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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 […]

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 […]

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Drone Navigation – Keep It Simple…and Trust What You Can See

by Sigal Gafni, spokeswoman, ISBU – Israel Security Business Union (for HLS & Cyber CEOs) – images from contributor. The ubiquity of drones is becoming hard to ignore, and as the technology improves and cost to entry into the market inevitably comes down, the number of drones in the sky is guaranteed to increase. Sales […]

Magics of STP Type Tests – Addressing Ship Water Fouling

Almost all marine sewage treatment plants (STPs) have been type tested on land, but the majority of which do not meet the performance standard on ships – and not even able to conform to the STP testing guidelines, according to the team. Below is a peer reviewed Whitepaper from experts on waste water and sewage […]

CONTROP Buys ESC BAZ to Multiply DHLS Forces Efficacy

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specialising in the field of electro-optics and IR defence and homeland security solutions – announces the acquisition of Israeli company, ESC BAZ, which specialises in smart video and observation technology. The acquisition of the company will expand CONTROP’s portfolio, enabling it to provide end-to-end solutions for the HLS […]

New Fuel Suppliers Under Contract

edited by Curtis Hand from release The Friedrich Lürssen shipyard in Bremen was commissioned to build the two new fuel transporters for the German Navy. The new units, class designation 707, are to replace the aging “Rhön” and “Spessart” from 2024. Lürssen claims to be working with Meyer Werft on the construction. The Rostock Neptun […]


edited by Curtis Hand The UV-based ballast water treatment specialist BIO-UV Group and The Columbia Group – its American engineering and servicing partner, were selected to develop a ballast water treatment system for the US Navy. The contract follows an international call for tenders to develop a military version of a UV ballast water disinfection system […]

Was There Any Doubt? Germany Approves the U212CD Project

by Curtis Hand from a press release, and with commentary from Merl Wachtberg thyssenkrupp Marine Systems CEO Dr Rolf Wirtz, commented on the German Parliament Budget Committee’s funding of the €25 million 212CD (“Common Design”) German-Norwegian submarine project: “…the German Bundestag today made it possible for the contract to be signed soon. This is good […]


by Michael Meyer Serious kidnapping cases are increasing in the Gulf of Guinea. Battle-hardened pirates are becoming more professional. Politicians and regulators are lagging behind these developments. Pirates and shipping have formed an indissoluble relationship for centuries, imposed by one side but chained together by inseparable bonds. The number of cases fluctuates and the so-called […]

Elbit Systems Awarded $80 Million Contract to Supply AI-Powered El-Op Systems for APAC Navy

by Curtis Hand, from Press Release Elbit Systems announced today that following competitive technical evaluations it was awarded an approximately $80 million contract by a country in (the) Asia-Pacific to supply SPECTROTM XR multi-spectral electro-optic (“EO”) systems for maritime forces. The contract will be performed over a period of four years. Under the contract, Elbit […]

Multi-Frequency Doppler Radar Tracks Rogue Space Junk

by Aleksandar Grgic, Director, Space Solutions at Weibel Scientific edited by Curtis Hand Space objects usually disintegrate when entering Earth’s atmosphere, but the immensity of some objects cause great concern. This was the case when all eyes were on a 21-tonne, 30-metre section of a rocket hurtling towards Earth in the days leading up to […]

Israel Opens for Business: IMCO Industries held a Special Two-Day Demonstration of its Solutions and Capabilities

by Curtis Hand from press release IMCO Group held a special two-day demonstration of its solutions 2-3 May at its showroom in Rosh Ha’Ayn, Israel that was attended by distinguished customers, military attachés and other official representatives from various countries across Southeast Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Video available by clicking here or visiting […]

Weekly Highlights: Round Up 26-30 April

Collated by Curtis Hand Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it completed acceptance tests for the combat suites and new patrol vessels for the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG). In March 2019, the Company reported that it was awarded a contract from Cantiere Navale Vittoria SpA to supply combat suites and perform systems’ integration for the new […]

The Future of Indonesia’s Maritime Sector after Pandemic Era

Recently, MSD magazine published a feature in which we asked a few CEOs at shipyards about their company’s COVID-19 preventative measures experience. We learned some intriguing thoughts of these leaders and our readers benefitted from their perspective on the measures they took to remain competitive and innovative. Now, there is at least one conference (of […]

EMSA Provides Schiebel S-100 to Estonia for Improved Surveillance

Edited by Stephen Elliott from Press Release The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for enhanced maritime surveillance in the Baltic Sea.  The Finnish Border Guard will adopt it later this year.  Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 is part of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service, delivered by the European […]

NAVTOR Latest Business Expansion includes Capabilities & Denmark Office

by Stephen Elliott Adapted from a press release With the motto: “e-Navigation made easy“, Norway-based NAVTOR continues to grow by launching a new operation in Denmark. After moving into vessel analytics and performance optimisation by a recent acquisition, Managing Director Jacob Clausen opened NAVTOR Denmark. Clausen and his team will create awareness for their digital […]

The New Normality for Shipbuilding

Arranged by Stephen Elliott Esq, Publisher It cannot be ignored, COVID19 presence and its impact on our lives is everywhere – gnawing at the edges of our existence more aggressively daily. New variants threaten the easing of lockdown measures, activities are forbidden and dear lives succumb to the virus, leaving gaping holes in our families. […]

Reducing Risk in Cargo Shipping

David Fairnie Worldwide, cargo shipping faces a myriad of threats whether in transit, when stored in warehouses, and even when it reaches its final location. This risk of theft applies for cargo regardless of the modality used for transportation, whether via air, sea, land, or all three, and threatens Organisational Resilience if the threats are […]

AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV

AeroVironment has entered into a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Arcturus UAV for a total purchase price of US$405M, including US$355M in cash and US$50M in AeroVironment stock. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the AeroVironment and Arcturus UAV Boards of Directors, is expected to accelerate the former’s strategy to drive […]

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