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…
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.
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.
This past year, the impact of intelligence on immediate threats to the United States, its allies, and the world has been noted in the successes seen against the Islamic State group, both in terms of coordinating effective airstrikes on militant targets and in reducing jihadist recruitment into the battlespace.
This map reveals the latest known requirements and holdings for strategic and tactical airlift globally.
Saudi Arabia is presently embarking upon a major proliferation of its Eastern Naval Command in Jubail. The scale of this proliferation is unparalleled in the region and will involve the purchase of many major naval items. Get a glimpse of the Kingdom’s expansion plan expected to be worth $16 billion in this infographic.
Sven Hughes, the Founder of Verbalisation Ltd, a consultancy designed to help people amplify their messaging and create communications strategies using behavioural science, recently gave a speech at RUSI in London on the changing shape of information operations. Here is a transcript of the speech.
The proliferation of ISR technologies over the past decade of conflict in the Middle East and Central Asia has led to these assets becoming a mission critical component in operations. With new operating environments come new threat types and new capability challenges. In order to maintain information dominance the Intelligence Community needs to take the global lead and strive for intelligence generation, analysis and dissemination excellence.
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The trajectory of Russia’s national policy combined with its on-going rearmament programme poses a growing threat to security in the Euro-Atlantic. Russian actions in Georgia in 2008, Ukraine since 2014, and the scale and scope of its ‘snap’ military exercises, especially their focus on high-intensity conventional – and in cases, nuclear – operations against NATO and allied countries (notably Finland and Sweden), highlight Russia’s increasing belligerence and assertiveness. This is based on Moscow’s deep dissatisfaction with the post-Cold War settlement, in particular with regard to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and a desire for recognition as a Great Power. Moreover, the fundamental long-term objective for Russian national policy is the assertion of primacy over the former Soviet Union, in particular in military-strategic terms.