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Asia-Pacific submarine proliferation creates parallel market in counter-subsurface capabilities

5th February 2020 - 08:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Singapore


Submarine proliferation continues to be significant factors for operators, industry and planners in the Asia-Pacific region, as a burgeoning demand for such capabilities is driving a parallel market for technology use to counter sub-surface threats.

Further, according to Collin Koh, regional maritime security analyst and research fellow at Nanyang Technological University, in the search for improved capabilities militaries could ‘look for quests’ to match their own modernisation efforts.

This could lead to cases of ‘supply driving demand’, Koh added on 4 February during the ADECS exhibition and conference in Singapore.

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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