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Conference Proceedings 2006
Conference Proceedings 2006 price: $80.00

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Presentations and papers from the 2006 conference.

This was the third of the SIA's Biennial Conferences and had the theme: 

The Key Challenges in Achieving An Underwater Warfare Capability to Meet Australia’s Needs in the Period 2020 to 2050

The Conference was held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra



Session 1: The Strategic Maritime Environment 2020

Opening Address: The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson, MHR - Minister for Defence

Setting the Strategic Scene in the Indo/Asia/Pacific Region: Major General Peter Abigal - Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

US perspective on Strategic Issues facing the US/Australian Alliance 2020-2050: H.E. Charles Salmon - Ambassador at-Large, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Session 2: Australia’s Underwater Warfare Capability

CN’s perspective on Submarines in Australia’s Military Defence - The Top Level Capability required in 2026: VADM Russ Shalders, RAN - Chief of Navy

Submarines’ role in a coalition maritime strategy for the Asia-Pacific, Indian Ocean region: RADM Joseph A. Walsh, USN - Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet

‘State of the Union’ address: CDRE Richard Shalders RAN - Commander, Submarine Force Element Group

Current Operations: A current submarine Commanding Officer (CMDR Andy Keough RAN)

The Future Underwater Warfare Capability & the Capability Development Process: Lieutenant General David Hurley - Chief Capability Development Group, ADHQ

Session 3: Acquiring the Capability

Selecting a Capability Acquisition Strategy: RADM Trevor Ruting, RAN - Head Maritime Systems Division, Defence Materiel Organisation

An Industry Perspective on Acquiring the Capability: Mr Greg Tunny - Chief Executive Officer, ASC Pty Ltd

One suggestion for a Capability Acquisition Strategy and Resultant Timeline: CDRE Paul Greenfield, RANR - Managing Director, Applied Outcomes Pty Ltd

Session 4: AE2 Update

Submarine HMAS AE2 and the Project to recognise its role in the Gallipoli Campaign: CDRE Terry Roach RAN Rtd and Dr Mark Spencer

Session 5: Shaping the Future Climate

The Industry climate in 2020: Mr Ron Fisher - CEO Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd

The National Interest - Benefits of a submarine shipbuilding industry: Senator David Johnston - Chairman, FADT Committee on Naval Shipbuilding

The Public Affairs Climate in 2020: Mr Patrick Walters - Institute of Public Affairs

Session 6: Long Lead Activities

Transformational Technologies: Dr Roger Lough - Chief Defence Scientist

Propulsion/Energy Sources for Submarines: M Michel Accary - Executive Vice President, DCN

Electronic Systems: CAPT Mike Feeley USN Rtd - Vice President, Business Development, Lockhed Martin Maritime Sensors & Systems

Through-water Communications: Mr Rakesh Sharma - CEO, Ultra Electronics plc

Network-Centric Operations: Pär Dahlander - Chief Designer, Kockums AB

Flexibility and Modular Payload Integration: RADM John B. Padgett USN Rtd - Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Electric Boat

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