25 - 27 September, 2018 | Sheraton Parco de' Medici Rome Hotel, Rome, Italy

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Maritime ISR Global Concept Agenda

We're delighted to release the first concept agenda for the 2018 Maritime ISR Global conference. The agenda gives some insight into the framework of the discussions senior leaders will be participating in during the event in Rome, as well as those who have been invited to attend. ...

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Demand for maritime surveillance capabilities continues to go global

In recent weeks, several countries have taken steps to examine the future of maritime patrol and how it can address their concerns. With territorial claims in dispute, illegal trafficking routes springing up worldwide and the constant need to secure oil rigs and fisheries, it should come as no su ...

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 at h ...

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Timeline: 100 Years of Italian Naval Aviation

Check out the infographic in celebration of a century of the service's air capability of Italian Navy. View this visual timeline to trace the major landmarks in its history as Italy plans a future of unmanned systems, advanced helicopter platforms, a new fleet of carriers and the arrival of the...

Interview: 10 years of the US Coast Guard's HC-130J

Defence IQ continues its coverage of US maritime patrol developments with this audio programme featuring insight from Lt. Cdr. Ian Bastek. As the US Coast Guard's HC-130J Platform Manager, Bastek tells us how the aircraft has been enhanced since its introduction to the USCG a decade ago and what he...

Long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)

The focus of this paper, compiled by Squadron Leader Tim Croydon, Staff Officer Maritime, RAF, is to evaluate the necessity of long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in UK Defence following its removal in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). It is now the first time in one hundred...

Coast Guard Focus: Icelandic Coast Guard on Arctic Cooperation

As a member of the Arctic Council, the presence of the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) remains important to the wider security issues of the region. Rear Admiral Georg Lárusson, the Director General of the ICG, tells Defence IQ the current priorities and major challenges, particularly in the field of search...

US Poseidon to be watching from sea to shining sea

To be able to respond and cover down on anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance missions, as well as being one of the first responders in any type of search and rescue or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, the scope is huge. As such, the US Navy...

Satellite Focus: Canadian RADARSAT programme enters new era

The Canadian government is prioritising sovereignty as the top focus for its Arctic maritime strategy. To achieve this, a robust surveillance and communications network is a must, but, with budgets as tight as they are, there remains anxiety over the ability to meet full expectations. Fortunately, programme managers on the...

Demand for Maritime UAVs to remain sky high into 2018

As the UK Royal Navy announces its investment of £30 million into the ScanEagle for maritime patrol duties, a new report suggests that the UAV market as a whole will exceed $8.35 billion by 2018. We cast an eye over some of the other developments happening elsewhere in the world...