The first Maritime Security & Offshore Patrol Week will start on April 1 at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai.
Supported by the Dubai Maritime City Authority, the event will feature an exhibition of leading companies in the maritime security and offshore patrol vessel (OPV) space including Raytheon, General Atomics, Milkor, Navantia, INTRACOM, Bell, RAMSYS, Insitu, L-3, Safe Boats, Reintjes, Al Seer Marine, Intelsat, Building Defence Systems, Current Scientific Corporation and Sofresud.
The event will be a platform for over 200 senior naval officials and coast guards from across the region to discuss their naval requirements and procurement, including OPVs, combat systems, C4ISR, surveillance technology, communication and data management.
Organised under the theme of ‘Securing maritime sea routes and critical infrastructure with new platforms and through future surveillance and communication network solutions’, the event will provide a forum to enable cooperation and discourse on overcoming the challenges of maritime security whilst providing a chance for navies and coast guards to network with the wider defence industry.
The event will touch upon various aspects of maritime security and C4ISR including enhancing maritime communication and infrastructure, modernising naval platforms, improving naval ISR capabilities across regional waters as well as a dedicated focus day on Africa to discuss their plans of enhancing navies and coast guards to build strong shield system in the continent.