E-Book: Regional Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Developments: Summer 2016This year’s Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance event comes at a particularly important time for much of the world’s maritime powers considering the span of evolving threats. 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. Here, we explore each of these regions in more depth…
Interactive Map: Global Maritime Surveillance Developments 2016-17With an estimated $50 billion to be spent on maritime patrol aircraft, maritime unmanned aerial vehicles, airborne anti-submarine warfare sensors and communication suites over the next 10 years, the annual Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance conference has been specifically designed to provide military with the technological insights they require and industry with the first hand first hand intelligence on current and future acquisition requirements.
View the latest developments with this map ahead of senior-level networking opportunities with the world's naval and coast guard decision-makers. Includes updates on MPAs, Surveillance/Reconnaissance UAVs, arctic patrol vessels, offshore patrol vessels and maritime helicopters...
Report: Global Maritime Surveillance Holdings and Market 2016-17The world market for Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems is estimated at a value of $50 billion over the next 10 years. This includes Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Maritime UAVs and Airborne ASW Sensors.
If you are involved in this market, it is vital that you stay on top of these developments. View this complimentary report to get a rundown of the world's MPA and maritime UAV holdings, and for the latest procurment activity, ahead of this year's Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance conference (September, Rome)...
Demand for maritime surveillance capabilities continues to go globalIn 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 surprise at all if the market grows larger still with time. Read more on developments occurring in the Arctic, Middle East and Indian Ocean...
Global Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Report 2015-16The world market for Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems is estimated at a value of $50 billion over the next 10 years. This includes Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPAs), Maritime Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (MUAVs) and Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Sensors. Download the full report to read up on nation-by-nation maritime surveillance fixed-wing and UAV inventories, as well as active and pending programmes.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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...