U.S. medias inventory of new weapons, submarines and missiles in India Pacific region this year

 U.S. medias inventory of new weapons, submarines and missiles in India Pacific region this year

The article said that in the new year, the United States, the worlds largest military spending country, still accounts for a large proportion of regional military spending. In the next year, other countries in the India Pacific region are also preparing to invest a lot of money in new military equipment. All major countries in the Indian Pacific region are currently implementing costly military procurement plans. Some new weapon systems are listed below, which will be incorporated into active service or deployed in the Indo Pacific region in the new year.


In 2020, missile systems will continue to make military headlines.

Russia is expected to increase the deployment of white poplar - m, rt-2pm white poplar intercontinental missiles and launchers, as well as the modified SS-19 triangular dagger intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with pioneer hypersonic boost glider warhead.

After two additional tests, India may eventually launch a nuclear capable icbm-5 in 2020. After the SU-30MKI successfully assembled the brahmos-a supersonic anti-ship missile, the Indian Air Force will deploy the air launched missile next year. In addition, the first Russian S-400 triumphal air defense system will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in 2020.

Photo: Russian army poplar - M intercontinental missile launch vehicle. (official website of Russian Ministry of Defense)

Naval vessels

The major navies of all countries in the Indo Pacific region have invested heavily in building multi-purpose surface warships and submarines.

In March 2020, Japan will integrate the first improved Aetna class missile destroyer into the maritime self defense force. In the same month, the Canglong class diesel electric attack submarine Yulong is also expected to start service.

According to the report, South Korea may arrange for the first of its 3000 ton class zhangbaogao - 3 diesel electric submarines to be put into active service by the end of 2020.

Indias second annihilator class ballistic missile nuclear submarine may be put into operation, but the date of its entry into service may be postponed to 2021. The Indian Navy also plans to put the third fish class diesel electric submarine into active service by 2020.

Russias Pacific fleet will receive the first improved model 636.3 kilo class conventional submarine, Petropavlovsk Kamchatka, in 2020. The Pacific fleet is also likely to receive the first 955A north wind god - A-class ballistic missile nuclear submarine by the end of 2020.

The U.S. Navy is likely to deploy its second jumwalt class destroyer, the Michael munsur (ddg-1001), by the end of 2020. In 2020, there will be more Virginia class attack nuclear powered submarines, littoral combat ships and Arley Burke class missile destroyers in service. The Ford class nuclear carrier 2, the John F. Kennedy (cvn-79), will also enter service in 2020.

Finally, the Royal Australian Navys third and last air defense destroyer, Sydney, will enter service in February 2020.

Photo: US Navys Ford class carrier No. 2 John Kennedy in the dock. (US Navy website)

Data picture: South Korean army Panther tank shooting with live ammunition. (Korean army official website)

Land force

The Indian army will continue to introduce 145 British 155mm m777 howitzers and 100 South Korean 155mm K-9 self-propelled howitzers in 2020. It is expected that the Indian army will also deploy Israel made spike medium range anti tank missiles in the next few months, and may receive the first Arjun mk-1a main battle tank by the end of the year.

The South Korean army may receive more Panther main battle tanks. The South Korean army has ordered 106 of these new tanks. The Russian army will receive the first 12 third-generation Amata t-14 main battle tanks and upgraded t-90m tanks in 2020.

Photo: legal gust fighter formation. (official website of French air force)


The first four legal Rafale fighters are expected to arrive in India in May 2020. The Indian Air Force will also receive more domestically produced Korn ferry light fighters by 2020.

Pakistan Air Force will deploy JF-17 Thunderbolt block u2162 multi-purpose fighter produced jointly by China and Pakistan in 2020.

It is worth noting that the Russian air force is expected to receive the first batch of su-57 stealth fighters in mass production in 2020. The Russian air force will also deploy six upgraded tu-95ms strategic bombers with nuclear strike capability in the new year.

The air forces of Australia, the United States, Japan and South Korea will continue to introduce the F-35 lightning II joint attack fighter next year. The South Korean Air Force will also receive three more rq-4block30 (batch 30) Global Hawk high altitude long endurance UAVs produced by Northrop Grumman in the first half of 2020.

There is a good reason to think that all the troops in the Indian Pacific region will deploy more advanced cyber warfare capabilities in 2020, but the specific details can only be called as known unknowns.

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