France starts deconstruction of Redoutable nuclear subs

Le Redoutable on display in naval museum. Photo: Wikimedia/Georg Wallner

The French Government Defense procurement agency Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) has contracted ...

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Croatian fast attack craft fires RBS15 missile

Photo: MORH

The Croatian Navy fired an RBS15 missile in the waters of Dugi Otok and Žirje on October 19. The RBS15 was fired ...

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EU starts training of Libyan Navy and Coast Guard

Photo: EAAS

EUNAVFOR operation Sophia has started training activities with the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard this week, and will ...

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USS Mason's defense systems proven in real-life scenario?

An SM-2 missile is launched from the aft vertical launching system aboard USS Arleigh Burke. Photo: US Navy

USS Mason (DDG-87) is a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer equipped with a range of combat systems providing

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USS Mason's defense systems proven in real-life scenario?

An SM-2 missile is launched from the aft vertical launching system aboard USS Arleigh Burke. Photo: US Navy

USS Mason (DDG-87) is a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer equipped with a range of combat systems providing ...

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USCG cutter to offload over 2 tonnes of cocaine in San Diego

U.S. Coast Guard's Fiscal Year 2016 was the most successful ever when it comes to drug interdiction. Photo: US Coast Guard

The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard ship that seized 5,600 pounds (2,540 kilos) of cocaine and arrested five smugglers ...

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US Coast Guard issues RFI for heavy icebreakers

Coast Guard cutter Healy during an Arctic mission. Photo: US Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) for the polar icebreaker acquisition program which ...

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USS Nimitz sailors test their underway replenishment skills

Sailors assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) receive ammunition from the dry cargo/ammuniton ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8) during an at-sea ammunition onload. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducted its first at-sea ammunition onload in more than ...

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10th annual Border Security Conference

The 2017 conference will possibly be the most relevant and topical event to date as we enter our 10th successive year…

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Naval Mission Systems Technology

Integrating Naval Assets to Ensure Enhanced Maritime Operations and Support.

Navies are constantly looking at how the collection and dissemination of data from marine helicopters, UAVs, radars and shore based sensors through C2 systems can be improved to produce an accurate, clear, and all-encompassing picture of the maritime theatre for allied forces.

The complexity associated with effectively coordinating the variety of operations of these systems means that interoperability between all systems, divisions, and nations is of paramount importance. Therefore, SMi’s Naval Mission Systems Technology Conference will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.

The expert speaker panel includes: Italian Navy, U.S. Navy, NATO Modelling and Simulation Center of Excellence (M & S COE), BAAINBw, The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), University College London and many more.

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Exponaval 2016

EXPONAVAL and TRANS-PORT have become established as one of the most important international naval defence and maritime fairs in Latin America…

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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017

Maximising Maritime Situational Awareness Capabilities for the Safety and Protection of International Waters

Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: exactEarth

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After last year’s huge success the SMi Group is proud to announce the 2nd Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology. The event will be held in Rome on the 30th and 31st of January 2017.

Based on the success of the 2016 conference, we aim to replicate and improve by providing a more regional focus, not just on the Mediterranean, but other areas of interest including the Black Sea and further beyond in the Asia Pacific region. All of which have keen collective interest on ensuring the safety and security of legitimate maritime activities.

This high level meeting will bring together senior military leadership, project decision makers, technical experts and cutting edge industry solution providers to explore future endeavours that will enhance the security and stability of the world’s oceans.

The 2017 programme will:

  • Provide a wider regional focus outside of the Mediterranean where challenges are also persistent
  • Feature high ranking military personnel involved with the enhancement of maritime surveillance platforms and systems
  • Present a running theme on the importance of information sharing as operations are increasingly conducted at an international level
  • Include Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Maritime ISR programs today
  • Allow learning on how other nations are developing their maritime surveillance and reconnaissance provision from past experience and cutting edge research and development
  • Get to the heart of challenges faced by modern maritime forces such as capability gaps and what requirements they now have


  • Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi, Chief of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Chief of Operations, Italian Coast Guard
  • Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch of the Air Staff Aerospace Planning Division, Italian Air Force


  • Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force
  • Commodore William Ellis, Commander CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe
  • Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy
  • Captain Fernando Angelo, Director, Navy Intelligence Analysis Centre,  Portuguese Navy 
  • Wing Commander Richard Berry, P-8 Poseidon Program Manager, Royal Air Force
  • Commander Michael Sela, Head of C5I Branch in the R&D department, Israeli Navy
  • Commander Pasi Staff, Chief of Surveillance, Finnish Navy
  • Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Branch Chief C4ISR, Germany Navy
  • Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA
  • Gerard O’Flynn, Head of SAR Ops, Irish Coast Guard
  • Leendert Bal, Head of Department C Operations, European Maritime Safety
  • Joachim Beckh, Technical Working Group Chair, MARSUR
  • Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Hudson, Former Commander, NATO MARCOM







Register online at: or email Justin Predescu on


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LCS 7 first US warship to make inaugural visit in Canada

Cmdr. Michael Desmond, commanding officer of littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7), accepts a historically accurate drawing of the first USS Detroit (1813), the first U.S. Naval vessel to bear the city's name, during a welcoming ceremony in Windsor, Ontario. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) traveled across the Detroit River and made her inaugural port ...

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NG hails AQS-24B demonstration at Unmanned Warrior a success

Photo: Northrop Grumman

U.S. based defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation demonstrated its AQS-24B mine hunting system at the ...

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Pakistan Navy assumes command of CTF 151

Photo: Combined Maritime Forces

Pakistan has taken command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 after from the ...

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MAN to provide GenSets for Italian PPAs

A rendering of an Italian Navy PPA vessel. Photo: Rolls-Royce

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received a contract to supply the first shipset (plus an option for six more, to be ...

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Ukraine to send engines for Indian frigates built in Russia

Illustration: Project 11356 frigate Admiral Essen at sea. Photo: Yantar Shipyard

Ukraine has agreed to provide gas turbine engines for improved Krivak-class (Project 11356) frigates that India ...

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Spain criticized for letting Russian fleet refuel in Ceuta

Amiral Kuznetsov carrier cruiser. Photo: Russian MoD file photo

Spain has come under pressure from other EU countries and NATO officials after it allowed the Russian carrier ...

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Raytheon, Diehl get $28M for work on RAM missile systems

Photo: Raytheon

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a $28 million contract for the production ...

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Saab teams up with PGZ for Polish naval development

PGZ CEO Arkadiusz Siwko  (left) and Saab Kockums head Gunnar Wieslander at the MoU signing ceremony. Photo: Saab

Swedish defense contractor Saab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Polish defense company Polska ...

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USS Seawolf changes command

Illustration: USS Seawolf is seen at Naval Base Bremerton, Wash., in 2014. Photo: US Navy

One of the three most advanced U.S. Navy submarines, the USS Seawolf, has welcomed a new commander during a ...

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USS Zumwalt visits Mayport en route to San Diego

he guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits Naval Station Mayport on her way into port. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Mayport, Florida, ...

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USS Carney enters Black Sea

USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Souda Bay, Greece., Oct. 21, 2016. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea, October 24, to conduct ...

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Russia to lay keel for first of new class of corvettes

Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense

The Russian Navy said it was ready to lay the keel for the first ship in a new class of corvettes also referred to ...

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DSME launches second submarine for Indonesia

Photo: DSME

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the second of three Chang ...

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Russian Navy to commission fifth diesel-electric submarine

Veliky Novgorod is shown in the dock ahead of launch. Photo: Russian Ministry of Defence

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced it would commission the fifth Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine ...

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DARPA fits out sub-hunting drone with parasailing sensor


DARPA’s unmanned anti-submarine warfare vessel that is currently undergoing open-water testing off the coast of ...

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Attack submarine USS Key West returns from Western Pacific

Sailors stationed onboard USS Key West (SSN 722) are greeted by two of the Miss Guams after returning home Oct. 25. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Key West returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, ...

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USS Wasp docks in Greece after four months at sea

MV Osprey aircraft operate from the deck of USS Wasp in September this year. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp rounded off four months at sea as it pulled into Souda Bay, ...

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NATO ready for Trident Juncture 2016

Photo: NATO

Bringing together armed forces from 21 NATO allies at the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, exercise Trident Juncture ...

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