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Maritime Surveillance is fundamentally concerning observing and controlling your territorial waters. Who is in there and what are they doing? This can be done in a variety of ways but the key aspects are airborne surveillance aircraft, ground based radar and sonar's and patrol ships.

Maritime Surveillance cuts across all areas of naval warfare and encompasses an extensive range of needs and capabilities

This year's conference will cover the following key areas

Provision of effective maritime capabilities to naval and joint commanders

Plans and programs to sustaining platforms and equipment

Maritime force posture; 2015 and beyond

Platform upgrades extending ground-based radar

Aurora Life Extension Programme (ALEP)

Nimrod MRA4 maritime reconnaissance

Confirmed Speakers include

Commander Michael B F Ranken, Secretary of the Parliamentary Maritime Group, Houses of Parliament

Squadron Leader Gary Morgan RAF, OC Nimrod Operational Evaluation Unit (Detachment), Air Warfare Centre, BAES Warton

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

Harry Guthmuller, Scientist, US Navy Coastal Systems Station

David Peck, Programme Director, BAE SYSTEMS

Martin Fisher, Director, Business Development - Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Programs; Campaign Manager - German/Italian MPA Program, The Boeing Company

Senior representative from L3 Communications Integrated Systems

David Hall, Head of Future EO Systems, EOS Division, Astrium Space

Martin Cohen, MicroSAR Demonstrator Engineering Manager, EOS Division, Astrium Space

Geoff Burbidge, Radar Systems Engineering Team leader, EOS Division, Astrium Space

Previous Attendees at last year's event included

Air Warfare Centre, Alenia Aeronautica Joint Headquarters (UK) Embraer, Mann Aviation Flight Systems Ltd, Royal Danish Airforce, Sonar & Communication Systems, Thales Defence Limited

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Commander Leigh Armistead

Lieutenant Commander Leigh Armistead, IA Team Lead Task Force Web, US Navy

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Commander Michael B F Ranken

Commander Michael B F Ranken, Secretary of the Parliamentary Maritime Group, Houses of Parliament

  • Principles of maritime security in national interests
  • Current UK plans and policy towards homeland security
  • Key thrusts of maritime operations
  • Expenditure trends
  • A maritime odyssey; future vision and strategy
  • 9:40 AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS

    Lieutenant Commander Leigh Armistead

    Lieutenant Commander Leigh Armistead, IA Team Lead Task Force Web, US Navy

  • Historical overview of AEW in the World’s defence forces
  • AEW platforms – a growth industry for the 21st century
  • The importance of AEW
  • The role of AEW and AWACS in reconnaissance
  • AEW and AWACS aircraft and components
  • Future of AEW technical developments and future programmes
  • 10:20 UPGRADE AND INTEGRATION OF SURVEILLANCE RADAR FOR AEW PLATFORMS

    Wing Commander Matt Roper

    Wing Commander Matt Roper, OC Sentry, Standards & Evaluation Unit, Royal Air Force

  • Modern requirements of the RAF in AEW platforms
  • E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning And Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft - RAF and NATO roles
  • Operation Allied Force – an operational overview
  • Radar Systems Improvement Programme (RSIP) – AN/APY-2 and enhanced radar performance
  • System information transfer - Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS)
  • Future platform and system developments
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PROCUREMENT PROGRAMMES FOR FUTURE CAPABILITIES

    Squadron Leader Gary Morgan RAF

    Squadron Leader Gary Morgan RAF, OC Nimrod Operational Evaluation Unit (Detachment), Air Warfare Centre, BAES Warton

  • UK requirements for airborne maritime security and surveillance
  • Procurement of new maritime patrol aircraft; Nimrod MRA4
  • Pan-Atlantic co-operation; defence contracting led by BAES
  • Programme timelines; 2002-2008
  • Primary role definition; maritime reconnaissance, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and search & rescue
  • MRA4 systems overview – Searchwater 2000 multi-mode search radar/electro-optical surveillance and detection
  • 12:00 GERMAN-ITALIAN MPA REQUIREMENTS

    Martin Fisher

    Martin Fisher, Director, Business Development - Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Programs; Campaign Manager - German/Italian MPA Program, The Boeing Company

  • The MPA marketplace - lessons of history projected into the future
  • MMA status and requirements
  • Commercial jets for the MPA - too high risk or the smart move?
  • Turbo fanjet or turbo prop propulsion for the 21st century MPA mission
  • Impact on force structure
  • Changing the way we support and upgrade MPA's
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 INTEGRATED SELF PROTECTION SYSTEMS

