South Korea;  Air Force selects Brazilian C-390 Millennium  

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced Embraer’s C-390 Millennium as the winner of the Large Transport Aircraft (LTA) II public tender to provide the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) with new military transport aircraft. South Korea is the C-390 Millennium’s first customer in Asia.. Under the signed contract, Embraer will provide […]

Taiwan; Army orders additional HIMARS, M1A2 tanks

As tensions with China continue to escalate, Taiwan is proactively enhancing its military capabilities with the assistance of the United States. According to a report from “Taiwan News” on November 30, 2023, Taiwan is preparing to send a contingent of 114 soldiers to the U.S. in the coming year for specialized training. This training will […]

Taiwan; Army commences  modernization of its M60A3 tanks

According to the Liberty Times on November 25, 2023, Taiwan is currently undergoing a significant upgrade of its M60A3 main battle tanks, which have been part of its military inventory for decades. This initiative is part of a broader strategy by Taiwan to enhance its defense capabilities, particularly in light of potential threats from China. […]

India; Army orders 200 locally-made 105mm SP howitzers

According to ANI on November 27, 2023, the Indian Army is about to issue a tender for the acquisition of 200 new locally-made self-propelled howitzers equipped with 105 mm guns. The aim of this procurement is to enhance mobile firepower in high-altitude border areas, particularly along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. In […]

Uzbekistan; Air Force mulls French Rafale Fighter or Korean F/A-50  

Uzbekistan, historically an ally of Moscow, Beijing, and Ankara, and a former member of the USSR, is considering the acquisition of 24 Rafale multirole fighters. This information, initially revealed by Intelligence Online and later confirmed by La Tribune, suggests a significant shift in Uzbekistan’s geopolitical relations. The visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Uzbekistan, […]

Tajikistan; Army receives surplus Russian S-300 SAM divisions

As reported on Russian social media on November 24, 2023, Russia supplied Tajikistan with two divisions of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. This action is part of an ongoing effort to establish a unified air defense system among the member countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The disclosure came during a meeting between […]

 Iran; MoD confirms Su-35, YaK-130, Mi-28 orders from from Russia 

Arrangements have been finalized for the delivery of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, and Yak-130 jet trainers to Iran, a deputy defense minister said. Speaking to Tasnim, Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Mahdi Farahi said plans have been finalized for Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, and Yak-130 jet […]

Armenia; Army reveals Chinese WM-80 MLRS inventory

According to a tweet from Arbalet Intelligence dated November 26, we can observe the presence of a Chinese MLRS, the WM-80 export, within the Armenian armed forces. In this article, we will delve into the specifics of this launcher and its history within the Armenian armed forces. The WM-80 Multiple Rocket Launcher System (MRLS), developed […]

Taiwan; Army inducts indigenous TC-2 SAM  

In a strategic move to counter the increasing military threats from China, Taiwan has invested US$278 million to bolster its air defense capabilities. This investment, as reported by “Taiwan News”, an English-language online newspaper, focuses on the acquisition of advanced air defense missile systems, including 30 TC-2 mobile missile launchers, six combat control centers, six […]

Singapore; MinDef orders 4 German Offshore Patrol Vessels

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has signed a contract with Fr. Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG (Fassmer) to acquire four new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to replace the existing Sentinel-class Maritime Security Response Vessels (MSRVs). The ships are based on a proven OPV design operated by the German Bundespolizei (Federal Police), and are designed with […]

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