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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 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 2015-16

The 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.

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E-Book: Regional Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Developments: Summer 2016

This 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 2016-17

With 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 2016-17

The 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)...

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 hand. Ahead of the 15th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance summit (Rome, Italy; 27-28 September), where over 150 members of the ISR community will gather, this report explores the latest acquisitions, requirements and holdings of maritime patrol aircraft across international forces...


Brigadier David Evans ACOS IS Navy Command HQ - Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance 2015

View Brigadier David Evans ACOS IS Navy Command HQ's presentation from the 2015 Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance conference to get an insight into:

  • Context and challenges facing RN ISR today and in the future
  • An update on RN platform mix: Surface Platforms, Sub Surface Platforms, Air Platforms (Maritime and Joint) & Littoral
  •  Emerging RN Capabilities

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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. 

SURVEY RESULTS: Improving Maritime Security & ISR

The maritime domain plays host to some of the greatest threats to international security. As Mediterranean nations continue to tackle illegal migration, the wider ISR community must work towards countering piracy, drug smuggling and illegal fishing. Operational demands are overflowing. Today’s commanders require multi-role capabilities that can deliver persistent surveillance for a range of missions. But what is the best way to prioritise these requirements? Ahead of the annual Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance conference (Rome; 27-28 September, 2017), Defence IQ surveyed those in its community involved in this field. We found out: - Which technologies need urgent improvements; - Which capabilities are to be prioritised; - Where the gaps are in data processing, evaluation and dissemination; - How investment is likely to take shape in the coming years.


Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2017 Delegate List

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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...