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DSA 2020 & NATSEC Asia 2020 rescheduled to 24-27 AUGUST 2020

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The DSA 2020 & NATSEC Asia 2020 organisers, DSA Exhibition And Conference Sdn Bhd, in cooperation with the Malaysian Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs, have taken the decision to move the event originally scheduled for 20 – 23 April 2020 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur to ...

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ST Engineering Signs LEAP-1B Engine Deal with CFM

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ST Engineering’s Aerospace arm has signed an agreement with CFM International to provide MRO support for its LEAP-1B engine. As part of the agreement, ST Engineering will have the rights to the use technical data to perform MRO work on LEAP-1B, the exclusive powerplant for Boeing 737 MAX. ST Engineering is a licensed service centre for ...

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Malaysia outlines top concerns in first-ever defense whitepaper

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Malaysia has unveiled its first-ever defense whitepaper, identifying its maritime claims in the South China Sea as a top concern, amid a stagnant budget that continues to dog attempts at modernizing its military. Tabling the document in Malaysia’s Parliament, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the whitepaper is an opportunity to discuss ...

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South Korea joins Asia’s Carrier race

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The Republic of Korea (ROK) recently announced that it plans to launch by 2030 a large-deck amphibious-warfare ship that could handle Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. With a displacement of 30,000 tons, the new Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) is over twice the size of its predecessors, the 14,500-ton Dokdo-class vessels, a...

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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

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While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes is growing. Frigate and corvette shipbuilding programmes in the Asia-Pacific region are moving at difference paces across the various sub-regions. There is a mix of countries that have their ...

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Royal Thai Army receives first batch of Stryker ICVs from US

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The United States has delivered a first batch of General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker 8×8 infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) to the Royal Thai Army (RTA), the Joint US Military Advisory Group Thailand (JUSMAGTHAI) announced on 29 August on its Facebook page. The advisory group also released images showing the ICVs at an undisclosed Thai airb...

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New Singaporean missile system to be showcased at NDP

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Singapore's skies will soon be defended by a surface-to-air missile system that will be much more effective than the current system and require 90 per cent less manpower. The Aster-30 missile system is now being prepared for deployment, though no official date has been fixed. It will make its first public appearance at the National Day Pa...

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New US Army robotic systems nearly ready for prime time

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The US Army is picking up steam in its pursuit of robotic systems with a slew of platforms coming down the pipeline. Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general and head of the futures and concepts center at Army Futures Command — which is spearheading the service’s highest priority modernization efforts — recently asked fo...

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Singapore’s roadmap for Next Generation Force

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Singapore’s Ministry of Defence already has plans for the modernisation of its armed forces by 2030. In a budget speech at the Committee of Supply Debate in parliament on 1 March, defence minister Dr Ng Eng Hen revealed plans to further evolve the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to deal with future security challenges and highlighted ...

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Thailand to boost defense expenditure

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Thailand has witnessed Defense growth of 5.53% during 2015-2019 and will reach a value of US$6.9 billion in 2019. Thailand has continued to have one of Southeast Asia’s highest levels of defense spending and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast period, with the country’s defense expenditure projected to grow at a CAGR of ...

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