2 Superb Submarine Conferences, 10,000 Miles Apart
November sees not one but two submarine conferences taking place – both beginning on 7th of November but being held nearly 10,000 miles apart.
The Naval Submarine League are holding their annual symposium and industry update in Arlington, Virginia USA. This two day annual event brings together serving and civilian personnel discussing updates on major acquisitions and programmatic issues. Industry and Government agencies also present technical papers, lead discussions and present solutions and exhibit displays. Across in Canberra, nearly 10,000 miles away, the Submarine Institute of Australia is holding their Biennial SIA Conference, with the theme ‘Nuclear Powered Australian Submarine – Challenges and Opportunities’. The conference delivers two days full of presentations and discussions.
The first day being given to the history of the submarines and their capability in Australia to enhance security, whilst the second day is focused on training, discussion and a future focus.
Future focus mixed with an outstanding heritage very much encapsulates the history of SMI.
SMI has served the Royal Australian Navy for more than two decades, including the supply of products for the Collins class submarine and supporting in-service and refit programmes from Perth, WA.
This year SMI opened its US operation in Delaware to support future US demands. The fit-and-forget cable systems manufactured by SMI harness three decades of pedigree with future enabled technology to provide long-term reliability and lowest through life costs.