DAY THREE | FUTURE FORCE STRUCTURE | 21 JANUARY

8:00 am - 8:50 am ONLINE MEETINGS & NETWORKING

·         Building a strong, vibrant and globally competitive UK shipbuilding industry

·         Adopting a new, competitive approach to the delivery of surface warships

·         Increasing cooperation with industry to enhance innovation, skills, and training of personnel

·         Growing the Royal Navy fleet to retain operational flexibility and meet vital security and defence needs

·         Increasing the volume in the destroyer and frigate force for distributed operations 

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Vice Admiral Christopher Gardner CBE

Director General, Ships Domain
UK Ministry of Defence

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

Juan-Carlos Díaz-Cuadra

Program Director
Navantia

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Ensuring fleet versatility and multi-mission modularity of the future surface combatant

·         Transforming training and adopting a culture of innovation

·         Modernising existing combatants to retain superiority and high readiness for the full spectrum of naval missions 

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Vice Admiral Alberto Silvestre Correia

Commander
Portuguese Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

10:30 am - 11:00 am ONLINE MEETINGS & NETWORKING

·         Outlining the roadmap to acquire sustainable vessels

·         Designing the future combat system, platform control system, and integrating weapons and sensors onto the future surface combatant

·         Exploring new technologies to improve life cycle engineering

·         Integrating Digital Twins and adopting a smart logistics approach to enhance fleet sustainment

·         Achieving common digital infrastructure for industry and the Spanish Navy

·         Initiating digital transformation for new shipbuilding programmes 

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Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz

Director for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding
Spanish Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

11:30 am - 12:00 pm THE BULGARIAN NAVY MODERNISATION IN VIEW OF REQUIREMENTS AND BUDGET SUBMISSION

Rear Admiral Kiril Mihaylov - Commander, Bulgarian Navy
Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE - Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Royal Navy

·         Retrospective overview of recently acquired capabilities.

·         Outline the procurement and modernisation plans in place to better face the emerging challenges

·         Address the future priorities in acquisition of new assets stemming from strategic environment assessment

·         Capability development to meet the new requirements in regard to the Defence Strategic Review 

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Rear Admiral Kiril Mihaylov

Commander
Bulgarian Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·        Overview of Indigenous Shipbuilding & Design Capability

·        Ongoing Warship Construction Program of Indian Navy

·        Opportunity for Global Industry Partnership

·        Indian Navy's Foreign Cooperation Initiatives  

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Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani

Controller Warship Production & Acquisition
Indian Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ONLINE MEETINGS & NETWORKING

Defence IQ will facilitate pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, between end-users and vendors on the digital platform during this dedicated session

·         Enhancing interoperability for joint operations in the region against transnational criminal networks

·         Recapitalising multi-mission modularity and fleet versatility to retain rapid reaction to the full spectrum of missions

·         Assessing current mid-life upgrades, sustainment, and upcoming modernisation requirements 

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Admiral Luis Orozco Inclán

Chief of the General Staff
Mexican Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Overview of specific requirements for the new fleet of frigates and OPVs

·         Outlining plans to procure 8 surface combatants to replace the Almirante Pa-Dilla class frigates

·         Designing, constructing, and modernizing warships, shipborne combat systems, artillery ammunition, oceanographic services, logistic support and personnel training

·         Boosting indigenous shipbuilding capability to equip the Colombian Navy by engaging in transfer of technology with international industry

·         Ensuring software compatibility and rapid C2 between new and legacy platforms

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Rear Admiral Oscar Darío Tascón Muñoz

President
COTECMAR

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Securing commercial and economic interests in the Mediterranean

·         Outlining construction of the first indigenous frigate to meet future security challenges

·         MILGEM: strengthening naval capability through indigenous shipbuilding

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Rear Admiral Hüseyin Tigli

Head, Operational Capabilities Department
Turkish Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy


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Rear Admiral Mihai Panait

Chief of the Naval Forces
Romanian Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy