The naval support ships market is forecast at US$10 billion over the next ten years, as many navies are undertaking acquisition programmes to recapitalise their afloat replenishment and maritime logistics capabilities.
Ahead of the Support Ships 2020 conference, Defence IQ have compiled a market report outlining current global trends of the market, key ongoing programmes and requirements of navies from across the globe and support ships holdings.
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Key benefits of downloading the report:
- Know top acquisition priorities from countries that will be present at Support Ships
- Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from countries having active programmes and key requirements at Support Ships
- Gain insights into investment trends from your peers
This report offers insights into the activity of nations that will be present at the Support Ships conference, such as:
- Australia – update on the US$490 million contract for auxiliary oiler replenishment ships procured under Project SEA 1654 Phase 3 Maritime Operational Support Capability
- France – EUR1.7 billion deal with Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Naval Group for four logistics support ships as part of the FLOTLOG programme
- The Netherlands – update on the delivery of the Navy’s new combat support ship, HNLMS Den Helder
- United Kingdom – plans to acquire two new vessels and an option for one more under the £1 billion Fleet Solid Stores ship programme
- The U.S. – update on the construction of six new T-AO 205 John Lewis-class replenishment oilers valued at US$640.2 million
This report also features key requirements and ongoing programmes from Canada, India, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa and Turkey.
The Support Ships conference will take place on 25-27 February 2020 in London, UK and will feature presentations from a senior speaker panel from the naval community. To view the full agenda of the conference, please click here.
Ahead of this year's Support Ships Conference, we spoke exclusively to Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne, Commander, Military Sealift Command about the role that MSC plays in supporting US operations and how innovations in fleet maintenance and the defence supply chain are having an impact on our community.
This article will cover:
- How the support and auxiliary fleet will need to adapt from point of design
- Insight on how MSC works with the UK and other NATO partners to address operational challenges
- How an evolving operational climate will affect the provision of sealift in the future
NATO and its partners are increasing their investment into ocean sciences into their defence budgets, not only for the enduring need for oceanographic and hydrographic survey to ensure safe navigation of international waters and the vast collection of commercial and ecological uses of environmental data, but also for navies to maintain their strategic relevance at sea.