2009 - Summary of Conference
Date: 4th & 5th March 2009
Venue: Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore
Asia - Naval Technology Seminar (DTA-NTS) 2009 organised by
Defence Technology Conference ( DTC ) is a combination of Defence
Technology Asia ( DTA ) Conference series which has been organized
by DTC since 2003 and Naval Platform Technology Seminar ( NPTS
) which has been organized by Republic of Singapore Navy since
1992. DTA - NTS 2009 designed under the theme "Technology
- The Force Differentiator" aimed to bring leading Defence
Organisations and their domain experts in face to face interactions
with regional navies and their decision makers to discuss naval
technology innovations and facilitate better understanding of
the needs of the Navies in the region.
for DTA -NTS 2009 was Dr Tan Kim Siew, Permanent Secretary (Defence
Development), Ministry of Defence, Singapore. The keynote addresses
for DTA-NTS 2009 were delivered by RADM Chew Men Leong, Chief
of Navy, Republic of Singapore, VADM Raman Prem Suthan, Vice
Chief of Navy, Indian Navy and RADM Onofrio Flagiello, Chief
Research and Technology and National Research Planning, Ministry
of Defence, Italy.
After a brief break, the featured speakers of DTA-NTS that included
Mr Jonathan Kammerman, Managing Director, ThyssenKrupp Marine
Systems International, gave their speeches to the distinguished
guests and delegates of the event.
Participants at DTA-NTS included the Ambassadors to Singapore
from Germany, Italy and Ukraine and International delegates
at the event included participants from India, Malaysia, Vietnam,
Korea, France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine and United States. The
Republic of Singapore Navy, Defence Science & Technology
Agency, DSO National Laboratories and the Ministry of Defence
were represented by delegates from operations, technologists,
program managers and senior personnel involved in Naval Technology
and its usage and acquisition.
the Conference broke up into its various sub topics namely Submarine
& Anti-Submarine Warfare (SASW), Naval Surface Ships (NAVSA)
and Unmanned Vehicles and Systems (UVSA). The SASW track saw
detailed presentations on Platform Technologies, Underwater
Weapons and Systems, Sonars and Sensors. The NAVSA session handled
topics like Advanced Surface Platforms, Platforms and Simulations,
Missile Defence Systems, and Sensors & Electronic Warfare.
The very popular Unmanned Vehicles and Systems track saw discussions
in the areas of Platforms and Technologies, Weapon and Control
Systems, Platforms and Combat Systems. In all the conference
saw a total of over 35 papers being presented by leading technologists
in the world.
Industry participation in this year's DTA - NTS 2009 came from
GL, Lockheed Martin, Thales, Finmeccanica Group - Elettronica,
Oto Melara, WASS, Selex, Selex Galileo, Eurotorp, ThyssenKrupp
Marine Systems - Blohm + Voss Shipyards, Kockums, DCNS, L3 Communications,
Automatic Sea Vision, ECA, IAI, MTU, SAFT, SAAB, ST Electronics
and ST Marine, Reson & Sea and Land Technologies.
partners Naval Forces, Jane's, Asian Defence & Diplomacy
and the Asian Defence Journal were represented at the event.
A very successful
networking reception for 120 invited delegates and participants
from DTA-NTS 2009 was organized on the evening of 4th Mar 2009
at the Garden poolside of Marina Mandarin, Singapore. In the
peaceful setting beside the calm waters of the Marina Mandarin
pool, the delegates and the participants spent the evening in
a social setting catching up with old friends and meeting new
members of the international Naval Technology community.
Feedback from participants indicated that DTA - NTS 2009 has
impressed them with its ability to build on the tradition of
two events to providing an excellent forum for the strategic
presentation and discussion of the latest naval technology advances
and its relevance to the Asian region by acknowledged international
experts. DTA-NTS 2009 has also impressed suppliers and end-users
with its numerous networking opportunities. In all, a total
of 500 delegates attended the two day conference.
success of DTA-NTS 2009, Defence Directory Conferences (DTC)
is confident of continuing its tradition of providing another
excellent and unique forum of conferences and exhibition in
Defence Technology Asia 2010.
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