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Surface Warships 2019: Insights from Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, KCB CBE

Surface Warships 2019: Insights from Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, KCB CBE

Recent tensions in the Balkans and the South China Sea have highlighted the strategic importance for countries to expand their military influence without boots on the ground. It is in this context that large and smaller navies from across the globe will meet at the ninth iteration of the Surface Warships conference. Chairman Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE, former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy explains here the political and operational context surrounding the conference, the type of solutions navies will need to overcome their challenges and what to expect at Surface Warships next January.

Surface Warships Global Market Report 2016-17

Surface Warships Global Market Report 2016-17

Just over 1,000 (1,022) Surface Warships larger than OPVs are currently included in the world’s naval fleets. These are operated by 63 countries...

This report details all known programmes and requirements for surface warships, which includes Cruisers, Frigates, Corvettes, and Destroyers. The plans and programmes are broken down country-by-country, allowing you to see exactly which nation is procuring or has plans to procure new naval assets. This report also includes all known holdings of surface warships.

Warships Global Market Report 2018

Warships Global Market Report 2018

While global naval budgets are increasingly constrained, the current threat context is forcing allies to re-assess their capabilities and to look into their future procurement.

In this exclusive free report, more than 500 respondents shared their priorities in terms of procurement and their challenges and what they believe the key trends will be in the upcoming years, from both the military and the industry. Their views are supported by an insight into the current global naval market. 

Warships Global Market Report 2019

Warships Global Market Report 2019

The market for new surface warships is expected to reach US$165 billion over the next ten years, with corvettes being its largest segment. 

Ahead of Surface Warships 2019, Defence IQ compiled a report highlighting key programmes and requirements across the world’s navy. Download the full report to:

  • Learn more about Australia’s acquisition of nine high-end anti-submarine warfare frigates, worth AU$35 billion
  • Read an update on Portugal’s midlife upgrade of the Bartolomeu Dias (F333) M-class frigate
  • Learn more about Romania’s plans to acquire four new corvettes to boost its capacities in the Black Sea


Insight: Naval Combat Systems

Insight: Naval Combat Systems

As a special theme, the Surface Warships conference will this year include a Focus Day specific to the subject of naval combat systems, providing in-depth analysis on how the modernisation and development of advanced solutions is further increasing the capability of existing and planned platforms and exploring how this could enable militaries and manufacturers to modernise and upgrade existing platforms.

This e-magazine provides some immediate scope for readers to explore the trends and developments in the naval combat system market, including our 2016 survey results. We also offer a look into directed energy systems for the naval space in an attempt to separate the true prospects of this technology from the misconceptions...

Interoperability by design: The future of naval fleet collaboration?

Interoperability by design: The future of naval fleet collaboration?

Communication and data sharing are a vital element of successful combined operations and C2 structures across all allied systems must be interoperable and compatible in order to achieve true interoperability.

Ahead of Surface Warships 2018, we had the opportunity to discuss with Commander Andreas Uhl from the Department of Planning in the Group Future Development of the German Navy and speaker at the conference, on the need for better interoperability between allies during multinational operations and what needs to be done to make 'interoperability-by-design' a reality.

Naval training and simulation: Adapting to a new threat environment

Naval training and simulation: Adapting to a new threat environment

The current threat context requires navies from across the globe to find and use the right training tools to enable their fleet to achieve overall readiness at all times. Technology is to have a huge impact on the training landscape, but the real challenge now is to use it in the right conditions. 

Ahead of the eighth annual Surface Warships conference, Defence IQ asked Andy Fawkes, consultant and former UK Ministry of Defence simulation policy lead and speaker at the 2018 edition about his views on the ever-changing training systems and simulation landscape, their relevance in the current threat context, how technology can improve training and how he sees the future of naval training.