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Revolutionise your naval C4I systems and capabilities…

C4I systems provide a vital resource for anyone involved in information warfare. Enhancing your knowledge of these systems and their respective capability will maximise your efficiency in this area. SMi's forthcoming 4th Annual Naval C4I conference, will therefore look to explore the latest challenges and solutions in naval C4I technology.

Following the immense success of our previous Naval C4I conferences, this year’s event will continue to expand on past strengths. Through case studies and presentation you will gain insights into the issues that matter to you. Just take a look at the programme outlined in this brochure to see how you can benefit from the subjects covered.

Having served throughout the 2nd world war, HMS Belfast will provide the ideal setting for you to discuss market developments and potential for the next generation of warships. And what's more, this famous ship will provide you with an authentic and historic environment for networking with your peers. So why not take advantage of this unique venue. This is the perfect opportunity for you to capture the HMS Belfast Experience and visit the fascinating warship museum, representing early 20th century life on board an active warship

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Giles Ebbutt

Giles Ebbutt, Lieutenant Colonel Royal Marines (Retd), Defence Consultant

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Brigadier General Robert M. Shea

Brigadier General Robert M. Shea, Director, Command, Control, Communications & Computer (C4) & Chief of Staff of the Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps

  • U.S. Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Manoeuvre Warfare Concepts.
  • U.S. Marine Corps’ role in the war against terrorism.
  • 9:40 NEW GENERATION MARINES COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEM (NIMCIS)

    Cmnd RNLN Henk Rohaan, Deputy Head of CIS Depart, Royal Netherlands Naval Staff, Royal Neth.Army

    Cmnd RNLN Henk Rohaan, Deputy Head of CIS Depart, Royal Netherlands Naval Staff, Royal Neth.Army, and, Major RNLMC Mathieu Hodiamont, Project Officer New Generation CNR’s, Royal Netherlands Marine Corps

  • Features of the communications system
  • Replacement of current systems
  • Vehicle applications – LAN and WAN communication distribution systems
  • Capabilities of the Battlefield Information System
  • FBMS/BMS applications include digitised maps, personnel information, network services and shock proof hardware
  • 10:20 AFFORDABLE NAVY WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY

    Kenneth Keene

    Kenneth Keene, GS-15, Assistant for Combat Direction Systems, DASN TCS, US Navy

  • Enhancing battle group warfighting capabilities through achieving a Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP)
  • An approach for Navy combat system neck down with battle force centric mission capable package
  • Extensive technical analysis from IDA and BMDO/JTAMDO cost material
  • How does the outcome result in significantly greater Warfighting capabilities at much lower cost than currently proposed concepts
  • The utilisation of different integration and hierarchy between the CEC (sensor netting), combat systems (legacy and common host) and the TADILS
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE RECOGNISED ENVIRONMENTAL PICTURE

    Commander Bob Stewart

    Commander Bob Stewart, Hydrographic Survey Policy & Plans, Directorate for Naval Surveying, Oceanography & Meteorology, UK Ministry of Defence

  • The environmental and geospatial reference for the warfighter
  • Static components of the picture
  • Dynamic components of the picture
  • The ‘seamless’ question
  • Future developments
  • 12:00 FUTURE IMPACT OF NETWORK ON COOPERATING UNMANNED SYSTEMS

    Dr Delbert C. (Ace) Summey

    Dr Delbert C. (Ace) Summey, Director, CSS Unmanned Systems Office, Coastal Systems Station (CSS), US Naval Surface Warfare Center

  • Air, ground and underwater vehicle systems
  • Enablers – affordability, logistics and automation
  • Common command, control and data dissemination
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 C4I INTEGRATION - A MULTI-FACETED CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY NAVY

    George Mason, Naval Sales Manager, Alenia Marconi Systems

    George Mason, Naval Sales Manager, Alenia Marconi Systems, and, James McLaren, Senior C4I Consultant, Alenia Marconi Systems

  • Within a naval platform
  • Within a task group
  • Within a single country’s armed forces
  • Within a multi-national task force
  • 14:10 IMAGERY/GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE

    Commander Edward Majewski

    Commander Edward Majewski, Chief, Concepts of Operation and Architecture, US Navy

  • United States Imagery & Geospatial Information System (USIGS)Operations Concept Evolution
  • USIGS Operational Architecting
  • Common Operational Picture Underpinnings
  • Imagery/Geospatial Support to Time Critical Operations
  • 14:40 TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES FOR NETWORK-CENTRIC C4I

