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— Singapore


Every two years, the Singapore Air Show draws air force commanders from around the world keen to check out the latest hardware. But as weaponry technology moves ever faster, what to order

Singapore Air Show, Technology, Weapons

At this year’s Singapore Air Show confidence remained fragile after the financial crisis. Even in defence, a business usually armour-plated against economic flak, few headline deals were signed.

Asia is at the heart of the defence business’s ongoing realignment. Top-tier defence firms that once largely ignored the East are now scrambling to help wealthy Asian militaries recapitalise while their western counterparts wrestle with shrinking budgets. Several mid-sized companies that once had Asia to themselves could be heard complaining about the big…


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