Beyond the horizon
The year 2020 was marked in all areas of our lives by the terrible pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the Navy couldn’t be less, with high command, chiefs, officers, non-commissioned officers, sailors, troops and civilian personnel from all the armed forces and the services associated with it in the world, as in the rest of society, were affected and unfortunately affected by deaths. It is from here that we send our memories and tributes to them because they, like the rest of the armed forces and security forces, have all done this, will continue to do so and will continue to do so in the course of 2021, a commendable job of supporting the people against this enormous extent angry.
Marine and field hospitals have been put to the service of those affected, the infected medical staff, clinical teams, materials, medicines and finally vaccines are transported. And its means, from logistic ships and with medical supply capacity to land vehicles to carry equipment and provide security, and even overseeing the restrictions imposed in most countries on all types of aircraft, have been important tools, all without permission neglect their peacetime missions to maintain sovereignty, take care of their own marine and river waters, logistical support, oceanography and hydrography, and many others.
We trust that the authorities of all countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula have become aware of the need for the Navy, Coast Guard and other Navy security forces and their effectiveness, well beyond their inherent work to defend their interests and interests in the equipment and the material so that your work becomes more and more efficient and is projected into the future. Ships that are able to support the population in disaster situations, airplanes and helicopters urgently need to be renovated and replaced in many cases.
And this versatility, which has led many critics to welcome the role of the war and security navies, cannot come at the expense of ordnance. The need for ocean patrols is latent to protect our own natural resources and even more so with the devastating and predatory and immense Chinese fishing fleets that stop at nothing and face immense coastlines with better means of coercion each time. Technology plays an essential role in unmanned vehicles, sensors, communication, navigation systems, weapons, etc.
And ships that create deterrence and allow citizens to sleep peacefully should also be empowered, especially when some nations have disputes over ownership of territorial waters. The frigate programs of Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru should be promoted as well as that of the submarines in several of these nations, which also have a thriving naval industry which, among many others, may be an engine of development. Programs. The navies around the world are an important element.
Summary Naval Yearbook 2021
Navy for the protection and defense of territorial waters
The exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is an area that is beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea and extends no more than 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
The Peruvian Navy will equip 3 OPVs
The protection of the waters of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by the navy of the various Latin American countries is exposed to various threats. Attempts to plunder natural wealth by third parties and even violate protected areas are a constant and one of the major problems in the vast Atlantic and Pacific waters that bathe this region.
Mexico: SEMAR in the fight against drug trafficking
With a nominal troop status of 68,725 soldiers and an operation of 31,000 elements in the country’s 17 coastal states supported by 215 ships and 140 aircraft, the Naval Secretariat of Mexico (SEMAR) has placed particular emphasis on the development of the Naval Intelligence to fight organized crime with very favorable results.
Port security systems
80% of the world’s trading exchanges are handled through ports, so protecting them is vital because of the economic impact. They are one of the critical infrastructures that the 9/11 2001 attacks decided to act on, even though organized crime groups and their illegal activities are added to the purely terrorist threat.
Satellites to protect exclusive economic zones
The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which is 200 miles from the coast, welcomes a large amount of natural resources in the form of fishing or hydrocarbon banks, for whose security and defense countries vital resources are deployed both at sea, in the sky and even above them.
Naval aviation. From marine protection to support in emergency scenarios
To the normal annual plans and scheduled flights, the Latin American naval aviators had to add operations due to disasters such as forest fires and a no less amount in support of homeland security and in support of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
Unmanned marine systems
The sector of unmanned marine surface vehicles UPS (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) will reach a market value of 1,513 million USD this year, which will exceed 3,096 million USD in 5 years.
John Cockerill Defense’s Combat Boat
John Cockerill Defense offers a catamaran ship that can accommodate its towers and forms a highly mobile weapon system with high firepower that is ideal for the coastal and river regions with cannons up to 105mm.
Interdiction Speed Boats (LRI)
Maritime interdiction operations are designed to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies en route to the battlefield before they cause harm to friends. On the other hand, in peacetime the prohibition of the navy is used as a form of limited force in support of diplomacy and as a means of enforcing economic sanctions against a target. These operations are now mainly carried out against piracy and sea smuggling. Your main instrument of combat is the Fast Interdiction Boat (LRI).
Spanish Navy. Progress on the submarine S-80, the frigate F-110 and the new BAM-IS
In an economic context complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, progress continues on the main programs for the Spanish Navy, the S-80 submarine and the F-110 frigates. The construction of a new ship for underwater activities is approved and remains in place To modernize the F-100 frigates, equip yourself with new hydrographic ships and more patrol boats, a project that is supported by participation in the program of the future European patrol corvette EPC (European Patrol Corvette) could benefit.
Marine UAVs in Latin America
Often times, an unmanned aircraft or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), also a semi-domestic aircraft that is very economical to acquire, has more technology and electronic resources than various light aircraft in military use without risking crew lives or costly its fuel issues.
From the Trs-4D marine radar to the PrecISR in the air
As an important NATO supplier in the field of sensors, Hensoldt is involved in major projects around the world. Its solutions are used in the F-16, Gripen, Rafale and Eurofighter combat aircraft, the TanDEM-X and EDRS-A satellites, the A400M transport aircraft. different models of helicopters; Critical mission teams for armored vehicles from Puma and Leopard, class 212 and 209 submarines, LCS Freedom ships of the US Navy and K130 corvettes of the German Navy.
Three navies in search of polar ships. Argentina, Chile and Brazil
The work on the White Continent requires that the navies are equipped with very specific ships for their campaigns: the polar ships. We are reviewing the scenario in three countries that are currently running major programs in this area: Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
Interview with Antonio Jos Llago Hermida, CEO of Gabadi
For over 25 years Gabadi has provided solutions for navies around the world in the areas of product development, device integration, on-board assembly and engineering. We talked about it with the head of the company, Antonio Jos Llago Hermida.
ABANCE, the value of ship technology
ABANCE Ingeniera y Servicios is a family company founded in March 1994, active in the marine and defense sector from its headquarters in El Puerto de Santa Mara (Cdiz) and its operational offices in Cartagena and soon in Ferrol. The main activity is the development of marine engineering projects and systems for military ships and submarines, as well as for civil and offshore platforms and marine elica.
Interview with Eduardo Garca Magro, Director of SCP-Sintersa
SCP-Sintersa is dedicated to the field of electrical interconnection and has been offering connection solutions for the ship sector for 35 years. It is a wide range of military-grade electrical connectors made from corrosion-resistant metals such as bronze or stainless steel for complex cabling systems that meet the highest requirements, be it for the transmission of electricity, data, electricity and power systems or fiber optics .
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