A step change in the change in T26 capability through evolution of the combat system. A discussion of how development of the T26 supporting networks and infrastructure will lead to closer integration between the Marine and Weapon engineering domains. The webinar will additionally provide a summary of the T26 Combat Capability.
About the speakers
Cdr K J Bowers MEng(Hons) CEng MIET RN
Keith joined the Navy in Sep 2002 having graduated from Durham University with a MEng in Electronic Systems Engineering. His early career so training appointments in HMS Cumberland, Ark Royal and Southampton, prior to completing System Engineering Management Course at HMS Collingwood. He served as DWEO in HMS CORNWALL, 04-06. There was then an appointment to Northwood prior to joining HMS DRAGON in build as DWEO and then a short notice appointment to HMS Dauntless again as DWEO. From there two appointments in Defence Equipment and Support, one as the In-Service Manager for T45 Combat Systems and another in the Global Operations Security Control Centre on promotion to Lt Cdr. Keith returned to sea as WEO in HMS PORTLAND from 2014-2016 prior to a 2.5 year stint on the Sea training staff at FOST. In Oct 18 Keith joined the T26 project team in DE&S and was promoted during his time there to Cdr taking over as the Combat System Manager/Approval Authority when his boss retired.
Captain Gavin J Edward BEng(Hons) MSc CEng MIET Royal Navy
Gavin joined the Royal Navy in 1991 as an Officer Cadet straight after A-Levels, studying for a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering alongside his Naval training. He has served in numerous ships as a Weapon Engineer Officer responsible for the effective operation of combat systems, which include: real-time data networks, communications, missile systems, guns, radars, sonars. Changing engineering roles every 2-3 years during his career, he has an MSc in Guided Weapon Technology, has worked in intelligence, support, personnel, training and operations both here in the UK and in the USA. Promoted Captain in 2019, working in his current role with BAE Systems, he is directing the combat system engineering design and manufacture of the Type 26 Frigate.
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