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  • 11 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed that it signed a deal to purchase nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Boeing’s P-8A MPA are being purchased from the US Government via a Foreign Military Sale. According to the MoD, the cost of developing and delivering the UK’s MPA capability, […]

  • 21 May 2015

    Two Singapore Navy vessels yesterday took part in search and rescue (SAR) operations north-east of Pedra Branca in Singapore waters. RSS Daring and RSS Fearless, along with the Singapore Police Coast Guard, two Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) vessels and several Malaysian vessels, responded to a capsized Bolivian-registered sand-carrier, Oceanline SC208. MPA reported that that the […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Saab’s Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) now incorporates new mission equipment and an expanded operational payload, the company announced on May 16. According to the company, the Swordfish can now be armed with up to six lightweight-torpedoes for the ASW role and can also carry the Saab RBS 15EF anti-ship missile or a mix of missiles […]

  • 29 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US state department has approved a possible sale of 31 MK 54 lightweight torpedoes to the Republic of Korea. The Republic of Korea Navy is acquiring the torpedoes for its new Poseidon P-8A submarine hunter aircraft. The proposed sale, along with associated equipment and services, has an estimated value of $72 million. Included in […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Singapore Navy recently responded to a capsizing incident 7 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca, in Singapore waters. On September 22, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Malaysian-registered fishing trawler, PAF 4658, had capsized. All five crew members onboard were rescued by the Navy’s patrol vessel, RSS Independence. Two crew […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Concerns exist about the MoD’s capacity to manage the risk created by the capability gap in maritime surveillance and about its ability to react to demand in the short and medium term, says the Defence Committee in its report, published yesterday, entitled “Future Maritime Surveillance”. The Committee has serious concerns following the decision in the […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Canada and Poland joined a number of their NATO counterparts on a program which could result in a joint acquisition of new maritime anti-submarine and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. At a signing ceremony at NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, defense ministers from France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey welcomed Canada and Poland […]

  • 3 December 2013

      During the last two months, a Danish Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Challenger (CL604) from the Royal Danish Air Force provided support to NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD (OOS) under the control of Maritime Air Directorate (MARAIR). This MPA was stationed in the Seychelles between 23 September and 22 November and its aircrew and support […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Defense ministers of the UK and Norway have agreed to step up their defense relationship during a November 10 meeting where UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced new cooperation on maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and exercises. After a visit to Norway’s top military headquarters, close to the Arctic Circle on Thursday, Fallon announced that the UK and Norway […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) CHALLENGER (CL-604) from the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) is currently supporting NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD Task Force 508 (CTF-508). The Danish MPA is stationed in the Seychelles and includes an aircrew and support team of 21 personnel, including two liaison officers at NATO Allied Maritime Command MARCOM. This […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Defence and security company Saab on February 17 announced that its new Swordfish mission system was now ready to be put on two Bombardier plane versions. The new Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) mission system delivers strategic multi-role capabilities. According to Saab, their product was suitable for long-duration patrol or search-and-rescue missions, but could also handle anti-submarine and anti-surface unit […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Industry news

    EADS North America will deliver contractor logistics support and service (CLSS) to four CN235-300 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for Mexican Navy. The CLSS contract consists of one base year with four one-year options. The contract includes a field service representative to provide on-site technical support, management of parts and depot maintenance. EADS North America delivered […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime patrol squadrons from the US Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force met up for a coordinated maritime patrol operational procedures (CMPOP) exercise in Okinawa, Japan, recently. US Navy’s “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 were joined by JMSDF’s Fleet Air Wing (FAW) 5 for the training. “This joint training was an exciting opportunity […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US State Department has approved the potential sale of six P-8A patrol aircraft to the Republic of Korea under an estimated $2.1 billion contract. South Korea’s decision to pick Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon as its new maritime patrol aircraft was made known in June this year. The P-8A would replace the fleet of P-3C Orion MPAs which entered […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    This week the crew of a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) P-3 Orion from the Royal New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) completed their support to NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD (OOS) Task Force 508 (CTF-508). Between 13 and 30 November, the NATO partner nation’s detachment of more than 50 crewmembers flew 8 sorties of 8 to […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Denmark is sending a Bombardier Challenger 604 maritime patrol aircraft to support the monitoring of shipping traffic in the Indian Ocean, the country’s ministry of foreign affairs announced on May 5. It was further said that Denmark would make a Challenger airplane available for the Mediterranean efforts to monitor EU’s outer borders under Frontex. “With the deployment of our […]

