Commander Corey Gleason
Commanding Officer AOPV
Royal Canadian Navy
9:15 AM INTEGRATING THE ARCTIC OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS (AOPVS) AS PART OF A JOINED UP APPROACH TO MARITIME SECURITY
- Exploiting the design of the Royal Canadian Navy’s AOPV’s to deliver an effective security and SAR presence within and without the Arctic
- Using the OPV as an enabler to support warfare from the backline; the vessel as a command and control hub and long-range surveillance asset
- Integrating helicopters and deployable land vehicles to increase the vessel’s ability to detect and respond
- Delivering a reasonable baseline for tactical and strategic communications, and employing sea containers to enhance modularity and support a multi-role capability
4:30 PM CLOSING Q&A: A BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE – DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF OPVS
- Is the current OPV blueprint fit for purpose in the context of an evolving maritime security environment? Should the capabilities of the next generation of OPVs be adapted to ensure they can better enable the future fighting force?
- Addressing the question of modularity. Is a truly multi-mission platform conceivable, or must versatility always create a compromise on capability for the OPV operator?
- What are the limits of the OPV in terms of capability and survivability? When is an OPV too capable to be described as an OPV?
- Limiting vessel down-time and supporting continuous operation by enhancing the approach to maintenance. Moving beyond planned maintenance and towards a point-of-need approach to patrol vessel MRO