Home
overview
Discover the latest techniques and technologies to improve your air defence systems…

With the more frequent use of sensors and cruise missiles, air combat is certainly changing. So too then is air defence as it adjusts to reflect the changes, as the threats become smarter, smaller and cheaper. For this reason, SMi are producing their 2nd Annual Air Defence Systems conference.

The conference will examine a variety of short, medium and long-range air defence systems to provide you with the most up-to-date information on their developments. It will also scrutinise the need for joint command and control and evaluate the interoperability challenges and requirements that this entails. Other topics to be addressed include explorations into:

  • Future directions and requirements
  • Extended Air Defence
  • Theater & high altitude defence
  • Individual systems provided through case studies
  • Training systems
  • Artillery rocket systems
  • Ongoing operations research
  • Equipment and capabilities
  • Country specific perspectives

Furthermore, arranging to meet the people that matter takes up valuable time and energy. Meetings can also be costly with travel and entertainment to consider. But by attending this conference, you will not only gain first class information, you will also find all the key contacts housed under one roof. Thus this event will make the perfect networking forum for you.

So register now to guarantee your place and to learn from leading military and industry experts.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor Chris Baker

Professor Chris Baker, Head of Short Range Sensing, QinetiQ

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Lt Col Adam Grew RA

Lt Col Adam Grew RA, TA GBAD 1, DEC(TA), UK Ministry of Defence

  • Overview of UK applications
  • Developing a single coherent programme
  • Technology drivers and key requirements for the mid to long term
  • Migration strategy
  • GBAD collaboration
  • 9:40 DANISH ARMY PERSPECTIVE

    Major Paul Erik Rohde

    Major Paul Erik Rohde, Section Leader, Air Defence Division, Danish Army Artillery School

  • The ‘special’ configuration of the Stinger missile in the Danish Army
  • Danish Low Level Air Defence System (DALLADS)
  • Danish Army Air Defence Control and Warning System
  • Interoperability of Dallads with other Ground Based Air Defence Assets
  • Training Systems
  • 10:20 BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENCE IN A CHANGED WORLD

    Gordon Wilson

    Gordon Wilson, , Strategic Defence Analyst

  • Views of the rest of the world
  • The place of Theatre Missile Defence
  • Changed perspectives after 11th September 2001
  • Towards an international system?
  • The future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AIR THREAT

    Group Captain David M Moss

    Group Captain David M Moss, Head, RAF Air Defence Advisory Team

  • How will Air Defences be challenged and how will technology help us to meet these challenges?
  • Air Threats to the Battlespace 2002-2020
  • Anticipated developments from 2020-2030
  • Developments in defensive technique to counter threats against:
  • Air Surveillance and Identification
  • Active Air to Air and Ground to Air weapons systems and platforms
  • 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Chaired by: Dr Chris Baker

    Chaired by: Dr Chris Baker, Head of Short Range Sensing, QinetiQ

  • Group Captain David M Moss, Head, RAF Air Defence Advisory Team
  • LTC Greg Hoscheit, Chief of Exercises & Training Division, Space and Missile Defence Battle Laboratory, US Army
  • Major Paul Eric Rohde, Section Leader, Air Defence, Danish Army Artillery School
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CLOSE AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS

    David Beatty

    David Beatty, Director of Strategy and UK/US Sales, Thales Air Defence

  • Overview of classification of the Air Defence Market
  • Close Air Defence Evaluation
  • Multi-role laser-guided Starstreak System
  • Future developments and technologies within close air defence
  • 14:40 SENSORS FOR FUTURE GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE

    David Green

    David Green, Project Group Manager, QinetiQ

  • GBAD sensor requirements
  • The sensors
  • Netting the sensors
  • Emerging technologies
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 JOINT SENSOR NETWORKING

    Andy Head

    Andy Head, Director, Marketing and Defence Systems, Raytheon

  • New threats are driving new solutions
  • Need for a single integrated air picture
  • Co-operative Engagement Capability (CEC) today
  • Joint Sensor Networking tomorrow
  • 16:20 HAWK-AMRAAN PROGRAM

