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ADECS 2019: Southeast Asia has a dearth of maritime patrol aircraft

29th January 2019 - 11:45 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore


There is a degree of polarity when it comes to naval assets in Southeast Asia, with some countries having a disproportionately large number of surface assets to patrol a relatively small area – Singapore is a case in point – while other countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines have far too few assets to monitor huge maritime areas.

One solution for this ‘persistent resource capability shortfall’, according to Collin Koh, a research fellow of the Maritime Security Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, and who presented at the ADECS 2019 conference, is utilisation of

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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