25 - 27 September, 2018 | Sheraton Parco de' Medici Rome Hotel, Rome, Italy

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

8:50 am - 8:55 am Defence IQ Welcome

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Vice Admiral Alan Richards (Ret)

Former Chief of Defence Intelligence
UK Ministry of Defence (2012-2015)

9:05 am - 9:10 am Four Star Lead Partner Welcome Address

9:10 am - 9:40 am Maritime Security In The Gulf Of Aden And Bam

Commander Alex Meyer - SO1 N2 United Kingdom Maritime Component Command
•    The growing pirate-terrorism nexus in the Gulf
•    Improving the collection, exploitation and sharing of intelligence between military, civilian and commercial shipping and maritime entities in the region to enhance security
•    Royal Navy mission objectives in the Middle East

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Commander Alex Meyer

SO1 N2
United Kingdom Maritime Component Command

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Mark Kenny

Vice President for Maritime Programs
L3 Technologies

•    Strategic overview of the European threat environment and contributions to global security
•    EU political and military cooperation on a regional to international level
•    The maritime dimension to Europe’s strategic priorities
•    Increasing threats on, above and undersea in the European theatre and the security, economic and diplomatic implications for NATO and its partner nations

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General (Ret) Vincenzo Camporini

Vice President
IAI Istituto Affari Internazionali

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Commander Alex Meyer

SO1 N2
United Kingdom Maritime Component Command

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Colonel Mike Adamson

14 Wing Commander
Royal Canadian Air Force

10:55 am - 11:25 am Coffee & Networking

11:55 am - 12:25 pm Reserved for IAI Elta

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Malaysia’s Maritime Patrol Aircraft Requirements

Brigadier General Amer Mahmud bin Abdul Rahman - Base Commander Royal Malaysian Air Force
•    Swedish Navy strategic priorities, future acquisitions
•    Regional overview of maritime operations
•    Maritime ISR in the Baltic Sea

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Brigadier General Amer Mahmud bin Abdul Rahman

Base Commander
Royal Malaysian Air Force

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm Using The Extreme Range And Endurance Of The MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft To Support Maritime Missions

Yves Pacheco - Regional Director, Technical Sales General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
•    GA-ASI’s newest RPAS, MQ-9B SeaGuardian, has the extreme range and endurance to provide persistent ISR coverage for maritime missions
•    MQ-9B over 35 hours endurance and a  mission range of 4260 km enables ISR coverage over most of Europe’s maritime domain
•    MQ-9B nine hard-points and 2155 kg of payload capacity provides mission flexibility and enables the SeaGuardian to perform multiple missions
•    MQ-9B is designed from the ground up to meet Europe’s stringent STANAG 4671 airworthiness requirements – enabling the MQ-9B to fly in non-segregated airspace

Yves Pacheco

Regional Director, Technical Sales
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm P8A Poseidon as Part of a UK Maritime Surveillance Enterprise

Wing Commander Richard Berry - SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command Royal Air Force
•    Manning maritime power projection: training and readiness for the P8
•    P8 Surveillance Capabilities; anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, SAR, ISR
•    Challenges from the delivery perspective


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Wing Commander Richard Berry

SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command
Royal Air Force

1:50 pm - 2:50 pm Lunch & Networking

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Small Nation Maritime Security: Senegalese Air Force Modernisation

•    Senegal and Ivory Coast contract for new CN235 and NC-212  maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI)
•    Future plans for new light multipurpose helicopters to fill airborne ISR gaps
•    Small nation challenges in terms of aircraft sustainment and modernistion
•    Regional security challenges; terrorism/piracy nexus


3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Bringing A New Maritime Surveillance Concept Into Service

Cristina Massarenti - Divisional Marketing - Airborne And Space Dvision Leonardo
Sponsored by Leonardo
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Cristina Massarenti

Divisional Marketing - Airborne And Space Dvision
Leonardo

•    Fixed (Cessna), Rotary and Unmanned (ScanEagle) assets and their role in maritime ISR operations
•    Spanish Naval Air Flotilla experience in unmanned operations at sea (Indian Ocean) and on land (Iraq) in recent years
•    Future acquisitions

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Lieutenant Commander Santiago Yáñez

Commanding Officer, 11th Squadron (RPAS)
Spanish Navy Aviation

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm The ScanEagle: Extending Maritime Reach


4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Afternoon Tea

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm Maritime & Amphibious ISR Operations – A Rotary Perspective

Commander Graeme Spence - Deputy Commander, Commando Helicopter Force Royal Navy
•    Defining contemporary amphibious operations
•    Countering sea denial
•    Supporting land and air forces with cross-domain – land and littoral – ISR and combat
•    Prospects for manned-unmanned teaming to advance maritime ISR
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Commander Graeme Spence

Deputy Commander, Commando Helicopter Force
Royal Navy

5:20 pm - 5:40 pm Airborne Maritime Surveillance - Bracing For Today’s Challenges In The Mediterranean

Dr Nils Robbe - Director Marketing & Sales Aerodata AG
Colonel Clinton O’Neill - Colonel Operations Armed Forces of Malta
Sponsored by Aerodata
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Dr Nils Robbe

Director Marketing & Sales
Aerodata AG

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Colonel Clinton O’Neill

Colonel Operations
Armed Forces of Malta

5:40 pm - 6:10 pm The Protection Of The Maritime Borders Of The European Union (External Borders)

Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia - Chief of Staff, Air Naval Operational Headquarters Italian Guardia di Finanza
•    The Italian Guardia di Finanza air and naval Component: organizational structure, techniques of employment, operational activities and international cooperation

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Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

Chief of Staff, Air Naval Operational Headquarters
Italian Guardia di Finanza

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Vice Admiral Alan Richards (Ret)

Former Chief of Defence Intelligence
UK Ministry of Defence (2012-2015)