24 - 26 June, 2019
Hilton Wembley, London, United Kingdom

CONFERENCE DAY TWO

8:00 am - 8:55 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:55 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant, Former Commander Operations at Royal Navy

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant

Former Commander Operations
Royal Navy

9:10 am - 9:50 am THE P-8s ROLE AS AN ASW PLATFORM

  • Update on the UK’s P-8 Programme ahead of 2019 force generation
  • Meeting the UK’s airborne ASW requirement with a multi-role ISR platform
  • Integrating the P8 to support the UK’s overall approach to ASW
Group Captain Robert O'Dell, Future Plans, ISTAR Force at Royal Air Force

Group Captain Robert O'Dell

Future Plans, ISTAR Force
Royal Air Force

9:50 am - 10:30 am NATO ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE: REBUILDING CAPABILITY, PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

Political perspectives from Members of Parliament from NATO Member States on:
  • The Russian submarine threat
  • Allied ASW shortfalls
  • The need for ASW investment
  • A future vision of ASW based on emerging technologies
Henrik Bliddal, Director, Science and Technology Committee at NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Henrik Bliddal

Director, Science and Technology Committee
NATO Parliamentary Assembly

10:30 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 am - 11:50 am THE P-8 IN REVIEW: DEPLOYING ADVANCED SPECIAL MISSION AIRCRAFT IN AN ASW ROLE

  • The US Navy’s experience of using P-8 to support a joint approach to the ASW mission set
  • Beyond initial force integration and towards a comprehensive full-spectrum approach
  • Future challenges and expectations for P-8
Captain Erik Estenson, Multi-Mission Branch Head, P-8A Requirements Officer at US Navy

Captain Erik Estenson

Multi-Mission Branch Head, P-8A Requirements Officer
US Navy

11:50 am - 12:30 pm UPGRADING NEW ZEALAND’S AIRBORNE ASW CAPABILITY

  • Acquiring the P-8A as a replacement for New Zealand’s existing maritime fleet
  • Supporting the P-8 force. Future integration of manned and unmanned maritime surveillance capability
  • Delivering high-end capability training in readiness for ASW and non-routine maritime surveillance operations
Wing Commander Dion Peat, Air Transition Team at Royal New Zealand Air Force

Wing Commander Dion Peat

Air Transition Team
Royal New Zealand Air Force

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm EVOLVING TO MEET THE SUBMARINE THREAT FROM THE AIR

  • Moving beyond an interim ASW capability
  • Defining a requirement for long-range airborne ASW
  • Supporting the joint air force and naval approach to ASW capability development
Colonel Maurizio Maggio, ASW Lead, Aviation Branch at Italian Navy

Colonel Maurizio Maggio

ASW Lead, Aviation Branch
Italian Navy

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm BUILDING UP AN ASW FORCE TO COMBAT READINESS: THE DUTCH EXPERIENCE

  • Bringing the NH90 “online”. Testing and evaluating the new ASW platform
  • Designing a new training programme to meet the operational requirements of the platform
  • Integrating and operating the full-range of airborne sensors. Future proofing the platform and improving detection in shallow water
Lieutenant Commander M.J. (Martin) Streefland, Head of Knowledge Centre NH-90 NFH, 7 Squadron at Dutch Defence Helicopter Command

Lieutenant Commander M.J. (Martin) Streefland

Head of Knowledge Centre NH-90 NFH, 7 Squadron
Dutch Defence Helicopter Command

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm IDENTIFICATION OF FRIENDLY SUBMARINES (IFS) - AN INSIGHT ON THE IFS PROJECT

  • The importance of delivering an advanced understanding of the underwater battle space to support operations in littoral, open ocean and other unique maritime environments
  • NATO´s new standard for Identification of Friendly Submarines (IFS) and its role in assisting NATO maritime assets in the rapid and positive identification of friendly submarines
  • Effectively classifying positive submarine contact to maintain a recognized underwater picture
  • Using the IFS-functionality to prevent blue-on-blue engagements. Enabling quick and covered underwater identification information exchange among the Alliance’s maritime units
  • The role of the IFS-functionality in improving situational awareness, supporting Water Space Management (WSM) and preventing collision

Commander Peter Küster, Staff Officer Submarine Operations at NATO COE for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters

Commander Peter Küster

Staff Officer Submarine Operations
NATO COE for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters

  • Adapting to changes in the submarine mission. Delivering long-range and secure tactical underwater communication and paging to support the Commander Task Group (CTG) or the Submarine Operating Authority (SubOpAuth)
  • Using long-range underwater communications to support a bi/multi-static approach to the ASW mission set
  • Delivering communication and cooperation at speed and depth
  • Advancing a standard document for the Long-range, secure, tactical and interoperable underwater communication; a NATO STANAG
Dr. Ivor Nissen, Scientist for Underwater Information Management at Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons, Naval Technology and Research (WTD-71)

Dr. Ivor Nissen

Scientist for Underwater Information Management
Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons, Naval Technology and Research (WTD-71)

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant, Former Commander Operations at Royal Navy

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant

Former Commander Operations
Royal Navy