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Russian arms sales : the other story behind Somalia's piracy
The piracy problem in Somali waters highlights the challenges and dilemmas facing Russia's arms exporters despite phenomenal sales growth since 2000. A combination of gactors, including fierce competition in the global ...
Singapore's arms sale to UK : a defence export breakthrough
Singapore's sale to the United Kingdom of military vehicles is not the way of major arms deals: sophisticated military exports should move from the big advanced nations to small states, not the other way around. Singapore's ...
Advanced fighter purchase : heralding Thai military modernisation programme
Thailand’s recent US$600m purchase of six Swedish JAS 39 Gripen fighters, one Saab 340 aircraft equipped with the Erieye AEW radar systemand a command-and-control system to link the fighters with the Erieye airborne early ...
Remoulding of Indonesian Defence Capability
Indonesia recently announced that it intends to go ahead and purchase the three SU-30 fighters that form part of last year’s US$1 billion arms deal with Moscow. Sidetracking recent US overtures, this latest acquisition ...