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.

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.

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.

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.

Indonesian oil company to buy A400M transport aircraft

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

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.

Japanese government plans to introduce F-35B fighter jets and a ‘multi-purpose aircraft carrier’

Local media in Japan has reported that the main governing Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose introducing F-35B fighter jets and a multi-purpose aircraft carrier.

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.

Kiwi frigate arrives in Canada for major refit, slated to receive British designed Sea...

HMNZS Te Kaha, an Anzac class frigate, has arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, to commence a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems expected to extend its service life out to 2030.

New Zealand announces replacement for venerable Hercules fleet

New Zealand is set to operate the C-130J Super Hercules.

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