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UK maritime capability: The missing element

Contributor: Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham and Air Vice-Marshal Andrew L. Roberts
Posted: 8/18/2014


UK maritime capability: The missing element - Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham and Air Vice-Marshal Andrew L. Roberts

Following the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR 10), the planned Nimrod MRA4 fleet was scrapped. Four years later, it is clear that this is a major loss of capability. At a time when our maritime interests are so obviously of higher profile, the need for a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) is now a topic for Government attention and brought into sharper focus by the recent events surrounding the disappearance of Flight MH370, in which a very large area of the Indian Ocean needed to be searched. A variety of MPA from several nations participated in the search, led by the Australians. Britain could not now undertake such a mission were a similar tragedy to occur in UK waters. Full Article »

 

Seakeeping in the Caribbean with Commodore Franklin

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Posted: 6/17/2012


Seakeeping in the Caribbean with Commodore Franklin -

Commodore (Rtd) Anthony Franklin, former Chief of Defence of Trinidad & Tobago, outlines his nation’s key concerns as it aims to provide effective seakeeping in the Caribbean within a reasonable budget. Naval forces must prepare to tackle the issues of maritime piracy and deal with large-scale humanitarian problems in the face of natural disasters, as well as meet standard national defence requirements. Full Video »

 

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

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Posted: 7/15/2013


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. Full Podcast »

 

Part II: How a joined-up approach can tackle the global drug and organised crime problem

Posted: 5/13/2014

Part II: How a joined-up approach can tackle the global drug and organised crime problem

Trans-regional initiatives require coherence and complementarity in terms of their framework and design if they are to prove themselves effective and attain their set targets. Part II of this series examines the confluence of ideas in relation to the proposed integrated air and maritime surveillance capability in the Caribbean Basin as envisaged under U.S. defense in depth principles, and its parallelisms within the Cocaine Route Program SEACOP and AIRCOP projects. Full Sector Report »

 

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