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“Very informative and stimulating with many great ideas and topics discussed” Past SMi delegate; Robin Arney, Business Development Manager, Leica Geosystems

Following the end of the Cold War and the changing strategic environment, the Nordic states comprising NATO's "Northern Flank" have had to address their changing defence requirements. With the signing of the 1994 Nordic Armaments Co-operation (NORDAC), a framework for joint procurement opportunities, it has been necessary to evaluate national versus regional approaches to defence.

The strategic location of the Nordic states' and their traditional approaches to defence have led to an increased role participating in multinational operations, with a particular slant towards Peace Keeping. This conference aims to address the variety of roles in which rapid reaction forces may be involved with an emphasis on regional requirements

In addition, SMi's third annual Nordic Defence Procurement conference is designed to encapsulate the process of defence procurement from the perspectives of both the customer and the producer, thereby addressing the feelings within the current procurement environment and enabling the discussion of issues salient to today's world of defence production"

Benefits of attending:
Enhance your knowledge of the current Nordic procurement environment
Acquire an understanding of the fundamental aspects of Nordic defence doctrine
Identify essential production factors for military equipment
Ameliorate your company profile whilst learning from key defence organisations
Diversify your market influence in Northern Europe
Assess current Nordic defence trends and practices

A unique opportunity to learn from key experts including:

  • Major General Hans Mammen, Deputy Commander, Joint Command North-East
  • Colonel Markku Nikkilä, Chairman of the NORDCAPS Military Coordination Group (NMCG), NORDCAPS
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Tuononen, Chief of Staff, NORDCAPS/PLE
  • Captain Arne Stihoej Pedersen, Managing Director, Naval Team Denmark
  • Lieutenant Commander Albert Wong, Public Information Officer, Multinational Stand-by High Readiness Brigade for UN Peacekeeping Operations (SHIRBRIG)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ruggiero, Defense Co-operation in Armaments Office, US Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Christian Tybring-Gjedde, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Defence
  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Percurt Green

    Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Percurt Green, Director, Association of Swedish Defence Industries

    9:10 THE IMPACT OF CHANGING NATO ALIGNMENTS

    Major General Hans Mammen

    Major General Hans Mammen, Deputy Commander, Joint Command North-East

  • Introduction
  • Spectrum of conflict and operations
  • JHQ NE experiences from KFOR
  • Requirements
  • Review of NATO command arrangements
  • Concluding statement
  • 9:40 MODELLING IN SUPPORT OF SUCCESSFUL BIDS

    Shane Targett

    Shane Targett, Business Development Manager, TFD Services

  • Setting worthwhile baselines for evaluating tenders and proposals
  • Using modelling effectively as part of the selection decision process
  • Determining the key data elements – and cost drivers
  • Getting solutions you want – instead of solutions you asked for
  • Setting (and measuring) meaningful logistics resource and financial budgets to meet operation requirements
  • Driving down cost whilst driving up availability
  • 10:20 SURFACE VESSEL PROCUREMENT

    Captain Arne Stihoej Pedersen

    Captain Arne Stihoej Pedersen, Managing Director, Naval Team Denmark

  • The multi-role capability concept – the surface ship as a multi-surface platform
  • Mounted standardised non permanent equipment - rapid weapon exchange - growth potential
  • Flexibility for peace support operations
  • The ability to switch rapidly between military and civilian roles
  • The importance of surface ships in Nordic waters
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 FIGHTER RADAR

    Mattias Mårtensson

    Mattias Mårtensson, Senior Specialist, Ericsson Microwave Systems

  • The multimode capability
  • Optimised man-machine interface
  • High-resolution air-to-air and air-to-ground modes
  • Tracking performance
  • Full missile support
  • Search and tracking options
  • 12:00 JOINT COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATION, COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION (C41) PLATFORM

    Eric Kressel

    Eric Kressel, Senior Vice President, Naval and Ground Systems, Terma

  • Map services (GIS)
  • Application framework and communications services
  • COTS and 3rd parties applications
  • Operator roles, access control and security
  • Software and interface, self-configuration, plug and play
  • Procurement and management of advanced platforms for military use
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 LONG-RANGE ACOUSTIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

    Reijo Niittynen

    Reijo Niittynen, Marketing Manager, Patria New Technologies

  • Increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Frequency variety
  • Detection, localisation and tracking of submersibles
  • ‘Invisible’ passive acoustic systems
  • Hydrophone arrays
  • Multi sensor coastal surveillance network
  • 14:20 AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON NORDIC DEFENSE PROCUREMENT

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ruggiero

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ruggiero, Chief , Office of Defense Co-operation in Armaments Office, US Embassy, Stockholm

