Asia-Pacific nations are expected to spend about $1.4 trillion on military programs in 2013-18, an estimated 55% increase over the $919.5 billion the countries spent during 2008-12, according to an AW&ST analysis of data provided by Avascent Analytics. An important development for some regional nations, including Taiwan and Singapore, will be progress with upgrades for the Lockheed Martin F-16. Although Singapore was tilting toward the F-35B in 2013, the country's defense ...

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