Category Archives: English

Iran’s Building a New Flying Boat

The Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex (ISOICO) appears to have built a new ekranoplan at the shipyard located near Bostanu, recent satellite imagery suggests. Imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe from October 2014 shows Iran’s new flying boat. It’s the country’s first new … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan Has Received Four SU-30SM Fighters

In case you missed it, Kazakhstan’s recent military parade in May confirmed that the central Asian country is operating at least four Su-30SM aircraft. The parade, which took place in Astana, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Reveals China’s New Drone Base

Satellite imagery of Hangzhou Bay shows that China has recently renovated a reserve airfield for dedicated drone operations in the East China Sea. With military aviation being a priority, China’s been slowly moving toward operating more capable UAVs. Analysts and … Continue reading

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Shangri La Dialogue 2015: Setting the agenda for Asia Pacific

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. The … Continue reading

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Request for information: Did China Just Build a New Midget Submarine?

Imagery acquired by commercial satellite firm DigitalGlobe from October 2014 shows what appears to be a new midget submarine at China’s Wuchang shipyard. Imagery captured the vessel berthed at the shipyard’s fitting out pier. According to imagery measurements, the vessel … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Shows Saudi Armor Near Iraqi Border

The latest space snapshots of Saudi Arabia’s northern border region show the Kingdom bolstering the deployment of its troops with some substantial firepower. With conflict in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, everyone’s on edge in the Middle East. And none more … Continue reading

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Russia’s New Tanks Are Pretty ‘Stale’

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. On May 9, Russia debuted a brand new tank and other previously unseen armored vehicles at … Continue reading

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Indian Navy MIG-29K Finally Arrive at Vizag

The latest space snapshots acquired by the commercial satellite firm DigitalGlobe show eleven of the carrier-based aircraft parked on the south apron of the airbase at Vizag. It appears the aircraft arrived since previous imagery was taken in March. Two Hawk … Continue reading

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The Future of Election Monitoring in Southeast Asia

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Sea Power Matters

by Lieutenant commander Benjamin F. Armstrong. He is a naval officer, helicopter pilot, PhD candidate with King’s College, London, and a member of the Editorial Board of the U.S. Naval Institute. He is the editor of “21st Century Mahan: Sound … Continue reading

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