Naval & Maritime Defence

Naval information covers maritime piracy, surveillance and security, littoral combat ship management, offshore patrol vessels and navy aircraft carriers and submarines. Access Naval focused information dedicated to Naval and Coastal Surveillance through articles, podcasts and presentations today.

How valuable are the U.S. Navy's riverine craft to littoral operations? - Richard de Silva

Ahead of his presentation on operational experiences with counter-piracy in the Gulf at the Fast Interception and Riverine conference from 9 - 11 February 2015 in London, Captain Jeffrey McCauley, NAVCENT, 5th Fleet US CENTCOM, spoke to Defence IQ about a number of issues, including Commander Task Force 56 and the importance of riverine craft. 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 »


Offshore Patrol Vessels And Corvette: Asia Market Report 2015

The Asia Pacific region, and especially South East Asia, is one of the busiest sea channels in the world, with over 1000 vessels passing through the Singapore and Malacca Straits each day. There, both Navies and Coast Guards conduct a myriad of maritime operations, in a bid to enhance maritime security and maritime domain awareness. In this 16 page report get a comprehensive overview and learn more about the future of offshore patrol vessels in the Asia pacific region. Full Sector Report »


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