CATEGORIES

MUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

Rainforests and tactical radios don’t get on. Fortunately, help is at hand in ensuring armies can communicate more easily in thick vegetation.

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Asian Military Review
February 2020

FRIGATES STEPPING-UP

Modern frigates are now being equipped with greater capacity to deliver ‘high end’ force protection.

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Asian Military Review
February 2020

ANALYSING SINGAPORE'S F-35B ACQUISITION

Last month, the United States approved the sale of up to 12 Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jets and related equipment and services to Singapore in a $2.75 billion deal.

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Asian Military Review
February 2020

Unmanned Transformation

'Autonomous Warrior' drives RAN to boost unmanned system roles in sea control, situational awareness

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Asian Military Review
November 2019

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 introduction of new ammunition types to increase lethality.

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Asian Military Review
November 2019

HF Radio: Still Valid After 100 Years

Discovered almost one century ago, High Frequency (HF) radio has never lost its appeal thanks to its ability to move traffic across long distances, and its resilience to electronic attack.

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Asian Military Review
November 2019

Cheaper Options For Ground Attack

There is now a growing range of ground attack aircraft available now, the purchase of which will not break a nation’s defence budget.

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Asian Military Review
November 2019

Ballistic Missile Shields

Obtaining a ballistic missile defence capability adds another layer to a nation’s nuclear and/or conventional deterrence.

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Asian Military Review
November 2019

Preparing For The Unthinkable

Tackling any type of CBRN attack demands the proper equipment. Some Asian-Pacific countries have the capability to react if the worst should happen.

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Asian Military Review
October 2019

Light Guns Keep Heads Down

The strength of light artillery lies in its responsiveness and reliability in support of ground forces. Its firepower can make the difference between winning or losing in an engagement.

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Asian Military Review
October 2019

South Korea Joins Asia's Carrier Race

The Republic of Korea (ROK) recently announced that it plans to launch by 2030 a large-deck amphibious-warfare ship that could handle Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft.

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Asian Military Review
October 2019

Asia-Pacific Naval Directory 2019

The potential for maritime conflict in the region - and increasingly beyond - continues to increase with the growth of the Chinese Navy and the unpredictability of North Korea.

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Asian Military Review
October 2019

Anti-Ship Missile Evolution

The anti-ship missile has come a long way since the crude guided weapons first witnessed during the Second World War.

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Asian Military Review
October 2019

Submarines To Space; The Challenge Of Maritime Security

While submarines have become ‘flavour of the moment’, increased spending on defence has meant that a small number of nations are improving their 3D maritime posture.

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Asian Military Review
October 2019

Australia Leads Asia In UAS Acquisition

Understanding which UAS systems to acquire and how to deploy them across all three services was a challenge that the Australian Defence Force accepted at an early stage.

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Asian Military Review
August/September 2019

Steel Gauntlets - Asia's Tank Force Reviewed

While the replacement of old MBTs for new on a 1-to-1 basis is unlikely, Asian governments are seeking new or modernised armour to keep ‘a heavy punch’ available if needed.

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Asian Military Review
August/September 2019

China Broadens Cyber Options

China is prepared to use its burgeoning cyber capabilities for industrial espionage, trans-national harassment, national defence and as a support to military operations.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
August/September 2019

Coast Guards Welcome OPV Boom

Asia-Pacific navies focus on OPVs to counter China but struggle with budgets and inter-service rivalry.

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Asian Military Review
August/September 2019

Vietnam's Catch Up Challenge

Vietnam’s legacy 1970s armed forces are gradually being updated with new equipment as defence spending increases.

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Asian Military Review
June/July 2019

Keeping Faith With Light Close Air Support

The appeal of light, close air support aircraft endures in a region increasingly worried by the likelihood of returning Daesh fighters adding to existing insurgency challenges.

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Asian Military Review
December 2018

Cyber: A Global Weapon

An examination of state-owned cyber operations conducted by North Korea, Russia and China.

10 mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2018

UP Gunning: CIWS Threats And Responses

Whether to meet state-based or asymmetric threats, close-in weapons system capabilities remain central to naval operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Asian Military Review
February 2019

India's Modernisation Challenge

India’s military needs to be modernised. A study of its acquisition requirements shows the extend to which improvement in the process is needed.

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Asian Military Review
February 2019

Aspiring To Fifth Generation Fighters

The latest generation of fighters is not only coming to Asia-Pacific, but is being also developed within the region.

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Asian Military Review
February 2019

High Tech Flyswatters

The use of unmanned aerial systems to disrupt or attack military and civilian personal and locations is now and established threat to be countered.

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Asian Military Review
February 2019

Sub Hunters Are In Demand

The rise in the number of submarines being operated in Indo-Pacific waters has naturally led to a corresponding need for platforms, particularly maritime multi-mission rotorcraft, to deal with them.

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Asian Military Review
May 2019

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 is growing.

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Asian Military Review
May 2019

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.

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Asian Military Review
May 2019

Unpicking The Electromagnetic Tapestry

The Latin Phrase 'Scientia Potentia Est' (Knowledge Is Power) Encompasses the Naval Need to Classify and Process Electromagnetic Signatures in an Area of Operations.

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Asian Military Review
March/April 2019

China's Next Generation Unmanned Assassins

China has been steadily pushing ahead in its development of stealthy, unmanned deep penetration aircraft in recent years.

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Asian Military Review
March/April 2019