Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Key programmes & requirements 2017
The maritime domain plays host to some of the greatest threats to international security. Operators of manned and unmanned airborne platforms designed to fulfill maritime tasks must meet the challenge of delivering accurate surveillance to support global security at sea, no matter the challenge a ...
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 ...
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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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...
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.
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?
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...
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...
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.
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.