28-29 June 2017
The Peninsula Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines

Riding on the huge success of our inaugural and government endorsed Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance Philippines 2016 conference, the event this year will once again feature senior stakeholders from the Philippine government- including the Department of National Defense, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Coast Guard, NAMRIA, Philippine Ports Authority, Bureau of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Customs, Department of Transport, as well as regional players from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. 

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Future Maritime Security Procurement Plans for the Philippines

Hear from Undersecretary Jose Luis M Alano, Executive Director of the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat (NCWCS), describe the maritime security procurement plans for the Philippines.

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2016 Coastal Philippines Post-Event Report

With the official support and endorsement from the NCWCS, the conference featured over 250 delegates from Navies, Coast Guards, Air Force, Police Forces, Bureau of Fisheries, Port Authorities, Congressmen, government organisations and the defence industry as they brainstormed and discussed the biggest challenges and strategies for maritime security and coastal surveillance in the APAC region. Download post show report for more information.


Articles

Philippines Defence Spending Plans 2017

With President Rodrigo Duterte signing off the 2017 national defence budget of PHP137.2 billion (USD 2.76 billion) into law last December, this marked an 18% increase in defence expenditure compared to 2016. In addition, with the second horizon of the Philippine military modernization plan coming up in 2018, 2017 is expected to be a significant year for defencerelated procurement and activity.  Top on the agenda at the moment are upgrades for two new frigates, the multipurpose patrol vessel programme, and two maritime patrol aircraft. To learn more, we take a look at the procurement plans of the Philippine Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force.

Naval Procurement in Asia Pacific: Trends, Budgets and Requirements

As the proliferation and volume of threats in South East Asian waters become increasingly serious and ever more diverse, this report has been produced to detail the known holdings and requirements for all the maritime surveillance assets in the region including OPVs, surface warships, maritime ISR assets, naval combat systems and UAVs

Is Growing Military Spending in Asia Indication of an Arms Race?

Increased military spending, contemporary territorial disputes and aggressive rhetoric from regional players is leading many people to question whether an arms race is currently  taking place in Asia Pacific. To answer this question, we compare the views of several leading analysts, Richard A. Bitzinger of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Dr Alessio Patalano of King's College London and Ian Sundstrom of the US Navy.

The Asia OPV and Corvette Market Report

This comprehensive report features details of naval capabilities and procurement plans of Asia’s Pacific’s navies and coastguards. Click above to download this market report.

Presentations

Naval Platform Procurement in Asia Pacific

In this presentation, Ridzwan Rahmat, Senior Naval Reporter at IHS Jane’s Navy International, outlines the regional drivers and budget overview for navies across Asia.

South China Sea Capability Build Up

In this presentation, Ridzwan Rahmat, Senior Naval Reporter at IHS Jane’s Navy International, outlines the strategic significance of China’s island expansion project.

South China Sea Capability Developments Procurement and Acquisition Trends

In this presentation, Richard Bitzinger, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), explains what is enabling the regional military build-up and what kinds of military equipment regional navies are buying.

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The Landscape of Asia-Pacific Defence in 2017

Maritime security, missile defence, UAVs - the military balance in Asia is in flux as developing nations strengthen their coastal surveillance capabilities. In this feature article we analyse the latest strategic developments and ask five security experts, what will the security situation in Southeast Asia look like in 2017?

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2016 Coastal Philippines Post-Event Report

With the official support and endorsement from the NCWCS, the conference featured over 250 delegates from Navies, Coast Guards, Air Force, Police Forces, Bureau of Fisheries, Port Authorities, Congressmen, government organisations and the defence industry as they brainstormed and discussed the biggest challenges and strategies for maritime security and coastal surveillance in the APAC region. Download post show report for more information.