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Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia, Part Two

Submarine Issues for Small and Medium Navies

  • Geoffrey Till
  • Collin Koh Swee Lean


  • Offers detailed analysis of naval modernisation in Southeast Asia, using submarine acquisition as a case studies

  • Provides a short, up-to-date primer on maritime developments in the region

  • Essential reading for students and researchers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. James Goldrick
    Pages 29-40
  3. Yoji Koda
    Pages 41-58
  4. Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto
    Pages 59-81
  5. Collin Koh Swee Lean
    Pages 83-95
  6. Dzirhan Mhadzir
    Pages 97-107
  7. Carlyle A. Thayer
    Pages 109-118
  8. Geoffrey Till, Collin Koh Swee Lean
    Pages 119-133
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 135-138

About this book


This edited volume starts with an account of the submarine in naval warfare and moves on to review the nature and consequences of naval modernisation in Southeast Asia by considering their acquisition by the small and medium navies of the region. It explores the reasons for these navies taking on this very substantial and demanding challenge, the problems they are facing and the consequences of the deployment of submarines for regional stability. Given the backdrop of growing tensions over the South China Sea and increasing competition between the United States and China in the region, will the arrival of submarines in the area help or hinder the cause of peace? This volume will be of substantial interest not just to those interested in submarines and naval development but also to students and teachers concerned about the very volatile developing situation in and around the South China Sea.   


South China Sea Australia Japan Singapore Submarine acquisition Indonesia Malaysia Vietnam

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Till
    • 1
  • Collin Koh Swee Lean
    • 2
  1. 1.Defence Studies DepartmentKing’s College LondonSwindonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of Defence and Strategic StudiesS. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)SingaporeSingapore

About the editors

Geoffrey Till is Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies at King’s College London, UK, and Chairman of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, UK. Since 2009 he has also been a Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore. 

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