ASC shipyard upgraded for Future Frigate and OPV build

Photo: ASC

Australian Submarine Corporation’s Osborne shipyard will be upgraded to better serve the needs of the ...

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HMS Illustrious leaves Portsmouth for scrapyard

HMS Illustrious. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will leave Portsmouth one final time today and sail for ...

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Boeing buys Liquid Robotics to boost autonomous maritime ops

Photo: Boeing

Boeing has acquired autonomous maritime technology developer Liquid Robotics with the aim of growing its ...

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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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Saab to develop torpedo integration systems for A26 subs

Photo: Saab

Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab for the development and production of torpedo ...

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BAE Systems hands out more Type 26 supply contracts


British shipbuilder BAE Systems announced Wednesday that it has awarded further manufacturing equipment contracts ...

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Ike continues airstrikes against ISIL from Eastern Med

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group (Ike CSG) has continued airstrikes against ISIL under ...

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Sea-Air-Space 2018

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017

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

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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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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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Sea-Air-Space 2017

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

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Three Chinese Navy ships visit San Diego

Illustration: Chinese PLA(N) frigate during a visit to Pearl Harbor. Photo: US Navy

Three Chinese Navy ships arrived in San Diego as part of a routine port visit that will last from December 6 to 9. ...

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Former German minehunter becomes training ship

Ex-Ensdorf. Photo: German Navy

German marine technology school (MTS) Parow has officially received EX Ensdorf, a hollow rod steering boat that was ...

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Pearl Harbor: New submarine exhibit unveiled

Chuck Merkel, executive director of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park (middle), and Rear Adm. Fredrick "Fritz" Roegge, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (right), unveil the new submarine exhibit at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. Photo: US Navy

The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park has received a new submarine exhibit in honor of the 75th commemoration of ...

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French Navy's A9-M AUVs get upgraded comms

Photo: ECA Group

The French Navy’s six A9-M autonomous underwater vehicles are set to receive upgraded long range ...

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Royal Navy tanker RFA Tiderace unveiled in South Korea

Photo: British Embassy Seoul

Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Tiderace has been named in a December 1 ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine ...

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Watch a live video of Japanese subs sunk in Pearl Harbor

The conning tower of the mini submarine sunk by the USS Ward. Photo: University of Hawaiʻi/HURL/NOAA

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will live-stream a dive on two Japanese mini submarines ...

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HNLMS Tromp concludes Somalia piracy mission


Sailors and ships deployed to EUNAVFOR’s counter piracy operation off the Horn of Africa have bid farewell to ...

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HMS Sutherland escorts Russian destroyer through the Channel

HMS Sutherland (forefront) is seen here as it follows Russian destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland escorted the Russian Navy’s Udaloy-class destroyer as it started ...

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Ike enters US 6th Fleet after Suez transit

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits through the Suez Canal on December 4. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group (Ike CSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of ...

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Photo: Spanish warship trains with Somaliland Coast Guard


Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel BAM Relampago took members of the Somaliland Coast Guard on board for ...

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BAE Systems to overhaul USS Wasp before Japan deployment

USS Wasp. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $55.7 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the 2017 ...

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HII gets $40M USS George Washington RCOH modification

USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits the Atlantic Ocean in October, this year. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Huntington Ingalls a $40.9 modification to a previously awarded ...

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Royal Navy invests £11 million in reserve facility

Photo: Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is investing in a new facility for reservists that will be built in Cardiff Bay, the service ...

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Two workers dead as warship tips over during undocking

INS Betwa. Photo: Indian Navy

Two sailors were confirmed dead while a number of others are being treated for injuries after the Indian Navy ...

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HLNMS Tromp first Op Atalanta ship to dock in Somalia

HNLMS Tromp in Berbera, Somaliland. Photo: Twitter/Commodore René Luyckx

The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate and current flagship of the EU mission off the Horn of Africa, became the first ...

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Ex-HMAS Tobruk to be scuttled off Queensland, Australia

HMAS Tobruk. Photo: Australian Department of Defence

Former Australian Navy’s heavy lift hip HMAS Tobruk will be scuttled off the coast between Bundaberg and ...

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SU-33 crashes attempting to land on Russian aircraft carrier

Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense

A Russian SU-33 aircraft crashed on December 3 while attempting to land on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, ...

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Norwegian minesweeper undergoes inspection and survey

KNM Rauma. Photo: Royal Norwegian Navy

Norwegian ship services company Bergen Group Services AS has been contracted to carry out an inspection and survey ...

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