Interview: Mervyn Tan, Chief Executive, Defence Science and Technology Agency

by Ridzwan Rahmat

Chief Executive of DSTA, Mervyn Tan. (DSTA)

With a total land area of 730 km 2 , Singapore is the smallest country in South East Asia. However, its military might betray its size as the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is widely recognised today as the region's most modern and well-equipped service.


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Industry sees troposcatter technology as CJADC2 enabler

by Carlo Munoz

A Comtech COMET troposcatter system set up for a BLOS network demonstration at SOF Week 2023 in Tampa, Florida. (Comtech)

Industry officials are looking to leverage Cold War-era tactical communications technologies as a potential enabler for the US Department of Defense's (DoD's) Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) capability.


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Boeing MQ-28 Ghost Bat in United States for testing

by Zach Rosenberg

The MQ-28 Ghost Bat prototype aircraft in flight over Woomera, South Australia. (Australian Department of Defence)

The Boeing MQ-28 Ghost Bat, which has been flying in Australia since 2021, is in the US for testing. The aircraft was displayed to reporters at Mid-America Airport outside St Louis, Missouri.

Boeing declined to disclose the nature of testing, but Krystle Carr, Boeing's director of autonomous collaborative platforms, said that testing would include internally funded Boeing testing and hinted at but declined to confirm other testing.


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LIMA 2023: Malaysia orders three TAI Ankas

by Akhil Kadidal

Acquisition of the TAI Anka unmanned aircraft system will enhance Malaysia's surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities over the country's maritime zones. When armed, the UAS will also provide the military with a credible attack or point-defence capability. (Janes/TAI)

The Malaysian government has announced a contract with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for three Anka multirole unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). The Anka (Phoenix) is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAS that is capable of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), and combat operations.

The Malaysian


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