Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Daisuke Sato

Daisuke Sato is defense reporter, covering the Asia-Pacific defense industrial base, defense markets and all related issues. He has covered the US and Japan bilateral exercises for several years.

South Korea starts mass production of new tactical guided missiles

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced plans to mass-produce new Chungum tactical guided missiles from 2024 to 2031. The Chungum, also known as TAipers, missiles are poised to replace the existing U.S.-made TOW anti-tank missiles in...

China proposes Y-20 transport plane to Nigeria

China has offered Nigeria the Y-20 Kunpeng transport aircraft, colloquially known as the "Chubby Girl." According to the Nigerian Defense News, the Y-20E is the largest military aircraft produced by China, showcased to Nigeria's Defense Minister Mohammed Badar...

China works on urban combat robot

The People's Liberation Army Ground Force recently showcased its latest technological advancement – a tracked unmanned ground vehicle designed for urban operations. In a series of promotional materials, the military force revealed the capabilities of this innovative robot. In...

KAI to start KF-21 fighter jet production for Korean Air Force

South Korea is gearing up for a significant milestone in its pursuit of an indigenous advanced fighter jet, the KF-21, with production slated to commence this year as planned, announced the state arms procurement agency on Wednesday. The...

Cote D’Ivoire receives new Chinese assault vehicles

China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (Norinco) delivered an undisclosed number of VN22B wheeled armored assault vehicles to Cote D'Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast. A video circulated on the Chinese social media platform Weibo showcasing the arrival...

Japan Airlines jet bursts into flames after collision with coast guard aircraft

Tragedy struck Tokyo's Haneda Airport as a Japan Airlines plane, carrying hundreds of passengers, collided with a Japanese Coast Guard aircraft during landing. The incident unfolded as JAL flight 516, an A350 aircraft, made its landing approach on...

Ukrainian military receives tactical vehicles from Japan

The Japanese Embassy in Ukraine confirmed the arrival of several vehicles from the Japanese Ministry of Defense to Ukraine's Defense Forces on December 21st. "Japan's support will persist into the following year, in tandem with Ukraine," the embassy...

Rebels destroy Chinese-made armored vehicle in Myanmar clashes

Analyst Jesus Roman has highlighted a significant development in the ongoing clashes in Northern Myanmar, where a Chinese-manufactured 2nd generation DongFeng Mengshi armored vehicle, highly likely belonging to the Myanmar Army, was destroyed during combat. The conflict in...