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How Will Thailand’s Future Military Planning Shift Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?
April 13, 2020

How Will Thailand’s Future Military Planning Shift Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at suggestions that COVID-19 could affect the country’s future defense outlook.
Pandemic Spreads in US Fleet, Sidelines Pacific Carrier, Upturns Navy Leadership
April 09, 2020

Pandemic Spreads in US Fleet, Sidelines Pacific Carrier, Upturns Navy Leadership

By Steven Stashwick
A U.S. carrier captain is fired and the navy secretary resigns in public uproar as COVID-19 cases spread through the fleet.

US Navy Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat Systems Tests
April 09, 2020

US Navy Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat Systems Tests

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The aircraft carrier completed tests of vital combat systems during its post-delivery test and trials phase in March and April.

MH-60R Helicopters to Begin Flight Trials Aboard Royal Australian Navy’s Largest Warship
April 08, 2020

MH-60R Helicopters to Begin Flight Trials Aboard Royal Australian Navy’s Largest Warship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
First-of-class flight trials for the service’s new MH-60R helicopters will begin aboard the HMAS Adelaide shortly.

Japan’s First Soryu-Class Attack Sub Fitted With Lithium-Ion Batteries Arrives at Homeport
April 08, 2020

Japan’s First Soryu-Class Attack Sub Fitted With Lithium-Ion Batteries Arrives at Homeport

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new attack submarine arrived at a Japanese naval base in Kure in southwestern Japan on April 7.
Russian Navy Stealth Frigate to Test Fire Hypersonic Missile
April 07, 2020

Russian Navy Stealth Frigate to Test Fire Hypersonic Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Admiral Gorshkov is slated to continue test firing the 3M-22 Tsirkon anti-ship missile in April or May.

Philippine Navy’s Coronavirus Challenge in the Headlines With Postponed International Engagements
April 07, 2020

Philippine Navy’s Coronavirus Challenge in the Headlines With Postponed International Engagements

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The decision illustrates COVID-19’s impact on the service and its external engagement.  
South Korea’s Army Plans to Upgrade K1A2 Main Battle Tank
April 07, 2020

South Korea’s Army Plans to Upgrade K1A2 Main Battle Tank

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Upgrade work will reportedly include enhancing the K1A2s situational awareness and protection against enemy anti-tank missiles.

Sukhoi Plans for Su-57 Stealth Fighter Deliveries in 2020
April 06, 2020

Sukhoi Plans for Su-57 Stealth Fighter Deliveries in 2020

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian Aerospace Forces will begin receiving the Su-57 this year, according to Sukhoi Corporation.

New Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicles Request Spotlights Indonesia’s Defense Capabilities
April 06, 2020

New Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicles Request Spotlights Indonesia’s Defense Capabilities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The event spotlighted one of the aspect of Indonesia’s development of its military capabilities.

US Navy Commissions Latest Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
April 06, 2020

US Navy Commissions Latest Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Navy commissioned USS Delaware, the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine on April 4.
US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters
April 03, 2020

US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin was awarded $4.7 billion to build 78 new F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft.

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