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Analyse the latest mine technology and strategic techniques to maximise amphibious warfare efficiency and effectiveness…

To save you time and money researching the latest developments in mine technology, we at SMi are producing a conference to meet all your demands in this field. Attend SMi’s forthcoming Second Annual Naval Mines conference taking place on the 17th & 18th October 2001 at the Hatton in London, to examine topics including:

· Reconnaissance mine hunting

· Mine countermeasures

· Fuses for underwater weapons

· Mine sweeping & operational capability

· Underwater systems

· Design aspects & enhancements

· Mine & anti-mine warfare programs

Furthermore with representatives from the major players in this industry this event will meet all your networking requirements. And what’s more, you can gain these contacts in just two days! And with our lunches promoting open debate, you will have the perfect opportunity to build these relationships and discuss market developments and potential.

So register now to benefit from the experience of the outstanding selection of naval, marine and industry experts.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Eric Grove

Dr Eric Grove, Director of Security Studies, Centre for Security Studies, University of Hull

9:10 NAVAL COMBAT

Commander (Select) Paul Vebber

Commander (Select) Paul Vebber, Senior Mine Warfare Analyst, US Navy Reserve

  • Strengths and weaknesses of current Modelling and Simulation techniques
  • Role of Wargaming and Experimentation to support future concept development
  • Integration of Models, Simulation, Wargaming and Experimentation
  • Information technology and the Naval Warfighter – How much is enough?
  • Anticipating the impact of complex technology on system development
  • 9:40 NAVAL MINES AND NAVAL MINE COUNTERMEASURES WITHIN THE ROYAL NAVY

    Commander Chris Lade

    Commander Chris Lade, Commander Warfare to Command Mine Warfare, Royal Navy

  • A brief overview and the history of naval mines
  • Mine warfare in the UK and combined maritime operations
  • Expeditionary versus prolonged mine warfare
  • Integration of mine warfare into naval battlespace
  • Future Royal Navy developments
  • 10:20 JOINT COUNTERMEASURES AND MINE CLEARANCE

    Robert Shields

    Robert Shields, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Advanced Systems and Concepts, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Pentagon

  • Mine counter measure developments
  • Work carried out by ACTD
  • Keeping pace with changing technology
  • Opportunities for future development
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EFFECTIVE MCM TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT

    Keith Riches

    Keith Riches, Business Development Manager, Underwater Systems, BAE SYSTEMS

  • Overview of BAE SYSTEMS and mine warfare
  • The challenge of achieving and maintaining MCM effectiveness
  • Requirements for MCM training and assessment
  • Threat simulation
  • Requirements for analysis
  • 12:00 MCM SYSTEMS

    Ole Refshal

    Ole Refshal, Director MCM Programmes, Naval Systems, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace

  • Requirements that led to the MICOS system
  • Operational performance
  • Demand and use by the global navies
  • Overview of the Minesniper One-Shot Mine Disposal System
  • Defining features of the system
  • Technology for the future
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GERMAN MCM PROGRAMMES

    Commander Michael Schubert

    Commander Michael Schubert, Mine Warfare Specialist, German Federal Ministry of Defence

  • Procurement
  • Development
  • Research
  • 14:40 MINE WARFARE COMMAND SUPPORT CENTRE

    Mike Critchley / Russell Norman

    Mike Critchley / Russell Norman, Business Development Managers, Drumgrange / Solutions from Silicon

  • The key to successful Mine Counter Measures (MCM) operations lies in the careful pre-mission planning phase and having the infrastructure to assimilate all the available data in one central place
  • The Mine Warfare Command Support Centre (MWCSC) provides operational support to the Navy with the following facilities in a single unit - Route Survey Database; Own ship signature database; Threat mines database; MW Planning Evaluation & Analysis; MW Measures of Effectiveness; MW Tactical Development; Minefield planning and evaluation; Logistic Support
  • Cost effective, integrated solutions utilising COTS products e.g. Royal Australian Navy Mine Warfare Tactical Command Software (MINTACS)
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MINEHUNTERS

