Nations gather to discuss interdiction

The role of the modern day naval force has changed over recent years to focus on providing international maritime security. The sharp end of any operation lies with the ability to intercept, dissuade and prevent individuals and organisations that utilise the seas for illegal activities.

Nations gather to discuss interdiction challenges in the modern environment

The role of the modern day naval force has changed over recent years to focus on providing international maritime security. The sharp end of any operation lies with the ability to intercept, dissuade and prevent individuals and organisations that utilise the seas for illegal activities.

Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) 2014 provides the international community with a multi-national meeting point where the very latest practises and procedures can be discussed and debated in a focused environment.

In Genoa, over the 16th and 17th September 2014, navies, coastguards, maritime police, customs and border control from all over the world will attend MIO 2014. This will be the world’s largest specialist gathering, bringing together international stakeholders to decide upon future concepts, doctrine and equipment requirements.

What will be discussed?

Key topics to be discussed at MIO 2014 (see www.maritime-interdiction-operations.com ) include:

· Interception

· Operational case studies

· Boarding

· Lethality

· Survivability

· C4ISTAR

· Air platforms (Fixed & Rotary)

· Unmanned Systems

· Launch & Recovery

· Training & Simulation

· Situational Awareness

MIO 2014, organised by The Development Network, a well-known UK based defence event organiser, has a host of flagship events and is often seen as one of the most influential organisations for those wishing to decide upon the future of their maritime security policies. By organising MIO 2014, The Development Network aims to bring renewed focus to the interdiction community.

High on the agenda at this year’s meeting will be current examples of MIOs, developments in tactics and equipment, and what ideas there are for the future.

Nathan Martin, Managing Director of The Development Network said, “We are extremely pleased to be arranging this inaugural MIO event, which has already generated a huge amount of interest. By hosting the event in the Genoa, with its proximity to Mediterranean operations, we will enable speakers, delegates and industry representatives to demonstrate the critical issues surrounding interdiction operations. “

MIO 2014 will take place at the Tower Hotel in Genoa, Italy over the 16th and 17th September 2014.

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