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The SMi Group are proud to announce the Naval Mission Systems Technology Conference which will be taking place in Rome on the 14th and 15th November 2016 in Italy. 

This conference programme will provide updates from national navies on their mission system capabilities, future requirements and the associated challenges. Navy's are constantly looking at how the collection and dissemination of data from maritime helicopters, UAVs, radars and shore based sensors through C2 systems can be improved to produce an accurate, clear, and all-encompassing picture of the maritime theatre for allied forces. The complexity of this, associated with effectively coordinating the variety of operations of these systems, means that interoperability between all systems, divisions, and nations is of paramount importance. Therefore, SMi’s Naval Mission Systems Technology Conference will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.
 

• Meet and network with military and industry decision makers in Naval Mission Systems Technology
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry experts, who are enhancing the effectiveness of Naval Mission Systems Technology
• Explore ways in which interoperability between nations and technological systems can be developed to maximise the proficiency of naval mission systems strategies and technology.
• Gain an accurate update on the Mission Systems being developed within programmes across Europe and the United States.
 

• Head of Naval Capabilities
• Maritime Programme Manager
• Naval Systems Manager
• Naval Architect
• Naval Logistics Staff
• Maritime Engineer
• Platform Manager
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati, Former Director, Joint C4I Agency, Italian Navy

9:10 The Importance of Multi-Role Capabilities and OSA to the Italian Navy’s Future Fleet Developments

Rear Admiral Flavio Biaggi

Rear Admiral Flavio Biaggi, Head of The Ship Design & Combat Systems Department of the Italian Navy General Staff, Ship Design & Combat Systems, Italian Navy

• The current outlook of the Italian navy’s fleet
• The multi-mission FREMM frigates: an example of future ambitions for growth of the Italian fleet
o Ensuring mission systems are flexible to fulfil the evolving multi-purpose requirements
• The cost effective and efficient benefits to navy systems of an open architecture
• Future plans for the continued development of the Italian Navy

9:50 NAVSEA Integrated Warfare System’s (IWS) Current Mission to Develop, Deliver, and Sustain Operationally Dominant Combat Systems

Mr William Bray

Mr William Bray, Executive Director Programme Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

• NAVSEA’s focus to continue the seamless integration of combat systems including the utilization of more Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products
• Safeguarding the lifecycle of combat systems to keep pace with conventional IT systems
• Ensuring that combat systems can meet time-critical and deterministic requirements
• Prioritising the integration of cybersecurity in IWS to guarantee system robustness

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Securing the Sea and Lines of Communication: The SQ2020 Future Finnish Surface Combatant

Commodore Veli-Pekka Heinonen

Commodore Veli-Pekka Heinonen, Chief of Maritime Systems Division, Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command-Joint Systems Center*

• An update on the SQ2020 (Squadron 2020) programme to build a new class of future Finnish Surface Combatant
• Replacing the Rauma-class fast-attack missile boats and Hameenmaa-class minelayers with multi-purpose naval vessels
• The importance of C4I systems to the multi-mission surface combatants operational efficiency and situational awareness
 

11:40 Critical Developments in C4ISR within the Maritime Domain

Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

• Current C4ISR focuses and developments within the Spanish Navy
• The challenges associated with C4ISR system integration and interoperability for the Spanish navy
• The importance of the F-110 frigate to developing more accurate situational awareness
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Developing Effective Combat Management Systems for the PPA and LSS Programme

Captain Andrea Micheli

Captain Andrea Micheli, Head of the C2IS Office, C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy

• The current mission and challenges of the C2IS Office, C4 and Security Department in the Italian Navy
• Progress in the development of the combat management system which will allow the integration of combat systems into the PPA and LSS Programme
• Ensuring the units are fully interoperable with NATO and EU partners providing versatility and effective communication with allied forces
• Guaranteeing combat management systems that support the units “dual use” features: fit for military and peace time tasks
 

14:00 The Challenges of Successfully Integrating Flexible Off-board Un-manned and Autonomous Vehicle Platforms

Mr Tim  Munn

Mr Tim Munn, Mission System Architect, Defence Mission Systems, Thales UK Ltd

• Guaranteeing that UAV and sensor platforms provide excellent performance in a difficult environment
• Successfully integrating UAVs into a capability centric system within a highly operable mission system
• The possible approaches and suggested design issues that need to be considered for future UAV and sensor payload development

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Effectively Integrating Key Naval Assets in Order to Deliver Future Maritime Operational Superiority

· Current challenges when collecting data from a variety of naval platforms and systems
· Examples of recent operations successfully harnessing multi-level data integration
· Feedback from R&D: key recommendations that came out of maritime testing
 

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati, Former Director, Joint C4I Agency, Italian Navy

Rear Admiral Flavio Biaggi

Rear Admiral Flavio Biaggi, Head of The Ship Design & Combat Systems Department of the Italian Navy General Staff, Ship Design & Combat Systems, Italian Navy

Captain Manuel Martinez Ruiz

Captain Manuel Martinez Ruiz, F110 Frigate Programme Manager, Spanish MoD

Commander Andreas Uhl

Commander Andreas Uhl, SME CD&E and BMD, Planning Directorate, German Navy

Mr William Bray

Mr William Bray, Executive Director Programme Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

15:50 The Importance of Adopting Common Interface Standards for Future European Combat Systems

Commander Andreas Uhl

Commander Andreas Uhl, SME CD&E and BMD, Planning Directorate, German Navy

• The current challenges of adopting the ‘plug and fight’ concept
• Incorporating ‘off the shelf’ commercial products to increase interoperability between national navies
• The growing importance of integrating ballistic missile defence capabilities into naval platforms
• Future focuses for the German Navy mission systems

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati, Former Director, Joint C4I Agency, Italian Navy

