Reports

Overview of Maritime Border Command

Overview of Maritime Border Command

Overview of Maritime Border Command

Presented by RADM Peter Laver
Australian Border Force
A Strategic Approach In Enhancing Coast Guard Operations

A Strategic Approach In Enhancing Coast Guard Operations

A Strategic Approach In Enhancing Coast Guard Operations

Presented by Admiral Maritime Dato’ Sri Zulkifili Bin Abu Bakar
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
Fighting Piracy And Maritime Terrorism In The Philippines

Fighting Piracy And Maritime Terrorism In The Philippines

Fighting Piracy And Maritime Terrorism In The Philippines

Presented by - Captain Dela Vega 
Philippine Coast Guard
Implied MRO and Retrofit Opportunities 2020-21

Implied MRO and Retrofit Opportunities 2020-21

Naval services in Southeast Asia are increasingly faced with the challenge of reconciling increased operational requirements, with budgetary constraints. Among reasons why operational requirements have increased include more robust activities by claimant states in disputed maritime territories, keener competition for marine resources, and the increasing threat of maritime-borne terrorism activities.

To overcome these challenges, services in the region are increasingly partnering maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) companies to keep their equipment in service.

However, given the nuances in defence procurement regulations across the different jurisdictions of Southeast Asia, these MRO opportunities may, or may not be made public.

The purpose of this report is to highlight notable MRO and retrofitting programmes across naval services in Southeast Asia that are likely to emerge in the 2020-21 time period, but may have yet to appear in public tender documents.

The opportunities highlighted here are implied by virtue of outstanding requirements, comments made by senior leaders in the respective armed forces, and other information in the public domain.

Non-lethal Vessel Protection Systems

Non-lethal Vessel Protection Systems

As the number of potential conflict hotspots across the world increases, there is growing risk that similar tactics may be employed by militant groups that have demonstrated their competency in perpetrating attacks on the high seas, including the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the Philippines, and the Islamic State factions of Southeast Asia. Propaganda material uncovered from Islamic State fighters returning from the Middle East to countries like Indonesia and Southeast Asia also suggest that fighters may harbour intentions to carry out maritime-borne acts of terrorism in this part of the world.

Against the backdrop of these risks, this report highlights several notable vessel protection systems that are currently on the market, or are on the verge of being commercialised. These non-lethal systems may be useful not only in preventing attacks by maritime terrorists, but also crimes perpetrated by pirates, and petty thieves.

Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance APAC 2018-19 Market Report

Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance APAC 2018-19 Market Report

Read Defence IQ's latest market report provides an update on the acquisition programmes in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand influenced by strategic factors from the last 24 months.

Interoperability Challenges in Southeast Asia Review

Interoperability Challenges in Southeast Asia Review

The increasing occurrence of natural disasters and proliferation of common threats to the ASEAN region showcases the need for interoperability between armed forces in the ASEAN region, however it is yet to reach the same level as our peers in Europe. This brief examines programmes that Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have embarked on to reduce the chasms between armed forces in the region.

Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Key programmes & requirements 2017

Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Key programmes & requirements 2017

The maritime domain plays host to some of the greatest threats to international security. Operators of manned and unmanned airborne platforms designed to fulfill maritime tasks must meet the challenge of delivering accurate surveillance to support global security at sea, no matter the challenge at hand. This report explores the latest acquisitions, requirements and holdings of maritime patrol aircraft across international forces...

Rise of the White Hulls

Rise of the White Hulls

Procurement programmes for coast guard services have traditionally lagged behind those of their naval counterparts. However, recent years have seen the induction of increasingly larger coast guard vessels, with more lethal firepower, across Southeast Asia. Why are coast guard services in the region procuring platforms that are almost as capable as naval ships, and what are the opportunities available given current, and projected requirements? Download this report to find out more.