Offshore Patrol Vessels - OPV International 2017
Offshore Patrol Vessels International 2017 is being held in Rotterdam, NL from 26 to 28 September.
At the 12th international OPV conference, senior naval commanders, acquisition staff and operators will discuss their requirements for an OPV and the resulting decisions that are made to help support the demands of their respective Government department, Navy or Coast Guard.
Given the highly diverse nature of an OPV’s mission, one of the major challenges faced by today’s buyer is translating specific operational requirements into designs that will enable the success of these missions.
The 2017 conference will deliver the most in-depth agenda to date by breaking down the OPV and it’s technologies into streams and discussion areas that will analyse future capability across engine performance, combat systems, communications systems and acquisition management.
Chaired by Vice Admiral (rtd) Matthieu Borsboom, Former Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, the sessions will be led by the capability developers, end users and acquisition staffers tasked with bringing the vessels into service, and with delivering capability.
Beyond these discussion areas focusing on the application of technology on operations; this year’s programme will also explore how improvements can be made to network capability and interoperability in order improve intelligence-led decision-making; the increase in operational envelope delivered through airborne platforms and discuss the benefits of manned and unmanned rotary wing aircraft; and ensuring the extension of the lifecycle of an OPV by correctly investing in maintenance.
The forum benefits from international experience and a series of region-specific events by bringing together the most relevant and thought-provoking conference agenda to date including OPV operators and industry stakeholders from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
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