Naval & Maritime Defence

Our naval section covers the gamut of subject matter and naval technology developments, including issues concerning maritime piracy, surveillance and reconnaissance, offshore patrol vessels, surface warships, submarines and coast guard. Readers can access naval and maritime news through exclusive articles, podcasts and presentations at no cost.

Contributor: Yousuf Malik
Posted: 07/06/2016
OSV Italy
I was amazed to learn that the topography of Mars is better known than the topography of our own seabed. This fact was echoed by Admiral Bruno Frachon, the chief of the French naval hydrographic office, SHOM at the recent OSV 2016 conference in London this June organised by Defence IQ. But that is not the principal reason navies are investing anew in fleets of hydrographic and oceanographic survey vessels to help build a better picture of the vast breadths and depths of our oceans. Full Article »
Posted: 06/17/2012
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.

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Posted: 09/02/2014
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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 Full Podcast »
Contributor: Defence IQ Press
Posted: 06/15/2016
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This report is divided into three distinct sections: a detailed overview of all the known OPV programmes requirements in the region; a full list of known OPV and warship holdings in Middle Eastern military inventories; and an analysis of Middle Eastern data from Defence IQ’s global market survey, identifying trends and requirements specific to the region. Full Sector Report »