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  • DN - Defence Notes

    Marines drink cobra blood in US-Thai war drills

    19th February 2018

    US and Thai marines slurped snake blood and ate scorpions in a jungle survival programme on 19 February as part of the two nations' annual ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Pentagon looks to counter rivals' hypersonic missiles

    16th February 2018

    Even as the Pentagon hustles to ensure that its defences keep pace with North Korea's fast-growing rocket programme, US officials increasingly are turning attention to ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    South Korea delineates need for new MPAs

    15th February 2018

    Already operating a fleet of 16 Lockheed P-3C and P-3CK Orion platforms, South Korea is hunting for newer-generation maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from overseas sources ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    EO/IR Special Report: Border concerns driving Asia EO/IR market

    12th February 2018

    Maritime and land border protection are key concerns the world over, although ongoing tensions between neighbouring nations in the Asia Pacific are expected to drive ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    North Korea showcases ICBMs in military parade

    8th February 2018

    North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang on 8 February to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, putting its intercontinental ballistic missiles ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Singapore Airshow 2018: Chinese Star Shadow on the prowl

    8th February 2018

    A new Chinese-built high-altitude UCAV was unveiled at this year’s Singapore Airshow. The Chengdu-based Star UAV System Company displayed a scale model of its new ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    US power not in decline across Asia-Pacific: Dunford

    6th February 2018

    US commitment to the Asia-Pacific remains unwavering even though rivals falsely depict its influence as waning, the country's top general said on 6 February. The ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    China tests ground-based missile defence system

    6th February 2018

    China said on 6 February that it successfully conducted a test of a ground-based missile defence system amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Concern ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails again

    31st January 2018

    A test of a missile interceptor failed in Hawaii on 31 January, a US defence official said, marking the second such unsuccessful attempt in less ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    ADECS 2018: South Korea harbours nuclear submarine ambitions

    31st January 2018

    South Korea is airing ambitions to form a nuclear-powered submarine (SSN) fleet and the eventual commissioning of such boats is being described as ‘politically inevitable’. ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    ADECS 2018: Might Asia’s submarine fleet shrink rather than grow?

    30th January 2018

    The conventional wisdom being propounded is that the size of Asia-Pacific’s combined submarine fleet will increase greatly, perhaps up to 350 boats by 2030. However, ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Trump's nuclear policy may spark arms race

    25th January 2018

    The US DoD is set to unveil US president Donald Trump's nuclear policy next week, and critics are already warning it could trigger another arms ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    ADECS 2018: JMSDF anticipates new and smaller destroyers

    23rd January 2018

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) had 47 destroyers in 2013, but it plans to boost its fleet to 54 by 2023 by introducing a ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    ​Analysis: Confusion over S-400 deal for China

    23rd January 2018

    There was confusion over last week’s announcement that deliveries had begun of the Russian-built Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to China. Reports that ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Japan highlights SOF capabilities

    22nd January 2018

    The Japan Ground-Self Defense Force’s (JGSDF) Special Forces Group (SFG) conducted a capability demonstration in front of both the Japanese and Australian prime ministers on ...

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  • Fast attack / patrol craft and interceptors

    Gumdoksuri

    The Gumdoksuri class of fast attack craft is designed to replace the Republic of Korea Navy's ageing fleet of Sea Dolphin vessels in the coastal ...

  • Rotorcraft

    Ka-27/28/29

    Designed by the Kamov Design Bureau and built by the Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, the Ka-27 (export designation Ka-28) entered Soviet service in 1981. It ...

  • Ground - land-based air defence

    Counter-Artillery Detection Radar-II

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 24 April that it had concluded development and successful testing of the Counter-Artillery Detection Radar-II mobile ...

  • Self-propelled artillery rocket launchers

    K239 Chunmoo

    Doosan (now Hanwha Defense) developed the K239 Chunmoo long-range 16-round multicalibre MRL to replace the Doosan K136 Kooryong 130mm 36-round unguided MRL in Republic of ...

  • Ground-launched air defence missiles

    Aegis Ashore

    Aegis Ashore is the first operational land-based version of the Aegis Combat System originally developed by Lockheed Martin for the US Navy. The system is ...

  • Assault rifles and carbines

    AK-47

    The Kalashnikov 7.62x39mm AK-47 was the first assault rifle to be developed after the Second World War and met the Soviet requirement for a robust ...

  • Assault rifles and carbines

    AK-74

    The 5.45x39mm AK-74 was developed by Kalashnikov in the early 1970s as a replacement for the Soviet Army’s 7.62×39mm AKM assault rifle and it remains ...