After a long-time absence, the UK is set to beef up its naval presence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Piracy attacks on tankers increasing, says IMB
SOUTH East Asia had more piracy attacks than the rest of the world combined in 2014, according to figures released by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
Worldwide piracy figures are the lowest in eight years with the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre based in Kuala Lumpur, recording a total of 245 attacks and attempted attacks.
This total is down 44 per cent since the situation off Somalia created a global peak in 2011.
Somali pirates accounted for just 11 attacks last year, all of which were thwarted.
The focus of concern has now switched to South East Asia where more ...
A construction programme for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces also includes technology transfer for Saudi Arabian Military Industries.
For over a hundred years submarines have lurked beneath the waves, providing a silent and current threat to surface shipping, both commercial and military. During World War I, the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a torpedo fired from a German U-Boat showed the tactical advantages of having an underwater capability in maritime operations.
India does not have a large number of AUVs in service, but it now has a road map to change that situation.
The Royal Australian Navy has extended its Camcopter S-100 contract by three years.
Local SME to conduct dockyard services for Latvian Naval Forces vessels.