CATEGORIES

Face-Off, Step Back

While the mini-crisis between India and China over a road-building programme in a controversial area claimed by Bhutan has been averted (for now), China continues to push its tactics for territorial and maritime influence.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2017

Mittens Or Masters, Blue Magpies Or Golden Eagles?

As the complexity of fighter aircraft keeps increasing, the need for better training aircraft that can prepare pilots for this higher level of performance are required.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2017

Amphibious Sustained Reach

Large ships can, by definition, support a number of tasks. Such flexibility inherent in both amphibious and logistics platforms is being exploited by a number of Asia-Pacific navies, as they seek to cover a range of operational requirements.

10 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2017

The Need For Sead

The United States and her allies in Asia-Pacific face an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) threat from two significant actors in the region; the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

10 mins read
Asian Military Review
May 2019

Raining Lead

Still master of the battlefield for well over a century, no infantry formation today would wish go into a conflict without the latest machine guns and squad automatic weapons.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
May 2019

CSAR: Building Towards Capability

Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) as a joint force operation requires a specialisation that many nations cannot afford. However, mission equipment and specialised aircraft can provide a workable capability when required.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
February 2019

The Art Of UAS Operations

Unmanned Aerial Systems Are Increasingly Capable of Maritime as Well as Overland Isr, but Whatever the Mission First Rate Simulation Training Will Yield the Best Operational Results.

7 mins read
Asian Military Review
March/April 2019

Hawkish China Triggers Taiwanese Defence Budget Rise

Taiwan’s force modernisation still short of international buy-in so indigenous development and manufacturing remains vital.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
August/September 2019

The Strategic Utility Of Diego Garcia

Last month’s vote by the United Nations General Assembly to end Britain’s control of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean has cast a spotlight on the key American military base on Diego Garcia.

3 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2019

Optics For The Eye-In-The-Sky

A prolific range of EO/IR sensors provides intelligence gathering capability from manned long range patrol aircraft to unmanned platforms.

6 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2019

Precisely On Target

Precision guided munitions have become today’s norm, especially to overcome averse weather and where targets are close to urban areas.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2019

Sweeping The Skies

Guarding sovereign territory and detecting economic zone incursions requires modern long-range aerial surveillance.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2019

The Rise Of Truck Mounted Guns

Truck mounted artillery may initially seem a ‘poor man’s option’, but its simplicity, mobility and lower cost are making it an increasingly attractive option for armies.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Asia Pacific Naval Directory

High to low: Asia-Pacific naval developments in 2018 show range of requirements and capabilities.

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Naval Directory Case Study: Royal Australian Navy's Type 26 GCS

The Hunter-class Type 26 GCS-A brings capability spread for Australia.

5 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Refreshing The EW Spectrum

AMR was invited to see how an electronic warfare training course is helping Asian military specialists to improve their knowledge and capabilities.

2 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Frigate And Destroyer Programmes In Asia-Pacific

Warship designs and missions are wide and varied across the region, although the inclusion of offensive capabilities are just as important as defensive ones.

10 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Indonesia Defence Update

The Indonesian Government is actively looking to build up its defence industry and capabilities, particularly with international manufacturers and financiers.

4 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Blurring The Lines

Infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers are moving closer in terms of what traditionally kept them apart.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
November 2018

Submarine Close Encounters

The burgeoning need for submarines in Asia Pacific is outstripping the region’s capacity to produce them.

7 mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2018

Modernising The Philippines Armed Forces

The second five year plan in the ambitious 15 year Philippine armed forces modernisation strategy is moving beyond counter insurgency and onto ‘big-ticket’ assets.

5 mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2018

Night Vision: Thermal Imaging To Image Fusion

Night vision systems, once jealously guarded, are now cheaper and more widely available than ever before.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2018

Malaysia's Defence Doldrums

Despite an approaching Defence White Paper, fiscal frugality looks set to dominate near-to mid-term defence acquisition projects.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
March/April 2019

IFV Armament

The concept of armoured vehicle use by infantry has evolved as has the size and purpose of its armament. Not only has calibre size grown but also the weapon’s purpose.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
March/April 2019

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 legacy aircraft while providing dual-mission capability.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2017 - January 2018

Pakistan's Armed Forces

Pakistan has been fighting one war while preparing for another. It is keen to point out that its war with terrorism internally has been costly to both the military and civilians, but it has never taken its eye of what it perceives as the bigger threat, India.

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
December 2017 - January 2018

The Invisible Umbrella

Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) systems comprise a range of assets focused on varying challenges. As the nature of the threat has grown more complex, so the technology of BMD has evolved to help safeguard military and civilian targets alike.

9 mins read
Asian Military Review
October 2017

Strength On The Surface

Naval orders-of-battle are on the rise in the Asia-Pacific. Mounting tensions over territory, resources and state-on-state rivalries at sea are prompting Asia-Pacific navies to boost capability to support higher-end operations. Frigates and destroyers are at the centre of these developments.

10+ mins read
Asian Military Review
October 2017

Changing Strategies

The Republic of Korea’s (ROK) armed forces trace their origin to 1948. The force came of age on the battlefields of the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. Since the 1953 ceasefire the ROK has been building what is acknowledged to be one of the world’s best trained and equipped militaries.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
October 2017

Anti-Missile Defence Analysis: Part 1

With US President Trump due to begin talks with North Korea’s President Kim Jong-un over denuclearisation, Asian Military Review presents two perspectives on anti-tactical and anti-ballistic missile systems.

8 mins read
Asian Military Review
June/July 2018