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IMDEX Asia 2019: RAAF's Poseidon story continues with Japan deployment

11th May 2019 - 09:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The Asia-Pacific region, with its geographical variety and rapidly developing military seascape, continues to see strong demand for maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft in order to provide effective coverage of the vast seascape its nations have to contend with.

Regional nations figure prominently on the recently released list of top defence importers from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Indeed, the region is the largest importer in the world, accounting for 40% of global arms sales in the 2009-14 timeframe.

The Sweden-based organisation released its 2018 figures on 11 March 2019, stating that India, Australia, China, South Korea and

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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