HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Economy & Education » Economy (Group) » STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Wed... » Reply #13

Response to Tansy_Gold (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 06:29 AM

13. Meanwhile, at Asia's arms bazaar...

... Many of the uniformed officers from Asia's militaries who are visiting the biennial Singapore Airshow make a beeline for the aircraft.

For the most part, the Poseidon is a Boeing 737, the world's most commonly seen passenger jet. But first looks can be deceiving - this plane can be fitted with torpedoes, depth charges and anti-ship missiles. Inside are packed some of the world's most advanced avionics, radars and sensors, making it the only long-range marine patrol aircraft that can hunt and destroy submarines.

"When you want the best long-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft in that class, we have the product that's most developed," said Chris Raymond, an executive vice president in Boeing's defence, space and security division.

Defence analysts say maritime surveillance is the most pressing security need in East and Southeast Asia, made up of predominantly littoral states. Rival maritime claims that have pitted China, which has one of the world's fastest growing militaries, against Japan and other Asian nations have made the South and East China Seas dangerous flashpoints.

Piracy and smuggling are also rife in the region. And natural disasters strike with depressing regularity, leading to a need for search and rescue aircraft.

"Maritime patrol is the buzzword at the moment, especially in Singapore," said Gareth Jennings, an aviation expert at IHS Jane's...

/... http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/uk-airshow-singapore-defence-surveillanc-idUKBREA1B04F20140212

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 32 replies Author Time Post
Tansy_Gold Feb 2014 OP
Tansy_Gold Feb 2014 #1
Demeter Feb 2014 #2
jtuck004 Feb 2014 #3
Demeter Feb 2014 #4
Demeter Feb 2014 #5
Demeter Feb 2014 #6
Demeter Feb 2014 #7
Demeter Feb 2014 #8
Demeter Feb 2014 #9
Demeter Feb 2014 #10
Demeter Feb 2014 #11
wilsonbooks Feb 2014 #12
LineReply Meanwhile, at Asia's arms bazaar...
Ghost Dog Feb 2014 #13
Demeter Feb 2014 #14
Demeter Feb 2014 #15
xchrom Feb 2014 #16
xchrom Feb 2014 #17
xchrom Feb 2014 #18
xchrom Feb 2014 #19
xchrom Feb 2014 #20
xchrom Feb 2014 #21
xchrom Feb 2014 #22
xchrom Feb 2014 #23
xchrom Feb 2014 #24
xchrom Feb 2014 #25
xchrom Feb 2014 #26
xchrom Feb 2014 #27
Demeter Feb 2014 #28
antigop Feb 2014 #29
Demeter Feb 2014 #30
antigop Feb 2014 #31
antigop Feb 2014 #32
Please login to view edit histories.