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For over five years SMi has brought you the most comprehensive missiles based events in the marketplace. The latest addition to our ‘missiles’ series, Airborne Strike, will be no exception! A panel of truly international speakers will offer you unrivalled insight into the issues surrounding today’s air launched munitions.

The conference will aim to provide you with an excellent insight into the critical ongoing developments in this field, and will offer the opportunity to network with key military and experts for the current major programs.

If you are involved in any aspect of Airborne Strike development or operation, whether it be in the Armed Forces, industry or research, you cannot afford to miss this event.

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

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Francis Tusa

Francis Tusa, Editor, Defence Analysis

9:10 THE JOINT STANDOFF WEAPON (JSOW)

Captain Robert Wirt

Captain Robert Wirt, Program Manager - Conventional Strike Weapons, US Navy

  • JSOW overview and capabilities
  • Operational use JSOW - A
  • Operational lessons learned
  • JSOW - C (BROACH) status
  • Future growth/enhauncements
  • 9:40 PGMS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

    Flt Lt Ian Gale

    Flt Lt Ian Gale, Tornado Pilot, Royal Air Force

  • Overview of SAOEU
  • Recent weapons trials
  • Future developments for RAF aircraft types - Tornado, Harrier, Jaguar
  • 10:20 TORNADO GR 4 UPGRADE PROGRAMME

    Derek Jarvis

    Derek Jarvis, Tornado GR4 Project Manager, BAE Systems

  • MLU; Content; Development; Embodiment
  • Support; Current Enhauncements
  • Package 1
  • LINS/GPS/GPWS; HOTAS
  • Future Enhauncements
  • Life Extension
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 UNMANNED COMBAT AIR VEHICLES (UCAVs)

    Wing Commander Andrew Brookes

    Wing Commander Andrew Brookes, Air Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies

  • The lessons learnt from Kosovo
  • Coming soon - the killer UAV
  • The challenges
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Command, control and employment
  • 12:00 GUIDANCE AND COLLABORATING MISSILES

    Peter Alva; Vahid Mojtahed

    Peter Alva; Vahid Mojtahed, Senior Research Officer; Research Officer, FOA (Sweden)

  • Advantages with co-operative control
  • Guidance principles
  • Modelling and simulation of collaborating missiles (tactical)
  • Simulation of a collaborating missiles scenario
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 PRECISION ATTACK SYSTEMS

    Frank Tuck

    Frank Tuck, Program Director LANTIRN, US Airforce

  • LANTIRN Targeting POD
  • History; Capabilities
  • LITENING 11 POD
  • Capabilities
  • Advanced Targeting POD
  • The next generation
  • 14:40 AIR TO GROUND EO TARGETING

    Dr Bill McKendrick

    Dr Bill McKendrick, Technical Manager, BAE Systems

  • Scenarios; Current state of the art
  • TIALD
  • Technology development
  • DRAGONFLY; JOANNA
  • Fourth generation solution
  • EUROPOD
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 STAND-OFF WEAPONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Marius O Schurink

    Marius O Schurink, Program Manager, Denel Kentron

  • Kentrons role in PGM’s
  • Why stand-off missiles
  • MUPSOW
  • Requirement
  • Description
  • Various roles; Achievements
  • 16:20 CASE STUDY

    Squadron Leader Chris Huckstep

    Squadron Leader Chris Huckstep, Squadron No 1, Royal Air Force

  • Theoretical perspective: Doctrine and analysis for precision strike
  • The reality: coping with poor weather, potential for civilian casualties and mobile target profiles
  • The nature of air tasking orders, their development and gradual evolution throughout the conflict
  • The nature of the air war
  • Post mission damage assessments and their impact on later mission planning
  • Lessons from the future
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Flt Lt Ian Gale

    Flt Lt Ian Gale, Tornado Pilot, Royal Air Force

    9:10 THE JOINT AIR TO SURFACE STANDOFF MISSILE

    Colonel Tim Moore

    Colonel Tim Moore, JASSM Deputy Program Manager, US Air Force

  • An updated overview of the JASSM program, including concept of operations, schedule, missile design, mission planning and aircraft platforms
  • The JASSM missile performance (unclassified) - recent test results; Ground and flight test results to date
  • Mission planning- midcourse auto routing and terminal target area identification with latest test results
  • Aircraft integration - with latest activities
  • Contractor total system performance responsibility ( TSPR ) and long term warranty - a significant life cycle cost savings
  • Acquisitions reform initiatives - past present and future ( with lessons learned and the success of cost as an independent variable ( CAIV )
  • 9:40 RECENT IMPROVEMENTS, RESULTS AND THE WAY FORWARD IN US GROUND ATTACK MISSILES

    Frank Robbins

    Frank Robbins, Director of US Airforce Precision Strike Systems Eglin AFB, US Air Force

  • Accuracy
  • Affordability
  • All weather capability
  • Real Time Targeting
  • Weapon/Aircraft compatibility
  • Delivery of requirements: current project status
  • 10:20 STAND OFF STRIKE AND LITTORAL WARFARE

    Gregory S. VanDyke

    Gregory S. VanDyke, Program Manager, Weapons Program Business Development, Boeing

  • Past combat usage
  • SLAM-ER for Stand Off Strike and Littoral Warfare
  • Harpoon Block II - different operations
  • JDAM weapon family
  • JDAM accuracy
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE JOINT DIRECT ATTACK MUNITION

    Michael Hatcher

    Michael Hatcher, Director, JDAM Program, USAF

  • System design, development and background
  • Emerging combat scenarios - the USAF need for low altitude guided weapons
  • The aims, objectives and aircraft integration of the JDAM system
  • The testing of the JDAM program at Eglin, China Lake and Patuxent River ranges
  • Specifications and capabilities of the munitions
  • Future enhancements in the seeker technology including infrared, militetrre wave and lidar technologies
  • 12:00 FUTURE EUROPEAN STAND OFF STRIKE MISSILE

    Mats Fagerberg

    Mats Fagerberg, Marketing Director, Taurus Systems GmbH

  • Stand-Off Strike Weapon Requirements
  • Political requirements; Operational requirements; Technical requirements
  • Concepts of Stand-Off Precision Weaponry for European Aircraft
  • Development of BK 90 Technology Base
  • TAURUS KEPD 350 system operational testing
  • Further growth
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE B-2 PGM DELIVERY

    Daniel P. Hites

    Daniel P. Hites, Project Manager, Northrop Grumman

  • The B-2 - summary of the aircrafts features
  • B-2 update - a program in transition
  • The B-2’s weapon capability
  • GPS-Aided Targeting System (GATS) on the B-2
  • Generic Weapon Interface System - a breakthrough in weapon integration
  • Future B-2 weaponisation options
  • 14:40 THE BRIMSTONE

    Cliff Waldwyn

    Cliff Waldwyn, Manager - Business Development Department, AMS, Alenia Marconi Systems

  • Background
  • Weapon description
  • Operational Modes
  • Program Update
  • Adaptability
  • 15:20 AIRCRAFT DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR GPS GUIDED WEAPONS

    Keith Rigby

    Keith Rigby, Armament Control Systems Technologist, BAE Systems

  • Introduction to GPS
  • Space vehicle acquisition
  • GPS signals
  • Aircraft routing requirements
  • Aircraft design concepts
  • Conclusions
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference and Afternoon Tea

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