    Harald Aannestad

    Harald Aannestad, Director, Air Defence Programs, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

  • Operational Capabilities
  • The three systems marketed
    - The Surface Launched AMRAAN System
    - The Hybrid HAWK and AMRAAN System
    - The HAWK XXI
  • The Fire Distribution Centre (Command & Control system)
  • Interoperability with other systems
  • Future Developments
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gordon Wilson

    Gordon Wilson, , Strategic Defence Analyst

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:10 THEATER MISSILE DEFENCE

    LTC Greg Hoscheit PHD

    LTC Greg Hoscheit PHD, Chief of Exercise & Training Division, Space and Missile Defence Battle Laboratory, US Army

  • Overview of TMD C2 innovations being developed by the Space and Missile Defence Laboratory
  • Performance of operations in operational exercises to include lessons learned
  • Emerging Technologies for the TMD C2
  • Future initiatives for TMD C2
  • 9:40 STANDOFF LAND ATTACK MISSILE EXPANDED RESPONSE (SLAM-ER)

    Michael Glover

    Michael Glover, Project Engineer, Naval Air Systems Command, Standoff Missile System US

  • Weapon System Description
  • Operational requirements and systems evaluation
  • SOAD Concept of Employment
  • Mission Planning
  • Aircraft Integration
  • 10:20 EVOLUTION OF EQUIPMENT IN THE FRENCH AIR DEFENCE

    LTC Arnaud

    LTC Arnaud, Chief of Ground to Air Program, French Army

  • Future commitments
  • Evolution of the air threat and new GBAD requirements
  • Future GBAD and long term prospects
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ASTOR PROGRAM STATUS

    Claude Tribout

    Claude Tribout, Astor Product Policy, International Partnerships, Aerospatiale Matra Missiles

  • The need for a medium range air defence system
  • Background of the ASTER Anti-missile
  • Ballistic Missile defence problems
  • System evolutions
  • Future potential ASTER advances
  • 12:00 RAFAEL’S AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM

    Daniel G. Ben-Shabat

    Daniel G. Ben-Shabat, Director of Air Defense Directorate, Rafael, Israel Ministry of Defense

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 MIG 31 AIRCRAFT

    Iouri Polouchkine

    Iouri Polouchkine, Manager Mapo MIG, Russian Aircraft Corporation

  • User concept and design features
  • ZASLON Radar with PAA
  • Weapon System
  • Further developments and upgrades
  • 14:40 SKYSHIELD AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS

    Peter Blumer

    Peter Blumer, Sales Director, Oerlikon Contraves

  • Skyshield system layout: sensors, fire control, weapons (guns & missiles)
  • System performance: Threat, defence -power, limitations of single system
  • Netting Skyshield systems: High-speed real-time battle-management of such a cluster: Description of solution and performance comparison
  • Integration of Systems into Air Defence Environment: Concept and Tools
  • Performance and outlook
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE OPERATIONS CENTER (SAMOC)

    Thomas Hein

    Thomas Hein, Senior Manager Sales and Marketing Ground Systems, EADS

  • System Overview
  • Key capabilities of SAMOC
  • TBMD capabilities
  • Future developments and technologies
  • 16:20 ARCHITECTURE OF US BASES AFTER THE COLD WAR

    Georges Le Guelte

    Georges Le Guelte, Director of Research, Institut des Relations Internationales et Strategiques

  • The future of US military bases
  • Once the war is over, should they be closed or should their number be increased?
  • Where should they be located to match the overall US air defence strategy for the future and present requirements?
  • The recent difficulties associated with the base located in Saudi Arabia
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

    +

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Title

    SubTitle
    speaker image

    Content


    Title


    Description

    Download


    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

    Event Title

    Headline

    Text
    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event

    SIGN UP OR LOGIN

    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SMi GROUP LTD

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
    Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.