Bradley Perrett

Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief


Bradley Perrett covers China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

Before joining Aviation Week in 2006 he was a macroeconomics, politics and aerospace journalist with Reuters. Perrett holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney.


Opinion: Settle In For Decades Of Resistance To China

By Bradley Perrett Dec 18, 2020
With self assurance and an us-vs.-them view of international relations, the Asian giant will not improve its behavior.
Defense and Space

China's Chang’e 5 Re-entry Capsule Lands, Samples Retrieved

By Bradley Perrett Dec 16, 2020
The return capsule of China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission landed early on Dec. 17, Chinese time, bringing back the first samples from the Moon in 44 years.

Australia Spending Beats Target, Will Keep Rising

By Bradley Perrett Dec 16, 2020
The defense budget is likely to reach 2.4% of GDP within two years. Slow naval programs will consume much of the money.
Defense and Space