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Surface Warships 2021 Agenda

AGILE AND LETHAL NAVAL CAPABILITY FOR THE FUTURE FIGHT Join us for Surface Warships 2021 as we continue the discussion on the opportunities of digitisation and the peculiarities of maritime power projection in an informa ...

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Surface Warships: Partnership Programme

Join us for Surface Warships where over the course of 3 days, the event will centre on future capability development for an information-centric operating environment, focusing on the nature of Future Operations, the required Future Technologies, and the makeup of the Future Force Structure. The Surface Warships Conference has become...

Surface Warships 2019-20 Attendee List

Explore who has previously joined us at the Surface Warships Conference 2019/20 in the attendee list below.Join together with global senior Naval and Industry leaders who we have welcomed as part of our Defence IQ community in 2019/20. With a breadth of knowledge being exchanged across these three-focussed days, we explored...

Surface Warships 2021 Concept Note

AGILE AND LETHAL NAVAL CAPABILITY FOR THE FUTURE FIGHT Join us as part of Surface Warships 2021 as we continue the discussion on the opportunities of digitisation and the peculiarities of maritime power projection in an information-dominated battlefield.We are seeing a return to great power competition, the rise of global information...

Global Market Reports and Key Insights

Transforming today's Royal Navy for tomorrow's operations: Insights from Rear Admiral Andrew Burns OBE

Through initiatives such as NavyX, Project Nelson and the Information Warrior exercise, the Royal Navy is pushing the integration of innovation in its fleet, in order to prepare for the future operating environment.Ahead of Surface Warships 2020, Defence IQ gained exclusive insight from one of the conference’s key speakers, Rear...

Surface Warships: 2020 Global Market Report

Just over 1,000 Surface Warships larger than OPVs are currently operated by 66 countries, providing vital deterrence, power projection, maritime security, sea control and combat support capabilities. Forecasted at $155.16 billion over the next ten years, the market is booming and is represented in this annual update of the Surface...

Surface Warships: Insights from Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, KCB CBE

Recent tensions in the Balkans and the South China Sea have highlighted the strategic importance for countries to expand their military influence without boots on the ground. It is in this context that large and smaller navies from across the globe will meet at the ninth iteration of the Surface...

Warships Global Market Report 2019

The market for new surface warships is expected to reach US$165 billion over the next ten years, with corvettes being its largest segment. Ahead of Surface Warships 2019, Defence IQ compiled a report highlighting key programmes and requirements across the world’s navy. Download the full report to:Learn more about Australia’s...

Insights from our Past Speakers

The Importance of Rapidly Updating and Modernising a Warship's Capability as New Threats Emerge

"In the age of high cost and shrinking budgets, sometimes the best choice is to modernise, not replace," said the U.S. Navy’s Captain James Dick, Program Manager at International Fleet Support and Ship Transfer. In this interview, Captain Dick offers his insight into the future role of warships, with a...

Interoperability by design: The future of naval fleet collaboration?

Communication and data sharing are a vital element of successful combined operations and C2 structures across all allied systems must be interoperable and compatible in order to achieve true interoperability.Ahead of Surface Warships 2018, we had the opportunity to discuss with Commander Andreas Uhl from the Department of Planning in...

Naval training and simulation: Adapting to a new threat environment

The current threat context requires navies from across the globe to find and use the right training tools to enable their fleet to achieve overall readiness at all times. Technology is to have a huge impact on the training landscape, but the real challenge now is to use it in...