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Surface Warships USA Conference
Prepare For Naval Expansion

1 November, 2017 - 2 November, 2017, Washington, DC, United States


We are delighted to produce the North American iteration of the Surface Warships Summit. The urgency to participate is based on the United States Presidential focus on meeting the needs of a surge ready naval force. Preparation for an expanded fleet begins with the 2017 Department of Defense Appropriation Bill, which requires the Navy to modernize cruisers. Further, tension at sea and investment in electronic warfare systems by adversaries raises the threat level for deployed fleet.

Join us in Washington, DC this November 1 - November 2 as we host Navy Commanders, operators and experts from the acquisition community to prepare for naval expansion. We conduct research to understand the critical nature of the program and values your participation to help advance government operations.

Meet with strategic leaders in the defense community to Upgrade, Build and Maintain an expanded fleet.

  • Surface Warships Summit is mission focused, crafted to address the following issues:
  • Expectations of fleet growth to 355 ships over the next 10-15 years
  • Increased tension across the Pacific Ocean as China plans to catch up with U.S. fleet modernization
  • Rapid pace of electronic warfare upgrades used by adversaries to project power across the sea
  • Preparation for the 2018 National Security Strategy to be implemented in 2019 budget
  • Organizing a surge ready naval force that is trained to operate in modern warfare using advanced systems

Agenda topics

  • Restoring force readiness ahead of planned ship-builds
  • Electronic warfare systems to defend against threats at sea
  • System upgrades to safeguard shipping lanes
  • Surge ready ships with a greater lifespan
  • Ships with space, weight and power allowance for 4+ decades
  • Align Navy requirements with Federal level planning
  • International case study on upgrades and new capabilities
  • Outgun the enemy with combat ship design

"Very valuable as a networking event"
Director, Strategic Programs, DRS Power Technology, Inc.

"I thought the quality of the speakers was excellent and the way they were grouped together created a lot of synergy. I have been to 3 Surface Warships events it is an outstanding opportunity to interact with counterparts from a wide range of navies and industry."
Programme Manager, US Navy

"Good cross section of subjects and speakers achieved this year. Very useful for keeping abreast of programme developments in other Navies."


Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington DC 20005
United States
Phone: 202-842-1300
Fax: 202-371-9621

Reservation Link:

Discover the modern elegance of the newly-renovated Washington Plaza. A balance of cosmopolitan sophistication and casual grace, our resort-like hotel offers spacious, boutique accommodations in an ideal location setting.   Located downtown on Thomas Circle, our hotel sits in the city's trendiest neighborhood, and is only minutes from the iconic attractions of the Nation's Capital. Lounge by our beautifully-landscaped pool, a design highlight of the hotel's world-famous architect, Morris Lapidus. Enjoy innovative American fare dining at 10 Thomas Restaurant, a favorite of both guests and discerning DC residents, or plan your next business meeting or wedding in our 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, immersed in the stylish ambiance of our boutique hotel.

The special room rate of $250 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 202-842-1300 or 800-424-1140 and give the group name Unmanned Maritime Systems no later than October 9, 2017.  In addition the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.Main Summit Day One - 1st November 2017

Main Summit Day Two - 2nd November 2017

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Ms. Gloria Valdez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Ships), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition
  • Mr. Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
  • Rear Admiral Stephen Williamson, Director for Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Navy
  • Dr. Edward Ammeen, Director for Marine Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command, US Navy
  • Captain David Bauer, Commanding Officer, Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program, U.S. Navy
  • Captain William Lintz, Commanding Officer, Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), U.S. Navy
  • Paul DeLuca, Senior Engineer, RAND Corporation
  • Joel Pred, Engineer, RAND Corporation
  • Captain Jeff Cares, Ret, U.S. Navy, Alidade
  • Captain Ned Lundquist, Ret., U.S. Navy


    Event details

    1 November, 2017
    2 November, 2017
    Washington Plaza
    District Of Columbia
    United States


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