The Landscape of Asia-Pacific Defence in 2017

The Landscape of Asia-Pacific Defence in 2017

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?
Market Report 2019-20 Notable Southeast Asian Defence Programmes

Market Report 2019-20 Notable Southeast Asian Defence Programmes

Amid mounting tensions, countries across Southeast Asia are continuing to bolster their coastal and maritime surveillance capabilities.

Several significant acquisitions programmes, such as those undertaken by Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, have moved ahead and received their funding requests. We summarise the major programmes in this short report.

Ahead of the 16th Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance Asia 2019 summit happening in Singapore from 3-4 December, an event that is expected to see more than 15 flag officers and 250 attendees across 15 countries, this report will examine emerging coastal and maritime surveillance requirements for notable countries in the Southeast Asian region.

To discover more about the state of the coastal and maritime surveillance landscape and where we are headed next, download your exclusive copy today.

Global Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Developments

Global Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Developments

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.


This report highlights active ongoing programmes and key requirements in the Maritime Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) space, as navies invest in solutions and adapt to the multi-domain intelligence approach and retain the information advantage against potential adversaries. It offers insights into the activity of the following nations:

  • Australia – acquisition and integration of the MQ-4C Triton RPA
  • Canada – contract with Maerospace for satellite automatic identification system data
  • France – multinational efforts to develop follow-on for maritime anti-submarine and ISR aircraft
  • Germany – acquisition of four MQ-4C TritonUAS for C4ISR and SAR roles
  • Malaysia – requirement for a MPA and UAV among others
  • Poland – procurement of three new MPA for 2023-2030
  • Romania’s possible acquisition of a new UAS for the maritime and riverine domain
  • Sweden‘s new SIGINT vessel for its Navy
  • United States’ acquisition of 10 P-8A Poseidon MPA to be deployed in the North Atlantic

Key benefits of downloading the report:

  • Know top acquisition priorities from these countries
  • Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from countries having active programmes and key requirements at Maritime ISR Global 
  • Gain insights into investment trends 

Top Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance market manufacturers are covered in this report through contracts they won and ongoing bids they are taking part in. The following companies are included:

  • Boeing
  • Maerospace
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Dornier
  • Leonardo
  • Airbus
  • Beechcraft
  • Lockheed Martin
  • ATR
  • Rheinland Air Service
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  • SAAB
  • Cessna

This report also offers insights into other countries from all around the globe such as: 

  • China
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • The Philippines
  • Republic of Seychelles
  • Senegal 
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay

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Countering Drones

Countering Drones

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.
Beyond Drones

Beyond Drones

As coastal and maritime surveillance operations are also increasingly expected to shoulder greater responsibilities, operators are increasingly turning towards innovative technological solutions beyond rudimentary deployments of unmanned systems. Emerging technological solutions have not only reduced the strain on manpower resources and operational budgets, but also enhanced the effectiveness of surveillance operations, and by extension, national security.

In this report we explore three emerging technologies; VIDAR, Tethered aerostats and deep learning artificial intelligence. We look at the how, what and why of this emerging tech. These are the technologies piped to fundamentally alter how surveillance missions are done in the future.