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Royal Navy to Unveil Future Surveillance and Reconnaissance Requirements Next February in Rome

SMi Group Reports (Rome, Italy): International Military updates on current and future Maritime ISR capabilities will be delivered by leading industry experts from Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, NATO, EU and USA.

Rome, Italy, October 14, 2015 --( At a time when there are an increasing number of risks both in territorial and international waters from mass immigration in the Mediterranean to piracy off the coast of Africa, the development of situational awareness at sea has come in to the fore of many militaries, coast guards and other maritime organisations.

Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Technology Conference will be taking place on the 15th – 16th February 2016 in Rome, Italy. This must-attend meeting aims to provide industry leaders, maritime surveillance and reconnaissance project managers and military and government representatives the knowledge and contacts they need to further develop their capabilities in Maritime Domain Awareness.

Brigadier David Evans, Chief Information Officer, Royal Navy, will be presenting at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2016 on "How the Royal Navy is optimising their information and sensor technology to maximise situational awareness at sea." Brigadier Evans will discuss emerging maritime intelligence and surveillance technologies in the Royal Navy and will update delegates on future surveillance and reconnaissance requirements of the Royal Navy past 2020.

The event brochure with agenda breakdown, speaker line up, information on workshop and registration form can be accessed on the event website

Confirmed Key Speakers joining Brigadier David Evans for 2016 include the following: Chris Reynolds, Head of the Irish Coast Guard, Irish Coast Guard, Commander Pasi Staff, Chairman of European Maritime Surveillance Network, Finnish Navy, Guy Thomas, Advisor for Maritime Situational Awareness, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence, Jonathan Locke, Senior Scientist, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, NATO, Lieutenant Commander Sam Edwards, Maritime Domain Awareness, US Coast Guard, Lieutnenant Colonel Paolo Papiri, Air Staff, Aerospace Planning Division, Italian Air Force, Major General Martin Smith, Commanding Officer, EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Anthony Rix, Former Cheif of Staff at Allied Maritime Command, Naples, NATO, Rear Admiral Dan Thorell, Director, Response and Law Enforcement Department, The Swedish Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Head of Plans and Operations, Italian Coast Guard and many more.

Rear Admiral (Rtd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographic Office, Royal Navy commented, “A high level gathering of senior military leadership, project decision makers and technical experts alongside cutting edge industry solution providers is therefore a timely opportunity to share ideas, identify blockers and enablers and the potential to collaborate in future endeavours that will enhance the security and stability of the world’s seaways. MRST 2016 is designed to provide exactly that venue and opportunity and, as chairman, I very much look forward to the sharing of information and subsequent deliberations that will surely ensue.”

Benefits of Attending:
• Features high ranking military officials and those directly enhancing their maritime surveillance capabilities
• Focused discussion groups solving the challenges faced by maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance programme managers
• Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Maritime ISR programs today
• Learn how other nations are developing their maritime surveillance and reconnaissance provision from past experience and cutting edge research and development
• Get to the heart of challenges faced by modern navies such as capability gaps and what requirements they now have

In addition to the conference, the event will feature a post-conference workshop on the 17th February. The workshop, hosted by Guy Thomas, Director of C-SIGMA, will look in detail at the benefits of c-sigma and how it can improve national capability to monitor the seas from space.

The event’s gold sponsor is PAE and is also proudly sponsored by Horizon Technologies.

For those interested, book by 30th October and save £400. More information is available at

Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Technology Conference
15th - 16th February 2016
Rome, Italy
Contact e-mail:
Delegates/Sponsors: Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130,
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Julia Rotar
+44 (0) 207 827 6130

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