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Filling the MPA Ga

The submarine club is growing in size; so cue the entry of a new maritime patrol platform. At the height of the Cold War,...
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Australia to acquire additional Triton UAV, upgrade P-8A MPAs

Australia has announced plans to boost its maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities with the planned acquisition of a fourth high-altitude long endurance...
Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

New Zealand receives fourth and final Boeing P-8A MPA

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has taken delivery of its fourth and final Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), the Ministry...
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Elbit wins maritime patrol aircraft deal in Asia Pacific

Israel’s Elbit Systems announced on 10 July that it has won a contract to supply two long-range maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) based on the...
MAD-XR

CAE delivers first MAD-XR systems for Japan Ministry of Defense and...

CAE announced the delivery of the first production of Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) systems, following successful completion of the Customer Source Inspection (CSI)....

New Zealand fully retires P-3K2 Orion MPA

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) retired the last three Lockheed Martin P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) at the end of January...
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Affordable Maritime Patrol

While nothing is cheap in defence, a range of less expensive capabilities might be enough, especially if networked with allies. The Indo-Pacific region has...
The Royal Malaysian Air Force MiG-29N/UB fleet

Vexing Questions

Prior to the 2013 Sabah Incursion, the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) was focusing its development into a force capable of all aspects of conventional...
Skeldar UAV

Broadening Horizons

The benefit of operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the maritime domain has been known to navies in the Asia-Pacific region for some time....
MPA variants of the Q400 turboprop

The Huntsman Still Rules the Waves

Once again tension over disputed island and territories in the South China Sea is the focus for Asia-Pacific nations to re-evaluate their maritime surveillance...

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