Afloat Support and Naval Logistics 2012 schedule

Tuesday 20th March 2012

  • Naval Logistics: A South African Navy Perspective

    by Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) Derek J Christian

    - Overview of the South African Navy’s replenishment
    capability
    - The importance of an effective replenishment
    capability for the South African Navy
    - Future afloat support requirements and potential
    procurement scenarios

    At 9:50am to 10:30am, Tuesday 20th March

  • Afloat Support and Naval Logistics Innovation Focus Day

    With defence budgets facing extreme pressure around the world and with navies still expected to maintain high operational tempos there is an urgent need to understand the problems facing the afloat support community and how the they can be best overcome.

    This multifaceted workshop will provide a broad and comprehensive understanding of these issues and they how can be overcome through first hand experience. A key issue that the workshop team will look at will be how to achieve value for money not just in the design phase but through the entire life cycle of a platform.

    The workshop will also look at the various approaches smaller and medium can take in order for them to be able to effectively support overseas missions and the role industry can possibly play. The day will offer a balanced view from industry and military as to how the afloat support community can best deliver crucial support to worldwide naval operations

    At 10:30am to 3:30pm, Tuesday 20th March

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Wednesday 21st March 2012

  • Afloat Support In The UK: Present And Future Capabilities

    by Commodore William Walworth

    - Current operations and lessons learned
    - Utilizing the latest technologies to enhance RFA capabilities
    - The future development of the RFA with a focus
    towards Future Force 2020

    Commodore William Walworth
    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    At 9:10am to 9:50am, Wednesday 21st March

Thursday 22nd March 2012

  • Keynote Session - Future US Navy Developments

    by Jonathan Kaskin SES

    • Overview of future projections for the US Navy and how budgets cuts will affect afloat support in the US
    • The future development of sea basing capabilities following a decade of high tempo operations
    • Energy Efficiency: How the US Navy is adapting to energy challenges through ‘greener’ equipment, systems, operating practices and fuels

    At 9:10am to 9:50am, Thursday 22nd March