Affordable technologies can help with South Africa's maritime security shortcomings[Johannesburg, 10 June 2021] -
Affordable technologies are available to assist South Africa regain lost maritime security capabilities, with the creation of a coastal surveillance network one solution.
This is according to Anthony Green, Product Strategy Executive at Reutech Radar Systems. He was speaking at the recent Maritime Security Conference 2021 event earlier this month.
He noted the declining South African defence budget and loss of capabilities. Between 1998 and 2011 there was a gradual increase in the defence budget but after 2011 there was a net progressive decrease. This is against international trends that saw a levelling off since 2011 and then an uptick of international defence spending. "We have a declining budget in monetary terms and in reality it's likely to continue... [Full Story...]