Gordon Arthur

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated in New Zealand, Gordon is currently based in the territory of Hong Kong. 

His work has appeared in nearly 40 international defence journals and magazines to date. His focus is primarily on Asia-Pacific countries, and he travels extensively in the region to attend defence shows and observe military exercises.

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Enstrom begins enforcing law in China

    19th September 2017

    The Chongqing General Aviation Industry Group (CGAG), the owner of the Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, announced an agreement to sell ten Enstrom 480B helicopters during the ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Avicopter logs orders at Tianjin show

    18th September 2017

    Avicopter logged orders for 26 helicopters on the opening day of the 4th China Helicopter Expo in Tianjin on 15 September. Significantly, this included an ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    AC352 awaits engine certification

    18th September 2017

    The AC352, the fruit of cooperation between Airbus Helicopters and AVIC, performed an aerial demonstration on the opening day of the 4th China Helicopter Expo ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Armed AV500W flies as new designs surprise

    18th September 2017

    Last month the AV500W rotary-winged UAV from the AVIC Helicopter Research and Development Institute in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province performed its maiden flight and conducted a ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Z-19 sprouts radar and set to achieve exports

    15th September 2017

    For the first time the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) publicly exhibited an example of its Z-19 attack helicopter fitted with a mast-mounted millimeter wave radar, ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Sino-Russian AHL grows in stature

    15th September 2017

    China and Russia are edging closer to a contract for the cooperative Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter, with the proposed design more prominently presented at ...

  • MTSN - Training/Simulation

    L-15 trainer advances worldwide

    13th September 2017

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is now operating the tandem-seat JL-10 trainer, which is also known as the L-15 Falcon under its export nomenclature, ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    MALE UAVs operating in Philippines; more expected

    13th September 2017

    The US Embassy in Manila announced on 11 September that the US military had deployed ‘Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems’ - note the plural - to ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Final THAAD elements reach Korea

    11th September 2017

    The US Army delivered the final elements of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to South Korea on 7 September, completing a rapid ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Analysis: US SOF involvement in Philippines

    8th September 2017

    The US closure of Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines (JSOTF-P) in Mindanao, southern Philippines in 2015 appears to have been premature, in light ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Indian Army lodges Dhruv order

    6th September 2017

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is in receipt of an order for 41 further Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), primarily for the Indian Army, according to ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    PLAAF restructures its Airborne Corps

    6th September 2017

    Greater clarity has begun to emerge about the radical restructuring of China’s airborne force – what was once referred to as the 15th Airborne Corps ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    PLAN commissions largest supply ship

    4th September 2017

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its first Type 901 fast supply ship in the southern city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province on 1 ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    Indian C-130J fleet almost complete

    1st September 2017

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) received four more C-130J-30 Hercules last month, as Lockheed Martin fulfils a contract for 12 of the transport aircraft. The ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    South Korean defence budget set for boost

    31st August 2017

    Alarmed by Kim Jong-un’s shenanigans across the border, Seoul announced on 29 August that it proposed to boost defence spending next year by 6.9% to ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Analysis: Australia experiences embarrassing amphibious gap

    31st August 2017

    The Australian Army has a vexing problem. How can it deliver its M1A1 AIM Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) ashore from the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Australia boosts GPR signal processing

    29th August 2017

    Australia has been working with the US to trial vehicle-mounted ground-penetrating radar suitable for detecting improvised explosive devices (IED), according to a press release from ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Pakistan receives Mi-35M quartet

    29th August 2017

    The Pakistan Army Aviation Corps has received four Mil Mi-35M attack helicopters, the Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) confirmed in late August. A statement issued ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Norinco shows off active protection and new AFVs

    23rd August 2017

    The North Industries Corporation (Norinco), China’s largest manufacturer of armoured vehicles, successfully demonstrated its GL5 active protection system (APS) before more than 200 dignitaries from ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    NZ seeks replacement EOD robots

    9th August 2017

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is seeking replacement explosive ordnance (EOD) disposal robots, with an RfP recently issued on 4 August. The requirement covers ...

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