Support Ships 2020: Enabling the Surface Fleet
Supplying the Joint Force
Support Ships 2020 comes at a time of extraordinary growth and investment for the UK and other navies around the world who are seeking to attain, or retain, blue-water capability.
Despite the critical nature of support vessels, afloat support, maintenance and sealift – Support Ships remains the only dedicated conference of its kind in the world. It is a unique opportunity for colleagues to connect and impart knowledge, and for industry leaders to take their message to new audiences – and to learn from the leaders of tomorrow’s naval programmes.
In the UK, the Royal Navy is preparing for the first operational carrier deployment in 2021 – and the Fleet Solid Support Ship programme is on the near horizon.
We are therefore delighted that the UK’s Secretary of Defence, the Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP, along with Commodore Duncan Lamb of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, will be delivering keynote presentations.
Senior officers from the United States, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and across Europe will also be sharing their valuable insight into this vital subject. The international nature of the 2020 event programme speaks to the importance of afloat support – and long-range operational capabilities – for all major navies, at a time when the threat from peer and near-peer adversaries continues to grow.
2020 Speakers Include:
Secretary of State for Defence
ACOS Afloat Support & Commodore
Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Chief of Staff
NATO Support and Procurement Agency
Sri Lankan Navy
Commander, Military Sealift Command
Director of Logistics, J4
U.S. European Command
Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service
Deputy Chief of Staff for Support
Commodore (Engineering) RFA
Navy Command HQ
Director of Materiel Sustainment
Royal Netherlands Navy
Assistant Heads of Plans, Logistics Delivery
UK Ministry of Defence
SO1, Carrier-Enabled Power Projection, Defence Logistics
UK MInistry of Defence
Head of Fleet Support, Capabilities Development Office
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group
Royal Australian Navy
Introduce or retain a replenishment at sea capability for the surface fleet by defining a blueprint for the multi-role support ship
Meet a growing requirement for strategic sealift by integrating commercial sea freight within the naval logistics chain
Attain maximum availability for the support ship by enhancing the in-service support model
Eliminate supply chain failure for the final mile by increasing the accuracy of demand forecasting
Equip the support fleet to enable blue-water naval operations by identifying long-range solutions for power and propulsion