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I am delighted to present you with the finalised programme for SMi’s Maritime Surveillance conference. This year’s event will focus on observing and controlling national waters, over the horizon tracking of military, civil and commercial maritime activity.

Attending this timely and informative event will enable you to analyse the key issues in maritime surveillance such as developments and upgrades in sensor systems and surveillance platforms, integrated maritime surveillance and airborne early warning and surveillance aircraft. The presentations will also focus on the following issues:

· CURRENT AND CHANGING ROLES FOR MARITIME SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT

· MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN ISAR PRINCIPLES AND MODES

· INTEGRATED SENSOR SYSTEMS AND DATA LINKS

· INTEGRATION OF UAVs IN THE MARITIME SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

· EEZ MONITORING

· MARITIME PETROL AIRCRAFT

· REMOTE SENSING FOR COAST GUARD APPLICATIONS

At SMi, we are proud to announce that we have assembled the leading military and industry experts to tackle the critical issues related to this increasingly important aspect of modern warfare. In particular, I would like to highlight the following speakers:

· Rear Admiral Scott Lidbetter, Head of Naval Aviation, Strike Command, Royal Navy

· Captain George C Hill, Program Manager, Maritime Surveillance Aircraft, US Navy

· Lt Commander Peter Jefferson, Sea King AEW Mk7 Introduction into Service Co-ordinator, Royal Navy

· Thomas Wetherall, Director of P-3/S-3 Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

· Konstantinos V Kapogianis, Global Hawk Programs Manager, Raytheon Electronic Systems

If you are involved in any aspect of maritime surveillance you can not afford to miss this highly topical and timely event. This is your chance to meet the key figures in this field and discuss current and anticipated future developments.

Conference programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon, Marketing Executive, Radar & Mission Systems, Thales Defence

9:40 SPECIAL ADDRESS MARITIME AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE

Captain George C Hill

Captain George C Hill, Program Manager, Maritime Surveillance Aircraft, US Navy

  • Current and changing roles for Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
  • Peace time requirements of maritime surveillance aircraft - Counter drug surveillance operations - EEZ monitoring - Environmental assistance issues - Search and rescue
  • Military roles for maritime surveillance platforms - surveillance and reconnaissance - force support - ASW and ASuW
  • Future aircraft requirements and new operational strategies
  • 10:20 EARTH IMAGING SATELLITES

    Christopher Brownsword

    Christopher Brownsword, Team Leader, Space Depart,emt, QinetiQ

  • Commercial/civil remote sensing systems - Current/future key systems - Capability trends
  • Maritime surveillance requirements - ASW - AW - MW
  • Relevant derived information products
  • Military utility of civil data sources - Accessibility - Reliability - Confidentiality - Cost
  • Challenges ahead
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING AND CONTROL HELICOPTER

    Lt Commander Peter Jefferson

    Lt Commander Peter Jefferson, Sea King AEW Mk7 Introduction into Service Co-ordinator, Royal Navy

  • Planned and future CONOPS - intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance needs of military commanders
  • Ground and air trials - project update
  • Man machine interface (MMI) characteristics - on screen displays of navigation, tactical and communications data
  • Radar and Pulse-Doppler mode capabilities - improved lookdown, overland and littoral capabilities
  • Interoperability advantages with Link 16 datalink - Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
  • ASW capabilities

    Project timescale

  • 12:00 CP-140 AURORA MODERNIZATION

    Major Mario Leblanc and Iain Wilkes

    Major Mario Leblanc and Iain Wilkes, Aurora Modernization Program/Operational Requirements Manager and Director of Integrated Systems - Aviation Electronics, Canadian Department of National Defenxe and CMC Electronics

  • Maritime surveillance mission requirements
  • Canada’s CP-140 modernization program
  • Navigation and Flight Instrument Modernization Project
  • NFIMP User benefits
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE EYES AND THE EARS

    Rear Admiral Scott Lidbetter

    Rear Admiral Scott Lidbetter, Air Officer Commanding No.3 Group, RAF

  • Airborne sensing, platform and systems overview
  • Force structures and future concepts for multinational surveillance forces
  • Defence expenditure trends - maritime surveillance platforms
  • Remote sensing utilising UAVs and space - interoperability with maritime airborne systems
  • Key thrusts: NIMROD, MI4
  • A future vision and strategy
  • 14:40 NEW EYES IN THE SKY

    Thomas Wetherall

    Thomas Wetherall, Director of P-3/S-3 Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

  • Mission requirements on maritime surveillance aircraft
  • Overview of world-wide P-3 upgrades
  • P-3 diversity of operations – search and rescue, ASW, ASuW etc.
  • Extending long-term capabilities – Force Sustainment
  • New Production

    Navigation and Flight Instruments Modernisation

  • Systems integrator and avionics management systems - proven avionics equipment and enhanced systems reliability

    Meeting future performance requirements and incremental system upgrades

  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SAR

    Dr Harm Greidanus

    Dr Harm Greidanus, Technology Manager, Radar Concepts and Signal Processing Group, TNO-FEL

  • SAR principles and modes (polarimetry, strip/spot, MTI, ISAR)
  • SAR processing (motion data, (auto)focussing, real-time processing)
  • SAR systems (miniaturisation, MMIC, COTS, phased arrays, SOSTAR)
  • The coastal environment with SAR (wind and waves, fronts, surf zone, atmospheric ducting)
  • SAR for the underwater environment (bathymetry, acoustic propagation conditions)
  • Link to other naval radar systems and electro-optical sensors

    Target detection in coastal environment (ships and wakes, Doppler polarimetry, detection in high sea clutter)

  • 16:20 MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT

    Fernando Ciria

    Fernando Ciria, Aeronautical Engineer, CASA-EADS

  • Global solution from Maritime Surveillance to ASW.
  • Platform requirement and capabilities. CN-235 and C-295 MPA
  • Mission payload options
  • The Mission System: CASA Fully Tactical Integrated System (FITS). - Integrating sensors for maritime surveillance and ASW/ASuW - Enhancing the tactical awareness and the mission effectiveness
  • Secondary role capabilities
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jim Allaway

    Jim Allaway, Editor, Navy News

    9:40 INTEGRATED MARITIME SURVEILLANCE

    Don Johnson

    Don Johnson, President, BATsystemsinc

  • Surveillance to Intelligence
  • Brown Water considerations
  • Boat and Aircraft C3I
  • Anti-Smuggling mission
  • Anti-Piracy mission
  • 10:20 UNMANNED SURVEILLANCE

    David J Q Carter

    David J Q Carter, Head of Reconnaissance - Earth Observation & Science, ASTRIUM

  • Can Spaceborne assets/UAVs meet surveillance operational needs - CONOPS
  • Situational awareness and real-time surveillance
  • Spaceborne Radar capabilities
  • Modular payload designs for UAV multi-mission adaptability - radars and sensors
  • Autonomous waypoint navigation, GPS and satellites

    Onboard tactical control systems and datalinks

  • Future developments in maritime UAV payloads
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 GLOBAL HAWK INTEGRATED SENSOR SYSTEM (GH ISS) FOR MARITIME SURVEILLANCE

    Konstantinos V Kapogianis

    Konstantinos V Kapogianis, Global Hawk Programs Manager, Raytheon Electronic Systems (El Segundo, California)

  • GH ISS Description - System Sensors (SAR/MTI, EO/IR) - Maritime Modes - Operational concepts - Mission planning - Dynamic retasking - Cross sensor cueing
  • Data Exploitation and Dissemination
  • Recommendations
  • 12:00 MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE

    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon, Systems Marketing Executive, Radar & Mission, Thales Defence

  • Importance of maritime surveillance radar
  • Balance of capability and affordability
  • Platform requirements
  • Capabilities - ASW - ASuW - Littoral Waters - Classification Modes
  • Integration and operational options
  • Future developments
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 AERIAL OPTICAL RECONNAISSANCE

    Christopher Duckling

    Christopher Duckling, Consultant, Recon/Optical Inc.

  • Digital Cameras and imagery
  • Visible waveband and IR Cameras
  • Dual Spectral Band, Framing, Digital Reconnaissance Cameras
  • Image Display Systems
  • Maritime challenges of optical systems

    Camera Operational Concepts

  • Image exploitation and podded sensors
  • 14:40 MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT

    Carmelo Consentino

    Carmelo Consentino, Senior Vice President, Alenia Aerospazio

  • Maritime Patrol operations
  • Secondary role deployment
  • Platform requirements and capabilities for coast guard
  • Onboard payload systems
  • Integrated Mission Management System
  • COTS mission avionics
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FROM PERISCOPE TO HORIZON

    Georges J de Cock

    Georges J de Cock, Director Business Development, Telephonics

  • Anticipated missions and operations
  • New sensor pack for RDAF/USCG
  • FLIR
  • SA Radar and ISAR imaging: - Iceberg Detection - Oil Slick Detection (SAR-mode) - Fisheries patrol
  • Improved operations - day/night detection - tracking, identifying and targeting - tracking target whist scanning capability
  • System: - Implementation - Characteristics - Growth

    Delivery of requirements; present project status RDAF/USCG

  • 16:20 REMOTE SENSING FOR COAST GUARD APPLICATIONS

    Olov Fäst

    Olov Fäst, Head, Airborne Systems Department, Swedish Space Corporation

  • Airborne platforms and sensors for marine environmental protection and ocean surveillance
  • Fishery and EEZ protection
  • System sensor features and capabilities
  • Improved surveillance system for a more effective operation - real-time analysis of multi-sensor data - geocorrected display and map overlays - data distribution for more effective response
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite data used to complement airborne surveillance
  • Future developments for border patrol and EEZ protection
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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