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Mike Yeo

Defense News

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Recent articles by Mike:

Chinese, Russian long-range bombers make reciprocal base visits

Defense News geolocated an image showing a Tu-95MS bomber taking off at night to a location northeast of Hangzhou-Jianqiao airbase. → Read More

Japan seeks to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP

Meanwhile, Boeing announced Japan has awarded it a contract for two further KC-46A tankers, bringing its fleet to six. → Read More

China J-15 jet spotted with domestic engine instead of Russia-made one

It's the first time a production J-15 was seen fitted with the locally developed engines. → Read More

Footage shows domestic engine on China’s J-15 fighter jet

This is the first time a production J-15 was seen fitted with the locally developed engines. → Read More

Japanese destroyers intercept ballistic missiles in tests with US Navy

Cooperative Engagement Capability allowed JS Maya to detect and track the missile target before sister ship JS Haguro shot it down. → Read More

Thailand takes delivery of Textron T-6C turboprop trainers

They will be used to replace Pilatus PC-9 turboprop trainers that equip one of three squadrons with the RTAF’s flying training school at Kamphaeng Saen. → Read More

China displays air-launched hypersonic missile at air show near Taiwan

A pair of air-launched hypersonic missiles carried under the wings of a Xi’an H-6K bomber were at the show. → Read More

China’s J-20 with low-observable tech on display at Zhuhai Airshow

Static display at the show allowed photographers to obtain better resolution images of the aircraft than previously possible. → Read More

Display at Zhuhai Airshow reveals info on China’s J-20, J-16 inventory

The presence of J-20s on static display at the show has allowed photographers to obtain better resolution images of the aircraft than previously possible. → Read More

Singapore unveils new cyber-focused military service

Singapore has officially inaugurated its fourth military branch as it seeks to combat modern threats in the digital domain. → Read More

Singapore unveils new cyber-focused military service

Singapore has officially inaugurated its fourth military branch as it seeks to combat modern threats in the digital domain. → Read More

Planet Labs satellite images show expansion of China air base

Expansion would enable operations by larger aircraft such as H-6 bombers or Y-20 tankers and transports → Read More

Satellite images show air base in southern China receiving makeover

China is expanding an air base near a southern naval base with the addition of a second runway, widened taxiways and two expanded aircraft parking areas. → Read More

Japan starts operations with SeaGuardian drone, receives two Hawkeyes

The Japanese Coast Guard has started operations with a newly delivered drone, while more airborne early warning aircraft have arrived. → Read More

Malaysia picks Turkish defense firm in drone deal

The purchase will be funded under Malaysia's five-year spending plan, rather than its defense budget, according to the country's defense minister. → Read More

Malaysia selects Leonardo for maritime patrol aircraft program

Leonardo has offered its ATR 72MP, which can perform maritime patrol, search and rescue, and electronic intelligence gathering missions. → Read More

Japan tests new armored vehicles in bid for common platform

The Defense Ministry confirmed to Defense News that some photos and videos of the vehicles published on social media were prototypes. → Read More

Indonesia touts KF-21 fighter jet need, but is mum on laggard payments

Jakarta's budget has come under pressure, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Satellite images reveal Chinese expansion of submarine base

The new piers are being built to the north and south of the existing piers, connected to what appears to be newly reclaimed land. → Read More

See aircraft at the Pitch Black air combat drill

Defense News attended the multinational air combat exercise Pitch Black, which took part in Australia from Aug. 19 to Sept. 8. → Read More