Arab Today, arab today asian sea tensions boon for aircraft makers
Last Updated : GMT 21:00:55
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Asian sea tensions boon for aircraft makers

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Asian sea tensions boon for aircraft makers

Paris - AFP

Simmering territorial tensions over Asian seas and the rise of piracy are fuelling demand for naval patrol planes, now one of the fastest growing segments in the aeronautic military plane sector. Packed with electronic equipment, these planes are capable of patrolling the seas, monitoring fishing zones, as well as running reconnaissance trips in pirate-infested maritime corridors. \"Maritime patrol is the buzzword right now in defence aviation circles,\" IHS Jane consultant Gareth Jennings said. \"It is the capability most showcased at trade shows today.\" \"One of the main reasons behind this is the growing influence of China and the US shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region.\" Tensions have soared in recent years as Vietnam and the Philippines accuse China of increasingly assertive claims to territories in the South China Sea, through which around half of the world\'s cargo passes. And China is increasingly deploying naval forces to protect its claims, including of the Paracel and Spratly Islands. The broader region is rife with maritime disputes, with the Philippines and Taiwan recently at loggerheads and China and Japan embroiled in a bitter dispute over islands in potentially energy-rich waters of the East China Sea. Jennings said that military patrol aircraft were \"vital for nations looking to protect their economic interests in a region that is riddled with territorial disputes. Boeing touts its P-8 Poseidon, developed on the basis of the 737 medium-haul aircraft, as the best option when it comes to maritime patrol. \"If you claim territorial waters, you need to be able to survey them,\" declared Egan Greenstein, director of business development for the Boeing P-8, during a recent tour of the assembly line in Seattle in the United States. The Poseidon arming capabilities are plentiful, allowing it to be equipped for anti-submarine operations, anti-espionage surveillance and it can also be used as a command platform. Boeing is producing one aircraft a month to be able to deliver on the 117 aircraft the US Air Force plans to order. Meanwhile in May, the American aircraft maker delivered the first of eight planes ordered by India, the group has also signed a partnership deal with Australia. Boeing hopes to book 60 more orders for export, the company\'s \"fair share\" of a booming business, Greenstein said. \"It\'s a competitive market place but if you think you have neighbours with submarines, or if you need to be out there for 10 hours or you need to engage a target, the P8 is the solution,\" the Boeing pitchman said. Demand is global. According to Yonhap news agency, South Korea last month approved a plan to buy 20 planes (took out unnamed maker, they still have to launch a tender) to improve its surveillance of North Korean submarines. Boeing\'s rivals in the boom include fellow American company Lockheed Martin, which is overhauling its P-3 Orion developed in the 1960\'s, and Sweden\'s Saab. Alenia, a unit if Italy\'s Finmeccanica, offers its own version of the ATR-72, which has already been snapped up by Turkey. Airbus Military, a unit of European giant EADS, equips its twin engine C-235 and C-295 for maritime surveillance. Domingo Urena-Raso, head of Airbus Military, pointed out that the planes are now patrolling the seas off the coast of Somalia to track pirates. The C-235 Ocean Sentry model are also used by the US Coast Guard that ordered 18 aircraft paying $39 million a piece. \"While (the P-8) is extremely capable, it is also arguably the most expensive of the offering to buy and operate, which may cause other potential customers to look for something less capable but also less pricey, such as the C295,\" Jennings said.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today asian sea tensions boon for aircraft makers Arab Today, arab today asian sea tensions boon for aircraft makers

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to present her new collection

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Optimism on the front line

GMT 07:24 2017 Monday ,20 February

Optimism on the front line
Arab Today, arab today Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 22:45 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 09:38 2017 Monday ,20 February

Japan returns to trade deficit in January

GMT 07:16 2017 Monday ,20 February

Global arms trade highest since Cold War

GMT 06:10 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt

GMT 05:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Brexit U-turn ruled out by many in EU

GMT 16:23 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Global energy news

GMT 16:05 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Trudeau calls for wider social benefit from economy
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Kidogo provides childcare for underserved

GMT 20:24 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Kidogo provides childcare for underserved
Arab Today, arab today Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Egypt to hold first session of Arab film festival

GMT 21:11 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Egypt to hold first session of Arab film festival
Arab Today, arab today Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 07:30 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity

GMT 06:40 2017 Friday ,10 February

MP calls for removing text from Islamic story

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women

GMT 10:26 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Emergency UN meeting in Harare

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 21:49 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Scientists develop new therapy

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 13:16 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

First fashion model with Down syndrome
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday