03 - 04 December, 2019

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Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance APAC 2018-19 Market Report

Read Defence IQ's latest market report provides an update on the acquisition programmes in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand influenced by strategic factors from the last 24 months.

Interoperability Challenges in Southeast Asia Review

The increasing occurrence of natural disasters and proliferation of common threats to the ASEAN region showcases the need for interoperability between armed forces in the ASEAN region, however it is yet to reach the same level as our peers in Europe. This brief examines programmes that Indonesia, ...

Beyond Drones

As coastal and maritime surveillance operations are also increasingly expected to shoulder greater responsibilities, operators are increasingly turning towards innovative technological solutions beyond rudimentary deployments of unmanned systems. Emerging technological solutions have not only red ...

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 ...

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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.

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.

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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...