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Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance 2017 Post Show Report

With the participation from regional Navies, Air Forces, Coast Guards, Police Forces, government organisations and the defence industry, the conference featured over 170 delegates as they brainstormed and discussed the biggest challenges and strategies for maritime security and coastal surveillance in the APAC region.Key discussions centered on inter-agency collaboration, maritime...

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Countering Drones

Estimated at around $127 billion, the 'drone revolution' is booming. But amongst the optimism is a creeping concern about the security and safety threat that this technology presents to critical national infrastructure, homeland security and a range of commercial sectors.

Global Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Developments

Today, almost no region worldwide is unaffected by a serious security threat at sea. Fishery protection remains a serious concern for most coastlines. Piracy is resurgent in African waters. Territorial disputes in South-East Asia continue to bubble to the surface, while the Arctic Circle is slowly becoming a more prominent...

The Landscape of Asia-Pacific Defence in 2017

Maritime security, missile defence, UAVs - the military balance in Asia is in flux as developing nations strengthen their coastal surveillance capabilities. In this feature article we analyse the latest strategic developments and ask five security experts, what will the security situation in Southeast Asia look like in 2017?

Regional Naval Modernisation

Multi-concerns on sea control / post-modern and sea denial. Relatively low concern on ASW. Capacity limitation for escalating conflicts. Critical financial capacity to manage and maintain fleets. Test on the ceiling of maritime interests.

Royal Malaysian Navy 15-to-5 Transformation Programme

Royal Malaysian Navy 15-to-5 Transformation Programme: 15-to-5 Fleet Transformation, Future Potentials, Littoral Mission Ship Project, RMN Efficiency savings, LMS Project and RMN Future Fleet.

Evolution of Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian region has in recent years been plagued with multiple reports of piracy, kidnap for ransom, and theft-at sea cases. How have these threats evolved lately, and what are countries in the region doing to counter the perennial problem? What are defence procurement opportunities that have emerged as...

Philippine Navy Modernisation

Throughout Southeast Asia, there is arguably no other seagoing force that is modernising at the rate of the Philippine Navy (PN). In the past five years, the service has undergone an unprecedented transformation, including the induction of its largest ever warships – and bigger plans are already afoot. The Philippine...

Rise of the White Hulls

Procurement programmes for coast guard services have traditionally lagged behind those of their naval counterparts. However, recent years have seen the induction of increasingly larger coast guard vessels, with more lethal firepower, across Southeast Asia. Why are coast guard services in the region procuring platforms that are almost as capable...

Uncovering Hidden Intelligence With Multispectral Imagery

Powerful cameras onboard DigitalGlobe satellites are capable of detecting a much wider spectrum of light than our human eyes can see. The images they produce make it possible for analysts to see a hidden world in which answers to key intelligence questions (KIQ’s) become more readily apparent.

Bringing Imagery To Life With Rich Sources Of Geospatial Intelligence

Defense and intelligence analysts rely on a variety of information layers to develop an accurate and complete understanding of the events they study. Analysts generate reports and briefings from a confluence of map data, overhead imagery, terrain models, local news stories, social media posts and more. In principal, this multi-source...

Meeting Operational Requirements For Persistent Refresh Through Multisource Imagery

Satellite imagery provides the foundation for indispensable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) when monitoring activity on Earth, especially within denied-access areas. With recent high-resolution satellite imagery, defense and intelligence analysts can identify the current posture of equipment and facilities at critical locations like airbases, ports, conflict zones, nuclear facilities and border crossings....

Delivering Geospatial Intelligenc To Entire Organization Through The SecureWatch Subscription Service

Defense and intelligence organizations need access to authoritative geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) to make decisions and act with confidence. Satellite imagery is foundational to GEOINT because it enables analysts to understand and model the locations and characteristics of land, facilities and equipment. But historically, organizations have been challenged to deliver satellite...