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Following on from the success of our previous Countermeasure and Electronic Warfare conferences, SMi have produced this latest event to examine the recent and future developments that are driving relevant technologies in this arena. This event will be informative, stimulating and focused.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SMi’s Countermeasures. Presentations will be delivered by key personnel from the Military and the leading manufacturers.

Key presentations include:

AIRBORNE EW SELF PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Peter Skorstensgaard, Senior Advisor, Terma Elektronik AS

AIRBORNE INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES - THE INSTALLATION PROBLEM
Robert Broton, Director - Engineering Projects, Northrop Grumman

THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOWED DECOYS IN GERMANY
Dr Colin Hamilton, Vice President, Airborne Systems, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace

Last years delegates included representatives from the following organisations:

  • UK Ministry of Defence
  • Royal Air Force
  • Raytheon E-Systems
  • US Naval Air Warfare Centre
  • US Air Force
  • Thomson CSF
  • DASA
  • Racal Radar Defence Systems
  • Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company
  • DERA
  • Marconi Avionics
  • Saab AB
Please register now to guarantee your place at this important international conference.

Conference programme

9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Meili

Gerard Meili, Countermeasure Programs, Etienne Lacroix Defense

9:40 TOWED AERIAL DECOYS

L. Ray Sweeny

L. Ray Sweeny, Manager, Decoy Business Development, Raytheon Electronic Systems

  • Decoy systems infrastructure / commonality
  • Family of decoys (repeater / transponder / infrared)
  • Low impact aircraft install options
  • Revolution in aircraft / aircrew survivability
  • Threat reaction to decoys
  • Decoy response to evolving threat
  • 10:20 DECOY SYSTEMS

    Heinz Bannasch

    Heinz Bannasch, Director, Self-Protection Systems, BUCK Neue Technologien

  • The state of modern threat by infra-red and radar-guided anti-ship missiles
  • Countering through modern decoy systems
  • Results from sea-trials and simulation systems
  • 11:20 Morning Coffee

    12:00 CASE STUDY

    Curt Djurstrom

    Curt Djurstrom, Project Director Gripen EWS, Saab AB

  • Operational requirements
  • Countermeasures versus signature
  • Integrated system design for multi-role capability
  • Development for potential to keep pace with evolving threat
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOWED DECOYS IN GERMANY

    Dr Colin Hamilton

    Dr Colin Hamilton, Vice President, Airborne Systems, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace

  • History of the towed decoy program
  • The theoretical background behind the towed decoy
  • System architecture
  • Installing towed decoys on the Tornado
  • Results of the trials for the towed decoy program
  • The launch and towing characteristics of the towed decoy
  • 14:40 NAVAL COUNTERMEASURES

    Martin Walmsley

    Martin Walmsley, Marketing Director, Chemring Countermeasures

  • Naval off-board countermeasures - chaff rounds
  • IR rounds
  • Other concepts
  • Launcher systems and their integration into EW management
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 GROUND COMBAT VEHICLE DEFENSIVE AID SUITE

    James Edwards, Director - International Business

    James Edwards, Director - International Business, Dan Shanks, Program Manager, Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company

  • Ground Combat Vehicles (GVC) faces a large variety of highly lethal threats from ground forces and aircraft
  • Because of the diversity of threats ranging from Top Attack munitions to ATGMs to ballistic munitions, vehicle DAS must employ several technologies to improve vehicle survivability
  • For newer vehicles DAS options can be traded against vehicle structural survivability to establish an optimum vehicle design
  • Survivability technology available from well established aircraft / helicopter / shipboard designs offers an opportunity for horizontal technology insertion
  • The ultimate challenge for ground combat vehicle defensive aids is affordability which points to the need for new systems approaches combined with technology advances to meet war fighter needs
  • 16:20 THE FRENCH PERSPECTIVE

    Henri Glimois, International Sales Manager, Etienne Lacroix Defense

    Henri Glimois, International Sales Manager, Etienne Lacroix Defense, , Isabelle Lecuyer, Expert in Infrared Electronic Warfare, CELAR

