DSEI 23 Full Programme


Operations Scorpius, Sorehawk and Greenlighter: rapid deployment for military and humanitarian logistics

14 Sep 2023
International Business Forum
Agile Acquisition & Rapid Delivery , Achieving an Integrated Force

The defence sector has become increasingly in the spotlight over the last year, in the wake of the Ukraine Russia conflict. These events have demonstrated the unpredictability of the threat landscape and tested the quickness and agility in our response. This defence logistics use case shares insight into rapid procurement and deployment on a war-like footing and the leading-edge coordination requirements, discussing on the ground learnings and future applications.

  • Insights into logistics support offered to Ukraine, delivering critical materiel from the United Kingdom and its NATO allies as part of Operation SKORPIUS
  • Recent learnings from Operation SOREHAWK which saw redeployment of the UK Battlegroup from Mali back to the UK, and Operation GREENLIGHTER, the humanitarian relief effort in Turkey
  • What does a good model of collaboration and support by a delivery partner look like?
Dr Simona Soare, Senior Lecturer - Lancaster University
Brigadier Jonathan (Jo) Chestnutt CBE, Head DSCOM (Defence Support Chain Operations and Movements) - Strategic Command
Mark Rowlands, Director of Operations LCST - Leidos Europe Ltd

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