  • 1 June 2018

    The Japan Coast Guard has acquired its fifth Falcon 2000 maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA), aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has announced. The Coast Guard had previously ordered four MSA aircraft, which are based on the 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in 2019. The Falcon 2000 MSA is designed for a […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Greece should receive four airworthy submarine-hunting P-3B aircraft by 2023, according to a Pentagon contract announcement. The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has awarded aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin a $260 million contract modification for mid-life upgrades and depot maintenance of four Greek P-3B airplanes. Greece has a total of six aircraft operated jointly by the Hellenic Navy […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK defense secretary cut the first turf on April 19 for a new facility at RAF Lossiemouth which will house the UK’s new fleet of Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). The £132m site will be the future home to the country’s nine-strong, new P-8A Poseidon MPA fleet. The aircraft’s key role will be to […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Industry news

      EADS North America has delivered the fourth and final Airbus Military CN235-300 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to be supplied to the Mexican Navy under a U.S. Coast Guard managed foreign military sales agreement. The Coast Guard employs the CN235-300 in the HC-144A Ocean Sentry configuration for a range of missions, including search and rescue, […]

  • 19 August 2011

      Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen presented the Overseas Service Medal (OSM) to 101 Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel at a ceremony held this afternoon, in recognition of their contributions to the international counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden (GoA). Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Dr Ng emphasised Singapore’s commitment to support […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    New Zealand is buying four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States to replace its ageing Orions, the government announced July 9. The four aircraft will replace the six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion […]

  • 6 October 2011

      EUNAVFOR warship FGS KÖLN came to the rescue of five Somali fishermen drifting in the Indian Ocean in a broken-down fishing whaler and returned them safely to the shore. The Somali fishermen has been drifting for nine days following the breakdown of their engine and without any communication equipment available to call for help, had […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Fujitsu Limited, Singapore Management University (SMU), and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have partnered up to develop new technologies for vessel traffic management in the Port of Singapore. The project will be supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). As explained, the predictive technologies will leverage the power of artificial […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Norwegian ministry of defense announced that it plans to replace its ageing fleet of nine maritime reconnaissance aircraft with five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Under a project that is expected to cost 9,825 million Norwegian Krone (approx. EUR 1,1 billion) including the acquisition of sensors, anti-submarine weapons and supporting equipment, Norway is replacing the […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Representatives from the US Navy’s Patrol squadron (VP) 16 met with counterparts from Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312 for a subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) in Goa, Oct. 22-24. Members of VP-16’s combat aircrew conducted training and shared their technical knowledge with the Indian Navy P-8I squadron. Purchased from the United States, the Indian […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French naval air station Lann-Bihoué received the first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft upgraded to standard 6 in late October. Carried out by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft upgrades included the installation of a Thales Search Master with active antenna, a new Thales acoustic subsystem to gather and process signals from the air-dropped sonobuoys for […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    US defense contractor Lockheed Martin has received a $158.5 million contract to start the second phase of upgrades of the German Navy’s maritime patrol aircraft fleet. Under the contract, Lockheed is to upgrade the mission system processing suites on the eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft allowing to remain in service through 2035. The Mission […]

  • 19 April 2015

    U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) returned to Naval Base San Diego, April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. During the seven-month deployment, Gary, the embarked “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 49 Detachment 4 and […]