Indonesian oil company to buy A400M transport aircraft

Indonesian oil company Pertamina is planning on buying an Airbus A400M, according to local media.

UK should establish military presence in South China Sea says report

The UK should pursue a "Pacific dimension" for the Royal Navy with a permanent facility in the Indo-Pacific region in order to "deter foreign powers from undertaking aggression" in the South China Sea, according to a new report.

Is increased UK-Japan defence cooperation leading to a new strategic alliance?

At a time of reduced certainty surrounding the security of both the UK and in particular Japan, it is towards new bilateral relations which these two island states look in order to maximise their respective geocapabilities.

China orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness.

HMS Montrose visits Britain’s most remote territory

Type 23 Frigate HMS Montrose has made an historic visit to the United Kingdom's most remote overseas territory, the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, where she has joined the war on pollution and enjoyed the hospitality of locals.

Papua New Guinea commissions first of new generation patrol boats

The Australian government has handed over the first of twenty-one new build Guardian Class patrol boats being delivered under the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement program to regional neighbours.

Chinese vessel spotted testing electromagnetic railgun

A tank landing ship and what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun weapon were spotted along the Yangtze River, presumably heading for sea trials.

Malaysia and Singapore’s Maritime Territory Clash

Neighbours Singapore and Malaysia have been tangled in a web of accusations and finger-pointing concerning Malaysia’s move to extend their maritime boundaries into Singaporean territorial waters.

Japan eyes 100 more F-35s and introduction of aircraft carrier

The Japanese Nikkei business newspaper reported today that the Japanese government is preparing to order another 100 F-35 jets, in addition, the country is once more considering converting a helicopter carrier to host jets.

Belgian firm sells advanced war room software to China

China has obtained software used by NATO for war room mapping, giving the country significant insight into how NATO powers conduct planning.

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