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With Its New Aircraft Carrier, Is China Now a Blue Water Navy?
January 25, 2020

With Its New Aircraft Carrier, Is China Now a Blue Water Navy?

By James Maclaren
China recently commissioned its first indigenous aircraft carrier and took another step toward altering the military balance of power.

Duterte Threatens to End US Pact Over Ally’s Visa Issue
January 24, 2020

Duterte Threatens to End US Pact Over Ally’s Visa Issue

By Associated Press
The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord unless Washington restores a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations.
Navy Chief Introductory Visit Highlights Thailand-Singapore Defense Relations
January 24, 2020

Navy Chief Introductory Visit Highlights Thailand-Singapore Defense Relations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction highlighted the security aspect of the relationship between the two Southeast Asian states and what lies ahead in 2020.

What’s Next for Vietnam’s 5G Ambitions?
January 23, 2020

What’s Next for Vietnam’s 5G Ambitions?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at Viettel’s forays in the 5G space and its potential implications for Vietnam’s broader approach.

What’s Next for the Philippines’ Remote Weapon Station Development?
January 21, 2020

What’s Next for the Philippines’ Remote Weapon Station Development?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The soft-launching of the project highlighted the country’s ongoing efforts to develop its capabilities.

India Stands Up New Su-30MKI Squadron
January 20, 2020

India Stands Up New Su-30MKI Squadron

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The fighter jets of the new squadron are expected to be armed with the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

India’s Army Takes Delivery of New K-9 Howitzers Ahead of Schedule
January 17, 2020

India’s Army Takes Delivery of New K-9 Howitzers Ahead of Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Larsen & Toubro has delivered ahead of schedule more than half of the 100 K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 cal tracked self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) ordered by the Indian Army.
Lockheed Martin Awarded $32.9 Million Pentagon Contract for Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program
January 17, 2020

Lockheed Martin Awarded $32.9 Million Pentagon Contract for Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. defense contractor has won a contract modification for logistics support to Taiwan’s F-16 upgrade program.

Taiwan Holds Latest Military Drills Following Elections
January 16, 2020

Taiwan Holds Latest Military Drills Following Elections

By Associated Press
Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the re-election of President Tsai Ing-wen.

US Navy, Marine Corps Seek Shore-Based Naval Strike Missile
January 16, 2020

US Navy, Marine Corps Seek Shore-Based Naval Strike Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The US Navy and U.S. Marine Corps are considering a shore-based version of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), according to a senior U.S. defense official.

Australia’s Submarine Program Faces Delays
January 16, 2020

Australia’s Submarine Program Faces Delays

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia’s Future Submarine Program has missed two key contractual milestones, according to an audit report.
Why Are Russian Military Planes Flying Around Taiwan?
January 16, 2020

Why Are Russian Military Planes Flying Around Taiwan?

By John S. Van Oudenaren
Russia has little rationale for sending warplanes close to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea – aside from appeasing China.

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