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SMi Group are proud to announce the Air Missile Defence Technology Conference which will be taking place in Prague on the 24th and 25th October 2016 in Czech Republic.

This conference programme will provide updates on capabilities and requirements from national militaries on their Air Missile Defence programs, the challenges associated with developing those programs, the importance of interoperability between nations to ensure a cost efficient and effective Air Missile Defence strategy, as well as the growing importance of interoperability within technological systems to ensure a swift transaction from existing to new AMD platforms. These topics will be addressed by military speakers, solution makers, and, crucially, industry technological experts on hand to provide the latest information in developments within Air Missile Defence Technology.
 

Military forces are looking to combat the complex threats posed by a wide range of missiles and ensure the security of their own territory. Currently, this is perhaps more prevalent in Eastern Europe than anywhere else with rising tensions being met with a demand for advances and developments in Air Missile Defence Technology. Therefore, SMi’s Air Missile Defence Technology Conference will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.

• Meet and network with military and industry decision makers as well as technological experts in Air Missile Defence Technology
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry experts, who are enhancing Air Missile Defence Technology effectiveness
• Explore ways in which interoperability between nations and technological systems can be developed to maximise the proficiency of Air Missile Defence strategies and technology.
• Gain an accurate update on AMD programs across Europe and the United States.
 

• Head of Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) department
• Chief of GBAD
• Head of Air Missile Defence Programmes
• Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) program managers
• System Integrator Manager
• Missile System Developer
• Radar System Manufacturers
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Jan Sedliacik

Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

9:10 An Overview of the Czech Republic's Air Missile Defence Current Capabilities and Future Technology Requirements

Colonel Jan Sedliacik

Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

• How the Czech Republic is optimising surveillance strategies; the crucial role of VERA-NG
• Utilising C2 systems
• Procuring 3D radiolocators to replace Soviet era radars P-37 and PRV-17 altimeters
• Improving MANPADs effectiveness with the acquisition of additional short-range reconnaissance and surveillance radar units
• The importance of the 25th Air Defence Brigade
• Ensuring future C-Ram aims are effective and realistic

9:50 The Strategic Aims and Importance of the Role Played by the United States AMD in Europe

Colonel Janell Eickhoff

Colonel Janell Eickhoff, Commander 10th Army Air and Missile Defence Command, US Army Europe

• Strengthening the United States AMD technology in Europe through Aegis Ashore
• The proven effectiveness of interoperability through open architecture capability as demonstrated through the Integrated air and missile defence Battle Command System (IBCS)
• The challenges of upgrading existing Patriot systems to PAC-3 configuration
• The role played by the Ground-based Midcourse Defence (GMD) system in the defence against Ballistic Missiles
 

10:30 The Proven Effectiveness of the Air and Missile Defence Wing 1 in Operation

Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin

Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin, Deputy Commander GE SAM WING 1, German Air Force

• The current force structure and mission of the Anti-Aircraft Missile Squadron 1
• The success and lessons learnt from the recent deployment in operation Active Fence Turkey
• The practical implications of the German-Dutch project on the Squadron
• The future requirements needed for the Anti-Aircraft Missile Squadron 1 following the decommissioning of Patriot Systems
 

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:40 Progression at Thales: Maximising Developments in Radar Technology and C2 Mission Systems

Mr Bart van der Graaff

Mr Bart van der Graaff, Capabilities Manager TBMD/MD and Senior Operational Advisor for IAMD, Thales Nederland

• Advances on the BMD Early Warning Radar SMART-L ELR and an update on its targeted operational implementation in 2018
• Operational feedback and the latest results from the live At Sea Demo demonstrating the SMART-L Radar’s capability to defend against a US AEGIS Destroyer with an SM-3
• Critical developments in tactical unit size AMD capable surveillance sensors
• Incorporating the latest radar technology into C2 mission systems to provide a reactive and fully integrated BMD strategy
 

12:20 A Strategic Overview of NATO’s Integrated Air Missile Defence (NIAMD) Following the Warsaw Summit 2016