    David Peck

    David Peck, Programme Director, BAE SYSTEMS

  • Generic threat scenario(s)
  • Integrated situation awareness and counter-measures response strategy
  • Use of off-board data to reduce costs
  • Affordability / commonality / performance trade-offs
  • Support facility considerations
  • Future trends
  • 14:40 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Paul Willmott

    Paul Willmott, Managing Director, Orincon UK

  • Need for unified situational awareness
  • Multiple data sources from variety of sensors / platforms
  • Not all data sources are military
  • Critical issue: data correlation and operator interface
  • Use of customised commercial data mining & visualisation systems
  • Use of intelligent agents & knowledge management
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MARITIME PATROL

    Fernando Ciria

    Fernando Ciria, Aeronautical Engineer, Maritime Patrol Marketing, EADS CASA

  • Flexible mission system: from maritime surveillance to ASW
  • EADS CASA platforms C-212, CN-235, C-295
  • P-3 Orion mission system upgrade. The Spanish Air Force case
  • The mission system: CASA Fully Tactical Integrated System (FITS).
  • 16:20 MARITIME SURVEILLANCE FROM RADARS IN SPACE

  • Perceived mission requirements
  • Contact aspects of space-based surveillance
  • Radar instrument types and suitability for maritime surveillance
  • Radar instrument performance outlines
  • Operational utility of a selected candidate mission
  • Summary and pull-together
  • David Hall

    David Hall, Head of Future EO Systems, Astrium Space

    Martin Cohen

    Martin Cohen, MicroSAR Demonstrator Engineering Manager, Astrium Space

    Geoff Burbridge

    Geoff Burbridge, Radar Systems Engineering Team Leader, EOS Division, Astrium Space

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, Afternoon Tea & Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant Commander Leigh Armistead

    Lieutenant Commander Leigh Armistead, IA Team Lead Task Force Web, US Navy

    9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

    Captain Peter Avis

    Captain Peter Avis, Director Maritime Policy, Operations and Readiness (DMPOR), National Defence Headquarters

  • Government fleet operations in the surveillance of coastal zones and maritime approaches
  • Maritime forces in homeland defence and co-operative security in NATO
  • Principles and concepts of maritime surveillance operations
  • Maritime force in multi-national naval operations, joint operations and overseas and expeditionary force deployments
  • Force structure policy issues and infrastructure
  • Technological advancements for maritime security
  • 9:40 COASTAL SCANNING

    Larry Mixon

    Larry Mixon, Senior Systems Engineer, Coastal and Maritime Security, US Navy Coastal Systems Station

  • Requirements for Expeditionary Force Protection
  • CAPS prototype system definition
  • Planned future efforts
  • 10:20 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
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite data used to complement airborne surveillance
  • Future developments for border patrol and EEZ protection
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 LAND BASED MARITIME PATROL AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE (ASW)

    Commander Dan Crain

    Commander Dan Crain, P-3 Lead Class Desk, Systems Engineering, PMA-290DE, Naval Air Systems Command

  • Supporting theater and fleet commander requirements for forward deployed forces
  • US Navy’s front-line land based maritime patrol aircraft; P-3C Orion
  • Advanced submarine detection sensors
    - Directional Frequency and Ranging (DIFAR) sonobuoys
    - Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) equipment
  • P-3C Orion modernization plan – optimizing for regional and littoral regions
  • 12:00 P-3C UPGRADE IMPROVEMENT

    Michael J Meyer

    Michael J Meyer, Director, Business Development, International Maritime Surveillance Programs, Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems

  • P-3C Orion modernization plan - optimizing for regional and littoral regions
  • Applying results of on-going Service Life Assessment Program (SLAP)to maximize P-3C fleet availability
  • Phased Capability Upgrade (PCU) of AIP mission system ensures effective network centric asset with 21st century technology
  • The future of maritime surveillance is in the Air
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 MARITIME APPLICATIONS OF SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR

    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)

  • 14:40 BROAD AREA MARITIME SURVEILLANCE (BAMS)

    Ernest Snowdon

    Ernest Snowdon, Director, Business Strategy and Development, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems

    15:20 MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE

    Dr Peter J Gollop

    Dr Peter J Gollop, MPA Program Manager, Elta Electronics Industries

  • 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
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks, Afternoon Tea & Close of Conference

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