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Maritime Security

RMS St Helena turned into anti-piracy armoury

RMS St Helena becomes floating armouryRMS St. Helena Britain’s last working postal ship was for almost three decades the main source of contact between one of humanity’s remotest islands and the outside world.
   

Thought leader: Integrated maritime solutions will save authorities billions

Ports.With sea trade being one of Africa’s largest sources of income, a wave of new port infrastructure and upgrades along African coasts are set to make ports even more attractive to an influx of trade. In fact, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report on port development in Sub-Saharan Africa says that ports in Durban, Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire and Mombasa in Kenya are most likely to emerge as the major hubs in sub-Saharan Africa.

   

India boosting naval capabilities of Mauritius

Fast interceptors in Mauritius. Following an official visit of Indian President Ramnath Kovind to Mauritius on 12 March, it was announced that India would provide the island state with an extra $100 million credit line toward military capability-building, as part of the Indian Ocean Region Outreach, which focuses on maritime security, amongst others.

   

Pirate attacks escalate in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates attack rise in the Gulf of GuineaA surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) warns.
   

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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.