Defence IQ and the ASW conference are proud to be a supporter of HMS OARDACIOUS

Since April 1969, and the fifth patrol of HMS Resolution, there has always been a Royal Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine at sea, providing a Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD), and ensuring that the UK remains safe.

This year marks 50 years of unbroken service in maintaining CASD and the Royal Navy is planning to recognise the human endeavour and commitment necessary to sustain this vital operation.

In December 2019, “HMS OARDACIOUS”; a team of four serving Royal Navy Submariners will row over 3000-miles unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean, racing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world’s toughest rowing race.

Their aim is to be the first team to cross the finish line and raise over £100,000 for the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity; a fantastic charity who support sailors, marines and their families for life.

The HMS OARDACIOUS team are canvassing support and sponsorship for what ultimately is going to be a fantastic collaboration between the Royal Navy Submarine service, its enterprise, affiliates and the wider community that supports service-personnel. 

Learn more about how you can support the team and their charity here:

About the Anti-Submarine Warfare conference
Future ASW: Defining & Designing 
A Full-Spectrum Approach 

As non-NATO submarine forces grow in scale and sophistication, its imperative that the Alliance's members and partners come together to agree on the doctrine, training and capability that will support a next-generation approach to undersea warfare.

Defence IQ's inaugural ASW Forum will bring together operational and capability experts across air, surface and sub-surface to agree on a full-spectrum and multi-domain approach to future ASW. The conference will, in the presence of industry, provide a unique opportunity to understand what next generation platforms should look like, and to overcome limitations to systems and technology integration, force development and training.

As part of a focused session, it will also explore the application of autonomy in the undersea domain, with a view to identifying opportunities and challenges for leveraging it as a core component of the ASW mission set.



Interactive Sessions

Re-capitalising ASW concepts and doctrine to enable high-tempo operations against high-calibre adversarial submarines

Real Situation Analysis

Delivering a truly joint ASW capability that maximises integration across systems, platforms and domains

ISO Technical Committee

Generating a next-generation ASW force that leverages synthetic training to support readiness for future undersea warfare

Reduce Costs and Improve Quality

Attaining full operating capability for advanced airborne platforms, as they integrate as a core component of the ASW force structure

Networking Opportunities

Delivering effect in acoustically challenging environments by leveraging innovations in sonar, undersea communications and autonomy