Main Conference Day 2

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM CHAIRMAN’S RECAP

  • Building 5 new frigates and replacing the Santa Maria F-80s between 2022-2030
  • Having multi-mission capability and supporting operational life for 40 years
  • Considering impact F110s will have on the international military export market 2025-2035
  • What are the developments within the SCOMBA Open-Architecture Combat System?
  • F-100 Combat System case study

Commander Antonio González del Tánago de la Lastra

Capabilities Requirements Branch, Plans & Policy Division
Spanish Navy

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM PREPARING FOR THE INCREASED RISK PRESENTED BY SHIP TO SHIP CONNECIVITY

Commodore Arne Groenningsaeter, DACOS C2DS , Allied Command Transformation
  • Understanding how the global naval community are protecting warships against the risk posed by connected ships
  • Examining the recent US Navy pacific collisions, and the potential for the involvement of cyber attacks causing these
  • Retrofitting security to protect existing warships from cyber vulnerabilities

Commodore Arne Groenningsaeter

DACOS C2DS
Allied Command Transformation

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

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM FACTORING THE RISE OF UNMANNED TECHNOLOGY INTO FUTURE PLATFORM SPECIFICATIONS

Captain Kevin Quarderer, Commanding Officer, US Naval Research
  • Ensuring suitable connectivity systems are in place to house UVs
  • Using unmanned technology to promote a mute-role platform capability
  • Current off the shelf products that have that could be incorporated in future vessels

Captain Kevin Quarderer

Commanding Officer
US Naval Research

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPACT MULTI-STATIC SONAR SYSTEM

Don McKay, Director of Sales and Marketing, Curtiss Wright
  • Demonstrated need for a high performance active/passive VDS system that can address ASW on smaller platforms, ships of opportunity and USVs
  • Discussion on the design challenges that arose in developing an affordable and high performing singletow system that can be containerized and features “hands-off” launch/recovery
  • Testing of the first-off system developed for the Royal Canadian Navy

Don McKay

Director of Sales and Marketing
Curtiss Wright

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM HOW THE INDONESIAN NAVY IS IDENTIFYING NEW STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES, AND DEVELOPING ITS SURFACE FLEET ACCORDINGLY

Commodore Arsyad Abdullah, Commandant of Combat Task Group, Western Fleet Command, Indonesian Navy
  • An overview of the current strategic situation facing the Indonesian Navy, and recent developments in this regard
  • How the Indonesian Navy is meeting the increasing need for advanced ASW capability
  • Insight into the integration of the Sigma-Class Corvette, and its current and future role within the Navy

Commodore Arsyad Abdullah

Commandant of Combat Task Group, Western Fleet Command
Indonesian Navy

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM THE ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY’S 15TO5 PROGRAMME

Rear Admiral Ganesh Navaratnam, Inspectorate General of RMN, Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Reacting to the fiscal challenges and geopolitical situation in the South East Asia region
  • Phasing out the older vessels in the fleet optimizing resources
  • Improving procurement processes (reduced and optimized procurement requirements, reduced ill practices) providing additional savings for the RMN
  • Use these savings to fund the "15 to 5" plan, while focusing on local shipyards and defence industry

Rear Admiral Ganesh Navaratnam

Inspectorate General of RMN
Royal Malaysian Navy

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM HOW NATIONAL CHUNHG-SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NCSIST) PIONEERING INTEGRATED CAPABILITIES FOR TAIWAN NAVY INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

Admiral Chen Yeong-Kang, Director, National Chung- Shen Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan , Former Deputy Minister of Defence and Chief, ROC Navy
  • Reacting the maritime challenges and geostrategic situation in Northeast Asia region
  • NCSIST's role in modernizing older vessels enhancing combat capability
  • What steps are Taiwan Navy (ROCN) taking to strengthen interoperability with other services?
  • Future combat management system for the Taiwan Navy (ROCN) for next generation vessels
  • Ensuring affordable and capable platforms in fighting the new threats

Admiral Chen Yeong-Kang

Director, National Chung- Shen Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Former Deputy Minister of Defence and Chief, ROC Navy

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM NIGERIAN NAVAL PLANS & TRANSFORMATION FOR THE SURFACE FLEET

Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu, Chief of Naval Transformation, Nigerian Navy
  • Utilising the Nigerian Navy warships to carry out the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mandate of restoring democracy in Gambia
  • Strengthening the Navy in order to respond to external and internal aggressions from the waters
  • Improving maritime safety to support that fighting piracy, oil theft and illegal bunkering
  • Preparing the Navy to combat insecurity in Nigerian territorial waters through investment in equipment and personnel

Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu

Chief of Naval Transformation
Nigerian Navy

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE