25th - 27th June 2018 |
Brazil

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

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
·          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
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Vice Admiral Valentim Alberto António

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 - 12:00 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