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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 […]

Maiden voyage of the Iranian Navy: it even flies the flag in the Baltic Sea

by Capt Hans Uwe Mergener, German Navy (Ret) – MSD co-Editor in-Chief If the passage of Russian nuclear submarines already caused some irritations, the entry of the largest ship of the Iranian Navy into the Baltic Sea – accompanied by an Iranian frigate – is not inferior to it. For weeks, ship spotters had been […]

MBDA and Naval Group join forces  to develop new remote assistance solutions

edited by Curtis Hand from press release The remote assistance service deployed by Naval Group and MBDA for the French Navy achieves several objectives: provide prompt diagnostics and a repair solution to naval systems users in all locations and in all circumstances. Remote assistance is a secure, end-to-end encrypted multimedia communication system linking the ship […]



New Contract Signed: Naval Group and Fleet Support Service for Operational Maintenance for French Navy’s Nuclear Attack Subs

by Curtis Hand from Press Release – Photos Naval Group Naval Group and the Fleet Support Service signed a contract for operational maintenance of the French Navy’s nuclear attack submarines (SSN), which will be in force for over three years and worth several hundreds of millions in Euros. This agreement includes the maintenance operations of […]

Japan Defence Whitepaper Available Here

a note from Curtis Hand, Online Editor, MSD magazine Japan’s MoD released its Whitepaper on defence, addressing threats, reasons for concern, opportunities and goals present in its region. The summary is available in English here (see below) and is rather easy to follow as it expains Japan’s coming agenda.  Click  below in order to download […]

Naval Group Belgium Chosen to Perform “MIRICLE”

edited by Curtis Hand from release The European Commission selected a Naval Group Belgium-led consortium for the Mine Risk Clearance for Europe (MIRICLE) project. Within the  European Defence Industrial Development Programme framework and in line with PESCO’s project Maritime (semi-)Autonomous Mine Counter Measures (MAS MCM). Naval Group Belgium is a 100% subsidiary of Naval Group, […]



BIRD Lands in Africa – Complete ASIO Maritime Surveillance Task Force Solution Delivered

edited by Curtis Hand from release. Note: It is normally our policy to refuse press releases whereby a company does not reveal the government client. This is because many salesforces push erroneous press releases to increase interest for their products in a tarket market region.  However, we make exceptions when there is indepedent knowledge that […]

MSD Coffee Klatch with Glaucus. The FRSN: Keeping the Mission Active

Interview by Curtis Hand While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a primo opportunity to catch up with and interview Mr Christoffer Gregers Glæsel, Managing Director, Glaucus ApS about the FRSN Forward Repair System NATO and how it keeps the mission active. MSD:  […]

US Coast Guard Conducts At-Sea Exercises with Malta

by Curtis Hand from official press release by the US Coast Guard Atlantic Area. …All images contributed from the skilled Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix, US Coast Guard Atlantic Area The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) conducted at-sea engagements with the armed forces of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, May 17 […]



Corvette K130: steel cut for build number nine – programme becomes more expensive

On May 10, 2021, the first steel for the ninth Corvette K130, the “Augsburg”, was cut. Due to the corona, the so-called burning start in the German Naval Yards Kiel was celebrated in a small circle. This is an unspectacular act in which a plasma torch cuts the first piece of steel. Despite the pandemic, […]

Networking for Business, Careers and Enlightenment…MSD magazine is LinkedIn to You

by Stephen Elliott, Publisher Perhaps you are somewhat shy… Maybe you are reluctant to share your professional opinion… However, you certainly have unique insights that only your experience and knowledge can provide potential clients colleagues, employers and peers. As Publisher of Maritime Security & Defence, I am joined by our esteemed Co-Editors in-Chief Hans Uwe […]

VAdm Fagan Nominated USCG Vice Commandant & First Female 4-Star Admiral

Edited by Stpehen Elliott from Press Release US Coast Guard VAdm Linda L Fagan was nominated by US President Joe Biden to become the next Vice Commandant of the US Coast Guard. She serves as the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area and oversees all US Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to […]



The Balance of Power in the Persian Gulf

by Bob Nugent The Persian Gulf is a region of critical geopolitical importance, continuing to serve as a vital channel for energy and other trade flows in the Indian Ocean and beyond. At the same time, enduring bilateral and regional frictions, active armed conflicts such as those in Yemen, and other security challenges such as […]

European Logistic Support Ship Programmes

by Conrad Waters The European naval construction sector is currently experiencing significant demand for new logistic support ships. Previous delays in replacing existing vessels have reached the point where further deferral is no longer an option, particularly given many do not comply with present-day environmental standards. Most leading European navies either have placed or are […]


Counter-UAS Applications for Naval Platforms

by Tamir Eshel The fast evolution of aerial, surface, and underwater drones attracts naval offensive and defensive planners’ attention with its spherical threat potential. Loitering weapons, explosive boats, and miniature submarines pose as much of a multi-dimensional threat as missiles, guns, and torpedoes. The new unmanned menace is small, but but the com,bined effect of […]



“EU has both a very open and a very maritime economy and society” an interview with Admiral Hervé Bléjean, Director General EU Military Staff and Director Military Planning and Conduct Capability

Interview by H Uwe Mergener With his experience as Deputy Commander of NATO’s Maritime Command Northwood, Admiral Bléjean has a thorough view on Europe’s maritime capabilities. For MSD he provides an honest and in-depth assessment of EU’s military endeavours. Eying the bloc’s military operations, he considers, that member states are to take the force generation […]

CAMERO TAKES THE LONG VIEW

Each of Mittler Report’s magazine web sites reported recently about Camero-Tech’s new, ground-breaking Xaver™ Long Range system.  Known as Xaver LR80, the portable, high-performance through-wall imaging system, offers personnel maximum protection while conducting ISR and SAR activities. Only now can military forces, law enforcement agencies and first responders detect live objects within an enclosure – […]


IMCO Industries IDEX Stand Announced

ICMO has teamed up with four innovative defence companies to be part of the ICMO Industries stand at IDEX 2021. The companies in question are: Capture systems, which specialises in the design, development, and production of advanced modular multi-axial positioners. Innocon, an innovative Israeli developer and manufacturer of Tactical UAVs ranging from micro-UAVs to full-size light […]





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