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Timeline: 100 Years of Italian Naval Aviation

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 F-35B. 

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

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 feels are the technologies and TTPs that must be enhanced to see effective maritime patrol continue in the years to come...

Long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)

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 years that the UK has been without some form of MPA capability.

Coast Guard Focus: Icelandic Coast Guard on Arctic Cooperation

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 and rescue, when it comes to operating in the Arctic environment.

US Poseidon to be watching from sea to shining sea

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 is now transitioning to the P-8A Poseidon. Rear Admiral Sean Buck, who will be at the Maritime Reconnaissance conference this year, discusses why this aircraft could well be the future for many other nations.

Satellite Focus: Canadian RADARSAT programme enters new era

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 forward-looking RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) say that the initiative continues to receive strong backing ahead of its completion deadline of 2018, drawing a fascinating picture for tomorrow's open ocean surveillance worldwide...

Demand for Maritime UAVs to remain sky high into 2018

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 as interest in unmanned systems explodes.

Past Presentation: Observations on Predictive Analysis for Maritime Activity

Past Presentation: Observations on Predictive Analysis for Maritime Activity

This past presentation from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides insights into the external trends and observations on predictive analytics for Maritime activity. This detailed presentation gives a forward-thinking outlook on this topic, from one of our conference presentations in 2017. Download the presentation here >>

Sample Attendee List 2017

View our sample attendee list for last year's summit to gain an insight into the attendees expected for Maritime ISR Global 2018. Downloaded here.
2018 Sample Attendee List

2018 Sample Attendee List

View our sample attendee list for our 2018 event to see who will be attending and your networking opportunities with these on site. Download the list here.