    Dr Howard Marsh

    Dr Howard Marsh, Associate Director, C4I Information Technology, US Office of Naval Research International Field Office

  • Technology implications in the Network-Centric Concept
  • Critical limitations in the current state of technology
  • The promise of emerging commercial technologies
  • The challenge to the science and technology community
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 C4I IMPLEMENTATION AND INTEROPERABILITY CHALLENGES

    Herman Kuilder

    Herman Kuilder, Head of Combat Systems Innovation, Thales Naval Systems NL (The Netherlands)

  • How to reach interoperability
  • Relationship with combat systems architectural frameworks
  • Distribution and presentation of raw or digitised information
  • C4I visions and options for the future
  • The threat evaluation
  • 16:20 CISCO

    Terry Morgan

    Terry Morgan, Director, Defence Initiatives, Global Space & Defence Group, Cisco Systems Inc

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORED BY: CISCO SYSTEMS INC

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Giles Ebbutt

    Giles Ebbutt, Lieutenant Colonel Royal Marines (Retd), Defence Consultant

    9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

    Paul A. Kennedy

    Paul A. Kennedy, Director, Communications and Information Systems, NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A)

  • Impact on CIS technology through commercial investment
  • CIS evolution from an architectural viewpoint
  • Requirements definition and validation – prototyping
  • A paradigm for evolutionary acquisition
  • Capability maintenance through continuous evolution
  • 9:40 JOINT DIGITAL FIRES NETWORK

    Col Kenneth R Dobeck

    Col Kenneth R Dobeck, Director, JPSD Project Office, US Army

  • Dynamics of the battlespace at the operational level of war
  • Service cultures and non-standard systems and processes
  • Advanced deep Operations Coordination System (ADOCS) / Land Attack Warfare System (LAWS)
  • The Joint Digital Architecture
  • The catalyst for resolution
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 UK MARITIME C4I ARCHITECTURE

    Nick Hiscock

    Nick Hiscock, Technical Leader Naval C4I Research, QinetiQ

  • The UK Maritime Information Transfer Architecture (MITA)
  • Information Exchange Requirements (IER) capture to support conduct of operations and subsequent analysis in a Maritime Platform/Task Group context to define platform architecture requirements
  • Establishing secure and managed network services using the complete range of platform communications bearers for SHF to HF to support the IER, by means of an incremental UK/Allied capability demonstration strategy
  • Technology upgrade to support the above
  • 12:00 NORWEGAIN DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW FAST PATROL BOATS (FPB), THE SKJOLD CLASS FOR LITTORAL ENVIRONMENT

    Bjorn Ove Lauvaas

    Bjorn Ove Lauvaas, Senior Engineer, Technical Department, Command and Control Division, Command and Control Systems Branch, Royal Naval Material Command

  • Concept ship design
  • Characteristics of Skjold Class FPB
  • New technology
  • Low radar signature
  • Weapon system for Skjold Class
  • DCNI Senit Combat System
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 NEW SWEDISH DEFENCE

    Thomas Gundmark

    Thomas Gundmark, Program Manager C4 Research, FOI

  • What is the vision
  • What are the major challenges
  • How does the FOI meet the challenges
  • 14:40 SHIPBOARD SYSTEMS – THE MULTI ROLE VESSELS

    Captain Poul Grooss

    Captain Poul Grooss, Managing Director, Naval Team Denmark

  • The present multi role vessels
  • Introducing the new Flexible Support Ships (FLS)
  • Introducing the updated C-Flex system in the FLS
  • Upgrading other units from the STANDARD FLEX system
  • Introducing multi role and flexibility to existing ships
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 CLOSING ADDRESS

    Dr Rabinder Madan

    Dr Rabinder Madan, Program Manager, US Office of Naval Research

  • Formation of a common tactical picture with limited Communication Bandwidth
  • Data Association – Network–level sensor level
  • Advanced Algorithm Insertions into existing systems
  • Benchmarking Tools for Algorithm and System Evaluations and Acquisitions
  • CEC and beyond - JCTN
  • 15:40 JOINT SENSOR NETWORKING

    Nick Turner

    Nick Turner, Project Manager C4I Systems, Raytheon Systems

  • Interoperability issues
  • CEC’s relationship with the datalinks
  • Use of common architectural approach
  • Forming of the SIAP within the multinational forces
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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