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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology - 29/09/2016

German Navy provide the latest updates on F125 Frigates at the 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

SMi Group’s 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology will return to Rome, Italy on the 30-31 January 2017.

Monitoring maritime traffic whilst protecting maritime assets is an extremely difficult task. One of the ways this can be achieved is through the use of radars. This is just one topic that will be discussed at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017.

"The F125 frigate class is a completely new type of ship. With numerous innovations and a multiple-crew strategy it is a further showcase for the leading engineering expertise of German naval shipbuilding." *(Source)

"Guidance and surveillance will involve EADS Cassidian’s TRS-4D active array radar, which will mount 4 fixed ‘faces’ divided between the 2 deckhouses. In addition to offering dual-island resiliency, an active array system offers all of its corollary improvements in reliability, sensitivity, and multi-targeting capabilities over passive phased array radars. Various electro-optical systems will be used to perform passive short-range surveillance that cannot be picked up by enemy sensors." ** (Source2)

Hear from Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Command Support/C4I Missions & Operations, from the German Navy as he provides the latest updates on the F125 Frigate class with a presentation on 'Advances in German Naval Surveillance and Reconnaissance Equipment and Technologies from 2016 Onwards'. He will speak on: Optimising surface warship maritime surveillance radar technology on the new F125 Frigates; enabling effective national maritime protection through multinational integrated networks; upgrades in the German MPA Fleet and exploring the future of German Naval C4ISR requirements.

With technology advancing in the field of maritime security, it is crucial to discuss the latest updates and advancements which can enhance the safety of the world’s oceans. Further technologies that will be discussed at next year’s conference include:  platform sensors, unmanned systems and space-based assets.

The 2017 line up will include senior representatives from : Royal Navy, Italian Navy, US Naval Forces Europe, EU Naval Force, PAE, Italian Air Force, Italian Coast Guard, French Navy, Israeli Navy, German Navy, C-SIGMA, NATO MARCOM, Belgian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces, Portuguese Navy, European Maritime Safety Agency and more...


Running alongside the conference will be a post-conference workshop entitled ‘C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness.’ Which will be led by Guy Thomas the President of C-SIGMA.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 30th of September to save £400 off the conference price. Register at

For sponsorship packages and delegate enquiries, contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or e-mail

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
Rome, Italy      
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130
Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies and Pole Star Global

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