Disruptive Technologies Advanced Workshop, to help confront bad actors in the Devil’s Triangle

Mon 29 Jul 2019 @ 10:19

The Devil’s Triangle

The inaugural MAST Advanced Workshop white paper – created and ratified by top level experts in the field – is now shared by allied military leaders.

The follow up event is expected to generate as much actionable material, and to be engaging and through provoking.

“Following Disruptive Technologies – Northern Coasts: Three Points on the Devil’s Triangle: The Arctic, Baltic and Nordic Littorals” will be a two day intensive workshop (hosted by and at the Danish Parliament), organised into three syndicates which will analyse how disruptive technology in this broad region’s maritime domain will affect national offensive and defensive capabilities in the Baltic and Arctic Seas.

This will lead to better political and policy decision making in what is now a far more complex and nuanced strategic environment where numbers count less than the ability to swiftly deploy military, private contractor and paramilitary units for effect. Where sometimes it is not a ship or an aircraft that will determine the outcome of a confrontation at sea, but who will be first to use unorthodox methods to blind sensors, launch malware attacks and spread disinformation.


Discover the future of global naval platforms and Systems… in Denmark

Mon 29 Jul 2019 @ 10:18

50 naval units berthed in Copenhagen for the week’s events will give MAST Northern Coasts (NOCO) the most stunning military backdrop ever.

And with many ships/navies hosting tours for MAST NOCO delegates, you can see operational technologies by: Airbus, Aker Finnyards, ATK, BAE Systems, Blohm + Voss, Boeing, Combimac, Detroit, Diehl, BGT, EADS, Eurotorp, Fairey, FLIR, Furuno, General Electric, Heckler & Koch, Hydroid, Intermarine spA, Kongsberg, L-3 Communications, Leonardo, Lurssen Werft, MBDA, MAN, B&W, MTU, Marine Alutech, NH Industries, Naval Group, Nordseewerke, Northrop Grumman, Oto Melara, PKM, Raytheon Anschutz, Raytheon Missile Systems, Rheinmetall, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, SAAB, Saab Bofors Dynamics , Scania, Seagnat, Sikorsky, Simrad, TKMS/ATLAS, Teledyne, Terma, Thales, Voith.

However, to get the full perspective on what future naval systems need to deliver, join MAST NOCO and meet sailors identifying capabilities gaps, and executives from contractors proposing solutions, including: Airbus, Atos, BAE Systems, BLUNOX, Brdr. Jørgensen Instruments, Bruhn NewTech, Censec, Copenhagen Group, Damen, Danish Maritime, Dencrypt, DESMI Pumping Technology, FAD, IFAD TS, Naval Team Denmark, Pro-Safe, Rheinmetall, Rohde & Schwarz, Saab Danmark, Systematic, Teledyne, Thales, TenCate Advanced Armour, Terma, Wartsila, Weibel Scientific.


Chiba too far from Tokyo (for defence show)

Tue 2 Jul 2019 @ 10:43

MAST Asia 2019’s committee wash-up meeting has concluded that Makuhari Messe in Chiba is too far from government and defence HQs in Tokyo to give participants sufficient visiting time. The venue’s remoteness is a disincentive for key attendees.

Over three days, nearly 4,000 participants from over 40 countries took part in MAST Asia 2019 (including some 300+ VVIPs).

With 60–90 minutes travel each way between central Tokyo and Chiba, compounded with unexpected duties recalling some officials back to Tokyo and numerous bilateral talks taking place downtown, at times the exhibition seemed quieter than in 2017.

Next year’s Japan Defense/MAST Asia is scheduled for Metropolitan Tokyo (Shinagawa, 2–4 November 2020), just 10 minutes from most Japanese military/government offices, and fast direct train access to/from Japanese and US naval bases in Yokosuka.

Closer coordination with domestic and international VIPs’ itineraries will keep all networking/meetings close/onsite, meaning a more effective event for all. Event sponsors will – for the first time – be offered confirmed 15/20 minute meetings with VIPs in their own B2B/B2G meeting rooms (included in sponsorship).


MAST NOCO to present feedback on exhibitors’ systems – direct from the systems operators themselves

Tue 2 Jul 2019 @ 9:40

Ahead of the NOCO training operations – that will truly test platforms/systems and naval cooperation – systems operators from the 50+ units have been offered the opportunity to present their experiences in the MAST NOCO conference sessions.

For the first time in any MAST event, exhibitors will be able to gather feedback from the largest collective of naval operators under one roof.


Disruptive Technologies: Discover, develop, deploy

Mon 1 Jul 2019 @ 13:51

Christiansborg Palace

The Danish Parliament (Christiansborg Palace) will host the second MAST Advanced Workshop on Disruptive Technologies.

“Following Disruptive Technologies – Northern Coasts” will take place on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September 2019 (the two days preceding MAST Northern Coasts).

Working in (or simply observing) syndicates (military, academia, industry) you will contribute to thought processes which identify and consider technologies which will present operational advantage over military opponents, with particular reference to the Arctic, Baltic, and North Atlantic theatres.

Once again the event will result in a ratified white paper of best practices, circulated through various corridors of power and, of course, to workshop participants.

Registration fees are £595 (commercial organisations) and £495 for government/military.

Syndicate places are extremely limited.