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· Learn from leading military experts

· Develop an awareness of Underwater Systems from a global perspective

· Identify the key issues of Underwater Systems and the application of future technology versus the growing budgetary constraints

· Maximise your current and future systems capability

A unique opportunity to learn from leading military & research experts including: Captain Harald Håkonsen, Commander, Submarines Flotilla, Headquarters Defence Command Norway Commander Jonty Powis, Submarine Staff Officer, Directorate of Naval Operations, Ministry of Defence Commander Dickie Burston, IPT Leader NATO Submarine Rescue System, Ministry of Defence, Defence Procurement Agency Lieutenant Commander Sylvain Bernier, Underwater Warfare Active Operational Analysis Officer, Royal Navy, Dr Richard Nadolink, Chief Technology Officer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, US Navy Dr Theo Kooij, Program Manager, DARPA (Defense Advanced Projects Agency)/ATO (Advanced Technology Office) Dr David Johnsen, Manager, ASW S & T Program, Office of Naval Research Hilvert Fitski, Team Leader ASW & Program Manager, Operations Research & Business Management Division, TNO/FEL Bjorn Jalving, Principal Scientist, FFI, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Eric Grove

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

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Captain Hårald Hakonsen

Captain Hårald Hakonsen, Commander, Submarine Flotilla, Headquarters Defence Command Norway

  • A ‘warfare on the cheap’
  • New age weapons and munitions requirements
  • The danger of proximity to the enemy coastline increases the ‘density’ of the threat
  • The necessity of ‘deep water stand-off’
  • The ‘Concept submarine’ and its potential capabilities
  • Future design alternatives
  • 9:40 SHIPBORNE ACTIVE UWW SYSTEMS

    Lieutenant Commander Sylvain Bernier

    Lieutenant Commander Sylvain Bernier, Underwater Warfare Active Operational Analysis Officer, Royal Navy

  • Active UWW operational analysis overview
  • Active sonar systems OA including the operator perspective
  • Weapon and weapon delivery systems analysis
  • Relationship between individual systems to form the Active UUW Suite (not including decoy systems)
  • Output examples
  • 10:20 USE OF COTS IN US UNDERWATER COMBAT SYSTEMS

    Kyrill V. Korolenko

    Kyrill V. Korolenko, Associate Director, Office of Naval Research International Field Office

  • Integration of COTS
  • Problems of Integration and technical support
  • Costs
  • Problems of rapid technology changes
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 UNDERWATER WARFARE

    Hilvert Fitski

    Hilvert Fitski, Team Leader ASW & Program Manager, operations Research & Business Management Division, TNO/FEL

  • Scientific defence research programs and studies
  • Evaluation and development of tactics
  • Assessment of added value systems
  • Determination of operational effectiveness of platforms
  • Specification of requirements for sensors and platforms (operational technology assessment)
  • Operational deployment of sensors and programs
  • 12:00 CEROS (CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR RESEARCH IN OCEAN SCIENCES)

    Dr Theo Kooij

    Dr Theo Kooij, Program Manager, DARPA (Defense Advanced Projects Agency)/ATO (Advanced Technology Office)

  • Mission description
  • Status
  • Results of existing projects
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 THE HUGIN CONCEPT

    Bjorn Jalving

    Bjorn Jalving, Principal Scientist, FFI, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

  • Flexible multi-payload system
  • High accurate inertial navigation system
  • Experiences with commercial offshore seabed mapping HUGIN 3000
  • Results form demonstration of HUGIN for mine counter measures
  • HUGIN as a tool in a submarine navigation system research
  • 14:20 TAKING MINE WARFARE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

    Rob Crook

    Rob Crook, Business Development Director, Thales Underwater Systems

  • Hull mount mine hunting sonars
  • Variable Depth Sonars (VDS)
  • Propelled Variable Depth Sonars (PVDS)
  • UUV/AUV sonars
  • 15:00 ADVANCED SPEARFISH PROGRAMME

    Dr Graham Holt

    Dr Graham Holt, ASP Project Manager, BAE Systems

  • Changing requirements
  • DSP techniques
  • Torpedo implementation
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 SCOUT – MINE DETECTION AND OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE SONAR