Mr Jakub Cimoradsky

Mr Jakub Cimoradsky, Staff Officer, Integrated Air and Missile Defence Section, NATO International Staff

• The current environment and challenges for NIAMD
• The outcomes and practical consequences of the summit in Warsaw
• The way ahead for NIAMD and the opportunities help to structure and strengthen joint security across nations going forward
 

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 AMD Growth in Slovakia Developed Through Interoperability and Cooperation

Colonel Ladislav Dovhun

Colonel Ladislav Dovhun, Ground Based Air Defence Brigade Commander, Air Force, Slovakian Armed Forces

• Current and future targets for AMD in Slovakia 
• Successfully maintaining a practical AMD through joint procurements of radars with the Czech Republic
• The benefits of continued surveillance and live fire exercises to increase interoperability among participating NATO countries
• The key role of the Anti-aircraft Rocket Brigade to secure the defence of the Slovak Republic air space
 

14:40 Sponsorship Session Reserved for Weibel: Doppler Radars

Mr Lars Krogh Vammen

Mr Lars Krogh Vammen, Business Development Manager, Weibel Scientific A/S

15:10 Providing a Low Cost, Low Risk Route to a Modern Interoperable Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) Solution

Mr Ian  Spillane

Mr Ian Spillane, Business Area Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill Ltd

  • An overview of today's typical GBAD needs-typical threats, missions etc.
  • A description of how modern C4i technology can be used to enhance the ability of GBAD commanders to make accurate and expeditious decisions, optimise the performance of both legacy and new sensor & effector capabilities, and deliver interoperability as a Force multiplier
  • The advantages provided by Lockheed Martin's SkyKeeper C4i products in the GBAD domain

     

  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Panell Discussion: Tackling the Key Challenges behind an Effective and Comprehensive Air and Missile Shield for Europe

    Colonel Vladimir  Barca

    Colonel Vladimir Barca, Commander 25 Air Defence Missile Regiment, Czech Air Force, Ministry of Defence

    Colonel Janell Eickhoff

    Colonel Janell Eickhoff, Commander 10th Army Air and Missile Defence Command, US Army Europe

    Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin

    Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin, Deputy Commander GE SAM WING 1, German Air Force

    Colonel Ladislav Dovhun

    Colonel Ladislav Dovhun, Ground Based Air Defence Brigade Commander, Air Force, Slovakian Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Ferenc Konczol

    Lieutenant Colonel Ferenc Konczol, SAM WING 12 'Arrabona', Hungarian Air Force

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

    17:00 The Netherlands Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Roadmap to 2030 (and beyond)

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Zwarts

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Zwarts, Head of the NLD GBAMD Knowledge Center, Royal Netherlands Army

  • Current GBAMD capabilities of the Royal Netherlands armed forces
  • Expectations and the desired outcomes of the NATO IAMD exercise Joint Project Optic Windmall (JPOW 2017)
  • Looking ahead: modernization plans set out for 2030 and beyond
  • 17:40 How the University of Defence is Contributing to Research and Development to Help Strengthen Czech Air Missile Defence Programmes of the Future

    Lieutenant Colonel Jan  Farlik

    Lieutenant Colonel Jan Farlik, Designated Chief of Department of Air Defence Systems, Department of Air Defence Systems, University of Defence

    • Current aims and future ambitions of the Department of Air Systems at the University of Defence
    • Preparing specialists in army air defense to combat the use of ground air defense weapon systems utilizing automated command and control systems
    • Researching the design, development and application of command and control systems for the Air Force
    • Utilizing computer technology to control combat activities in airspace management and anti-missile technology
     

    18:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

    9:10 Current Priorities of the Czech Armed Forces 25th Air Defence Regiment: Harnessing Technology and Training for Maximum Air Defence

    Colonel Vladimir  Barca

    Colonel Vladimir Barca, Commander 25 Air Defence Missile Regiment, Czech Air Force, Ministry of Defence

    • Key technologies currently utilised to defend Czech Air Space
    • Ensuring the static and dynamic operation of  AMD equipment
    • RBS-70 VSHORAD: recent examples of live firing and accuracy
    • Training of the 25th AD Regiment: making sure future generations of operators are prepared for the fight


