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 TWO | PLATFORM MODERNISATION AND SHIP DESIGN PRIORITIES | 29 JANUARY
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
· Building the culture of excellence to maintain maritime superiority against long-term strategic competitors – Russia and China
· Enabling the navy to fight and win the battle for sea control in an age of great-power competition
· Ensuring presence and control by growing the navy to 350 ships by 2049 – outlining the vigorous 30 year shipbuilding plan
· Experimentation to advance CONOPs for unmanned systems: assessing the planned procurement of LUSVs to be paired with Zumwalt-class destroyers in strike missions and become attritable systems for future confrontation