Babcock CEO David Lockwood said:

“We need to ensure there is continuous collaboration with our customers and partners across the globe – from initial design meetings and procurement through build and assembly stages, to in-service support – all while taking into account evolving technological developments.

“It is vital that we, as defence companies, regularly engage with governments and navies, to better understand their geopolitical objectives and leverage the excellent work of international research institutions and agencies.”

He highlighted how the defence industry, working alongside government and navy leaders at global, national and local levels, is essential to jointly exploring and understanding the opportunities, implications and choices that evolving technological advancements can bring.

Benefiting from more than a century of engineering expertise, Babcock’s innovative design, build and in-service support of complex naval assets and equipment underpins and sustains capability dominance for customers worldwide. It is a trusted global partner to many customers and organisations, supporting some of the world’s most complex and critical global assets both above and below the waterline.

Two more Babcock speakers will lead discussions during the event with Neil Young, Babcock’s Engineering & Technology Director, speaking on day two (25 May) about exploiting new technologies at pace and staying ahead of emerging threats whilst sustaining dominance with modern global navies. While Dominic Kieran, CEO of Babcock’s Nuclear sector will speak (26 May), during the Submarine Technology Stream, on collaboration within the submarine enterprise.

Delegates can visit Babcock at stand 44.