25th - 27th June 2018 |
Brazil

Agenda Day 3

8:00 am - 9:30 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm FUTURE NAVAL VESSELS: ONE DESIGN, MANY CLASSES, MODULAR CAPABILITIES: ST ENGINEERING

9:15 am - 9:45 am HONDURAN LITTORAL WARFARE AND HIGH SPEED FORCE

Captain Jose Jorge Fortin Aguilar - Chief of Naval Staff, 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 Jose Jorge Fortin Aguilar

Chief of Naval Staff
Honduran Navy

9:45 am - 10:15 am BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE: MAINTAINING INTEGRITY OF MARITIME BORDERS

Captain Elton Bennett - Deputy Commandant, Belize Coast Guard (Subject to Final Confirmation)
·          Increasing manpower to reinforce maritime security and protection of industries and natural resources in territorial waters
·          Addressing challenges faced by the Belize Coast Guard in maintaining the integrity of maritime borders while assisting in law enforcement efforts at sea
·          Assessing strategic development and positioning of the Coast Guard over the medium and long-term as it actively participates in countering transnational crime 
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Captain Elton Bennett

Deputy Commandant
Belize Coast Guard (Subject to Final Confirmation)

10:15 am - 10:45 am PANEL DISCUSSION: DEVELOPING INTEROPERABILITY TO COMBAT TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL NETWORKS

·          Upgrading combat management systems and C2ISR to improve situational awareness and detection of criminal activities
·          How can navies and coast guards improve interoperability to defeat narcotrafficking and piracy?
·          What are the challenges of maintaining high readiness for SAR, MIO, and counter-narcotics operations?

10:45 am - 11:15 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:15 am - 11:45 am GUARANTEEING SECURITY IN COASTAL WATERS

Comisario Martin Arias Araya Cubero Vargas - Commander, Costa Rican Coast Guard
·          Safeguarding human life, the sovereignty of the State and natural resources
·          Guaranteeing security and public order in jurisdictional waters and coastal areas, in strict adherence to the legal system
·          Providing state-of-the-art equipment that supports the efforts made by the Staff of the National Coast Guard Service
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Comisario Martin Arias Araya Cubero Vargas

Commander
Costa Rican Coast Guard

11:45 am - 12:15 pm ENHANCING MARITIME CAPABILITY AND SECURITY OF TERRITORIAL WATERS: A TTDF PERSPECTIVE

Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard (Pending Ministerial Approval) - Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
·          Examining current objectives, emerging requirements, and ship design priorities
·          Assessing the recent commissioning of coast patrol vessels and interceptors to enhance defence against asymmetrical threats
·          Outlining plans for the future decade and cooperation with regional partners 
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Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard (Pending Ministerial Approval)

Chief of Defence Staff
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force