THE ONLY DEDICATED FORUM FOR THE NAVAL SUPPORT AND LOGISTICS COMMUNITY
Why you should attend Support Ships 2019:
- 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
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The value of the market for Naval Support Ships is forecast at $10 Billion over the next 10 years. A number of navies are undertaking acquisition programmes intended to recapitalise their afloat replenishment and maritime logistics capabilities.
This report will explore selected programmes and requirements, followed by a holdings report detailing the world’s naval support vessels, in service, on order and planned.
The United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA, as the prime contractor, a $21,070,175 order against a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to accomplish the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) execution for the Littoral Combat Ship USS Manchester (LCS 14).
With insights from over 100 individuals within the maritime sector this report demonstrates how the support ship market needs to adapt in order to exploit a digitised military supply chain, and what the complexity and speed of global maritime operations will mean for the way that growing naval support and logistics are delivered.
The CMRE's role in increasing skills and investment in ocean science to protect NATO's strategic maritime priorities
Navies across the world are shifting their strategic thinking onto oceanographic and hydrographic vessels, ocean systems, submarines and maritime unmanned vehicles as they could enable them to achieve maritime dominance over adversaries. NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation is in the lead when it comes to research and experimentation of new technologies in ocean science to address security and defence issues within NATO nations. Dr Catherine Warner, Director of the Centre, gave Defence IQ her expert insight on the role of the CMRE in supporting NATO's maritime strategic interests and strengthening cross-sector relationships and the potential of new technologies in this operational environment.
Communication and data sharing are a vital element of successful combined operations and C2 structures across all allied systems must be interoperable and compatible in order to achieve true interoperability.
Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Commander Andreas Uhl from the Department of Planning in the Group Future Development of the German Navy, on the need for better interoperability between allies during multinational operations and what needs to be done to make 'interoperability-by-design' a reality.
Offshore Patrol Vessels are the fastest growing segment of the Naval Vessels market and a lot is happening in this space. Defence IQ compiled this market report with information on:
- US Coast Guard's current procurement of 90 cutters
- Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency's OPV procurement
- Canada's Arctic OPV programme
- Portugal's Viana do Castelo class OPV programme
- UK's River-class OPV programme