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Severe skills shortage preventing maritime industry from harnessing Big Data

22 Feb 2017

Source: Networks Asia

According to Sea Asia 2017, half of the leaders recognise the need for more skilled professionals, especially with the industry moving towards smart shipping, while 83% highlighted the importance of focusing on developing the skills of current employees. The evolution of technology means that the competitive landscape for the maritime industry is changing quickly. It is crucial for the industry to come together and collaborate with one another.

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22 Feb 2017

Indian Navy seals deal with Tata firm to buy surveillance radars

17 Feb 2017

Source: Livemint

The Indian Navy sealed a Rs200-crore deal with Tata subsidiary Nova Integrated System for procurement of over two dozen surveillance radars

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17 Feb 2017

Asia Pacific to replace Europe as second biggest submarine market in the world

13 Aug 2016

Source: Strategic Defence Intelligence

Strategic Defence Intelligence’s (SDI) expects Asia Pacific to replace Europe as the second biggest submarine market over the next ten years, close on the heels of the US.

According to SDI’s latest report, the submarine market in Asia Pacific will value US$7.3 billion in 2015 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.18% to reach US$11 billion in 2025. The growth is primarily driven by major countries such as China, India, Australia and South Korea, which are increasingly focusing on developing their naval capabilities. This is due to rising number of maritime conflicts and potential threats in the South China Sea as well as the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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13 Aug 2016

Ice patrol, littoral support for NZDF

08 Jun 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The release of New Zealand’s Defence White Paper on 8 June has confirmed what has long been suspected with the intended addition of an ice-strengthened OPV for its naval fleet.

Key points highlighted in the white paper detail the aims for the new OPV and an ice-strengthened naval tanker; better sea-to-shore capabilities with the addition of a littoral operations support vessel ‘that can operate in low to medium threat environments’; improved air surveillance with the upgrade of the P-3K Orion maritime patrol aircraft; and expanded cyber capability.

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08 Jun 2016

US plans five-year EOD boat programme

06 Jun 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The US Navy's explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and salvage diving specialists are poised to acquire up to 80 new 9m rigid-hull inflatable boats over the next five years.

The Multi-use EOD Response Craft (MERC) will be fielded in three variants: with an enclosed cabin, an open centre console (OCC), and an open design for use by the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NOMWC).

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06 Jun 2016

USCG orders nine OTH-IVs

03 Jun 2016

Source: Maritime Security

SAFE Boats International has received an order worth approximately $3.89 million from the US Coast Guard (USCG) for nine Over-the-Horizon (OTH)-IV cutter boats, the USCG announced on 1 June.

Deliveries of the boats are expected to begin in October 2016.

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03 Jun 2016

UDT 2016: Military research created commercial SonarBell

02 Jun 2016

Source: Maritime Security

A UK-based company that has commercialised military sonar location research from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) say that their Sonarbell product could have more applications than initially envisaged.

The SonarBell, manufactured by Subsea Asset Location Technologies (SALT), is a passive sonar reflector that can be currently used as a marking solution where more expensive technologies such as active transponders limit the customer base.

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02 Jun 2016

USCG to introduce new cyber guidelines

02 Jun 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is currently in the process of developing cyber strategy standards for port vulnerability assessments, which will begin to be implemented in summer 2016.

Cyber secuity is a hot topic for most industries, not least the maritime domain where at present there is little to no regulation on how to prevent attacks.

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02 Jun 2016

US CBP receives first interceptor vessel

01 Jun 2016

Source: Maritime Security

SAFE Boats International (SBI) has completed and delivered a new Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO), the company announced on 27 May.

The CIV has been formally named 'Alexandria'.

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01 Jun 2016

Australian P-8A makes maiden flight

27 May 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon aircraft has successfully completed its maiden flight, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 25 May.

The aircraft flew from Renton Airfield, Washington, to Boeing Field where will be fitted with mission systems as part of Australia's project AIR 7000.

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27 May 2016
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