Supporting Maritime Superiority in an Era of Great Power Competition

27 - 29 October, 2020 | Romania

Conference Day Three

8:00 am - 8:50 am COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

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Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.)

Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances
US National Security Council (2017-2019)

9:00 am - 9:30 am HOST-NATION ADDRESS: DELIVERING A COMPREHENSIVE, MULTI-PLATFORM INTELLIGENCE PICTURE FOR THE ROMANIAN NAVY

Captain Auraș Coman - Deputy Chief of Naval Joint Command, Romanian Naval Forces
  • Mitigating the effects of the contested environment to sustain undersea situational awareness
  • Delivering decision support at the tactical end for the underwater force
  • Supporting a robust intelligence function which can enable the effective delivery of the ASW mission set
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Captain Auraș Coman

Deputy Chief of Naval Joint Command
Romanian Naval Forces

9:30 am - 10:00 am INTEGRATED AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MANNED AND UNMANNED MARITIME ISR AIR SYSTEMS

Marco Valcarenghi - Electronics Division, Leonardo

Marco Valcarenghi

Electronics Division
Leonardo

10:00 am - 10:30 am THE P-8A’s ROLE IN SUPPORTING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO MARITIME ISR

Air Commodore Barbara Courtney - Incoming Commander Surveillance and Response Group, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Integrating the P-8A within the existing force structure to enhance MDA and to support readiness for future operations 
  • Supporting end-to-end mission intelligence – beyond surveillance and towards readiness for supporting the delivery of kinetic effect from the air
  • The future of the manned patrol aircraft on complex operations
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Air Commodore Barbara Courtney

Incoming Commander Surveillance and Response Group
Royal Australian Air Force

10:30 am - 11:00 am UNDERSEA ISR IN A MULTI-DOMAIN THEATRE OF OPERATIONS

Captain Frederik Palmquist - Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla, Swedish Navy
  • Conducting undersea detection and warfare in the Baltic Sea
  • Overcoming technical limitations to detection in congested littoral environments
  • Adapting in readiness for multi-domain contested operations. Sustaining persistent ISR in spite of threats in the cyber and EM domain
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Captain Frederik Palmquist

Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla
Swedish Navy

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm A COMBINED APPROACH TO NATO’S MARITIME SECURITY

Captain Robert Hight - Commander, JIOCEUR Analytic Center, United States European Command
  • Sharing the burden of Black Sea security among NATO’s members and partners
  • Articulating a combined response to maritime security in a congested littoral environment
  • The role of the defence intelligence enterprise in supporting NATO’s approach to regional deterrence
  • Building capability and interoperability – drawing on a whole force approach to defend NATO’s eastern sea borders
  • Delivering a platform for decision-making when the network is compromised
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Captain Robert Hight

Commander, JIOCEUR Analytic Center
United States European Command

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm DELIVERING A MULTI-ROLE MARITIME PATROL CAPABILITY FOR AN EXTENDED THEATRE OF OPERATIONS

Brigadier General Rozainy bin Ahmad Rapiee Ahmad Rofie - Base Commander, Royal Malaysian Air Force
  • Supporting and sustaining a mixed-fleet maritime patrol force
  • Delivering enhanced MDA over a vast area of responsibility
  • Integrating the naval force with the air component to force multiply existing ISR capability
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Brigadier General Rozainy bin Ahmad Rapiee Ahmad Rofie

Base Commander
Royal Malaysian Air Force

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm AIRBORNE MARITIME PATROL IN THE COMPLEX OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Lieutenant Commander Joseph Karaffa - Operations Officer, CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe-Africa

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Lieutenant Commander Joseph Karaffa

Operations Officer
CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe-Africa

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Piotr Malinowski

Head of EUROSUR and Copernicus Sector
European Border and Coast Guard Agency

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BEYOND THE EUROPEAN THEATRE: MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS IN THE HIGH NORTH

Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee - Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, University of Alaska
  • Multi-domain approaches to MDA in extreme geophysical environments
  • Overcoming limitations to integration and enhancing communications
  • Detection under frozen waters
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Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee

Executive Director
Arctic Domain Awareness Center, University of Alaska

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm SUPPORTING A JOINT FORCE APPROACH TO MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS

Lieutenant Commander Mike Bielby - Continental Surveillance & Control, Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Generating a Common Maritime Picture to enable maritime operations in the joint setting
  • Leveraging multiple ISR assets and multiple data sources to support the MDA project, and fusing the data feeds to generate a coherent overall picture
  • Mitigating the specific challenges of connectivity and surveillance to sustain a high level of MDA in northern waters
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Lieutenant Commander Mike Bielby

Continental Surveillance & Control
Canadian Joint Operations Command

  • Delivering an airborne ISR capability which can provide a comprehensive surface picture
  • Using aircraft to meet a full-spectrum detection requirement
  • Providing intelligence support to government and coast guard operations
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Louis Armstrong

Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Aircraft Services Directorate
Transport Canada

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Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.)

Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances
US National Security Council (2017-2019)