East Asia and Pacific Region

China To Develop Naval Variant Of FC-31 Fighter

The FC-31, China’s second fighter jet, is a top candidate to become the country’s next-generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet after receiving corresponding upgrades, military observers said on Wednesday, after foreign media outlets posted a photo […]


US Navy To Build Robot Warship

Austal Limited says it has further entrenched itself in the US Navy’s push to operate robot warships in conflict zones. The Perth-based shipbuilder won a $US44 million ($56.9 million) contract to build autonomous capability into […]