Euronaval organize a face-to-face colloqium,in partnership with the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), on Monday 17 October 2022, at the Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel.

Speakers from the political, military, industrial and academic worlds will address the major issues of naval defence and maritime security.


Round Table 1: Naval Forces in High Intensity Combat
Round table 2: Naval warfare and technological advantages


8.30 – 8.55


8.55 – 9.00
Welcome Speech*
Dr Xavier Pasco, Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)


9.00 – 9.15
Opening Remarks*
Admiral Pierre Vandier, Chief of Staff of the French Navy


9.15 – 10.40        
Roundtable 1. Naval Forces facing High-Intensity Combat


[Moderator] Vice Admiral Patrick Hébrard, Associate Research Fellow, FRS

The French Navy's Capability Strategy for 2030*
Rear Admiral Eric Malbrunot, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans and Programs for the French Navy


NATO’s Maritime Strategy : Lessons from Russia's War on Ukraine
NATO's Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

Vice Admiral Didier Piaton, Deputy Commander – SNR FRA, NATO's Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

Evolution   of US maritime strategy in the context of the war in Ukraine and the rise of Chinese naval power

Bryan Clark, senior fellow and director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute

Strenghening Naval Forces’ Capabilities through Cooperation : the Swedish Perspective
Brigadier General Patric Hjorth, Head of Naval Divison, FMV


10.40 – 11.00

Coffee Break


11.00 – 11.15

Speech by Emmanuel Chiva, Chief Executive of the Direction générale pour l’armement (DGA)*


11.15 – 12.45
Roundtable 2. Naval Warfare and Technological Advantages

[Moderator] Dr Nicolas Mazzucchi, Research Director, Strategic Studies Center of the French Navy


All-domain dimension of High-Intensity Naval Combat

Philippe Gros, Senior Research Fellow, FRS


Integration of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems in Naval Combat*
Frédéric Le Lidec, Director of R&D and Innovation, Naval Group


Naval Combat Systems : Towards a Collaborative Approach*
Xavier Mesnet, Director of Naval Segment, Thales

The Use of Space Assets for Naval Operations*
Didier Alary, DATech Consultant, Senior Research Fellow Chaire SIRIUS

Next Generation Deep Strike and Anti-Ship Systems
Representative of MBDA

12.45 – 13.00     
Concluding Remarks*
Pierre Eric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group and GICAN President


* The speaker will speak in French. Simultaneous translation into English is planned.