The region’s largest gathering of experts from navies, coast guards, port
authorities, maritime communications authorities and maritime infrastructure.

15 - 17 June, 2020

Maritime Security & Offshore Patrol Day Two: Tuesday, 2 April 2019

8:00 - 9:00 Registration, refreshments and networking

ENHANCED OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS’ C4ISR CAPABILITIES

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Rear Admiral Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji

Former Chief of Naval Staff
UAE Navy, and Chairman, OPV Middle East

9:10 - 9:30 Meeting operational needs to achieve the requisite levels of maritime domain/situational awareness

Commander Hasan Ali Khajah - Chief of Maritime Operations, Kuwait Coast Guard
  • Collecting and distributing distilled intelligence
  • Focused data transmission; facing a large littoral battlespace in many geographic regions
  • Responsive information management: user information pull, producer information push, and pre-planned information ordering

Commander Hasan Ali Khajah

Chief of Maritime Operations
Kuwait Coast Guard

9:30 - 9:50 C4ISR capabilities findings derived from Futures Work

Lieutenant Colonel Arnel P. David - Special Assistant to Chief of General Staff, US Army
  • Connecting sensors and networks for maritime domain awareness
  • Networking radar and cameras for port security
  • Scalling capability from small to large for critical infrastructure protection
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Lieutenant Colonel Arnel P. David

Special Assistant to Chief of General Staff
US Army

9:50 - 10:10 Better decision support and collaborative Navy missions command & control

  • Communicate securely through a unified ship-to-shore network with legacy or new generation of digital naval radios (V/UHF, PMR/LTE, HF) and SATCOM
  • Access to core services as secured Intranet services and GIS
  • Host mission data and applications in a private secured cloud server environment for maritime C4I and command ships

10:10 - 10:30 Controlling and connecting naval platforms around the world; the backbone of modern comms

  • Avoiding a ‘bottleneck’ capability effect from increased data traffic and low transmission rates
  • Switching from electromagnetic waves to laser beams
  • The necessity of increasing bandwidth capabilities in coordination with first components upgrades

10:30 - 11:00 Prayer and coffee break

COUNTRY BRIEFS ON NAVAL PROCUREMENT

Sitting astride on one of the most valuable geostrategic point, Egypt is a node between Europe, Asia and Africa. Her geographical position gives the benefit of control over one of the most important choke point: the Suez Canal and simultaneously provides a key role to the security of the northern approaches of Bab el Mandeb Strait. As a consequence, threats emerging from the maritime environment affect Egyptian interests and security directly. New vessels are being acquired and the ongoing procurements, except from upgrading naval capabilities aim to also reduce the over-reliance from one provider
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Rear Admiral Ashraf Ibrahim Atwa Megahed

Chief of Naval Operations
Egypt Navy

11:30 - 11:50 A comprehensive common operating picture with real-time data and intelligence to agencies responsible for maritime security and asset management

  • Open architecture solutions capable of integrating numerous surveillance and safety sensors and data
  • Creating a networked Command & Control structure capable of selective data and intelligence sharing via a number of secure communications links
  • Advanced display, notification capabilities and data analytics
The aim for the Bangladeshi Coast Guard is to be turned into a formidable paramilitary force that can assist the navy in times of war. Getting transferred to itself all deep sea patrol duties and purchasing a number of OPVs the following session will examine how the agency will update its operational plan, enhancing additionally its airborne MSAR capabilities.
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Rear Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury

Director General
Bangladesh Coast Guard, Bangladesh

12:20 - 13:20 Lunch break and networking

ANTI-PIRACY AND MARITIME ROBERRY SECURITY

13:20 - 14:00 African case study: Fighting piracy and maritime threats in the Gulf of Guinea

  • Tackling the highest levels of maritime piracy in the world in the Gulf of Guinea
  • Managing asymmetrical threats like human smuggling, arms trade, mass migrations, narcotics trade, oil theft, fisheries smuggling, apart from the terrorism threat faced by West Africa
  • Working with key stakeholders like the ports authority, maritime agencies, coast guards, marine police units apart with 54 other nations to achieve sea superiority in the West African region

14:00 - 14:20 Better decision support and collaborative naval missions command & control

  • Communicate securely through a unified ship-to-shore network with legacy or new generation of digital naval radios (V/UHF, PMR/LTE, HF) and SATCOM
  • Access to core services as secured Intranet services and GIS
  • Host mission data and applications in a private secured cloud server environment for maritime C4I and command ships

14:20 - 14:40 Overview of current situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the IMEA region

Chirag Bahri - South Asia Head of Operations and Development, International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network
  • A report on East Africa and Indian Ocean incidents
  • Military power, collaboration with the private sector, law enforcement and targeting pirate networks to repress piracy
  • A comprehensive safety approach enforced in a multinational cooperation context
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Chirag Bahri

South Asia Head of Operations and Development
International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network

14:40 - 15:10 Lunch break and networking

GAME CHANGING NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS MODERNISATION

  • How can big data and cyber security centres help in communications technological requirements?
  • Developing data management centres and integrating them with regional naval C4I capabilities to address symmetrical and asymmetrical threats
  • The evolving ISR and EW threat landscape of the Middle East and how cyber defence and network security systems can be used to mitigate these
  • Lessons learnt: What went wrong in other geographies that can be avoided in the Middle East?
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Colonel Ralph Thiele

Advisory Board Member (Germany)
European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Finland

15:30 - 15:40 Better decision support and collaborative naval missions command & control

  • Communicate securely through a unified ship-to-shore network with legacy or new generation of digital naval radios (V/UHF, PMR/LTE, HF) and SATCOM
  • Access to core services as secured Intranet services and GIS
  • Host mission data and applications in a private secured cloud server environment for maritime C4I and command ships

15:40 - 15:40 Closing ceremony by VIP Guest of Honour

Dates to be announced for 2019