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This conference will analyse next generation submarine warfare systems and technologies needed for effective and efficient underwater operations. The need for increased capability is evident as submarines now need to operate in increasingly hostile areas and shallow water environments. As the role of submarines in underwater operations has transformed so have the requirements for submarine systems and technologies.

This conference will focus on current underwater systems capabilities, future requirements and key technological developments in this area. The conference will look at how to meet future submarine requirements taking into account the changed threats, advanced weapon systems, new roles, new missions & new approaches to undersea warfare. It will analyse state of the art sensor technology, (electro magnetic and acoustic), command, control and communications technology, UUVs, modular design & technology insertion as well as active sonar and high frequency sonar underwater technologies.

Major contributions from senior representatives:
· Commander Dickie Burston, IPT Leader, NATO Submarine Rescue System, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
· Lieutenant Commander Harald Liebrigs, MoD, NAVYSTAFF, Operational Requirements, Submarines, Royal Netherlands Navy*
· Hans Widmer, Naval Research Science Advisor, COMSUBPAC N8B, US Navy
· Dr Marc Pinto, Programme Manager, MCM Department, NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre, Italy
· Nils StØrkersen, Director of Research, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
· Don Brutzman, Associate Professor, Code UW/Br Root 200, Naval Post Graduate School
· Dr Eric Grove, Director, Centre for Security Studies, University of Hull
· Dr John Walker, MoD Strategic Advisor, Underwater Weapons, Dstl Naval Systems*
· Peter Evans, Technical Manager, Maritime Mine Warfare and Countermeasures, Dstl
· John Wickenden, Deputy Director, Marine and Acoustics Centre, QinetiQ

* Subject to Final Confirmation

Benefits of Attending:
· DISCOVER the latest doctrine driving future undersea naval capabilities
· IDENTIFY the key enablers to establishing and maintaining underwater dominance
· GAIN an insight into country specific underwater plans and programmes
· HEAR presentations given on specific technologies being developed for the underwater battlespace
· ATTEND a forum specifically designed for the networking of experts in the field of underwater systems

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor Gwyn Griffiths

Professor Gwyn Griffiths, Head of Division & Underwater Systems Laboratory, Southampton Oceanography Centre

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, from, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Increased relevance of the Underwater Battlespace in 21st Century warfare
  • Future capability objectives, and analysis of current capability gaps required to maintain the UWB
  • Breakdown of associated Applied Research Programmes – technical advances and research projects
  • Role of unmanned vehicles and remote sensor systems in the future Underwater Battlespace
  • Industry anticipating future requirements and support
  • Future performance improvements in ensuring naval capability enhancement
  • 9:40 TECHNOLOGY NEEDS OF THE US SUBMARINE FORCE

    Hans Widmer

    Hans Widmer, Naval Research Science Advisor, COMSUBPAC N8B, US Navy

  • Anti Submarine Warfare
  • Battlespace connectivity and situational awareness
  • Battlespace preparation ISR and I&W
  • Force, mine protection and avoidance
  • Navigation, ship handling and collision avoidance
    SOF support
  • Stealth, survivability and security
    Submarine littoral warfare
    Training
  • 10:20 UNDERWATER REQUIREMENTS FOR A MEDIUM SIZED NAVY

    Lieutenant Commander Harald Liebrigs

    Lieutenant Commander Harald Liebrigs, MoD, NAVYSTAFF, Operational Requirements, Submarines, Royal Netherlands Navy

  • The current state of play for the Royal Netherlands Naval Submarine force
  • Developing an affordable upkeep program for NL submarines
  • Current capabilities of the submarine forces
  • Priorities for an up-keep program; capabilities meeting requirements
  • How to set priorities for possible future capabilities
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MULTI-NATIONAL SUBMARINE RESCUE

    Commander Dickie Burston

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

  • Collaboration and co-operation - history and standardisation
  • Deployment and mobilisation - aircraft and MOSHIPs
  • Operational readiness - exercises and time to first rescue
  • Global information management - NATO Liaison Office
  • GOGO/GOCO or COCO - industry involvement
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 EXTENDING THE REACH OF UNDERSEA WA RFARE

