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Building on the success of SMi’s previous missiles conferences, this event is a more specific look of this particular area of warfare. The nature of air defence is changing rapidly with the need to react to dynamic changes in air offensive tactics such as the forth coming threats of UCAV’s and progressing missile technology. The conference studies all aspects of air defence: radar; command and control systems; weaponary and the future.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SMi’s Air Defence Systems. As you will see from the brochure, key speakers include representatives from the world’s leading defence organisations.

Air Defence Systems 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.

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Chris Foss

Chris Foss, Editor, Jane’s Land Based Air Defence

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS - THE US PERSPECTIVE ON AIR DEFENCE

Brigardier General John Urias

Brigardier General John Urias, Program Executive Officer for Air and Missile Defence, US Army

9:40 THE FIRST LASER-BASED DIRECTABLE COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEM

Paul Egbert

Paul Egbert, IRCM Advanced Programs Manager, Sanders

  • Infared countermeasures
  • The systems evaluation
  • Systems concept of operation
  • Threat warning
  • Threat jamming
  • Future
  • 10:20 COUNTERING THE EXTENDED AIR DEFENCE THREAT

    Dr John H.B. Anderson

    Dr John H.B. Anderson, Manager Advanced Programs, Oerlikon Aerospace

  • The Extended Air Defence Threat: ballistic missiles, manned aircraft, cruise missiles/UAV’s, helicopters
  • The ground-based air defence order of battle
  • The role of SHORAD systems
  • Required characteristics of SHORAD systems
  • Command and control considerations
  • Recent relevant experience
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ASSESSMENT OF AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS

    MajBritt Hansson

    MajBritt Hansson, Senior Research Officer, FOA

  • Direct and indirect effectiveness
  • Terrain influences at low altitudes
  • Short range or long range systems
  • Some issues from Swedish air defence systems
  • 12:00 THE BAMSE SYSTEM

    Lennart Ljungfelt

    Lennart Ljungfelt, Senior Product Manager, Air Defence Missile Systems, Saab Bofors Dynamics

  • The challenge
  • The system configuration
  • The system with RMA
  • System capability
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 ASTER PROGRAM STATUS

    Claude Tribout & Jean-Cosmere Riviere

    Claude Tribout & Jean-Cosmere Riviere, Aster Product Policy, International Partnerships & Deputy Commercial Director, Aerospatiale Matra Missiles & Eurosam

  • How Aster is playing a key role in the restructuring of the European defence industry
  • Interoperability
  • Current status of the programme
  • An outline of future potential developments
  • 14:40 HAND HELD AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS

    Kevin S. Wilson

    Kevin S. Wilson, Manager Inrenational Programs Business Development, Electronic Systems, Raython Systems

  • Desert Storm - practice into reality
  • The post-2000, having the capability to counter increasingly expanding threats
  • The important elements of the Stinger: fire-and-forget technology; reliability; tracking; upgradable
  • A bright future for a proven success
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MODERN LOW LEVEL AIR DEFENCE

    Ronnie Harrison

    Ronnie Harrison, Director- Engineering and Future Business, Shorts Missile Systems

  • Criticality of response time
  • Multi target requirements - ground to air
  • Engagement conditions very demanding - clutter, stealth, unmasker times
  • Starstreak High Velocity Missile System
  • Future Evolution
  • 16:20 DISCUSSION PANEL

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks reception for delegates and speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Chris Baker

    Dr Chris Baker, Senior Scientist, DERA

    9:10 THE FUTURE AIR DEFENCE

    Luc Robin

    Luc Robin, Director Air Defence and Airspace Management, Defence Support Division, NATO HQ

  • Air Defence and NATO
  • The new nature of aerial threats
  • The emerging technologies
  • The extended Air Defence for the 21st Century
  • 9:40 RUSSIA’S AIR DEFENCE RADAR RESEACH

    Anatoly Tanygin

    Anatoly Tanygin, Director General, Radio Engineering Research Institute (Russia)

  • The development of radar technology in Russia
  • The aims of Russian research
  • Recognition, tracking, seeking, destroying
  • Is Russian defensive research developing as quickly as offensive technology?
  • The current radar technology being incorporated into Russia’s air defence systems
  • The future of research in Russia
  • 10:20 INTEGRATED SENSING FOR FUTURE GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE

    Eric Charlwood

    Eric Charlwood, Technical Leader, Integrated Sensing, DERA

  • The evolving threat
  • Potential roles for radar, electro-optic and acoustic sensors
  • Creating the local air picture
  • The Priority Pathfinder data fusion project
  • The way ahead
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ACTIVE PHASED ARRAY TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS IN AIR DEFENCE

    David Jones

    David Jones, Business Development Manager, BAE SYSTEMS

  • Why active arrays?
  • Rotating/stop stare arrays and fixed electronically scanned arrays
  • Surveillance modes; Tracking capabilities
  • Special capabilities - jammer suppression, wideband waveforms; Radar Management
  • Applications of active phased arrays in air defence
  • MESAR2 trials results
  • 12:00 ITALIAN INTEGRATED GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE

    Andrew Lee

    Andrew Lee, Account Manager Air Defence, Alenia Marconi

  • Army artillery aircraft and aviation command and control
  • Battlefield surveillance and target acquisition
  • Tactical integrated communications network
  • Data fusion
  • Integration of SHORAD, VSHORAD and artillery
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE UPGRADED ROLAND WS

    Detlev Nadolni

    Detlev Nadolni, Senior Manager, ROLAND Export, EUROMISSILE

  • The program gap; The solution; Roland upgrade program
  • Basic configuration and main subsystems
  • Air defence suppression - a particular challenge
  • Effective countering of air defence suppression by passive operation
  • Protection of heavy air defence systems aginst air defence suppression
  • Conclusions
  • 14:40 SHORT RANGE AIR DEFENCE WITH GUNS AND MISSILES

    Peter Blumer

    Peter Blumer, Sales Director, Oerlikon Contraves

  • New industrial colloborations
  • Skyshield as an example of anti missile gun air defence
  • Combining guns and missile systems, technical and tactical aspects
  • Integration and netting concepts
  • Performance of netted systems with automated battle management
  • New roles within the Shorad/Vshorad scope
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMMAND AND CONTROL OF GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS

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  • Fulfilling key interoperability requirements
  • Optimum use and effectiveness of GBAD weapons
  • Main customer needs and the benefits gained from modern command and control
  • Thomson CSF and their VSHORAD, SHORAD and medium range systems
  • 16:20 THE ASRAD-R SYSTEM

    Leif Lundin

    Leif Lundin, Marketing Director, Air Defence Missile Systems, Saab Bofors Dynamics

  • The threat scenario
  • The system configuration
  • System capability
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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