The Engine As A Weapon (EAAW) series of international symposia is the leading forum which aims to unite the marine and combat systems communities to resolve the integration challenges of current and future naval platforms. EAAW VII aims to further explore the reality of fully integrated engineering systems and equipment and discuss the merits and challenges of delivering Combat Power at Sea.
It is the dawn of a new era for the Royal Navy with the re-birth of the nation’s seaborne strike capability with the acceptance into service of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. This refreshed capability brings with it the challenge of total ship integration across the platform, combat and air boundaries, together with the reality of operating and maintaining these complex systems at sea. At this exciting time the traditional marine and weapon engineering disciplines are being driven closer together by the explosion of technology with an ever more complex and software driven landscape in which to operate.
EAAW VII will bring together the international maritime community to update and discuss the delivery of Combat Power at Sea now and the outlook and direction for the future, through presentation and discussion of relevant themes and topics. EAAW VII will also be facilitating safe and controlled social media discussions ahead of the symposium, exploring the symposium themes and other topics to kindle opinions and ignite the symposium.