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‘One of the best run conferences I’ve attended….outstanding!…excellent!…well orgnaized…’ Jeff Arneson, Training Section Leader, Combined Arms MOUT Task Force (CAMTF)

With so many nations making and developing air to air weaponary, it is surprisingly difficult to keep abreast of all development in this area. Discover the new and latest technology breakthroughs in missiles by attending this years air to air missiles conference.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Understand country specific air-to-air requirements from international defence officials
  • Identify new technologies currently driving forward new initiatives
  • Analyse views on propulsion, aerodynamics and target illumination
  • Consider how technological changes are influencing the future of air to air missiles
  • Discuss ideas and views that will shape development of future missile projects in air defence today

A unique opportunity to learn from leading defence officials:

  • Juerg Weber, Chief Air Material Division, Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (Switzerland), Defence Procurement Agency
  • James Sinclair, Air-to-Air combat Analysis, United States Navy
  • Colonel Guillaume Gelée Deputy, Plans & Studies Department, French Air Force Staff, French Air Force
  • David Lundquist, Python Programme Director, Missile System, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control,
  • Tsfrir Ben-Ari, Python-4 Marketing Manager, Rafael
  • Dr Dan Targoff, Programme Manager AMRAAM, Raytheon
  • Erik Berglund, Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI
  • Chris J. Alder, Project Group Manager, QinetiQ
  • Ronnie Harrison, Director Engineering and Future Business, Thales Air Defence
  • Representative from BAE Systems

Sessionary chairs:
Doug Richardson,
Editor, Jane’s Missiles and Rockets
Ray Whitford,
Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

Conference programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Doug Richardson

Doug Richardson, Editor, Jane's Missiles and Rockets

Doug Richardson

Doug Richardson, Editor, Jane’s Missiles and Rockets

9:40 TECHNOLOGICAL AND OPERATIONAL TRENDS IN AIR TO AIR MISSILES

  • The role of air to air missiles in 21st century
  • Future missile technology
  • Missiles in network centric warfare
  • Modelling and simulation of collaborating missiles (tactical)
  • Simulation of a collaborating missiles scenario
  • Erik Berglund

    Erik Berglund, Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI

    Erik Berglund

    Erik Berglund, Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI

    10:20 SWISS AIR TO AIR REQUIREMENTS

  • Swiss air defence overview
  • Current capabilities, short term and medium term requirements
  • Evaluation and procurement process objectives
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Evaluation process
  • Evaluation team
  • Juerg Weber

    Juerg Weber, Chief Air Material Division, Federal Department of Defence, CivilProtection and Sports (Switzerland), Defence Procurement Agency

    Juerg Weber

    Juerg Weber, Chief Air Material Division, Federal Department of Defence, CivilProtection and Sports (Switzerland), Defence Procurement Agency

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 FRENCH AIR TO AIR REQUIREMENTS

  • Beyond visual requirements of the French Air Force
  • Integration issues
  • How the French Air Force will use the Rafale
  • Colonel Guillaume Gelée

    Colonel Guillaume Gelée, Deputy, Plans & Studies Department, French Air Force Staff, French Air Force

    Colonel Guillaume Gelée

    Colonel Guillaume Gelée, Deputy, Plans & Studies Department, French Air Force Staff, French Air Force

    12:00 AMRAAM

    Dr Dan Targoff

    Dr Dan Targoff, Programme Manager AMRAAM, Raytheon

    Dr Dan Targoff

    Dr Dan Targoff, Programme Manager AMRAAM, Raytheon

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 IMPACT OF AIR TO AIR COMBAT ID IN MTW/MRC SCENARIOS

  • Assess the weapon-employment-range-limiting effects of CID technologies on a mission
  • Estimate the blue on blue loss level
  • Effects of false, or no ID at the mission/engagement level
  • Generate and measure effects at a campaign level to see if they really matter in military rather that just a political context
  • James Sinclair

    James Sinclair, Air-to-Air Combat Analysis, United States Navy

    James Sinclair

    James Sinclair, Air-to-Air Combat Analysis, United States Navy

    14:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: AIR TO AIR MISSILES: HAVE THEY BECOME OBSOLETE?

