DAY ONE | OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES | 28 JANUARY
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
· We now live in a world of great power dynamics. Navies need to maintain a persistently visible force and increase lethality to ensure security of national waters. What is the right approach to shipbuilding and modernisation of the existing fleet? How can industry support operational versatility and multi-mission modularity? What is the necessary force structure for the future operating environment?
· The battlespace is becoming increasingly digital. Adversaries are employing asymmetric tactics, conducting EW and cyber offensive operations. What new opportunities and challenges does digitization present? How can navies ensure network resilience and protect communications?
· Maritime operations will require an ever increasing ability to collect and act on sensor data to build the tactical picture for operations. How can navies enhance threat detection and accelerate decision-making without compromising signature management?
DAY THREE | INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE SURFACE FLEET | 30 JANUARY
Thursday, January 30th, 2020
· Outlining Offset obligations, the Multinational Corvettes programme and modernisation of frigates
· Multifunctional corvettes: acquiring 4 ships in 7 years with a minimum of 15 day autonomy
· Frigate modernisation programme: installing new combat management systems, surface-to-air missile launchers, ship-to-ship missile launcher, fire control systems, and torpedo counter-measures in commonality with the corvette programme
· Procuring mine hunters and upgrading mine layers for future operations in the Black Sea
· Upgrading lethality by integrating shore based mobile missiles
· Ensuring high resistance to jamming through electronic counter measures.