DTA 2010 Set To Open In Singapore
By WENDELL MINNICK
TAIPEI - The 2010 Defence Technology Asia (DTA) International Conference and Exhibition will run from May 19-20 in Singapore. DTA is organized by Singapore-based Defence Technology Conferences, which arranges conferences and exhibitions in Southeast Asia.
This year, over 300 members of defense organizations from Singapore and around the world are confirmed to attend. There are more than 40 speakers from the France, India, Italy, Sweden and the U.S.
The theme this year is "Technology - The Force Differentiator." The chief of the Singapore Navy, Rear Adm. Chew Men Leong, will address the event as keynote speaker.
"We have confirmed high-ranking delegations coming from Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia," said Mathew Abraham, DTA representative. "I am having high level naval technologists coming from Italy, France, Sweden and high level participation from Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Singapore Navy."
Other speakers include François-Régis Martin-Lauzer, director of the NATO Underwater Research Center; Jacques Cousquer, technical director of the Délégation Générale Pour l'Armement in France; and Jonas Haggren, commanding officer of the 1st Submarine Flotilla, FMV, Swedish Armed Forces.
Abraham said DTA 2010 is considered the premier naval technology event in the region. DTA 2010 is designed to be the world-class forum in Singapore with focus on submarine and anti-submarine warfare, and naval surface ship technologies and warfare strategies, he said.
DTA sponsors include Eurotorp, Thales, Finmeccanica, ELT Electtronica, ThyssenKrupp, SAAB, Selex, Curtis Wright, Kockums and MBDA.