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.
Modern frigates are now being equipped with greater capacity to deliver ‘high end’ force protection.
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.
'Autonomous Warrior' drives RAN to boost unmanned system roles in sea control, situational awareness
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.
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.
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.
Ballistic Missile Shields
Obtaining a ballistic missile defence capability adds another layer to a nation’s nuclear and/or conventional deterrence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coast Guards Welcome OPV Boom
Asia-Pacific navies focus on OPVs to counter China but struggle with budgets and inter-service rivalry.
Vietnam's Catch Up Challenge
Vietnam’s legacy 1970s armed forces are gradually being updated with new equipment as defence spending increases.
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.
Cyber: A Global Weapon
An examination of state-owned cyber operations conducted by North Korea, Russia and China.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China's Next Generation Unmanned Assassins
China has been steadily pushing ahead in its development of stealthy, unmanned deep penetration aircraft in recent years.