Building on the success of the first Submarines and ASW event, SAE Media Group have produced this follow on conference which examines the latest developments and breakthroughs surrounding undersea warfare.

As a senior industry executive you will be aware of the importance of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SAE Media Group’s Second Annual Submarines and ASW conference. As you will see from the brochure, key speakers include representatives from the North American and European navies as well as leading global manufacturers.

An analysis of the attendee profile from the first Submarine and Anti Submarine Warfare conference shows the following breakdown:
Systems Manager 13%
Directors and General Managers 20%
Scientist/Engineer and Technical Managers 20%
Military/Govt. Bodies 32%
Project Manager 15%

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jim Allaway

Jim Allaway, Editor, Navy News


Rear Admiral Davis

Rear Admiral Davis, PEO Submarines, US Navy

  • An examination of the traditional role of submarines and the methods used to combat them
  • Outlining the factors which are now forcing changes in the arena of undersea warfare
  • The roles submarines are now playing as a result of changes in the operational environment
  • The case for the continuing deployment of submarines in the 21st century
  • How budgetary restraints may be balanced against new operational requirements
  • The future prospects for undersea warfare as technological developments gather pace and the political climate continues to evolve

    Rear Admiral Bertil Bjorkman

    Rear Admiral Bertil Bjorkman, Submarines Directorate, Royal Swedish Navy

  • Submarines - a cost effective weapon system
  • Swedish submarine development after WWII
  • Platform systems development
  • Air Independent Propulsion development
  • Weapon systems development and Combat systems development
  • Signature reduction optimisation
  • 10:20 NETWORKS

    John Zittell

    John Zittell, Technical Director, ASW Requirements Division, US Navy

  • Networking explained
  • A systems integrated approach
  • The requirements process
  • 21st century architecture
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee


    Dr John Walker

    Dr John Walker, MOD Strategic Advisor, Underwater Weapons, DSTL Naval Systems

  • Designing an intelligent homing system
  • Improving detection performance
  • The problems homing systems encounter
  • Overcoming environmental effects
  • Discriminating between target and non-target objects

    Bo Rydell

    Bo Rydell, Product Manager, Bofors Underwater Systems

  • A shift in emphasis towards the littoral
  • The nature of the littoral environment
  • The changing threat and its effect on weapons requirements
  • The need for an integrated system
  • The future balancing technology, cost and the changing enemy
  • 12:40 Lunch


    Dr Graham Holt

    Dr Graham Holt, Undersea Weapons, GEC Marconi Weapons

  • Typical littoral scenario
  • Countermeasures or not
  • Countermeasures driven by proliferation rather than technology
  • Weapon capability
  • An integrated approach to the future

    Alfred Schulte

    Alfred Schulte, Head of Sonars and Systems for Submarines and Surface Ships, STN Atlas Elektronik

  • A new approach to active sonar for submarines
  • Considering performance and boat impact issues
  • Assessment of multi-frequency/wide band approaches
  • Low probability of intercept (LPI) considerations
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea


    Thomas Meurling

    Thomas Meurling, Technical Manager, R and D, Reson

  • Integrated mine detection/classification and terrain navigation sonar
  • Designed for shallow water operations
  • Automatic target extraction and superior detection and classification
  • COTS based to reduce cost maintenance
  • Generic processing architecture for easy reconfigurability and upgradeability
  • 16:00 SONAR

    David Samsury

    David Samsury, Marketing Manager, L-3

  • Advantages of advanced low frequency active sonars
  • Enabling technology
  • Towed and airborne low frequency ASW systems
  • Standalone or bistatic operations - an appraisal
  • Balancing technology, cost and the threat

    Doug Jones

    Doug Jones, Systems Engineer, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical

  • Non hull-penetrating periscopes and the flexibility this affords the designer
  • The impact of the changing operational roles/scenarios of modern day submarine platforms
  • New periscope technology developments and the benefits of electro-optical technology
  • The development of an optronic mast system which provides operational advantage at best value
  • The deployment of optronic mast systems for submarine retrofit and new build
  • An outline of future technological developments and the implications to undersea warfare
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Robert Kittredge

    Robert Kittredge, Deputy Technical Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center


