Webinar 2: Operational Drivers

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Operational Drivers For Future Combat

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This webinar explored Operational Drivers For Future Combat. Operational drivers underlie all aspects of undersea defence platforms. The combination of capability requirements and usage parameters – including human factors – dictates everything from platform design and system integration to resilience and repair processes.

Listen to our experts as they take a look at how some of these requirements drive the development of future combat platforms and systems, particularly in the current challenging environment.

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Operational drivers underlie all aspects of undersea defence platforms. The combination of capability requirements and usage parameters – including human factors – dictates everything from platform design and system integration to resilience and repair processes.

This webinar looks at how some of these requirements drive the development of future combat platforms and systems, particularly in the current challenging environment.

With the proliferation of UUVS, how can ASW delivery be expedited? How can those same UUVs be used alongside manned platforms, and what does that mean for communication needs? As data volumes continue to expand, what efficiencies have been made to the management of command team information flow? How can simulation and modelling increase the agility of combat system architectures?

The expert panel - each a UDT 2020 session chair for the Operational Drivers stream in Rotterdam - outlines the challenges, and take a look at developments within both industry and academia that may provide solutions.

Speakers

Captain Ivan Stace

Captain Ivan Stace

MODERATOR

Submarine Capability – SSN Pillar Lead Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy Defence Nuclear Organisation

Captain Stace was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1984.  Following academic and professional training, he qualified as a submarine weapon engineer and has seen service on a number of Fleet submarines engaged in ‘special operations’.  Following 2 charge appointments, he headed the Submarine School’s engineering department before being promoted to Commander in 2004 and serving as the Devonport Flotilla’s staff weapon engineer.

A graduate of the Joint Services Command and Staff College in 2002, he has since specialised in project, programme and portfolio leadership and management and has served as the Military Assistant to both Director Land and Maritime in the Defence Procurement Agency and Director General Ships in the subsequent Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation.  He has been the capability sponsor for future submarine communications in the Ministry of Defence and the Underwater and Electronic Warfare (UEW) Team Leader within the DE&S Ships Operating Centre responsible for a predominantly civilian staff of 120 with a broad equipment portfolio covering ship and submarine systems along with all MOD diving and life support capability.  His last appointment was in JFC where he was responsible for the delivery of capability associated with a broad range of operational ICT projects and programmes along with key assurance responsibility for Submarine strategic communications.

He has also specialised in Military Intelligence, with an early analytical posting to the capability assessment directorate within the Defence Intelligence Service (DIS) allied with submarine operations.  As a Commander, he saw further service within the DIS with responsibility for developing the concepts and operational design for both Materiel and Personnel Exploitation (MPE) and Biometrics for Operation HERRICK along with the subsequent programme delivery.  Promoted to Captain in 2011, he has most recently seen operational service in Afghanistan as the Chief of Staff to the Interagency Operations Co-ordination Centre based in Kabul, which provided intelligence and operational support to Afghan counter-narcotic law enforcement activity.

Tim Vickery

Tim Vickery

Principal Advisor, Platform Systems Division
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

Tim joined DSTL, part of the UK MoD, in 2006 following over 20 years in the Royal Navy where he served as an ASW Warfare Officer at sea and staff roles in Northwood HQ and DE&S Abbey Wood.  He is currently a Principal Adviser to the Underwater Systems Programme, which delivers the UK’s MoD funded ASW and submarine related Science and Technology through Government and Industry.

Jack Green

Jack Green

Head of Campaigns, Naval Programmes
Leonardo Land & Naval Defence Electronics Division UK
Matthew Gleed 

Matthew Gleed 

Senior Technologist, BAE Systems Submarines

Matthew Gleed, a Chartered Engineer and Underwater C4I specialist, is a Senior Technologist at BAE Systems Submarines in the UK and consults on technology strategy and research for investment into underwater programmes covering submarines, strategic systems and off board systems technology; both manned and unmanned. Previous experience as a scientist in government and other appointments as an engineer in industry, he has over 15 years working on a wide range of research and development activities for UK, US and European underwater defence and technology programmes.

Ron Melampy

Ron Melampy

Business Development- Submarine Communications and Surface Countermeasures, Lockheed Martin

Ron Melampy is a Senior Staff Business Development Analyst for Lockheed Martin Corporation.  His portfolio includes submarine communications antenna systems, surface ship anti-ship cruise missile countermeasures, and the Stinger missile fuze.  He has worked at the Marion, Massachusetts facility since joining Lockheed Martin in August 2012.

Ron previously served for twenty eight years as a submarine officer in the US Navy.  Highlights of his career include command of TRIDENT Training Facility, Kings Bay; command of USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 737)(BLUE); and Director of Plans and Policy for Commander, Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa.

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