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The nature of Underwater Warfare is changing radically due to the evolution of the strategic environment and the advent of new technology. SMi’s Underwater Warfare 2006 will examine expeditionary operations, discussing current and emerging operational requirements for underwater platforms. It will consider the fast-paced development of underwater systems, identifying new technologies and countermeasures that will enhance future underwater warfare.

Port protection will be discussed, looking at AUVs and mine countermeasures. You will also hear about submarine warfare developments and the employment of submarines by NATO and NATO nations. Underwater Warfare 2006 will feature representatives from organisations such as UK MoD, International Navies and NATO, allowing delegates to network with international experts and key decision-makers in this field.

An international speaker line-up including Special Presentations from…

  • Captain Geir Flage, Commander, Norwegian MCM Flotilla, and Commander Bjoern-Erik Marthinsen, Royal Norwegian Navy
  • Captain (N) Jose Luis Urcelay Verdugo, Head, Operational Requirements Branch, Plans and Policy Division, Spanish General Staff
  • Captain Norman Jolin, Naval Adviser, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff, Canadian High Commission
  • Commander Henk Warnar MA, Submarine Plans and Policies Officer, Commander Submarines North, NATO Maritime Component Command HQ
  • Terry Baldwin, IPT Leader Torpedoes, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Roger F Bacon, Chair, Professor Undersea Warfare, Naval Postgraduate School, US Navy
  • Per Espen Hagen, Principal Scientist, Maritime Systems Division, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
  • Andy Williams OBE, Managing Director, Underwater Systems, BAE SYSTEMS
  • Dilys Grant, Programme Manager ODIN Programme, QinetiQ
  • Ton van Koersel, Business Developer, Underwater Technology, TNO Defence, Security and Safety

Chaired by...

Dr Eric Grove, Senior Lecturer in Military History, European Studies Research Institute

Benefits of Attending Underwater Warfare 2006:

  • ENHANCE your understanding of warfare in the contemporary underwater battlespace
  • EXAMINE current and emerging operational requirements for underwater platforms
  • DEEPEN your knowledge of national and international undersea programmes
  • GAIN an insight into country specific underwater plans and programmes from a global perspective
  • DISCOVER emerging underwater weapons and countermeasures
  • ATTEND a forum specifically designed for the networking of experts in the field of Underwater Warfare

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Eric Grove

Dr Eric Grove, Senior Lecturer in Military History, European Studies Research Institute

9:10 THE EVOLUTION OF UNDERWATER WARFARE

Captain Norman Jolin

Captain Norman Jolin, Naval Adviser Canadian Defence Liaison Staff, Canadian High Commission

  • Change and evolution in submarine warfare
  • The role of the submarine in the modern naval environment
  • Operational uses: costal defence; sea denial; power projection; strategic deterrence
  • Tactical uses; reconnaissance’ mine-laying; ship-killing; land attack; SPEC OPS
  • Limitations of submarines
  • 9:50 OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS FOR UNDERWATER WARFARE

    Mark van den Brink

    Mark van den Brink, Project Manager UWW, Security and Safety, Systems and Support for Decisions and Operations, TNO Defence, Security and Safety

  • Why operational analysis?
  • Anti-submarine warfare example
  • Mine warfare example
  • Submarine warfare example
  • Why operational analysis? Why not?!
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 OPERATIONAL USE OF AUV’S IN THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY

    Geir Flage

    Geir Flage, Commander MCM Flotilla, Royal Norwegian Navy

  • Mine reconnaissance and detection
  • Synchronised and simultaneous operations
  • Operational evaluation
  • Route ahead
  • 11:40 AUVS IN MCM, REA AND ISTAR ROLES

    Per Espen Hagen

    Per Espen Hagen, Principal Scientist, Maritime Systems Division, Norweigian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

  • The HUGIN 1000 AUV system for military applications
  • Synthetic aperture sonar for object detection and classification
  • RNoN concepts of operations for AUVs
  • AUVs in the network based defence
  • Lessons learned from military operations, including deployment in NATO Response Force
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 OPERATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF MODERN SONAR PERFORMANCE MODELLING