  • The strength of the US/Nordic defense bond
  • Transformation and Net-Centric defense in Sweden and the US
  • The Link 16 piece of Net-Centric defense
  • The impact of greater inter-Nordic procurement co-operation
  • 15:00 NORWEGIAN PROCUMENT OBJECTIVES AND INDUSTRY STRATEGY

    Christian Tybring-Gjedde

    Christian Tybring-Gjedde, Assistant Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Defence

  • * The Norwegian Defence Reform 2002
  • * Acquisition policy
  • * Industrial strategy
  • * Multilateral cooperation
  • * Nordic cooperation
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 ELECTRONIC WARFARE

    Petter Bedoire

    Petter Bedoire, Director, Business and Technology Development, Electronic Warfare Systems Division, Saab Avionics

  • How to counter the IR-threat
  • New receiver technologies
  • A modular approach to EW, advantages and challenges
  • A tri-service EW program for Sweden
  • 16:40 MILITARY GPS

    Cato Eliassen

    Cato Eliassen, Project Manager – Systems, Kongsberg Seatex

  • High performance integrated navigation systems replacing three navigation sensors
  • All in one system – navigation, tactical presentation interface, weapon reference – achieved by utilisation of military GPS receivers and a motion reference system
  • Special fitted Human Machine Interface (HMI) for high speed navigation
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Percurt Green

    Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Percurt Green, Director, Association of Swedish Defence Industries

    9:10 NORDIC CO-OPERATION IN PEACE OPERATIONS (NORDCAPS)

  • NORDCAPS brigade concept
  • The Nordic Pool of Force Register (NPFR)
  • Way ahead
  • Colonel Markku Nikkilä

    Colonel Markku Nikkilä, Chairman of the NORDCAPS Military Coordination Group (NMCG), NORDCAPS

    Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Tuononen

    Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Tuononen, Chief of Staff, NORDCAPS/PLE

    9:40 MATERIAL PRODUCTION FOR RAPID DEPLOYMENT

    Stein Walle

    Stein Walle, Sales and Marketing Director, Uniteam International

  • Changes in requirement after September 11th
  • The world doesn’t change
  • The traditional way of accommodating deployed forces
  • Meeting urgent requirements
  • The logistic challenge
  • New concepts to meet the requirements

    The future

  • 10:20 SHIRBRIG

    Lieutenant Commander Albert Wong

    Lieutenant Commander Albert Wong, Public Information Officer, Multinational Stand-by High Readiness Brigade for UN Peacekeeping Operations (SHIRBRIG)

  • SHIRBRIG concept
  • Enhancing the UN rapid deployment capability
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ARMOURED VEHICLES

    Simo Nurminen

    Simo Nurminen, Director of Research and Development, Patria Vehicles

  • Requirements
  • Alternatives
  • Experiences
  • Future development
  • 12:00 MINE CLEARANCE

    Gert Platen Daugaard

    Gert Platen Daugaard, Sales Manager, Hydrema

  • Assessing the magnitude of the problem and minefield location
  • Rapid, low risk, cost effective mine clearing, system combinations
  • Establishment of and Mine Clearance Task Force
  • Logistic back-up
  • Test and qualification of mechanical means
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVS)

    Patrik Persson

    Patrik Persson, Project Manager, Scandicraft

  • APID airborne data acquisition concept
  • Conduct of independent complex missions
  • Flight control system and advanced navigation computer
  • Capability and flexibility to carry a wide range of onboard instruments

    The advanced integrated gyro stabilised camera system

  • Integrated payload Electronic Warfare (EW) applications

    Potential battlefield applications

  • Surveillance applications

    Electronic Warfare (EW) applications

  • 14:40 NORDIC LOGISTICS STRUCTURES

    Herbert Kristen

    Herbert Kristen, Vice President, Konsultgruppen STIBI

  • Common procurement goals
  • Variations in mission requirements
  • Implications of varying expectations
  • What is logistical interoperability?
  • What have been the obstacles to past international operations?
  • The result so far
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE CONTRACTOR’S ANGLE

    Lars Ajaxon

    Lars Ajaxon, Vice President, Saab Industrial Cooperation

  • Recent deals between contractors and the Nordic states
  • Foreign bids – domestic challenges
  • The indirect gain of defence offsets
  • Nordic co-operation and its effect on the main producers
  • Is self-sufficiency in production a realistic goal?
  • 16:20 GERMAN-NORDIC CO-OPERATION

    Andreas Falkenreck

    Andreas Falkenreck, Head of Sales Department Transport Vehicles, Rheinmetall Landsysteme

  • Multinational deployment forces
  • Light armoured vehicles
  • Air transportable equipment
  • Short-term vehicular requirements
  • Reconnaissance and armoured personnel vehicles
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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