    Dr Marc Pinto

    Dr Marc Pinto, Program Manager, NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre, Italy

  • Importance placed on safe, secure littoral areas
  • Mine hunting and countermeasures: work developed by NATO Undersea Research Centre
  • Experimental mine warfare sonar concepts and systems testing
  • Object detection and classification
  • Synthetic aperture sonar
  • High frequency acoustic propagation, reverberation, seafloor interaction and numerical modelling
  • 14:40 AUVS - CONCEPTS OF OPERATION IN MCM AND REA

    Nils StØrkersen

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

  • AUVs - a force multiplier in military operations
  • Typical modes of operation in MCM/REA
  • The Norwegian perspective - the process of transitioning from technology to operational capability
  • The HUGIN Mine Reconnaissance System
  • Results from recent MCM and REA operations
  • 15:20 MARITIME MINE WARFARE AND COUNTERMEASURES

    Peter Evans

    Peter Evans, Technical Manager, Maritime Mine Warfare and Countermeasures, Dstl

  • The mine threat
  • Mine avoidance
  • Minesweeping developments
  • Mine hunting
  • Mine disposal
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea. 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 UNDERWATER NETWORK ENABLED CAPABILITY

    John Wickenden

    John Wickenden, Deputy Director, Marine and Acoustics Centre, QinetiQ

  • Detection of underwater acoustics
  • Decision making and acoustic-based situation awareness
  • Situational awareness and collision avoidance
  • Enhancements for effective acoustic tracking
  • Network Centric Sonar Sensor for acoustic intercept
  • 9:40 COTS BASED C4I AND UNDERWATER SYSTEMS

    Josh Goodwin

    Josh Goodwin, Sales Executive, Submarine Systems, AMS

  • Defining underwater C4ISR system requirements
  • Utilizing Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) purchases and systems
  • COTS purchases and acquiring appropriate enhancements for military standards
  • Benefits associated with COTS; lowering of costs and shortening of acquisition-procurement cycle times
  • 10:20 AUV WORKBENCH: REHEARSAL, REALITY, REPLAY FOR UNDERWATER VEHICLE OPERATIONS

    Don Brutzman

    Don Brutzman, Associate Professor, Code USW/Br, Naval Postgraduate School

  • NPS underwater robots: Aries and REMUS
  • AUV Data Server (ADS) for converting robot telemetry to MEDAL GCCS messages and 3D mission playback
  • Extensible 3D (X3D) graphics: web, XML and 3D technologies converge
  • Real-time physically based modeling: hydrodynamics, sonar propagation, collision detection
  • AUV Workbench: integrated test environment for rehearsal, reality, replay
  • Data archives, open source, software and content availability, CDs
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ADVANCES IN UNDERSEA WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY

    Dr John Walker

    Dr John Walker, MOD Strategic Advisor, Underwater Weapons, DSTL Naval Systems

  • The changing nature of submarine warfare
  • The evolving requirement and the factors driving it
  • Developments from current submarine classes
  • Making the most of available technology
  • Developing the future capability
  • Life extension vs new development
  • 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 UNDERWATER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

    Alec Lyon

    Alec Lyon, Business Development Manager, Thales Underwater Systems

  • The threat from terrorists
  • Potential targets
  • Phased approach to detection of threats
  • Automatic detection process
  • Requirement for operation in harbour conditions
  • 14:40 DEPLOYABLE AND EXPENDABLE SONAR SYSTEMS FOR ASW

    John Martin

    John Martin, Marketing Manager, Sonobuoys & Surveillance Systems, Ultra Electronics, Sonar & Communication Systems

  • Expendables technology
  • Modular systems and the host/payload concept
  • Remotely deployable systems
  • Submarine communications
  • Exploiting the AUV
  • 15:20 UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS FOR TORPEDO DEFENCE

    Commander Giyora Saar

    Commander Giyora Saar, Acoustic Systems Directorate, Rafael, Israel

    16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference followed by Afternoon Tea

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