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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....
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...
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...
Concrete planning is now underway between the European Commission and the 27 EU nations to collectively boost maritime security
The dynamics of maritime operations, emerging threats and the economic importance of the sea as well as their effects on national prosperity have changed the context in which the Nigerian Navy operates at sea. That’s the synopsis of a presentation recently given by...
Both maritime security and insecurity in Africa are increasingly centered on cooperation. Dr. Ian Ralby presents the case that cooperation is maturing among the criminal elements seeking to exploit inadequacies in law enforcement across entire regions. To effectively r...
Where’s Curaèao? If you scroll down it’s highlighted on a map, somewhere in the Caribbean. The next question is why is it important? If risk can loosely be defined as a combination of factors including threat, vulnerability and impact then it is time to take strat...
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...
BAE's Nimrod MRA4 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald
Given the lack of piracy activity over the past two months, it is perhaps an appropriate time to take stock of the Indian Ocean piracy issue.
There are new and developing trends which suggest grave danger to Caribbean societies. Increased drug trafficking through the region, the threat of diminishing security assistance, and signs of radicalisation leading to violent extremism threatens Caribbean societies....
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...
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...
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