· As navies embark on ambitious shipbuilding programmes, industry has an instrumental role in supporting naval construction and strengthening national industrial bases of naval operators. What challenges does industry encounter when working with national shipyards in Latin America? How can industry better collaborate with local shipyards to tailor solutions and provide the desired technology to the operator?
· Working in Latin America is unique, as governments have procedures, which differ from NATO practices. How can industry circumvent some of these challenges through close cooperation with the local maritime industry? With limited budgets and wide arrays of tasks, Latin American navies require modular, flexible platforms. How can industry advance multi-mission modularity without compromising security of the operator?
· The Latin American operating environment has a unique set of lower-end, asymmetric threats, ranging from transnational criminal networks to natural disasters and illegal fisheries. How can industry best tailor solutions to the regional threat environment? How can industry ensure interoperability of newer platforms with legacy vessels?
· The future maritime battlespace will require increased connectivity and digitization. How can industry ensure that platforms have open architectures to enable integration of newer software at pace? What solutions are needed to ensure resilience and minimize cyber vulnerability?
Maritime operations will require an ever-increasing ability to collect and act on sensor data to build the tactical picture for operations. How can industry advance collection, processing, and dissemination of data to help defeat transnational organized criminal networks?