  • Threat classification
  • Development and selection of effective decoys
  • Dispenser aspects
  • System integration
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception for Delegates and Speakers

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gerard Meili

    Gerard Meili, Countermeasure Programs, Etienne Lacroix Defense

    9:40 ELECTRONIC WARFARE IN THE NEW EXPEDITIONARY AEROSPACE FORCE (EAF)

    Lieutenant Colonel Randy Comer

    Lieutenant Colonel Randy Comer, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, US Air Force

  • Role of electronic warfare in the EAF
  • Assessing current air threat and future trends to Aerospace Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
  • Determining Electronic Warfare requirements for the AEFs
  • Enhancing the value of EW through common systems, theatre specific flexibility within defined budgets
  • 10:20 LEVERAGING AFFORDABLE FAST JET ELECTRONIC PROTECTION OPTIONS TO ENHANCE MISSION EFFECTIVENESS

    James Edwards

    James Edwards, Director - International Business, Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company

  • Recent conflicts in Desert Storm, Bosnia and Kosovo highlight the need to enhance tactical fighter/fast jet aircraft mission effectiveness
  • Multiple offensive and defensive options exist, but the proper balance must be constrained the realities of limited budgets
  • Aircraft mission and system effectiveness can narrow the range of options available to the modern Fast Jet and determine the optimum equipment mix
  • Issues of commonality and interoperability, aircraft mission and overall combat effectiveness influence which choices are best
  • New developments in electronic protection such as IDECM, TADIRCM and CMWS are candidates for affordable electronic protection enhancements
  • Test results are presented to show the utility of judicious application of modern protection equipment to improved mission effectiveness
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 AIRBORNE INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES - THE INSTALLATION PROBLEM

    Robert Broton

    Robert Broton, Director - Engineering Projects, Northrop Grumman

  • IRCM systems overview
  • Platform types - fixed and rotary wing, fast jets
  • Field of view - obscuration and keep out regions
  • Alignment for successful handoff
  • Electromagnetic interference and compatibility
  • Leaving provisions for future upgrades
  • 11:20 CONSIDERATIONS DESIGNING A TOWED DECOY FOR FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

    Alf Nasvall

    Alf Nasvall, BO2D Program Manager, CelsiusTech Electronics

  • Basic requirements
  • Repeater technique
  • Tow line
  • Integration and installation
  • Conclusions
  • 12:00 AIRBORNE EW SELF PROTECTION SYSTEMS

    Peter Skorstensgaard

    Peter Skorstensgaard, Senior Advisor, Terma Elektronik AS

  • Analysing the operational effectiveness of stand alone systems
  • Pilot workload / reaction time
  • Replacing hardware within software
  • Control and integration of subsystems
  • Automated and co-ordinated reaction triggered on sensor information
  • Integration of future systemise
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 METHODICAL EVALUATION OF COUNTERMEASURES EFFECTIVENESS

    Dr Trevor Tucker

    Dr Trevor Tucker, President, Tactical Technologies

  • Systematically characterise threat weapon systems
  • Determine optimum countermeasure characteristics from threat weapon characteristics
  • Evaluate over-all countermeasure effectiveness in dynamic tactical engagements
  • Manage threat, countermeasure and evaluation data and configurations
  • Validate countermeasure effectiveness evaluations
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 ELECTRONIC WARFARE COMMUNICATIONS

    Adrian Graham

    Adrian Graham, Director - Military Systems, ATDI

  • Environmental modelling for mission planning
  • Computer modelling of the radio environment
  • Modelling radio equipment (including comms and radars)
  • Communications electronic warfare
  • Unmanned airborne vehicle mission planning example as an illustration of the concepts
  • 16:20 ASTAC

    LTC Pierre-Alain Antoine

    LTC Pierre-Alain Antoine, Senior Marketing Manager, EW Systems Business Unit, Thomson-CSF

  • The development of EW suites in modern forces
  • The changing needs of the military
  • An integrated approach to EW
  • Enhancing survivability in high threat environments
  • Building constructive links with the military
  • The development of SIGINT airborne platforms
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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