Main Conference Day 1

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM HOW THE ROYAL NAVY’S SURFACE FLEET REMAINS CAPABLE AND COMMITTED TO PROVIDING POWER PROJECTION AND TERRITORIAL DEFENCE

Henry Parker, Director Ships Acquisition , DE&S, UK MoD
  • An overview of the Royal Navy’s current surface fleet, including the current operational role of the Type 45 Destroyer, and future design/developmental plans for this Class
  • An update on the progress of the Royal Navy’s frigate program, both in terms of planned design and construction
  • How the Royal Navy approaches the challenge of defining modern vessel roles – and the impact this has on design: Will the Royal Navy maintain vessel specialisation, or endeavour to commission multi-function/purpose warships?

Henry Parker

Director Ships Acquisition
DE&S, UK MoD

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM CREATING AN EFFECTIVE NAVAL LOGISTICS SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTING 15 MEMBER NATO NAVIES AND SEVERAL TRIAL NAVIES

Khristian Kowalski, Chief of Naval Support Section, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Meeting the needs of the NLSP Member States in terms of military effectiveness by providing contracted solutions for their navies
  • Providing services to cover a growing range of activities, such as provision of critical spare parts, freight forwarding to foreign ports, emergency maintenance and repair of naval equipment and systems
  • Assuring access contracts with main ship agents who provide the services, through competition to ensure cost-effectiveness

Khristian Kowalski

Chief of Naval Support Section
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM THE SWEDISH VIEW ON THE TERM SURFACE WARFARE, BASED ON A LITTORAL STARTING POINT

Captain Fredrik Palmquist, Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla, Swedish Navy
Vital fundamentals when you operate in the littorals – the operational area demands operational speed in the OUDA loop – sensors, weapons but also a special operational
behaviour, not to speak about C2 and the use of deception
Interoperability in the Baltic Sea – ongoing combined cooperation in general but a special part covering SFNTG, Swedish-Finnish Naval Taskgroup, combined exercises during 2017 with a focus on US-SWE and the output from them and perhaps a special part covering the importance of interaction between naval and marine units when operating in a littoral environment
Swedish plan to develop the surface warfare capability – our assumptions and trends that we see as important together with our development plan

Captain Fredrik Palmquist

Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla
Swedish Navy
  • The increase on accuracy, operational range and effectiveness as a result of using guided ammunitions for medium caliber guns in moder operational scenarioon sea operation (Anti Air, surface engagements) and support on coastal operation
  • Exploring how the Whitehead ATAS (Active towed sonar) provides effective trade-off between size, weight and performance with a detection range, on modern submarines, beyond the first oceanic convergence zone
  • Black Scorpion is a low cost mini torpedo launchable from any 5 inches naval and helo tubes, used for supporting the contact classification process of conventional and midget submarine threat

Marco Merlani

Regional Manager Europe; Defence Systems
Leonardo S.p.A.

Marco Brogi

Capture e Development; Defence Systems
Leonardo S.p.A.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM FUTURE FRIGATE PROGRAMME: SEA5000: INTRODUCING INTO SERVICE THE NEXT GENERATION OF NAVAL SURFACE COMBATANTS

Shane Craig, Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, Royal Australian Navy
  • Future frigates will be required to conduct a range of missions, with a particular focus on anti-submarine warfare
  • Providing the nine frigates with sufficient range and endurance to operate effectively throughout maritime South East Asia and to be deployed from forward bases, such as in the Middle East
  • Ensuring Australia retains a sovereign capability to build and sustain its naval vessels and implement the Government’s commitment to a continuous build of naval surface ships in Australia

Shane Craig

Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm
Royal Australian Navy

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM MARITIME THEATRE MISSLE DEFENCE-FORUM INTEROPERABILITY INTRODUCTION

Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke, Chief of the German Navy’s Planning Division, German Navy
  • Understanding the strategic aim of the Framework Architecture 2030+
  • Exploring the impact of the modern threat and the requirement for significantly shorter reaction times, and the impact on the processes of picture compilation, threat evaluation and engagement planning
  • Shortening the decision making process through improvements made to interoperability

Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke

Chief of the German Navy’s Planning Division
German Navy

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM NEW LEVEL OF INTEROPERABLITY: THE FRAMEWORK ARCHITECTURE 2030+

Andreas Uhl, Department of Planning, Group Future Development, German Navy
  • Creating the Target Architecture Four (TA4) to become the blueprint for Interoperability-by-Design for the next generation Surface Warships, called the “Framework Architecture 2030+”
  • Implementing coalition force level functions supported by standard interfaces and data specifications which allow seamless engagement of threats in the joint environment
  • Establishing a coherent, service based architecture for Surface Warships– Nationally und Multinationally agreed – which allows for Network Centric Warfare on (Sub-) System Level via Common Processes enabled by Common Interface Standards

Andreas Uhl

Department of Planning, Group Future Development
German Navy

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

  • An approach for standardised force functions and information exchange
  • Maintaining a modular, open systems architecture across national boundaries
  • Protecting national sensitivities

Jayne Adamson

Principal Advisor Above Water Systems
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory UK

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM BUILDING INTEROPERABILITY STEP-BY-STEP

Commander Fred Douglas, Ballistic Missile Defence SME, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Highlight the need that the allied Naval community must be designing new waships with interoperability in mind at this stage
  • Designing interoperability with the needs of the warfighter in mind
  • Understanding what improvements can be made to interoperability between both domestic forces and coalition battlegroups

Commander Fred Douglas

Ballistic Missile Defence SME
Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Using Common Source Library (CSL) to enable software reuse and commonality within combat system families for modernized and new construction AEGIS ships.
  • Build once...Deploy on multiple ship configurations
  • Establishing the US Navy’s Digital Warfare Office (DWO) to exploit the use of data science throughout the Fleet and to take advantage of advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve USN efforts to train, equip and maintain its ship and Sailors
  • Preparing for the US Navy’s next generations of systems and ships, including large, small and unmanned surface combatant with a single integrated combat system that will tie all the system together

Michael Roberts

Director, Development and Integration Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS
NAVSEA

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE