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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.

Russia to Build 3 PAK DA Stealth Bomber Prototypes
January 16, 2020

Russia to Build 3 PAK DA Stealth Bomber Prototypes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Serial production of the new bomber is expected to kick off in 2027.
Russia: Delivery of T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank Delayed
January 15, 2020

Russia: Delivery of T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank Delayed

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian Ground Forces have yet to receive the first serial-produced batch of T-14 Armata main battle tanks.

US Navy to Install Laser Weapon on Littoral Combat Ship
January 15, 2020

US Navy to Install Laser Weapon on Littoral Combat Ship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The littoral combat ship USS Little Rock will be fitted with a laser weapon during its upcoming deployment.

Indonesia: Shore-Based Naval Gun Commissioning Puts Ongoing Weapons Development into Focus
January 14, 2020

Indonesia: Shore-Based Naval Gun Commissioning Puts Ongoing Weapons Development into Focus

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

Asia’s Anxiety Amid Rising US-Iran Tensions in the Spotlight with Philippines Evacuation Kickoff
January 13, 2020

Asia’s Anxiety Amid Rising US-Iran Tensions in the Spotlight with Philippines Evacuation Kickoff

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country’s ongoing effort to evacuate its citizens has highlighted the challenges some Asian governments are facing in managing the fallout from recent tensions.
China’s Navy Commissions First-of-Class Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer
January 13, 2020

China’s Navy Commissions First-of-Class Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s latest warship was commissioned on Sunday.

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