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How Has COVID-19 Affected the Global Defense Industry?
November 28, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Affected the Global Defense Industry?

By Robert Farley
Any assessment of the health of defense industry supply chains has to distinguish the impact of the pandemic from increasing protectionism and intellectual property maneuvering.

SITMEX: India-Singapore-Thailand Complete Second Trilateral Maritime Exercises
November 27, 2020

SITMEX: India-Singapore-Thailand Complete Second Trilateral Maritime Exercises

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s growing economic might and its aggressive military posturing have provided India, Singapore and Thailand strategic rationale to combine their efforts.
US Destroyer Conducts FONOP Against Russian Claims in Sea of Japan
November 26, 2020

US Destroyer Conducts FONOP Against Russian Claims in Sea of Japan

By Steven Stashwick
The Russian Navy claims that it expelled USS John S. McCain from Peter the Great Bay.

India Leases 2 Maritime Surveillance Drones From US: Report
November 26, 2020

India Leases 2 Maritime Surveillance Drones From US: Report

By Abhijnan Rej
While the U.S. has evinced interest in selling armed and unarmed drones to India, a variety of reasons is preventing the country from going ahead with the purchases.

Europe as a Major Military Power in Asia? Don’t Bet on It
November 25, 2020

Europe as a Major Military Power in Asia? Don’t Bet on It

By Jacob Parakilas
Despite symbolic assertions, European countries face fundamental constraints in establishing a larger military footprint in Asia.

Understanding Vietnam’s Military Modernization Efforts
November 25, 2020

Understanding Vietnam’s Military Modernization Efforts

By Bich Tran
The country's armed forces have come a long way since the years following the Vietnam War.

India Continues Missile Tests as Crisis With China Remains Unabated
November 25, 2020

India Continues Missile Tests as Crisis With China Remains Unabated

By Abhijnan Rej
According to reports, the Indian military will test multiple Brahmos cruise missiles this week.
Quad 2.0 Is Off to a Good Start – It Must Keep Going
November 23, 2020

Quad 2.0 Is Off to a Good Start – It Must Keep Going

By Manoj Rawat
The Malabar exercises in the Indian Ocean this month show the Quad is ready to be serious.

IP Dispute May Slow Canada’s Plans to Procure New Frigates
November 23, 2020

IP Dispute May Slow Canada’s Plans to Procure New Frigates

By Robert Farley
This kind of story has become common, although it less commonly involves allies and domestic production contracts.

Philippines Close to Indo-Russian Cruise Missile Purchase: Reports
November 23, 2020

Philippines Close to Indo-Russian Cruise Missile Purchase: Reports

By Sebastian Strangio
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile would give Manila a potent deterrent to Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea.

US Submarines to Field Hypersonic Weapons in 2025
November 20, 2020

US Submarines to Field Hypersonic Weapons in 2025

By Steven Stashwick
The U.S. Navy expects limited operations by mid-decade and broader capability in 2028.
US Navy Secretary Proposes New Indo-Pacific Fleet
November 18, 2020

US Navy Secretary Proposes New Indo-Pacific Fleet

By Abhijnan Rej
Kenneth Braithwaite’s proposal for a First Fleet has raised eyebrows, including in India.

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