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BAE's Nimrod MRA4 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald
This article is based on a survey of 114 professionals in the maritime surveillance domain. Target growth regions According to a recent survey of Defence IQ readers on the future of maritime surveillance, the Indian market represents the greatest potential for gro...
At this year’s forthcoming Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance conference, the twelfth annual event in the series, much of the focus of the dialogue will turn to Coast Guards and Border Protection agencies, who deal with varying levels of criminal activity in the...
Originally posted at Defence Review Asia
If there's one thing that the Somaliland government wants us – the international community – to know about maritime crime and the country's future economic stability, it's this:"Whether it's on our waters or on the waters of our neighbours in Somalia, as long as there a...
The provision of maritime security services in Nigeria is about to be turned on its head; non-legal actors will be forced out of the country and the Nigerian Navy and National Security Agency will begin to play an even more important role in regulating the industry....
Piaggio's prototype Hammerhead MALE UAV at Farnborough Airshow. Photo: Richard de Silva
In the context of rising piracy incidents in Southeast Asia – it’s the world’s "new hub" for piracy according to a United Nations report – and continued territorial disputes between China and its neighbours, Defence IQ wanted to understand more about the key threats M...
Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogbeche Ogbor is the Nigerian Navy’s Chief of Policy and Plans (CCPLANS) superintends and coordinates Nigerian Navy (NN) programmes, plans and policies including transformational activities. Defence IQ recently spoke with Rear Admiral Ogbor ahead...
By Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham and Air Vice-Marshal Andrew L. Roberts for the United Kingdom National Defence Association (UKNDA). Introduction
Not one Navy, Coast Guard or Air Force in Asia is content with their maritime security and anti-piracy capabilities. Each one is considering bolstering their fleets by acquiring new platforms and equipment to counter the rising threat of piracy and other illicit ac...
UK ships may fire on pirates Armed guards on ships in the Indian Ocean have permission to fire first to fend off Somali pirates, under new guidance issued to UK-flagged ships. Foreign Office minister Henry Bellingham said the new advice was clearer than earlier ve...
While media headlines abound and the mass ongoing conventional naval campaign against Somalia’s maritime piracy has dominated the minds of the world’s maritime security experts, security conditions in the Gulf of Guinea continue to decline rapidly. In fact, the heady...
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