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Competitive Advantage

The Royal Australian Navy RAN sees people as central to winning the next fight.

7 mins read
Asian Military Review
March/April 2019

Oceanic Surveillance

The changing strategic maritime picture in Asia-Pacific has triggered the renewal of numerous maritime patrol fleets with more aircraft on the way.

4 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Persistent C4ISR Ambition

There are now ISR assets available to suit the budget of every nation that needs one, but the actionable intelligence gained will not be comparable.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Alternative Options

Whatever the political stance taken on the conduct of air strikes in Iraq and Syria, if they are going to be performed in the same fashion and to the same degree that they have been for almost three years now, reducing any risk posed to civilians is a must.

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
June - July 2017

Pulse

Amid tensions in the Korean Peninsula, Seoul announced the development of a new weapons locating radar, Russian suppliers share details of their new tactical radios, Singapore enhances its airborne electronic warfare capabilities and US SATCOM takes an important step forward.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
June - July 2017

Rugged Looks Good

Battle Management Systems (BMS) for land forces are increasingly migrating to the lowest tactical echelons, thanks to reductions in the size of the computer technology required to host BMSs, placing such capabilities in the hands of dismounted troops.

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
June - July 2017

Will The Sun Set On Air Superiority?

Japan possesses one of the most capable air forces in the Asia Pacific alongside the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States. Its force of around 370 fast jets is mostly comprised of up to-date and effective fourth generation types.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
June - July 2017

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 Asia Pacific.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2017 - January 2018

Tri-Service Defence And Security Show Review

The Tri-Service Defence and Security Exhibition in Thailand ran 6-9 November at the Impact facilities in Bangkok. Here is a quick pictorial review of some of the show highlights.

2 mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2017 - January 2018

Doing More With Less

Two key factors are driving the modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces: increasing regional security concerns and declining national birth rates. In this context, the modernisation of the armed forces hinges upon multimission platforms, networked soldiers and robotics.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
May 2017

Troubled Waters

Maritime surveillance is an important requirement for most countries with interests in the South China Sea. The ongoing geopolitical situation in the region and as a whole, means that most nations need to keep an eye on their neighbours, particularly the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
May 2017

Feet Wet

While naval support helicopters remain a key element of any navy, the development of small UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) is gaining pace to provide supplementary capabilities, particularly for long endurance ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions.

7 mins read
Asian Military Review
May 2017

Post Brexit Uk Readies To Join Us In Fonops

Post Brexit Uk Readies To Join Us In Fonops

5 mins read
Asian Military Review
March 2018

Singapore Airshow Review

Singapore Airshow Review

2 mins read
Asian Military Review
March 2018

Receiving You Loud And Clear

Space-based communications and surveillance systems have become indispensable to armed forces in the era of networked warfare, which is premised upon reliable and efficient connectivity between sensors, platforms, weapons, and warfighters throughout the battlespace.

6 mins read
Asian Military Review
March 2018

David Versus Goliath

The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF), as part of that country’s armed forces, faces a nearly impossible primary mission on paper, to defend the airspace of Taiwan from the might of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
August - September 2017

Pulse

New radar deliveries are in the offing from Thales and Saab, with this year’s Paris Air Show seeing the launch of new airborne self protection systems, while new tactical radio waveforms and transceivers are entering the market place, alongside SATCOM systems.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
August - September 2017

Tactical Change Of Tune

The challenge of upgrading to software defined radios will reduce the need to overcome issues with upgrading traditional hardware for Asian militaries.

7 mins read
Asian Military Review
April/May 2018

Fast Attack: Still A Threat In The Littoral

Small, swift missile-bearing attack craft can do great damage at range if allowed to do so.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
April/May 2018

Combat Vehicle Modernisation

The desire to retain and operate a selection of armoured combat vehicles in Asia Pacific is encouraging local industry to get ‘in on the act’.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
April/May 2018

Turning Night Into Daytime

As with anything that infantry is expected to carry, night vision device design must incorporate compromises balancing capability  against the load they impose in terms of weight, bulk and power consumption.

10 mins read
Asian Military Review
October 2017

Remote Control

There has been an increased demand for Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) and unmanned turrets in recent years. These systems provide a range of benefits, and are seen as particularly useful in certain roles where an inhabited turret may not be necessary.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
October 2017

The Quad Returns - But What's Changed?

The Quad Returns - But What's Changed?

4 mins read
Asian Military Review
February 2018

Constabulary Maritime: OPVS And Corvettes On Patrol

Not all naval ships have to be big to be useful. Home waters maritime security can be adequately prosecuted by smaller, yet increasingly more capable vessels.

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
February 2018

'Tank!!' The Psychological Impact Of Armour

Mobility, firepower and protection. Three qualities of the main battle tank that ensure that they are retained, modernised or replaced.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
February 2018

Defence Services Asia 2018 Snapshot

DSA has become one of South East Asia’s leading defence shows which this year celebrated its 30th anniversary, having started in 1988. Here are some of the highlights.

5 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2018

China Flexes Maritime Muscle To Warn Taiwan And Regional Rivals

The South China Sea has witnessed growing Chinese naval presence, but the People’s Liberal Army Navy (PLAN) parade on 12 April was of another magnitude. Chinese ambitions to become a leading ‘blue water’ navy and maritime power were on full display, with President Xi Jinping, as chairman of the Central Military Commission, donning camoufl age military fatigues.

4 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2018

The Naval Workhorse

Offshore Patrol Vessels are gaining popularity as a cheaper but increasingly more capable option to more sizeable and expensive ‘grey navy’ warships.

7 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2018

To The Beach And Beyond Amphibious Assault

The development of ship-to-shore landing vessels means more volume arriving per trip at higher speed.

10 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2018

Destruction On A Budget

While Directional Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCMs) are traditionally considered to be the preserve of military aircraft, the continuing threat presented by Infrared (IR) guided Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) is making such equipment attractive to non military operators.

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
August - September 2017