    Peter Holm

    Peter Holm, Director, Development & Research, L-3 Communications, ELAC Nautik Gmbh

  • Mine Avoidance Sonar for submarine retrofit/new building
  • Dual frequency Mine Avoidance Sonar for long range mode combine with high resolution mode
  • Design with high resolution Array
  • Integration in the submarine
  • Detection ranges in height reverberation environment
  • Use of COTS PC Boards
  • 16:40 ACOUSTIC NOISE RANGING FOR SUBMARINES

    Mike Critchley, Sales & Marketing Manager, Drumgrange LTD

    Mike Critchley, Sales & Marketing Manager, Drumgrange LTD, and, Peter Horobin, Head, International Business, Nautronix

    17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Eric Grove

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

    9:10 THE SUBMARINE FORCE

    Commander Jonty Powis

    Commander Jonty Powis, Submarine Staff Officer, Directorate of Naval Operations, Ministry of Defence

  • The importance of maintaining the relevance of the submarine force in the 21st Century
  • Innovation in business and warfare
  • Challenges for the submarine force
  • Assuring physical and electronic access
  • The importance of cultivating knowledge security
  • Electric Drive – The key to the future
  • 9:40 SUBMARINE RESCUE CO-OPERATION

    Commander Dickie Burston

    Commander Dickie Burston, IPT Leader NATO Submarine Rescue System, Ministry of Defence, Defence Procurement Agency

  • SUBSUNK procedures - the importance of time.
  • History, concepts and current capabilities - a disjointed approach.
  • User requirements, availability and sustainability - permanent Readiness.
  • Technology and solutions - the challenges of pressurised rescue.
  • Deployment, logistics and operations - the importance of industry.
  • Standardisation and interoperability - the international future
  • 10:20 SUBMARINE RESCUE DIVING & RECOMPRESSION SYSTEM

    Dr Robert Whaley

    Dr Robert Whaley, SEA00C3, Naval Sea Systems Command

  • System capabilities
  • Concept of operations
  • International world-wide operations
  • Current production status
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 UNMANNED VEHICLES FOR UNDERSEA WARFARE

    Dr Richard Nadolink

    Dr Richard Nadolink, Chief Technology Officer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

  • Submarine and Surface Ship use of organic unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vehicles, (USVs)
  • Development and demonstration of a family of UUVs for naval and oceanographic missions
  • Basic, applied and advanced research in UUV technology areas
  • 12:00 LASW FUTURE NAVAL CAPABILITY PROGRAM

    Dr David Johnsen

    Dr David Johnsen, Manager, ASW S & T Program, Office of Naval Research

  • Tactical sensing
  • Battlespace characterisation
  • Wide area surveillance
  • Neutralisation
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 SUBMARINE C4ISR SYSTEMS - NEW CHALLENGES

    Peter Trask

    Peter Trask, Department Head, Naval Undersea Warfare Division Newport

  • New challenges and concepts of operation - Network-centric connectivity / continuous planning and execution / coalition operations
  • Connectivity to the Global Grid - narrowband and wideband
  • Technologies for interoperability and throughput network-centric connectivity - periscope depth and below -
  • Communications improvements for submarines critical to force effectiveness - modernising systems across existing platforms
  • 14:40 TRENDS IN UNDERWATER RESEARCH

    Frank P G Driessen

    Frank P G Driessen, Deputy Head, Underwater Acoustics Group, TNO/FEL

  • Need for technological advances in undersea warfare
  • Platform centric developments; LFAS, environmentally adaptive sonars, torpedo defence
  • Network centric developments; Net-centric ASW; multi-statics
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 TORPEDO 2000

    Björn Bengtsson

    Björn Bengtsson, Sales Manager Heavyweight Torpedoes, SAAB Bofors Underwater Systems

  • Characteristics of Torpedo 2000
  • Thermal propulsion – HTP
  • Stealth
  • Mastering the shallow water environment
  • The importance of realistic training
  • The future
  • 16:20 AIR INDEPENDENT POWER AND ADVANCED BATTERIES

    Tony Donaldson

    Tony Donaldson, Principle Engineer, Rolls Royce Naval Marine

  • Leading AIP options
  • The operational value of AIP
  • Advanced rechargeable batteries
  • Operational profiles
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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