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.

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Why Attend?

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

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