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati

Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati, Former Director, Joint C4I Agency, Italian Navy

9:10 The Proven Effectiveness of the FREMM Carabiniere in Recent Operation

Captain Francesco  Saladino

Captain Francesco Saladino, Commander of the ITS Carabiniere*, Italian Navy

• An overview of the FREMM Carabiniere’s operational deployment at sea off the Horn of Africa and in the Western Indian Ocean
• The frigates flagship role in Operation ATALANTA (current counter-piracy military operation)
• The success of the FREMM Carabiniere’s mission systems in several joint operations; demonstrating high flexibility and excellent performances
• Demonstrating its interoperability in terms of military cooperation and multinational training activities; first landings of the Harbin Z9-C (Chinese) and C-SH 60 (Spanish) helicopters
• Lessons learnt for future operational deployment

9:50 Technological Research and Development Projects Supporting F-110 Programme

Captain Manuel Martinez Ruiz

Captain Manuel Martinez Ruiz, F110 Frigate Programme Manager, Spanish MoD

• An overview of the F-110 technological programs supporting F-110 Program 
• The benefits of an integrated mast to the interoperability of the F-110 Frigate

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Developments in Combat, Control, Radar and EW Systems Technology at the TNRCC

Commander Yasin Erdogan

Commander Yasin Erdogan, Chief Engineer, Electronic Systems Development and Production, Turkish Naval Research Center Arastirma Merkezi Komutanligi

• An overview of the TNRCC’s current project focuses
• Integrating the CAGRAD (Multi-Purpose Phased Array Radar) and Gensis (Combat Management System Modernisation) into the TF-2000 project
• Future ambitions for the continued development and production of electronic naval systems at the TNRCC

11:40 Delivering the Largest, Most Complex UK Mission System on HMS Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers

Mr Simon Vaughan

Mr Simon Vaughan, Integrated Project Team Leader, Combat Systems, BAE Systems Surface Ships

  • The HMS Queen Elizabeth programme and the status of Mission System Integration and Commissioning  
  • Development of a programme to ensure the integration of both legacy and newly developed systems
  • Royal Navy and Industry Collaboration – A key to success
  • The bank bone of the Mission System, the dynamic Integrated Network Equipment
  • The effective Mission Planning and Command and Control on the Carrier
  • Air Group Manage Management; scheduling, managing and tasking the F35
  • Summary
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Focusing on the Improvement of Naval M&S System Integration and Interoperability

    Captain Vincenzo  Milano

    Captain Vincenzo Milano, Director, ITA Defence General Staff, NATO M&S Center of Excellence

    • The COE’s focus and recent developments in modelling and simulation in the maritime domain
    • Undertaking naval mission system tests and trials in real and simulated environment for Verification & Validation (V&V) to assure an asset might be flawlessly integrated in NATO experimentation and exercises
    • Adapting M&S practices in response to developments in the variety and complexity of naval mission systems
    • Future ambitions: the latest developments in training technology and the potential impact on future M&S programmes

    14:00 Exploiting Unmanned Vehicles in the Maritime Domain- Data Integration into the Combat Management System

    Dr Phillip Smith

    Dr Phillip Smith, Ship Systems & Integrated Survivability Programme Manager, Platform Systems Division, Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)

    • The development of an integrated solution to enable: mission planning; tactical operation and data integration of unmanned vehicles as an integral part of the ship’s combat system
    • Enabling of sensors hosted on unmanned vehicles to contribute to the broader maritime, joint and coalition task force situational awareness
    • Initial trials as part of Unmanned Warrior 2016

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: How can Industry Help Drive Enterprise Wide Mission Systems Across the Navy

    · Aligning Naval requirements with industrial development
    · Is technology outpacing military doctrine?
    · Exploring the latest technology being adopted by leading international Navies
    · Recommendations on how military and industry can work closer together when developing the next generation of naval mission systems

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati, Former Director, Joint C4I Agency, Italian Navy

    Captain Andrea Micheli

    Captain Andrea Micheli, Head of the C2IS Office, C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy

    Captain Vincenzo  Milano

    Captain Vincenzo Milano, Director, ITA Defence General Staff, NATO M&S Center of Excellence

    Mr Wolfgang Schlichting

    Mr Wolfgang Schlichting, Director of German Armed Forces Technical Centre (WTD 71) , German Armed Forces Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons, Naval Technology and Research, BAAINBw

    Dr Phillip Smith

    Dr Phillip Smith, Ship Systems & Integrated Survivability Programme Manager, Platform Systems Division, Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)

    15:50 Assessing the Requirement for Unmanned Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Systems and their Integration

    Mr Wolfgang Schlichting

    Mr Wolfgang Schlichting, Director of German Armed Forces Technical Centre (WTD 71) , German Armed Forces Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons, Naval Technology and Research, BAAINBw

    • An overview of the requirement for MCM systems
    • The importance of reconfigurable mission modules able to deliver MCM and hydrographic operations, ASW, maritime security and force protection
    • The potential benefits offered by MCM systems to be operated remotely, autonomously or as a manned platform
    • Evaluating the ATLAS Remote Combined Influence Minesweeping System (ARCIMS) multi-role unmanned surface vessel (USV)

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Massimo Annati, Former Director, Joint C4I Agency, Italian Navy

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    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


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    Ikonos Press is a international publishing company dedicated to Defence Communication. We work with the main international defence companies and MoD around the world, participating in the main internacional defence fairs. We publish the next magazines:

    FAM-Fuerzas Militares: the best selling defence magazine in Spanish language. Distributed in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

    FAM-World Naval Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international naval fairs.

    FAM-World Military Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international air/defence fairs. WWW.FUERZASMILITARES.COM


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    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


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    The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. It is published bi-monthly and is distributed free of charge to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and also sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all security professionals.

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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