Support Ships 2019: Enabling the Surface Fleet
Supplying the Joint Force
2019 will be an exciting year for the global support fleet. As the Royal Fleet Auxiliary integrates the tide-class tankers and the UK advances the Fleet Solid Support Ship (FSS) acquisition, programmes are accelerating in Norway, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands – to name a few. With so much investment at stake, there has seldom been a more important moment to understand the requirement for operational support at sea, nor to ensure that the support ship is equipped to meet that requirement.
Keynoted by Commodore RFA, the Royal Navy’s Director of Naval Support and the Commander of US Military Sealift Command, Support Ships will provide a unique opportunity to examine the generation, deployment and sustainment of new platforms. As the maritime threat environment dictates a move away from routine constabulary operations and towards peer-threat readiness, it will also ask how in-service support and logistics must evolve to enable blue-water operations for the future surface fleet. All that alongside the challenge of meeting a growing joint force requirement for strategic sealift.
With so much to discuss, can you afford to miss this unique opportunity to define the support model that will enable tomorrow's global naval operations?
2019 Speakers Include:
ACOS Afloat Support & Commodore
Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Military Sealift Command
Director Naval Support
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution
Program Manager for PMS 325
Head of Logistical Support
Deputy Head of Directorate Sea
Director Materiel Sustainment
Royal Netherlands Navy
Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service
DACOS Logistics Strategy and Capability
Introduce or retain a replenishment at sea capability for the surface fleet by defining a blueprint for the multi-role support ship
Meet a growing requirement for strategic sealift by integrating commercial sea freight within the naval logistics chain
Attain maximum availability for the support ship by enhancing the in-service support model
Eliminate supply chain failure for the final mile by increasing the accuracy of demand forecasting
Equip the support fleet to enable blue-water naval operations by identifying long-range solutions for power and propulsion