Royal Navy seeks maritime innovation at DSEI 2021
As new strategic assets HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales continue their introduction to the naval fleet, DSEI 2021 will provide an opportunity for industry to engage with the Royal Navy as it moves beyond joint operations with its land, sea and cyber counterparts to an integrated force capable of achieving true multi-domain effects.
With the backing of the Royal Navy, the DSEI Naval Zone will provide a critical opportunity for organisations of all sizes to meet with the customer and partners to collaborate on the next-generation capabilities required to deliver these effects at every level.
From stealth and electronic warfare technologies to information and networking systems and unmanned capabilities, industry will have the chance to showcase innovation and solutions that will better enable the Royal Navy to defend the nation at home and abroad, across all domains from the seabed to space.
Admiral Tony Radakin, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff commented: “The Royal Navy continuously seeks to remain at the forefront of maritime defence technology, and events such as DSEI help to keep us there. I am delighted that the Royal Navy is once again playing a leading role in DSEI in 2021,” “Our ongoing success on operations around the world is a direct result of the strength and skill of the UK defence industry, as well as our international partners. DSEI gives us the ideal opportunity to bring all the key players together to discuss the latest innovations, developments and technological achievements.
“In a world of constant competition, the conversations that we are able to have at DSEI are more important than ever. The Royal Navy remains committed to being at the forefront of technological development, maintaining our battle-winning edge through innovation. DSEI allows us to showcase the best of this technology in some of the ships where we will be using it. The developments enabled by DSEI have real and tangible benefits to all of us in the Royal Navy”.
“It is hugely validating to have the support of the Royal Navy behind DSEI 2021. We believe that DSEI offers the single most valuable opportunity in the biennial defence trade show calendar to connect UK companies and their international counterparts with each other and their end customers across the land, sea and air domains,” Grant Burgham, DSEI Event Director, Clarion Defence & Security, commented. “We aim to foster business connections at every level and look forward to presenting a world-class industry response to the Royal Navy’s requirements as they look to support emerging operating concepts over the coming decade.”
The Naval Zone at DSEI 2021 will once again host a range of Royal Navy and international warships on static display at the dockside, with waterborne demonstrations showcasing the latest capabilities on the River Thames.