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Following the success of SMi’s 1998 and1999 Reconnaissance conferences it gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend Reconnaissance 2001.

This conference will look at the latest developments of UAV’s, as well as focused presentations on ISTAR issues and future reconnaissance systems. As a reconnaissance specialist you will be aware of the technological and operational developments that have occurred over and into the millennium. We would therefore like to invite you to register for the Third Annual Reconnaissance conference, as organised by the SMi Defence Division

Last year’s delegates included representatives from the following organisations:

  • British Army
  • US Navy
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Ministry of Defence
  • DERA
  • Raytheon
  • US Air Force
  • Royal Australian
  • ELOP (Israel)
  • US Marine Corps
  • Department of Defence (Australia)
  • Recon/Optical
  • Thompson-CSF Optronic
  • Ericsson Saab Avionics (Sweden)
  • DASA Dornier

Reconnaissance 2001 is organised and produced by SMi: we specialise in providing senior executives with timely, strategic and focused up to date information. SMi conferences are leading-edge business events offering delegates the opportunity to meet senior industry and government figures and seek their advice and opinions.

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jim Allaway

Jim Allaway, Editor, Navy News

9:10 FUTURE RECONNAISSANCE DEVELOPMENTS

Curt Osterheld

Curt Osterheld, Division Manager, Autometric-Boeing

  • Current technologies at the disposal of the operational commander
  • Tasking, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TPED) initiatives
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance asset visualisation
  • 9:40 AIRBORNE GROUND SURVEILLANCE AND BATTLE MANAGEMENT

    Derek Aldous

    Derek Aldous, UK Consultant, Northrop Grumman

  • Airborne Battle Management and the future of attack operations
  • Role of GMTI in dominant battlespace awareness
  • Implications of platform size on airborne ground surveillance and battle management
  • Airborne command and control and UAV ground surveillance
  • NATO Airborne Ground Surveillance
  • 10:20 CASE STUDY

    Group Captain Stuart Black

    Group Captain Stuart Black, ASTOR Team Leader, Defence Procurement Agency, MOD UK

  • An examination of the ASTOR requirement
  • Technical and communication system requirements for ASTOR
  • Defining the requirement for a moving target indicator (MTI) and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) joint dual mode radar.
  • The need for a mobile and transportable ASTOR air platform selection justification
  • High altitude capabilities of the ASTOR dual mode radar. The ASTOR exploitation process and concept of operations.
  • Future considerations and the way ahead
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE USE OF RECONNAISSANCE IMAGERY FOR PRECISION TARGETING

    Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter, Director of European Business DevelopmenT, BAE Systems

  • Sensor to shooter advancements
  • Video and reconnaissance imagery fusion
  • Reducing decision cycle
  • Using all reconnaissance assets for critical targets
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY: SATELLITES IN KOSOVO

    Frank Asbeck

    Frank Asbeck, Deputy Director, Western European Union Satellite Centre

  • Current assets and capabilities
  • Satellites as part of a reconnaissance picture
  • Case Study - Kosovo
  • Satellite imagery in mission planning
  • Satellite imagery in damage assessment
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 THE RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEM NATO SHOULD HAVE USED IN KOSOVO

    Bjorn Larsson

    Bjorn Larsson, Program Manager, Sensor Technology, FOA

  • Wide area surveillance, cued ID and fire control
  • Foliage penetration (FOPEN) radar
  • Importance of frequency selection and bandwidth
  • The Swedish CARABAS FOPEN surveillance SAR system
  • Multi sensor aggregation for target detection and identification
  • 14:40 HELICOPTER US

    Tom Rains

    Tom Rains, Manager of Communications, Boeing

  • The US Army’s new reconnaissance and attack helicopter
  • Uses in an armed reconnaissance mission
  • Why Commanche?
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SOSTAR

    Professor Peter Hoogeboom

    Professor Peter Hoogeboom, Member of SOSTAR Management Team, TNO, Holland

  • The European project; aims, participants and schedule
  • Relation to national programs, e.g. the PHARUS SAR
  • SAR/MTI sensor technology
  • Operation modes
  • Systems performance
  • 16:20 DEVELOPMENTS IN SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

    John Beale

    John Beale, Project Manager, DERA Malvern

  • Image Intensifiers
  • Thermal imaging, TICM, STAIRS, Gen III and uncooled
  • Active Systems; Deficiencies
  • Future identification techniques
  • Multi-band; Multi-Sensor Suites
  • Other domains
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks reception for speakers and delegates

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel David Lewthwaite

    Colonel David Lewthwaite, Senior Military Officer - CDA, DERA

    10:20 MODULAR UAV SYSTEMS FOR RECONNAISSANCE, RECCE-STRIKE, RECCE-SUPPORT TARGET

    Manfred Lehnigk

    Manfred Lehnigk, Sales Manager UAV, STN Atlas Elektronik

  • Basic description of concept
  • Selected system variants
  • Basic reconnaissance system
  • EW variants
  • Advanced reconnaissance system; Advanced reconnaissance variants
  • Summary
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 TACTICAL UAV’S UK

    Alan Baker

    Alan Baker, Tactical UAV IPT Leader, Defence Procurement Agency, UK MOD

  • The role of industry in the IPT
  • The need to maintain IPT’s throughout the life of the project
  • Current program status
  • Program accomplishments
  • Shortfalls identified and potential solutions
  • Balancing affordability with technical advances
  • 12:00 SPEAKER PANEL

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 MAN PACKABLE UAV’S

    Graeme Dunk

    Graeme Dunk, Business Development Manager, Codarra Advanced Systems Pty

  • Flexibility - empowering the man on the ground
  • Utility - providing the benefits while limiting the impact
  • Ubiquity - how a man packable solution fits into the wider picture
  • 14:40 NEXT GENERATION RECONNAISSANCE VEHCILES

    J K Boughton

    J K Boughton, Program Manager, Vickers Defence Systems

  • An examination of future requirements - the changing threat
  • Addressing the urban problem
  • Using simulated prototypes
  • Armour - balancing weight and ballistic protection issues
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 A CASE HISTORY

    James Hoyle

    James Hoyle, Engineering Manager, Scarab, Alvis Vehicles

  • Key development drivers
  • Optimising the reconnaissance capability
  • Protecting the high asset value equipment
  • Built in growth potential
  • 16:20 THE FENNEK

    Ehard Achtziger

    Ehard Achtziger, Project Manager, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

  • The Fennek - vehicle concept; Mobility
  • Reconnaissance and data communication
  • Armour protection; Armaments for different tasks
  • Operating conditions; BITE
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Future applications
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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