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Maritime Security

ISS: From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

Nautic patrol vessels.Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the Western Indian Ocean. If left unopposed, they severely hamper shipping and the growth of blue or ocean economies.


German equipment for West African maritime surveillance hub

Handover of equipment to the MMCC.The German government has donated maritime surveillance and communications equipment to help operationalise a segment of the West African regional Multinational Maritime Coordination Centre (MMCC).


Exercise Phoenix Express 2018 concludes

Phoenix Express 2018 has concluded.Exercise Phoenix Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE-CNA/C6F), concluded on 11 May with a closing ceremony at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, Greece.


Somalia defaults on coast guard vessels

Damen Guardian vessels.The delivery of six offshore patrol vessels to Somalia has been thrown into doubt as Somalia has defaulted on its payments and the supplier has begun arbitration.

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Company News

  • BRONCO II launched for USA
    by Paramount Group, 10 May 2018

    The BRONCO II's internal Interchangeable Multi-Mission System Bay allows a single airframe to be rapidly reconfigured to perform multiple roles.

  • AHRLAC/Mwari enters production and preparing first deliveries
    by Paramount Group, 8 May 2018

    The Ahrlac and its armed variant, the Mwari, are being developed and produced at Wonderboom Airport by Ahrlac Holdings, co-owned by Paramount Group.

  • defenceWeb launches new drone portal
    by defenceWeb, 7 May 2018

    The unmanned aerial vehicle portal will focus exclusively on military and commercial unmanned aviation, regulations and technology.