12th Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance

24 - 25 September, 2014

Rome, Italy



Sponsors & Exhibitors
Media Partners

Keynote Speakers 2013

Italian Navy
Rear Admiral Giorgio Gomma
Director of Naval Aviation and Commander of the Fleet Air Arm
Italian Navy
US Navy
Rear Admiral Matthew J. Carter
Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group
US Navy
Icelandic Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Georg Larusson
Director General
Icelandic Coast Guard

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The search for Malaysia Airline MH370 highlighted the difficulty in delivering effective wide area maritime surveillance. How then can nations enhance their maritime domain awareness?

Welcome to Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2014 – Europe’s leading forum for maritime and reconnaissance professionals.

As more and more scrutiny is placed on military and civil maritime reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, nations are asking how they can deliver enhanced maritime domain awareness and just what the best platforms are for the job and if they affordable. Will the traditional Maritime Patrol Aircraft remain the norm as the P8 comes of age or will business jet conversions continue to increase in popularity? Undoubtedly, satellites can play a significant role, but are they effective at an affordable cost?

These questions and more will be answered at Maritime reconnaissance and Surveillance 2014.

So What’s New for 2014?

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2013 attracted over 120 senior military and industry representatives to engage in a two-way discussion about the future maritime reconnaissance. Naturally Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2014 will continue to provide you with a truly international viewpoint on current and future requirements but this year will also see an increased focus on satellite capabilities and governmental maritime reconnaissance missions.

You can also expect to meet a wider range of non-European participants than ever before including nations whose maritime security is vital for international trade such as Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines

Keep checking back for more updates as the 2014 agenda continues to take shape.

  • Sponsorship Prospectus 2014Sponsorship Prospectus 2014
    The maritime domain offers a unique challenge for airborne surveillance and reconnaissance.
    From wide-area surveillance through to anti-piracy and drug interdiction operations, delivering effective surveillance of the maritime domain has become paramount to ensuring national security. Defence IQ’s Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance event has been the leading European forum for this subject for over a decade. Each year over 100 leading
    maritime professionals gather to debate a whole range of critical issues from the cutting edge questions over satellite based maritime surveillance and the MPA debate through to long-term considerations such as data fusion and dissemination.
  • Timeline: 100 Years of Italian Naval AviationTimeline: 100 Years of Italian Naval Aviation
    Check out the infographic in celebration of a century of the service's air capability of Italian Navy. View this visual timeline to trace the major landmarks in its history as Italy plans a future of unmanned systems, advanced helicopter platforms, a new fleet of carriers and the arrival of the F-35B. 
  • US Poseidon to be watching from sea to shining seaUS Poseidon to be watching from sea to shining sea
    The US Navy's priorities for its maritime patrol aviation forces are well defined but not easy to bottle. To be able to respond and cover down on anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance missions, as well as being one of the first responders in any type of search and rescue or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, the scope is huge. As such, the US Navy is now transitioning to the P-8A Poseidon. Rear Admiral Sean Buck, who will be at the Maritime Reconnaissance conference this year, discusses why this aircraft could well be the future for many other nations...
  • Demand for Maritime UAVs to remain sky high into 2018Demand for Maritime UAVs to remain sky high into 2018
    As the UK Royal Navy announces its investment of £30 million into the ScanEagle for maritime patrol duties, a new report suggests that the UAV market as a whole will exceed $8.35 billion by 2018. We cast an eye over some of the other developments happening elsewhere in the world as interest in unmanned systems explodes.
  • Long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)Long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)

    The focus of this paper, compiled by Squadron Leader Tim Croydon, Staff Officer Maritime, RAF, is to evaluate the necessity of long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in UK Defence following its removal in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security