Agenda Day 2

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE


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Vice-Admiral (Rtd) Francisco DEIANA, Former Director of Naval Engineering, Brazilian Navy

Former Director of Naval Engineering
Brazilian Navy

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW CLASS OF CORVETTES

Rear Admiral Gilberto Santos Kerr, Head of the Organization Section of General Staff, Brazilian Navy
· Construction of Naval Power : strategic programme to renew the surface fleet
· Outlining acquisition priorities and the Tamandare-class corvette programme
· Addressing air defence equipment and the SeaCepter surface-to-surface and surface-to-air systems
· Enhancing the stealth of the vessel and signature management by redefining design of hull lines
· Examining current R&D and development plans

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Rear Admiral Gilberto Santos Kerr

Head of the Organization Section of General Staff
Brazilian Navy

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM ANGOLAN NAVY PERSPECTIVE ON STRENGTHENING LOCAL SHIP CONSTRUCTION

Vice Admiral Valentim Alberto António, Chief of Navy Staff, Angolan Navy, Chief of Navy Staff, Angolan Navy
· Examining Naval Power Development Programme Pronaval
· Cooperation with Brazil on commissioning the Macae-class patrol vessels and modernising the fleet
· Establishing an indigenous shipyard for local construction of naval vessels

Vice Admiral Valentim Alberto António, Chief of Navy Staff, Angolan Navy

Chief of Navy Staff
Angolan Navy

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM REINFORCING DETERRENCE AGAINST ILLICIT TRAFICKINGIN TERRITORIAL WATERS

· Establishing operational requirements and adjusting capabilities to the modern operating environment
· Modernisation of the Naval Force to equip the surface fleet with means that allow greater protection of national maritime resources
· Examining the recent procurement of 2 patrol vessels and future development of the Naval Force

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM HONDURAN LITTORAL WARFARE AND HIGH SPEED FORCE

Captain Efraín Mann Hernández, General Commander of the Honduran Naval Force , Honduran Navy
· Maximising efficiency of counter-narcotics operations through procurement of new near coastal patrol vessels (NCPV) with upgraded electro-optical infrared sensors and diagnostic equipment
· Outlining engagement in multinational training exercises to combat international organized crime and illicit drug trafficking
· Examining MIO, naval interceptors, and high speed Naval Force
· Explicating Honduran vision for development and determining requirements to accelerate maneuverability of the surface fleet

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Captain Efraín Mann Hernández

General Commander of the Honduran Naval Force
Honduran Navy

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: ADDRESSING SHIP DESIGN AND INDIGENOUS VESSEL CONSTRUCTION

· Cooperation with Latin American shipyards and external partners to ensure turnkey solution and increase skill of local workers
· Examining current programmes and anticipated ship construction projects
· Assessing ways to enable the use of OPVs in a wider array of combat and humanitarian missions
· Equipping OPVs with warfighting capabilities to perform missions traditionally conducted by frigate-sized combatants, at significantly reduced costs
· Evaluating partnership with indigenous shipyards to maximise maritime capability and help institute transnational security

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM SIGMA 10514 AND THE TENOCHTITLAN-CLASS PATROL VESSEL: A SUCCESS STORY

Captain Anselmo Osorio Fraga, Naval Attache , Mexican Navy
· Assessing cooperation with industry to construct indigenous vessels and facilitate development of the Mexican Naval Industry in relation to control, propulsion, and detection systems
· Commissioning the 10th Tenochtitlan-class patrol vessel ARM Chichen Itza to enhance surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue operations
· Outlining the benefits of modular constructionand Project Sigma 10514
· Reinforcing strategic partnerships and cooperation with the Brazilian Navy

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Captain Anselmo Osorio Fraga

Naval Attache
Mexican Navy

2:30 PM - NaN:NaN AM INDUSTRY INSIGHT SESSION: UPGRADING MANEUVRABILITY TO IMPROVE RAPID REACTION OF THE SURFACE FLEET

· Outlining hybrid driven solutions to accelerate mobility
· Examining propulsion design requirements for an evolving mission profile
· Reinforcing high readiness of the surface fleet by providing through-life support of specialized vessels

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM COMBATING ASYMMETRICAL THREATS AND ACCELERATING MOBILITY OF RESPONSE

Captain Exon Oswaldo Ascencio Albeno, Commander of Fleet, Armed Forces of El Salvador
· El Salvador’s experience in counter-narcotics operations and fisheries protection
· Assessing ways to maximise efficiency of counter-narcotics and maritime interdiction operations
· Determining priorities for development of maritime capability: procurement plans for the future decade

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Captain Exon Oswaldo Ascencio Albeno

Commander of Fleet
Armed Forces of El Salvador

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM ENHANCING MARITIME SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND UPGRADING THE C3 SYSTEM

Confirmed Senior Representative, , Uruguayan Navy
· Overview of main challenges and ways to mitigate capability gaps
· Incorporating combat management systems to upgrade situational awareness
· Enhancing surveillance, radars, and sensors to detect adversarial vessels in territorial waters
· Modernising maritime day/night observation systems and integrating C3 technology with fire support

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Confirmed Senior Representative


Uruguayan Navy
· Retaining conventional warfare capability and reinforcing deterrence through weapons systems upgrades
· Incorporating new features to communicate in deterministic manner: assessing data exchange management and combat management systems
· Maximising electronic warfare capability to respond to emerging asymmetrical threats

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Vice Admiral Carlos Alfredo Ramos Pérez

Commander of Caribbean Naval Zone
Guatemalan Armed Forces (Pending Ministerial Approval)

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EMPLOYING SPACE ASSETS TO ENHANCE MARITIME AWARENESS

Guy Thomas, Inventor of Space-Based AIS, C-SIGMA
· Developing concept of operations to coordinate the use of space technologies for detection and identification of offshore vessels
· Outlining components of the C-SIGMA system: integrating space and ground assets to create seamless network of information
· Incorporating the C-SIGMA system in the Arctic, pirate infested waters, and in areas known to support smuggling or resource theft of all types.

Guy Thomas

Inventor of Space-Based AIS
C-SIGMA

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY 2