    Ton  van Koersel

    Ton van Koersel, Business Developer, Underwater Technology, TNO Defence, Security and Safety

  • Performance modelling for mission planning using locally measured sound velocity profiles
  • Prediction of a range bearing plot for low-frequency active sonar
  • Ramp-up scheme design for marine mammal risk mitigation
  • Sonar performance prediction for several days ahead using forecasts from oceanographic and meteorological models
  • 14:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Dr Eric Grove

    Dr Eric Grove, Senior Lecturer in Military History, European Studies Research Institute

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Eric Grove

    Dr Eric Grove, Senior Lecturer in Military History, European Studies Research Institute

    9:10 SUBMARINE DEVELOPMENTS FROM NATO PERSPECTIVE

    Commander Henk Warnar MA

    Commander Henk Warnar MA, Submarines Plans and Policies Officer, Commander Submarines North, NATO Maritime Component Command HQ

  • Current situation in the world
  • Tasks for submarines
  • Organisational/Practical aspects
  • Technical aspects
  • Political/NATO aspects
  • 9:50 SUBMARINE WARFARE AND MCM

    Captain (N) Jose Luis Urcelay Verdugo

    Captain (N) Jose Luis Urcelay Verdugo, Head, Operational Requirements Branch, Plans and Policy Division, Spanish General Staff

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 NORWAY’S EXPERIENCE ON LITTORAL SUBMARINE OPERATIONS

    Dr Robert  Helseth Macdonald

    Dr Robert Helseth Macdonald, Principal Scientist, Norweigian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

  • Key driving factor for new systems to obtain interoperability
  • NATO’s requirement for interoperability for littoral submarines
  • - not suited for small nations

    - lack of connectivity availability

    - an expensive means of interoperability

  • Which operational roles can a littoral submarine benefit from network based operational structures
  • Networked IMSR (including ESM) low cost based on commercial SATCOM and an experimental addition to the existing ESM sensor
  • Exercises and overseas deployments
  • 11:40 SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION

    Commander Henk Warnar MA

    Commander Henk Warnar MA, Submarines Plans and Policies Officer, Commander Submarines North, NATO Maritime Component Command HQ

    Terry Baldwin

    Terry Baldwin, IPT Leader Torpedoes, Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) Ministry of Defence, UK

    Geir Flage

    Geir Flage, Commander MCM Flotilla, Royal Norwegian Navy

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 TORPEDO TECHNOLOGY

  • Development and capability
  • Operationally driven change
  • Guidance and control
  • Stealth propulsion systems
  • Problems and solutions in shallow water attack
  • Future systems
  • Supercavitation techniques
  • Terry Baldwin

    Terry Baldwin, IPT Leader Torpedoes, Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) Ministry of Defence, UK

    Andy Williams

    Andy Williams, Managing Director, Underwater Systems, B A E Systems

    14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN UNDERWATER WARFARE

    Dilys Grant

    Dilys Grant, Programme Manager, ODIN Programme, QinetiQ

  • How generic simulation environments can help determine future underwater warfare operational requirements
  • System design and evaluation
  • Modelling concepts
  • Applications
  • 15:40 ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE IN THE LITTORALS IN 2025

    Vice Admiral Roger Bacon

    Vice Admiral Roger Bacon, Chair, Professor Undersea Warfare, US Naval Postgraduate School

  • The development of submarine forces which could pose a significant threat in littoral waters
  • The Littoral Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) in 2025 Project
  • Applying systems engineering principles and processes to create ASW force architectures capable of neutralizing the enemy submarine threat
  • Distributed unmanned systems and projected conventional ASW force
  • Challenges and suggested efforts that are required to further integrate the contribution of evolving technologies into the complex undersea battle space
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Dr Eric Grove

    Dr Eric Grove, Senior Lecturer in Military History, European Studies Research Institute

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