LONDON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Maritime domain awareness has been one of the key issues brought up by senior military personnel from Canadian Armed Forces, Indian Coast Guard, Philippines Armed Forces, South African Air Force, Turkish Navy and Italian Navy as they look to procure and upgrade reconnaissance assets in light of recent operations.
Furthermore, Major General Elmir dela Cruz from the Philippines Armed Forces will be briefing delegates on urgent requirements to provide improved domain awareness in the Philippines coast line followed by a feedback session of the Philippines Fleet by Rear Admiral Jose luis Alano, Commander of the Philippine Fleet.
Dealing with expanding threat of piracy in South Africa's coastal waters will be another issue discussed at the gathering by Brigader General Wiseman Mbambo, Director of Air Capabilities and Plans, South African Air Force as he assesses the threat from piracy and smuggling to the waters of Southern Africa. Other discussions will include analysing the latest developments from a variety of international operations, including Operation Unified Protector, Operation Ocean Shield and Operation Atalanta.
Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance will also aim to assess the utility ofnon-traditional ISR platforms for improving maritime surveillance, and how the intelligence from these assets can be incorporated into the wider maritime domain picture.
Senior military and industry professionals from 16 nations will be gathering in Rome, September to discuss the above issues as well as network in order to achieve complete domain awareness.
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