View the Agenda | Support Ships 2020

View the Agenda | Support Ships 2020


Bringing together members of the naval and joint forces logistics community, at a time when NATO's leading fleets are working to retain - or attain - blue water naval capability. As changes to the overall threat context demand readiness for extended, high-tempo maritime operations, this conference provides an opportunity to, first, determine what the support ship should look like as a platform, if it is it adequately support the future surface fleet 

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What's new in 2020? 

  • Hear briefings from senior UK military and civilian personnel on the current FSS programme, and its progress. 
  • A greater focus on specific case studies, giving you in-depth insight into national programmes and requirements 
  • An increased number of panels featuring industry and military personnel, which will address key themes in an open and collegiate format - including: through-life support; leasing of support vessels from third parties; mitigating a lack of host-nation support on long-range operations
  • Insight into new digital technolgoeis which are revolutionising ship maintenance and approaches to through-life support
  • Briefings from friendly non-NATO services, who bring with them their unique operational and strategic challenges - and solutions

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence, HM Government
  • Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu, Commander, Romanian Navy
  • Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva, Commander, Sri Lankan Navy
  • Mr. Paul Hammond, Chief of Staff, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Commodore Duncan Lamb, ACOS Afloat Support & Commodore, Royal Fleet Auxiliary

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