UDT 2011: Anti-Submarine Warfare & Security
Next year’s Undersea Defence Technology Europe will see a significant broadening of the conference agenda.This will look in detail at future global threats to underwater security and their relation to current and future naval capability requirements. The agenda will also look at anti-submarine warfare (ASW), future technologies, as well as addressing new methods of utilising existing underwater platforms.
Conference Committee Chairman, Barrie Sadler, Deterrent Strategy and Development Director, Babcock, said, ‘UDT has always kept pace with changes in the undersea defence arena and the 2011 programme will demonstrate clearly that this is still the case. Submarines, together with their associated equipment and technologies, are still of fundamental importance, we also recognise that surface and air assets now feature prominently in the operational environment and they too require serious consideration’.
He continued, ‘The responsibilities of the undersea defence community now include protecting key facilities such as ports and energy installations from attacks by terrorists using increasingly sophisticated methods. As a result, security issues will also be high on our agenda’.
UDT Europe 2011 will be staged at ExCeL London from 7-9 June. The conference and co-located exhibition are organised by Clarion Events.