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US Navy May Not Buy More Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers
March 11, 2020

US Navy May Not Buy More Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service may cap the number of Ford-class carriers at four.
US Navy Re-examining the Future of the Aircraft Carrier
March 11, 2020

US Navy Re-examining the Future of the Aircraft Carrier

By Steven Stashwick
A new study is looking at both platforms and planes, and the Navy may cut the number of new Ford-class carriers.

Indonesia Domestic Defense Industry Development in the Headlines With Deputy Defense Minister’s PT Pindad Visit
March 10, 2020

Indonesia Domestic Defense Industry Development in the Headlines With Deputy Defense Minister’s PT Pindad Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the country’s ongoing effort to develop its domestic defense industry.

What’s Behind Singapore’s New Integrated Military Cyber Command Objective?
March 10, 2020

What’s Behind Singapore’s New Integrated Military Cyber Command Objective?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the context behind the new move and its potential implications.

China Declares Latest Type 052D Destroyer and Type 054A Frigate ‘Combat Ready’
March 10, 2020

China Declares Latest Type 052D Destroyer and Type 054A Frigate ‘Combat Ready’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has declared two new surface combatants ready for combat.
First Submarine Visit Highlights Australia-Brunei Defense Ties
March 10, 2020

First Submarine Visit Highlights Australia-Brunei Defense Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction highlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to develop the defense aspect of their relationship.

ASEAN Our Eyes Meeting Spotlights Counterterrorism Cooperation
March 10, 2020

ASEAN Our Eyes Meeting Spotlights Counterterrorism Cooperation

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Southeast Asian states recently held the latest iteration of the minilateral engagement.
Lockheed Martin Wins Contract Modification for Japan Aegis Ashore Batteries
March 09, 2020

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract Modification for Japan Aegis Ashore Batteries

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. defense firm’s contract for the delivery of two Aegis Ashore systems to Japan is now worth $3.2. billion.

Japan Partners With the US on Next Generation Fighter: What Next?
March 09, 2020

Japan Partners With the US on Next Generation Fighter: What Next?

By Robert Farley
Tokyo picks Washington over London, but the hard work lies ahead.

Work Stopped at F-35A Facility in Japan Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
March 07, 2020

Work Stopped at F-35A Facility in Japan Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin suspended assembly of the F-35A aircraft at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facility in Japan out of concern over the spread of the coronavirus.

What the KF-X Stealth Fighter Program Means for the Future of South Korean Military Aviation 
March 07, 2020

What the KF-X Stealth Fighter Program Means for the Future of South Korean Military Aviation 

By Abraham Ait
The KF-X is expected to be one of the world's most successful fifth generation fighter programs.
Japan Commissions First Soryu-Class Attack Sub Fitted With Lithium-Ion Batteries
March 06, 2020

Japan Commissions First Soryu-Class Attack Sub Fitted With Lithium-Ion Batteries

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s latest diesel-electric attack submarine was commissioned on March 5.

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