    Dr Jurgen Ritterhoff

    Dr Jurgen Ritterhoff, Head of Submarine Design and R and D, IKL/HDW

  • An analysis of the current naval requirements for submarine low observable technology
  • An examination of the criteria set for developing submarine low observable technology
  • An overview of the current developments in stealth on submarine design, their systems and their components
  • Modelling and simulation - the practical benefits for research and development
  • Current developments in low observables and stealth technologies
  • The future of low observable technology in submarine design

    Captain Morten Jacobsen (RNoN)

    Captain Morten Jacobsen (RNoN), Programme Manager, PG Viking

  • Three customers - one basic submarine concept
  • Modularity to meet different requirements
  • Cost benefits through life
  • Capable for all levels of conflicts in blue and littoral waters
  • Lone wolf and important task element
  • Distributed design and production

    Captain Bill Matzelevich

    Captain Bill Matzelevich, Head of Submarine Acquisition and Modernisation, US Navy

  • Acoustic rapid COTS insertion
  • Advanced programme build process
  • Focus on littoral ASW
  • Combating quiet diesel-electric submarines
  • Identifying areas for improvement and ensuring continuing development
  • Predicting the expected performance of new technologies
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY

    Captain (N) Phil Webster

    Captain (N) Phil Webster, Commander Maritime Ops Group 5, Canadian Navy

  • The transition from blue water to the littoral and the problems that this can pose for submarine operators
  • The nature of the operational environment in the littoral and how it effects undersea warfare
  • Adapting the operational doctrine in the face of new developments to ensure future security
  • Meeting the new requirements of the operational arena with new and improved technology
  • Assessing the impact of new procedures and their operational effectiveness in the littoral
  • Ice edge littoral operations and future Canadian submarine operations - Upholder Acquisition

    Paul Tasker

    Paul Tasker, Engineering Director, Marconi Electronic Systems Astute Class

  • Background to Astute - a drive for cost effectiveness in submarine acquisition
  • Harnessing innovation, building on experience
  • Managing support costs
  • Completion and delivery of the new programme
  • Lessons learnt - opportunities for continued improvement in the submarine acquisition process
  • 12:40 Lunch


    Carl Ganderton and Paul Rawlins

    Carl Ganderton and Paul Rawlins, Physicist, Ultra Electronics

  • Operational requirements and submarine warfare
  • The various signatures involved
  • The development of low signature concepts and their realisation
  • Suitable equipment fits - cost effective and affordable
  • Through life maintenance
  • Emerging requirements and technologies

    Chris Skinner

    Chris Skinner, Environmental Systems Manager, BAe Defence Systems

  • A review of target localisation techniques
  • The relative advantages of graphical and algorithmic approaches
  • The exploitation of graphical analysis techniques for sonar contact data at sea
  • Integrating new analysis techniques into existing submarine command and sensor systems
  • Extending tactical analysis to include environmental effects
  • Future steps in refining localisation techniques
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 ASW SYSTEMS

    John Parrish

    John Parrish, Programme Director of IUSS, Lockheed Martin

  • Migration from milspec to COTS products
  • Application to a variety of different platforms
  • Technology insertion versus replacement
  • Supportability

    John Parrish

    John Parrish, Programme Director of IUSS, Lockheed Martin

  • The importance of worldwide undersea surveillance in the late 20th Century and the factors which force systems upgrades
  • Identifying the need for upgrading existing systems to improve surveillance capabilities
  • Research and development programmes which utilise lessons learned from the Cold War
  • Co-ordinating the programme with the operational needs in deep ocean long term surveillance scenarios
  • Cose effective performance in operational environments where surveillance sensors have recently been installed
  • The IUSS system in operation, emphasising the use of COTS technology to reduce product production and maintenance costs

    Mike Owen

    Mike Owen, Director Submarines, DML

  • Maintenance work package control and upkeep planning. (The need to recognise the impact of a decision regarding one system on the rest of the package)
  • Value for money for the customer and good commercial sense to the contractor - ‘The Holy Grail’
  • Future developments in upkeep management and contractor logistic support
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    Virtual Reality as a Powerful Training and Design Tool

    Virtual Reality as a Powerful Training and Design Tool

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    24 September 1999
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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