Optimising the Constants by Maximising the Variables

UDT 2017 will take place at Messe Bremen from 30 May – 1 June 2017. The three day conference will explore the theme “Optimising the Constants by Maximising the Variables”.

Nations with established Undersea Defence capabilities and those nations seeking to develop their capabilities are faced with many of the same challenges. The sea as a natural environment is one of the most technically difficult environments in which to operate. The physics and chemistry of the ocean are key constants that can be exploited for advantage through the application of science, technology and human ingenuity. The Undersea Defence Technology Conference is focused on pushing the boundaries of science, technology and the skilful exploitation of new knowledge.

International speakers will deliver 5 streams of conference on:

  • Operational Drivers
  • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
  • Sensors and Processing
  • Platform Design
  • Weapons and Payload Systems

Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Inspector of the Germany Navy, will deliver the keynote address at UDT 2017 in Bremen. Admiral Krause’s address will be followed by a world class panel of international military and industry experts.

Confirmed sessions and speakers include:

Sensors and Processing:
-Multi-Purpose Adaptive Beamforming for passive Sonar
Dr Sebastian Knabe, Senior System Engineer, Atlas Elektronik Germany

-Modern submarines – excellent platforms to support Network Centric Warfare operations
Mr Klaus Weighardt, Senior Sales Manager, Saab Medav Technologies GmbH

Platform Design:
-Lithium Batteries- A Solution for SSKs Propulsion
Lieutenant Engineer Cristiano Raffaele Martino,  Submarine Design Branch Deputy Officer, Italian Navy

-Fuel Cell AIP – Maturity and Innovation for Today and Tomorrow
Mr Stefan Krummrich, Senior Manager AIP / Fuel Cell Systems, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems

-Adopting variable speed technologies on fluid and HVAC systems to reduce the through life cost of a submarine
Mr Robert Taylor, Design Engineer, Babcock International

Weapons and Payload Systems:
-Swedish next generation Light Weight Torpedo (LWT) system – ”Torpedsystem 47” (TS47)
Lieutenant Magnus Lind, Project Manager NLT, FMV – Swedish Defence Materiel Administration

-Developments in Underwater Weapon Propulsion From the Perspective of a Weapons System Integrator
Mr Dominic Morley, Business Development Manager, BAE Systems Maritime

-IDAS – Changing the paradigms of submarine operations
Mr Jan Petau, Project Manager, IDAS Research & Development, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems

Autonomous and Unmanned Systems:
-Extended on-station time of autonomous maritime systems, plug-and-play team collaboration, verification and validation, are we ready for this?
Dr Alain Maguer, Programme Director, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

-Autonomous Multi-Domain ASW Detect to Engage:  Demonstrating 3rd Offset Capabilities
Rear Admiral (Ret) Thomas Wears, Director, Advanced Undersea Warfare, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

-How prototyping and experimentation using Set Based Design (SBD) are being used in the LDUUV program
Lieutenant Commander Eric Erhard, Undersea Programs Development Requirements Officer, US Navy

Operational Drivers:
-From a German MCMV Training Center to a ‘Baltic Mine. Countermeasure Training Center’ (BMCMTC)- Opportunities for International Cooperation
Commander Martin Schwarz, Commanding Officer, 3rd Minesweeping Squadron, German Navy

-Underwater Warfare in the Information Age: A C4I Technology Perspective
Mr Matthew Gleed, Technology Manager, BAE Systems Submarines

-Underwater Tactical Picture
Mr Matthias Conrad, Systems Engineer, Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik GmbH

Alongside the conference, over 90 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their latest technologies. These include suppliers of:

  • UUVs, AUVs, ROVs and components
  • Acoustic technologies
  • Maritime surveillance solutions
  • Harbour and port security products
  • Mine detection systems
  • Submarine hardware and electronics

Leading exhibiting companies include: Airbus, ATLAS, Babcock International Group, DCNS, Kongsberg, Lockheed Martin, Saab, Safran Electronics & Defense and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.

To find out more and to register your attendance, please visit www.udt-global.com.