nothing short of astronomical, amidst its much-publicized shift in strategic ambition to become a bluewater naval power.
Western manufacturers are now seeing increasingly successful small arms designs emerging from Asia.
CHINA'S AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT FORCE
To what extent has the Chinese Navy (PLAN) extended its capacity to conduct offensive amphibious operations?
ALL SEEING, ALL KNOWING
Extensive research is being undertaken by the U.S. Department of Defense to turn the desire for All Joint Domain Command and Control (JADC2) into reality.
SINGAPORE'S NEW AIR DEFENCE UMBRELLA
In 2018 the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) took initial delivery of its newest air defence system, the French MBDA Aster-30 SAMP/T medium-ranged surfaceto-air missile system.
NEW DIMENSION TO GULF DEFENCE MARKET
The normalisation of relationships with Israel through the Abraham Accords will potentially stimulate the growth of the defence industry, not least among the signatories.
Taking a crewman away from a gun allows greater flexibility in the choice of weapon and where it is located.
RAN MELDS UNMANNED SYSTEMS INTO NEW MODEL NAVY
The Royal Australian Navy’s new strategy for developing unmanned surface and sub-surface systems delivers both capability and capacity to support the navy’s new fleet.
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
Most Asian nations that operate fleets of legacy fighter aircraft continue to procure upgrade packages to increase capability and the extend service life of their jets. Around the Indo-Pacific, numerous upgrade programmes for American, European and Russian types are underway.
India’s Government is trying to meld its Atamnirbhar Bharat Initiative towards its military aviation ambitions.
GCC NAVIES BUILD FOR PERSISTENT PATROLS IN HOME WATERS
While international navies provide larger warships to patrol the waters of the Gulf, GCC nations are building their strength to sustain a constant presence.
CHINESE AIR FORCE SPREADS NEW WINGS
China’s military aviation industry has evolved from reverse engineering to indigenous design and development.
DESIGNED FOR SPEED AND OFFSHORE SECURITY
Coastal and fast patrol craft are being increasingly used to protect coastlines and offshore economic assets. Armada talked to Israeli Shipyards' Oded Brier about recent and future developments.
A NEW EQUIPAGE OF THE NIGHT HUNTER
The Mi-28N has been nicknamed the Night Hunter by the Russian troops thanks to its ability to perform combat missions at any time in simple and adverse weather conditions. The same nickname has been inherited by its export version– Mi-28NE.
TARANTO ‘STRINGBAG' LESSONS REVISITED
In November 80 years ago, the British launched an audacious operation that heralded a new era in naval warfare.
EYES IN THE SKY
Roaming UAVs ease airborne border and coastal surveillance
PENETRATING MARITIME A2/AD
Increasing the range of air-to-surface missiles has become an important factor in penetrating A2/AD defences, particularly in the maritime environment.
NAVIES SURFACE INTEREST IN UNMANNED SYSTEMS
Unmanned systems manufacturers are finding a responsive market for their products among navies in the Indo-Pacific region.
DEFEND AND DETER
The air defence threat-and-response equation exists increasingly in integrated layers. AMR looks at two examples of how Western navies use missiles to defend against and deter the integrated air threat.
COVID SETBACK FOR SOF TRAINING
Special operations training programmes across the Indo-Pacific region have been significantly hampered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.