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Islamic State’s Activity spreads into the Far East
As the Islamic State continues its armed campaign in Iraq and Syria, its ideology is drawing fans and fighters from as far as Southern Asia and China. While the attack in Australia drew the world attention to the threat from 'lone wolf' attacks by ISIS volunteers returning home, elsewhere in Asia insurgency is more organized - four new terrorist organizations are already aiming to establish an Islamic Caliphate in the Far East region called Daulah Islamiah Nusantara that is to comprise Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, southern Thailand and southern Philippines.
China Announces Intention to Garrison Disputed South China Sea
The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Central Military Commission has approved plans to establish a permanent military garrison in the disputed South China Sea, strengthening its grip of a disputed area claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.
RUAG Aerospace Plans to Set MRO Partnership in Malaysia
Ruag Aviation is hopeful that Malaysia will order up to five new generation Dornier 228 New Generations for maritime patrol purposes, and is in talks about setting up an MRO partnership in Malaysia. A decision could even be announced at the Singapore Air Show.
Asia Pacific Defense Update – december 5, 2011
Norwegian Vingtags II Optronic Systems for Malaysian AV8s | Singapore Navy Commissions The First Archer Submarine | Australian Aerospace Delivers Final Tiger To Australian Defense Force | China Pledges to Increase Military Assistance to Seychelles | Sri-Lanka, Indonesia Order More Bell-412 Helicopters | China's Aircraft Carrier Begins Second Sea Trial | Lockheed Martin UK offers Vigilance AEW system to Malaysia | Eurocopter Delivers Six EC145s to Kazakhstan | Indonesia to Spend over 1.5 Billion Shopping for Surplus Weapons | Second Air Surveillance radar Deployed in Eastern Indonesia
Asia Pacific Defense Update – November 21, 2011
Washington to Transfer an F-16 Squadron to Indonesia | India is Set to Test Fly the Nirbhany Cruise Missile in early 2012 | India Launches New Generation Strategic Missile Agni 4 | India Plans to Beef Northern Border Surveillance with SAR | Malaysia Considers Expanding Su-30MKM Combat Roles | Malaysia Considers Equipping its F/A-18D with AIM-9X Super Sidewinder | Taiwan’s Surveillance Radar Program Faces One Year Delay \ Canberra Wants a Sixth Globemaster III for the RAAF | More Ammo for the Carl Gustafs | Poland delivers Four Swidniks to the Philippines
Turkish FNSS Finalize Armored Vehicle Procurement Deal with Malaysia
The Turkish FNSS company has finalized an agreement with its Malaysian partner Deftech, for the $559 million program for the design, development and local production of 257 armored vehicles, based on the Turkish AV8 (PARS 8x8) design.
Malaysia Acquires 257 Turkish Designed 8×8 Pars APCs
The Malaysian Defense ministry nominated the Malaysian company DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (Deftech) a prime contractor to locally produce and supply 257 armored personnel carriers...