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Coastal Surveillance: How panoramic thermal imaging technology provides smart and scalable maritime protection

Securing the main maritime routes, the rise of war fleets, unprecedented competition for the control and delimitation of maritime areas, strong migratory pressure, environmental threats… Countries with a maritime domain are faced with multiple challenges to protect their domain, borders, naval bases, offshore infrastructure, coasts and more. The issues related to maritime areas are very […]

Coffee Klatch: When Crew Comfort is Crew Performance

by Curtis Hand, images from Almaco While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Defence Monitor (MDM) had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview a spokesman for a Finland-based international company that specialises in crew (and guests) accommodations on warships (also off-shore and freight and pleasure ships). […]

CASE STUDY:  A RIB RIDE IN THE NORTH SEA CAN BE HARD ON MORE THAN YOUR RIBS

By Curtis Hand, photos from mentioned companies, active hyperlinks in light blue PROLOGUE In the early autumn of 2021, we ran an article about the High-Speed Boat Operations Forum, held biannually and by invitation only and a follow up article with Iceland’s Hefring Marine about measuring “How fast is too fast?” in a combat boat […]



Hydromea Success with Wireless ROV in North Sea

edited by Curtis Hand, photos from Hydromea Hydromea successfully trials its wireless ROV system at TotalEnergies offshore site in the North Sea Hydromea successfully trialed EXRAY, its wireless underwater ROV system, within a full ballast water tank on one of TotalEnergies’ North Sea floating production, storage and offloading vessels in November 2021. The company deployed […]

REALLY…HOW FAST IS TOO FAST?!

Interview by Curtis Hand, Photos from Hefring Marine Really…How Fast is too fast?…in Iceland?! Well, we can answer that in a moment.  But, while the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine is sharing the result of its rare opportunity to catch up with and interview […]

DRIVING NEW ADVANTAGES WITH OXE DIESEL

Interview by Curtis Hand We caught up with OXE Diesel‘s Communication Manager and Board Member Mr Pim Polesie at the HSBO Forum 2021 a number of weeks ago and had a chance to speak with him about their unique engines, ideally suited for special operations forces and emergency services. MSD: Why develop your outboard boat […]



USN Seawolf-Class Collision – Crew Safety Remains Priority

Please see the press release (below) from the US Navy USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of 2 October, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. There are no life threatening injuries. The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the […]

Technology Profile: Are Loitering Munitions, Drones or Missiles – or Neither?

interview by Curtis Hand, images from UVision With much mainstream media coverage about global use of weaponised drones  and various types of rockets launched, MSD thought it best to reach out to one of the leaders in aerial weapons – specifically, loitering munitions – for some clarification. After speaking with Mr Dagan Lev Ari (left) […]

Marketing Message: HAVE A MAJOR ANNIVERSARY IN 2022?

DOES YOUR COMPANY OR ORGANISATION HAVE A MAJOR ANNIVERSARY /MILESTONE IN 2022? Let Mittler Report Publishing / TammMedia Group Know ASAP! There is more at stake than a perfect cake… CONGRATULATIONS! Because of your business’ innovation, output, quality, diligence, team and leadership, it is successful and will reach an important milestone next year. This means more […]



“THALES AND WEIBEL SIGN A COOPERATION AGREEMENT STRENGTHENING BONDS BETWEEN THE DANISH AND FRENCH DEFENCE INDUSTRY”

edited by Curtis Hand from press release Thales and Weibel Scientific signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement, strengthening bonds between the Danish and French Defence industries … Thales and Weibel Scientific, sign(ed) today a cooperation agreement integrating the high performing XENTA Doppler family of short-range ground mission radars into the renowned Thales radar portfolio – bringing […]

FAST AND (WAVE) FURIOUS: HIGH-SPEED BOAT OPERATIONS FORUM 2021

HIGH-SPEED BOAT OPERATIONS FORUM 2021 31 August – 2 September 2021 by Curtis Hand, images and video from event speakers and sponsors High speed boat (HSB) experts from around the world have been meeting biennially in Gothenburg Sweden to discuss topics related to police and armed forces waterborne special operations since the forum began in […]

NAVAL EDITION: Heard and Seen at DSEI 2021

by Curtis Hand; images from various companies Dear Faithful Readers, As many of you did not make it to DSEI – noticeable by a lack of offers to buy your old friend here a pint for all his hard labours this past half year writing about your company – this little round-up of naval news […]



Official Naval Group Statement

Naval Group Statement Naval Group takes note of the decision of the Australian authorities to acquire a fleet of nuclear submarines in collaboration with the United States and the United Kingdom. The Commonwealth decided not to proceed with the next phase of the program. This is a major disappointment for Naval Group, which was offering […]

Coffee Klatch: Training to Inflict Pain, Not Receive It

by Curtis Hand, images from Chiron Global Tech   While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview another innovator unknown to us previously, Justin Forsell (right), Co-Founder, Chiron Global Tech. He gave us some of […]

Coffee Klatch: Cardo Crew Improves Personnel Mesh Communications

While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview Mr Shachar Harari, (below right) Chief Business Officer & Head of Cardo Crew at Cardo Systems Ltd. We wanted to have benefit of Mr Harari’s unique experience […]



DEARSAN and GÜLHAN Shipyards Build Turkmen Navy’s Corvettes

by Korhan Özkilinc, Special Correspondent, Turkey-Black Sea-Central Asia; images from DEARSAN and GÜLHAN shipyards Turkish shipyards DEARSAN and GÜLHAN have launched Turkmenistan’s first corvette in the Caspian Sea. DEARSAN has been working very closely with the Turkmen government since 2007 and has so far built 10 Tuzla-class (404 ton) New Type Patrol Boat and several […]

Getting It Right: Logistics in Modernisation Projects

by Curtis Hand, images from ALMACO Group This is the first instalment of what we hope will become a series of concise best practise advice from navies and their supplier in the perennial quest of “Getting It Right” – or, to be trendy, “GiR”. If your company or ship’s crew has a best practise to […]

Coffee Klatsch: Making Technology Count at Sea, ST Engineering Marine

by Curtis Hand, images from ST Engineering unless otherwise noted While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview Mr Ng Sing Chan, President, Marine of ST Engineering. We wanted to have benefit of his unique […]



SafeScan: Addressing the Urban Battlefield for Marine Expeditionary Forces

by Curtis Hand – photos from US Army-USMC and Iceni Labs When the US Army updated its Urban Operations Doctrine in December 2017, it began with defining the basic characteristics of urban operations as “those operations across the range of military operations planned and conducted on, or against objectives on a topographical complex and its […]

Allsalt Maritime introduces new shock monitoring systems for safer operations at sea.

Allsalt Maritime announced the launch of four new Kinetix models, each designed to provide easily assimilated guidance for maritime professionals to operate safely within designated shock and vibration exposure limits, reducing the risk of damage to vessels or injury to occupants. This is of critical importance for High-Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) for special operations and […]

Coffee Klatsch: Aeronautics Brings Clarity to UAVs, AI, DRI, the Modern MDBS

by Curtis Hand, images from Aeronautics Group unless otherwise noted While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview Mr Matan Perry, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development at Aeronautics Group. We wanted to have benefit […]





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