Naval & Maritime Defence

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The importance of rapidly updating and modernising a warship's capability as new threats emerge - Defence IQ Press

In the age of high cost and shrinking budgets, sometimes the best choice is to modernise, not replace,” says the U.S. Navy’s Captain James Dick, who is a Program Manager at International Fleet Support and Ship Transfer. Full Article »


Captain Chuck Gunzel on future offshore priorities -

Captain Charles “Chuck” Gunzel of the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) updates us on the need for US offshore patrol vessels to remain flexible, modular and interoperable. He discusses the emphasis on open architecture and testing, and explains the ongoing and future priorities for cost-effective platforms. Full Video »


Introducing Ireland's Samuel Beckett-class: Rear Admiral Mark Mellett -

With this year's event being held in Dublin, Rear Admiral Mark Mellett of the Irish Defence Forces (and the conference chairman), explains to Defence IQ the reasoning behind the introduction of the new Samuel Beckett-class OPVs in this new podcast. He also discusses the construction of the vessel with an eye towards climate change, cost-efficiency in a complex maritime environment, meeting emerging threats, and reveals his key to working effectively with industry partners and shipyards. Full Podcast »


Surface Warships: Programmes and Requirements 2016

The market for new surface warships over the next 10 years is expected to be worth over $150 billion. This report details all known programmes and requirements for surface warships, which includes Cruisers, Frigates, Corvettes, and Destroyers. The plans and programmes are broken down country-by-country, allowing you to see exactly which nation is procuring or has plans to procure new naval assets. This report also includes all known holdings of surface warships. Full Sector Report »


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