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The Landscape of Asia-Pacific Defence in 2017

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?
Beyond Drones

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 reduced the strain on manpower resources and operational budgets, but also enhanced the effectiveness of surveillance operations, and by extension, national security.

In this report we explore three emerging technologies; VIDAR, Tethered aerostats and deep learning artificial intelligence. We look at the how, what and why of this emerging tech. These are the technologies piped to fundamentally alter how surveillance missions are done in the future.

Global Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Developments

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 geopolitical concern. Latin American and Caribbean nations see no immediate end to narcotics smuggling. And of course, Europe is witness to a serious cross-sea migrant crisis. In this e-book, we explore each of these regions in more depth.
Countering Drones

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.