Naval Training and Simulation Focus Day

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

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM ENSURING TRAINING TECHNOLOGY KEEPS PACE WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN SURFACE WARFARE CAPABILITY TO GUARANTEE “WHOLE ASSET” EFFECTIVENESS

  • The impact of Future Surface Combatant and Flight III on training requirements
  • How the future shape of the U.S. Navy is shaping current training imperatives
  • How the US Navy is modernizing and upgrading its training equipment (both synthetic and practical) in order to keep pace with the rapid technological evolution of the US surface fleet

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM HOW THE SWEDISH NAVY UTILISES ADVANCES IN SYNTHETIC/NETWORKED TRAINING TO CONDUCT CUTTING-EDGE TRAINING WHILST OFF-SETTING COST

  • Moving from Team Training (ship’s company) to Collective Training (inter-ship) and Ship – Shore simulator networks
  • Examining the roadblocks to enable this to happen
  • The benefits and limitations of live embedded training and simulation
  • How the Swedish Navy is networking shore-based simulators with its ships to conduct complex networked training exercises

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

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM TRAINING TODAY’S NAVIES FOR CONVENTIONAL AND ASYMMETRIC OPERATIONS

Captain Corrado Campana, Director of Transformation, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
  • How navies can ensure their personnel are trained to conduct asymmetric/policing operations, whilst also maintaining conventional capability in the face of a resurgent Russia/China
  • The work NATO is doing to implement the Fleet Synthetic Training programme outside of the US
  • The material and doctrinal benefits of this initiative and its impact on operational capability

Captain Corrado Campana

Director of Transformation
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM TRAINING IN COMPLEX THREAT ENVIRONMENTS: THE CONCEPT OF NAVAL LIVE, VIRTUAL & CONSTRUCTIVE (LVC) TRAINING AND HOW IT CAN BOOST CAPABILITY

Andy Fawkes, Synthetic Training Advisor, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Linking real ships with aircraft with ground based and simulated threats.
  • Leveraging advanced simulation technologies and datalinks to enhance the training experience.
  • Applying lessons from modern, affordable air combat training.

Andy Fawkes

Synthetic Training Advisor
UK Ministry of Defence

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM MEASURING LEARNING OUTCOMES TO ENSURE SYNTHETIC TRAINING IS CHALLENGING, PRODUCTIVE AND PRODUCES QUANTIFIABLE RESULTS

  • Examining the evolution of measuring the level of skills
  • Tailoring training to individual needs
  • The unique complexities of assessing competency in a virtual world that interacts with the real world

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF GAMING TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT OF SYNTHETIC TRAINING FIEDLITY AND EFFECTIVENESS

  • Understanding the opportunities and limitations of serious games and gamification to individual training
  • Creating the right infrastructure to stimulate re-use and the easy insertion and removal of training components
  • How the Royal Navy is, and could be, capitalizing on the innovations made by the UK gaming-tech “cottage industry”