    Frank Menke

    Frank Menke, Sales Engineer - Underwater Vehicles, STN ATLAS Electronik

  • Overview and background to one shot systems
  • Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles – The Seafox – The Pinguin B3
  • Use of the systems on the common ship platform
  • Control platforms for Simulation Sweeping Craft
  • Increasing the global scope for one shot systems
  • 16:20 ECA’S NEW FAMILY OF UUVS FOR MINE HUNTING AND DESTRUCTION

    Daniel Scourzic

    Daniel Scourzic, Head of Undersea Robotics, ECA

  • OLISTER, ROV
  • ALISTER, AUV
  • Organic capacity of the family of robots
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Eric Grove

    Dr Eric Grove, Director of Security Studies, Centre for Security Studies, University of Hull

    9:40 MINESWEEPING TOOLS AND FACILITIES

    Nils Storkersen

    Nils Storkersen, Director of Research, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

  • Operational requirements and concepts for a Norwegian influence minesweeping capability
  • Target Simulation Mode minesweeping - Need for an extensive infrastructure of equipment
  • Overview of national assets and infrastructure
  • Equipment for ship signature generation (AGATE/ELMA)
  • Facilities for ship signature measurements and for characterisation, training and evaluation of influence of minesweeps (Herdla test range)
  • Equipment for monitoring of multiple influences under local environmental conditions and for calibration of mine sweeps (LUNDAR, TASSEN and new antenna systems)

    Exploitation of measurement facilities in R&D to facilitate a national TSM concept

  • 10:20 PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY IN MINE WARFARE

    Maria Jose Luquero Sanchez

    Maria Jose Luquero Sanchez, Systems Engineer, IZAR- Systems Division

  • ‘’Segura’’ Class Minehunter
  • Mine Warfare Data Center
  • Mobile Support Units
  • ‘’Segura’’ Class Training System
  • Projects upgrade
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EXPLOSIVE CHARGES FOR NAVAL FORCES INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS

    Pierre Olivier Vignaud

    Pierre Olivier Vignaud, Sales & Marketing Manager- Insensitive Munitions Department, SNPE Explosives & Propellants

  • An overview of the explosives used in naval mines
  • SNPE and the use of Cast Plastic Bonded Explosives (PBX)
  • Developing the underwater mine STONEFISH
  • The Underwater mine disposal system ARCHERFISH
  • Future explosive developments
  • 12:00 COUNTERMEASURE TECHNOLOGY IN GERMANY

    Dr. Klaas Spethmann

    Dr. Klaas Spethmann, General Manager, Abeking and Rasmussen

  • Requirements for mine warfare vessels
  • Providing state-of-the-art ships for the German Navy
  • The need for continuing innovation
  • Operational history and lessons learnt
  • Projects in development
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 UNDERWATER SYSTEMS

    Bengt Larsson

    Bengt Larsson, Sales Manager, Saab Bofors Underwater Systems

  • SAAB’s involvement in mine warfare
  • Mine warfare technology in action - Double Eagle Mk II and MK III - The BMP 202
  • Operational experiences with countermeasure products
  • Opportunities for global use
  • The future vision
  • 14:40 SURFACE SHIP MINE RECONNAISSANCE

    Robert W. Manning / Philip Marshall / Guy Santora

    Robert W. Manning / Philip Marshall / Guy Santora, Programe Manager AN/WLD-1 (V) 1 Program Manager / PMS-490 Acquisition Program Manager for Reconnaissance NAVSEA/Panama City AN/WLD-1(V)1 Project Mang, Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems – Undersea Systems / US Navy

  • Organic MCM vision - commonality across surface & airborne mine communities
  • Designing the US Navy’s first unmanned, organic mine reconnaissance system - WLD-1 evolution and system descriptions
  • Network centric architecture
  • Concept of operations for surface ship organic minehunting capability
  • Key program accomplishments and milestones
  • 15:20 AN INFLUENCE MINESWEEPING SYSTEM TO COMBAT THE MODERN MINE

    Lt Commander David O’Connell MBE (Rtd)

    Lt Commander David O’Connell MBE (Rtd), Marketing Representative, ADI Mine Countermeasure

  • The requirement for Target Minesweeping
  • The characteristics of a Target Minesweeping System
  • The Dyad Influence Sweep
  • Future Enhancements
  • Operational Experience to date
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    16:10 Afternoon Tea

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