UK. Engine as a Weapon ll international IMarEST symposium topic in December Print E-mail
Friday, 03 November 2006
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The conference spotlight will be turned on integrated full electric propulsion (IFEP) in London in early December, when Engine as a Weapon II (EAAWII), the second two-day international symposium devoted to identifying and exploring the challenges for integration of future high energy combat equipment into maritime platforms, is held at the London headquarters of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on 5 and 6 December.

"IFEP provides a key enabler for future electric weapon and sensor systems, resulting in an increasing need to raise awareness and understanding in both the weapon and marine systems communities of their interdependencies and impacts," explains Advisory Committee Chairman, Lieutenant Commander Matt Bolton MIMarEST Royal Navy.

"With a keynote address by RADM Charles Goddard, Naval Sea Systems Command, USA; followed by a presentation by Cdr Paul Casson RN, Ministry of Defence who will be looking at 'The Platform in the Kill Chain', we get off to a compelling start on 5 December.

"Two busy days will see speakers from Greece, The Netherlands, Sweden, USA and UK representing the weapon and marine systems communities, government and academia talking in four packed sessions. Cdr Paul Casson RN, Ministry of Defence will chair the session on Platform Engineering; Prof Chris Hodge of BMT Defence Services chairs the Marine System Enablers session; the Integration session is chaired by Cdr John Dannecker USN, NAVSEA Technical Liaison to UK MOD UK; and Prof Mike Hinton of QinetiQ will chair the Future Weapons Systems.

"I think it is fair to say that by the end of EAAWII we will certainly have achieved greater awareness and understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Already delegates from seven countries (UK, USA, France, Germany, Greece, Sweden, The Netherlands) have registered their intention to attend. It is essential that professionals from around the globe meet at this international forum to help overcome the integration challenges and plan the exploitation of the huge potential offered by the marine power system. We are looking forward to two highly stimulating and productive days."

In addition to the absorbing conference programme, delegates and speakers will also be looking forward to the networking opportunities offered by the coffee sessions sponsored by QinetiQ and the symposium reception being held on the evening of 5 December at the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, kindly sponsored by Converteam and Rolls-Royce.

Organised by IMarEST, supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), and sponsored by the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) EAAWII builds on the success of the first symposium on the topic, held in Bristol in 2004.
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