Featured Speakers :

Vice Admiral John Miller
Vice Admiral John Miller
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / US 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces
Rear Admiral Michel Hofman
Rear Admiral Michel Hofman
Commander Belgian Naval Component
Deputy Admiral Benelux
Captain Albert Mogol
Captain Albert Mogol
Chief of Staff Philippine Fleet
Philippine Navy
Captain Andy Elvin
Captain Andy Elvin
UK MCM (Bahrain)
Royal Navy
Commander Kristian Isberg
Commander Kristian Isberg
FN MCMV 2010 Program Manager
Navy Command Finland
Commander Alessandro Falcone
Commander Alessandro Falcone
Italian Navy General Staff
Mine Warfare Studies and Programmes Department

Developing the next generation of MCM capabilities and strategies between navies worldwide

Building on the success of our existing naval and maritime events (such as Submarine Operations and Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance), Defence IQ is delighted to announce our inaugural Mine Countermeasures Conference.

As maritime operations shift from open oceans to the littorals, mine warfare is becoming increasingly important, especially since a rogue nation recently threatened to mine the Strait of Hormuz. Navies operating in the littorals stated that sea mines represent a clear and present danger. Emphasising the need for navies worldwide to upgrade their collective MCM capability to adequately respond to this threat.

Mine Countermeasures Conference offers you a unique opportunity to engage with senior mine countermeasures officers from around the world to actively discuss the current, emerging and future technologies that will shape the future of counter mine operations. MCM 2013 will provide you with the latest information and development in strategic mission planning, improving surveillance technologies, robustness, data transfer and improving MCM detection in the littorals.

Pre-Conference Workshop Day: 23rd April 2013

Workshop 1 10:00: The Naval Mine, Present and Future

Led by: Philippe Cornez, Former Director, Belgian-Netherland Naval Minewarfare School, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Center of Excellence

Workshop 2 13:30: China’s Mine Warfare Doctrine – People’s Liberation Army Navy

Led by: Dr Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), United States Naval War College

Workshop 3 16:00: Current and Future AUV Design Challenges; an Oceanographic Perspective

Led by: Dr Maaten Furlong, The National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Interested in Sponsoring Mine Countermeasures 2013?

For information on sponsorship opportunities email sponsor@iqpc.co.uk


Lessons from IMCMEXLessons from IMCMEX
January 2013
Last September, more than 30 allied navies headed for the Persian Gulf to conduct the largest ever naval minesweeping exercise, known as the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12). So what did participating nations learn?

Highlights of Mine Countermeasures 2013 include:

  • Invaluable operational feedback from the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 and Dynamic Move 2013 providing you with the latest recommendations and solutions to improve your own MCM strategies and capabilities.
  • An in-depth look into the role of Unmanned Vehicles in MCM Operations. Get the latest technological innovations on improving the performance of unmanned vehicles in the front line ranging from bio-inspired ship propulsion to AUV design
  • A unique look on the Katanpää Class Mine Countermeasure Vessel from the Finnish Navy Command. Discover the latest technological innovations to conduct effective mine hunting and mine demolition.

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