10-13 September 2019 | Excel London

Naval Zone

Naval Zone

Naval Zone

Key Information

 The Naval Zone is a unique and interactive showcase of the latest vessels and maritime technology. DSEI's distinctive dockside setting delivers a dazzling showcase of maritime capabilities and international warships.

Fully supported by the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord, the Naval Zone provides our audience with unrivalled networking opportunities, insights from key decision makers and the opportunity to see the industry’s latest vessels in action through interactive presentations and waterborne demonstrations.



DSEI Naval Zone

First Sea Lord

“Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019.  Our relationship with the defence industrial sector is stronger than ever as we work alongside the nation’s resurgent ship building industry and our valued international partners to realise an ambitious and innovative equipment programme that will form the heart of the Royal Navy for decades to come.  We are determined to meet the challenges of the future and DSEI is an ideal opportunity to advance the academic and professional debate."

Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord

Naval Seminar - South Theatre

The Naval Seminar will feature presentations on Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September, including a keynote addresses from First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.

The Naval Seminar is free to all DSEI visitors and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

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DSEI will once again feature an impressive array of naval static displays. In 2017 the dock showcased a range of ships including a Type 23 'Duke' Class frigate (HMS Argyll), Belgian Navy Ops Vessel (BNS Pollux) and Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (Le Samuel Beckett).

Waterborne Demonstrations

Exhibitors can showcase their autonomous and maritime capabilities to the DSEI community in live waterborne demonstrations. Taking place twice daily on the Royal Docks the demonstrations can be viewed from a purpose built grandstand. The action will also be shown on DSEI TV which is broadcast on screens throughout the exhibition halls and via a big screen on the dock edge. Outside of the official demo times the vessel can be taken out onto the water for private client demonstrations. See below for details of what will be included in the demonstrations.


  Waterborne Demo 1 Autonomous Demo Waterborne Demo 2
Tuesday 10th September 1200-1230 1330-1400 1530-1600
Wednesday 11th September 1200-1230 1330-1400 1530-1600
Thursday 12th September 1200-1230 1330-1400 1530-1600
Friday 13th September 1030-1100 1230-1300


Waterborne Demonstrations

Waterborne Demonstrations

Company Equipment Capability
Versadock Floating Marina Moorings for the boats. Supplied by Versadock, constructed by TPA Pontoons.
Berthon Floating Dock as part of the Marina, Gemini Waverider 780 RIB using Shoxs seating Showing ease of mooring and launching from the floating dock, manoeuvrability of Gemini and the specialist shock absorbing seats.
Volvo Marell 14 RIB using Penta engines Versatility of the RIB and its high performance Penta engines
CPH Group Nunya High performance interceptor with specialist weaponry and targeting
Streit Group

Triton 850 RIB

Sand Tiger 

High performance interceptors

All terrain patrol boat

Barras Neander-Shark Survitec 8m RIB Highly specialist rescue/medical/safety boat with specialist diesel engine
CoxPowertrain Tornado 9.5m RIB Smokeless diesel engine, low noise levels, variety of engine speeds and solid handling at speed



Demonstrate a boarding. Extraction, by personnel jumping off the deck and being recovered in their own boat. This to demonstrate boarding ladders, dry suits, life jackets, boat and buoyant body armour. 
Ophardt-Maritim OPH/1280/R RIB Fast and highly manoeuvrable interceptor patrol RIBS 
Marine Inflatables Inflatable sea-going platform Carrying large and heavy loads and delivering them close to the shore line


Autonomous Demonstrations

Company Equipment Capability
BAE Systems PAC24 7.8m RIB In support of NavyX, the Royal Navy’s new Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator, and the Maritime Mission Systems Enterprise Board, the demonstration will highlight the integrated and coordinated use of unmanned surface vessels to enhance RN operations. The BAE Systems Pacific 24 RIB, in service with the UK Royal Navy, has been retrofitted for optional unmanned operation integrated with L3Harris' ASView control system and BAE Systems combat system as a UK first. Dstl's MAST 13 will be operated autonomously from an L3Harris control station using the ASView. Using the autonomous vessels working alongside the command team and manned assets, a threat will be identified, contained and then neutralised. 
Dstl and L3Harris MAST 13
Dstl Bladerunner BR34



The Maritime Capability Conference 2019 will be delivered in partnership with the Royal Navy on DSEI Day Zero (Monday 9 September) at ExCel London.

The conference will focus on the following topics under the overarching theme of ‘Autonomous Operations in a Digital Navy’.

  • Digitisation - How to digitise the Royal Navy and ensure Information advantage is at the heart of the future naval approach
  • Autonomy - Exploring the opportunities to increase mass, reach and lethality of the Royal Navy
  • Machine Speed Warfare – Harnessing new, disruptive technologies to gain war-winning advantage
  • Manpower - Manning and training the future increasingly ‘autonomous navy’




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