Australia to bolster defence ties with India, South Korea

by Gabriel Dominguez

Australia has agreed to enhance defence and security co-operation with South Korea and India as part of a diplomatic push by Canberra to advance relationships with ‘close friends and strategic partners' in the Indo-Pacific region amid concerns about China's growing assertiveness in the region.

In the final leg of their three-country Asian tour for ‘2+2' meetings with their counterparts in India, Indonesia, and South Korea, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton and Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne met in Seoul with their South Korean counterparts Suh Wook and Chung Eui-yong.


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Hanwha Defense outlines K21-105 offer for the Indian Army

by Parth Shukla

Hanwha Defense is offering the Indian Army its K21-105 light tank to meet a requirement outlined in an RFI in 2021. (Hanwha Defense)

South Korea's Hanwha Defense is preparing to offer the Indian Army a range of weapons and missions systems and local industrial involvement to support its bid to supply the service with its K21-105 light tank.

The company is offering the platform in response to an Indian Army request for information (RFI) issued in April 2021 to procure approximately 350 light tanks.

A Hanwha Defense spokesperson told Janes


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US eyes bigger role for allied contractors

by Marc Selinger

The FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the US Congress could make it easier for some allied defence contractors to compete for US defence work. (Getty Images)

A provision in the newly enacted fiscal year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) could make it easier for certain allied defence contractors to compete for US defence work, according to a Republican aide to the US Senate Armed Services Committee.


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Hyundai Rotem delivers MPUGVs to RoK Army

by Partha Shukla

Hyundai Rotem has delivered two MPUGVs to the Republic of Korea Army to undertake surveillance and reconnaissance missions along the DMZ. (Hyundai Rotem)

Hyundai Rotem has delivered two multipurpose unmanned ground vehicles (MPUGVs) to the Republic of Korea (RoK) Army.

The company said on 10 January that the MPUGVs were handed over to the service following six months of trials that included operations along the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).


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