DSEI can announce the lineup of international visiting warships as the exhibition celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The following 8 vessels will be on display at DSEI 2019:
HMS ARGYLL – Type 23 Frigate, UK (pictured)
HMS MEDWAY – Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel, UK
HMS GRIMSBY – Sandown Class Minehunter, UK
HMS DASHER – Archer Class P2000 Patrol Vessel, UK
HMS TRUMPETER – Archer Class P2000 Patrol Vessel, UK
BNS POLLUX – Coastal Patrol Vessel, Belgium
HNLMS ZEELAND – Ocean-going Patrol Vessel, Netherlands
FS GARONNE – Loire Class Offshore Support and Assistance Vehicle, France
Alongside the visiting warships, DSEI’s dynamic waterborne demonstrations are a visitor favourite and a visual highlight of the event. The demonstrations take place daily on the Victoria Dock, and best viewed from the grandstand on the dock edge next to the East Terrace at the eastern end of ExCeL.
A programme of autonomous demonstrations will also take place throughout DSEI. Spectators will see an integrated and co-ordinated display between BAE Systems, Dstl and L3Harris.
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 Royal Navy 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.
Waterborne demonstrations from exhibitors at DSEI 2019 will include:
Survitec will perform a recovery mission showcasing their 530GPM military inflatable boat and recently launched Maritime Infantry Ensemble featuring the Atacama military drysuit, low profile XTP290 life preserver and the world’s only floatable load carriage system, the Ascent.
Barras, demonstrating the Neander-Shark Survitec 8m RIB, a highly specialist rescue and medical boat with a specialist diesel engine
Ophardt–Maritim who will showcase their fast and highly manoeuvrable OPH/1280/R interceptor patrol RIB.
CoxPowertrain, whose Tornado 9.5m RIB runs on a smokeless diesel engine with low noise levels, and offers a variety of engine speeds with solid handling even at the highest speed
Streit Group, demonstrating their high-performance interceptor, the Triton 850 RIB and their all-terrain patrol boat, the Sand Tiger
Volvo, demonstrating the versatility of their Marell RIB and its high-performance Penta Engines
Berthon, who will be showcasing the ease of mooring and launching from their Floating Dock, along with the manoeuvrability of their Gemini Waverider 780 RIB and the effectiveness of its specialist shock-absorbing Shoxs seating
CPH Group, showcasing their high-performance Nunya interceptor with its specialist targeting and weaponry
and Marine Inflatables, who will demonstrate how their inflatable sea-going platform can carry and deliver large and heavy loads close to the shoreline.
Versadock have provided the moorings for the boats, which were constructed by TPA Pontoons