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Throughout Southeast Asia, there is arguably no other seagoing force that is modernising at the rate of the Philippine Navy (PN). In the past five years, the service has undergone an unprecedented transformation, including the induction of its largest ever warships – and bigger plans are already afoot. The Philippine government has placed orders with South Korea for what will be the most sophisticated vessels yet to enter service. This report looks at the current programmes transforming the PN and the market opportunities likely to emerge.
Royal Malaysian Navy 15-to-5 Transformation Programme: 15-to-5 Fleet Transformation, Future Potentials, Littoral Mission Ship Project, RMN Efficiency savings, LMS Project and RMN Future Fleet.
Maritime security, missile defence, UAVs - the military balance in Asia is in flux as developing nations strengthen their coastal surveillance capabilities. In this feature article we analyse the latest strategic developments and ask five security experts, what will the security situation in Southeast Asia look like in 2017?
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. In this e-book, we explore each of these regions in more depth.
The Southeast Asian region has in recent years been plagued with multiple reports of piracy, kidnap for ransom, and theft-at sea cases. How have these threats evolved lately, and what are countries in the region doing to counter the perennial problem? What are defence procurement opportunities that have emerged as a result of these efforts?
Multi-concerns on sea control / post-modern and sea denial. Relatively low concern on ASW. Capacity limitation for escalating conflicts. Critical financial capacity to manage and maintain fleets. Test on the ceiling of maritime interests.
Estimated at around $127 billion, the 'drone revolution' is booming. But amongst the optimism is a creeping concern about the security and safety threat that this technology presents to critical national infrastructure, homeland security and a range of commercial sectors.