  • Assessment of current technologies available
  • Emerging technologies that may eliminate dog fights on the modern battlefield
  • Weapons requirements
  • Warfighting advantages
  • Steve RodanRonnie HarrisonDr Dan Targoff

    Steve RodanRonnie HarrisonDr Dan Targoff, DirectorDirector Engineering and Future BusinessProgramme Manager AMRAAM, Middle East NewslineThales Air DefenceRaytheon

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 US DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF LATTICE FIN TECHNOLOGY

  • Overview of Russian application
  • Special characteristics of lattice fins
  • US R&D applications of lattice fin technology on air launched weapons
  • Potential impact on future air-to-air missile development
  • Mark Miller

    Mark Miller, Manager, Missile System Department, Dynetics

    Mark Miller

    Mark Miller, Manager, Missile System Department, Dynetics

    16:20 IRIS-T; A NEW GENERATION INFRARED GUIDED MISSILE

  • Unique features; “lock-on-after-launch” mode
  • Taking advantage of the unique performance offered by superior kinematics
  • Advanced seeker technology
  • Rear hemisphere engagement capability
  • Target acquisition systems, such as radar, infra-red, MAW, HMCS…
  • Counter measures capabilities
  • Gerhard Dussler

    Gerhard Dussler, Marketing Manager IRIS-T, Lieutenant Colonel ret. Luftwaffe, Bodenseewerk Geraetechnik

    Gerhard Dussler

    Gerhard Dussler, Marketing Manager IRIS-T, Lieutenant Colonel ret. Luftwaffe, Bodenseewerk Geraetechnik

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ray Whitford

    Ray Whitford, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

    Ray Whitford

    Ray Whitford, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

    9:40 MIDDLE EAST MISSILES AND DEFENSES

  • Current programmes
  • The influence of western and eastern technologies
  • Trends and developments
  • Steve Rodan

    Steve Rodan, Director, Middle East Newsline

    Steve Rodan

    Steve Rodan, Director, Middle East Newsline

    10:20 COMBATING THE AIR TO AIR MISSILE

  • Threat environment
  • Repeater technique
  • Tow Line
  • Integration and installations
  • Conclusions
  • Alf Nasvall

    Alf Nasvall, Senior Systems Engineer, Saab Avionics

    Alf Nasvall

    Alf Nasvall, Senior Systems Engineer, Saab Avionics

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PGSUS, LLC AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES

  • An overview of the Python missile
  • The Python approach to air to air missile combat
  • Use with and without helmet mounted sight system
  • Giving the pilot an 8-1 advantage in close dog fights as opposed to other existing missiles
  • David Lundquist, Python Prog Director, Missile Systems, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

    David Lundquist, Python Prog Director, Missile Systems, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, and, Tsfrir Ben-Ari, Python-4 Marketing Manager, Rafael, Ministry of Defence

    David LundquistTsfrir Ben-Ari

    David LundquistTsfrir Ben-Ari, Python Programme Director, Missile SystemsPython-4 Marketing Manager, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire ControlRafael, Ministry of Defence

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 TORNADO GR4 PROJECT

  • Overview of the Tornado
  • New improved aircraft capabilities
  • Infra red vision, equipment, updated avionics
  • Modern flight controls
  • All weather strike aircraft
  • Mark Greenhalgh

    Mark Greenhalgh, Programme Director Tornado, BAE Systems

    Representative from BAE Systems

    Representative from BAE Systems, ,

    14:40 ADVANCED MULTI-ROLE HIGH VELOCITY MISSILE FOR HELICOPTERS

  • Helicopter Mission Analysis
  • Weapon requirements
  • Assessment of weapon technologies available
  • Description of High Velocity Solution
  • Assessment of capability
  • Ronnie Harrison

    Ronnie Harrison, Director Engineering and Future Business, Thales Air Defence

    Ronnie Harrison

    Ronnie Harrison, Director Engineering and Future Business, Thales Air Defence

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 NEXT GENERATION SEEKER TECHNOLOGY

  • RF seeker developments
  • IR seeker developments
  • Multi-spectral options
  • Weapon system benefits
  • Chris J. Alder

    Chris J. Alder, Project Group Manager, QinetiQ

    Chris J. Alder

    Chris J. Alder, Project Group Manager, QinetiQ

    16:20 THE PLUG AND PLAY WEAPON

  • Overview of the present standardisation activities within NATO to arrive at the ‘Plug and Play Weapon’
  • Defining standards for ‘plug and play’ weapon technology
  • Douglas A. Gregory

    Douglas A. Gregory, Technical Lead –SMS International IPT, General Dynamics

    Douglas A. Gregory

    Douglas A. Gregory, Technical Lead -SMS International IPT, General Dynamics

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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