     

    9:50 Developing an Enhanced AMD Strategy in Hungary through Modernization and Procurement Programmes

    Lieutenant Colonel Ferenc Konczol

    Lieutenant Colonel Ferenc Konczol, SAM WING 12 'Arrabona', Hungarian Air Force

    • Current size of AMD programme and mission priorities
    • Growing the Hungarian AMD system through technological developments and effective acquisitions
    • Providing valued contributions to NATO’s air defence system through the implementation of RAT-31DL radars
     

    10:30 Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence Battle Command System (IBCS) Providing Coordination for U.S. Air Missile Defences around the World

    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy  Jenkins

    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins, Director, IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman

    • The latest technological advances at Northrop Grumman responding to the U.S Army’s top priorities
    • Harnessing technology to provide efficiency within command and control platforms
    • Delivering a single, unambiguous view of the battlespace to allow critical decisions to be effectively made within seconds
    • Defending more threats by increasing ground protection with a higher level of reliability
    • How developments at Northrop Grumman will optimize allied ballistic missile defence in Europe
     

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 The Challenges of Procuring a New Air Defence System for Sweden

    Mr Joakim Lewin

    Mr Joakim Lewin, Manager Army Programmes, FMV

    • Current technology and initiatives in Sweden’s AMD program
    • Building the system-of-systems with short and medium range capabilities
    • The role of international cooperation
     

    12:20 Accomplishing the Continued Growth of Lithuania’s AMD Technology

    Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas

    Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas, Chief of Staff of Air Defence Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force

    • Existing technology and future goals within AMD
    • Alternative cost-efficient technological solutions in the expensive AMD market
    • Working within the NATO framework to ensure a practical AMD strategy with international cooperation

     

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Meeting Air Missile Defence Requirements Whilst Retaining Flexibility to Counter the Ever Evolving Threats Posed to European Air Space

    Mr Peter  Woodmansee

    Mr Peter Woodmansee, Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defence , HQ U.S European Command

    • An overview of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) in supporting NATO’s missile defence as a core element of alliance security
    • The benefits of the Juniper Cobra 2016 exercise to effectively display the importance of nations combining resources to accomplish common goals
    • Ensuring EUCOM is prepared for current and future threats straining BMD forces worldwide by acquiring the correct equipment
     

    14:40 The Wide Area Response and Notification (WARN) Initiative Providing a Cost Effective Early Warning System to Support IAMD Passive Defence

    • Growing missile threat drives requirement for a 4 Pillars Approach to mitigate the threat
    • The development of joint and coalition Integrated Air and Missile Defence capabilities and procedures requires a disciplined approach to leverage testing, wargames, and exercises
    • A detailed overview of the WARN initiative and the progress made to support the 4 Pillars IAMD Joint Test programme 
    • Integrating existing technology to provide a comprehensive early warning management system
    • WARN improving and developing defence diplomacy in Europe through shared objectives
    • The technological developments within the Modular Warning System (MoWaS)
    • The future aims of the WARN initiative and goals for its operational implementation

    Mr (Col Retired) Alan Burke

    Mr (Col Retired) Alan Burke, Chief, IAMD Division, Directorate of Operations and Strategic Deterrence, HQ U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Africa, USAF

    Mr Karl Hebert

    Mr Karl Hebert, USEUCOM OPIR/MW Executive Agent, A3Z- Integrated Air and Missile Defense Division, United States Air Force Europe (USAFE)

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Panell Discussion: Radars, Sensors, and Early Warning Systems: Detecting and Reacting to Incoming Threats


     

    Mr (Col Retired) Alan Burke

    Mr (Col Retired) Alan Burke, Chief, IAMD Division, Directorate of Operations and Strategic Deterrence, HQ U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Africa, USAF

    Mr Peter  Woodmansee

    Mr Peter Woodmansee, Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defence , HQ U.S European Command

    Mr Bart van der Graaff

    Mr Bart van der Graaff, Capabilities Manager TBMD/MD and Senior Operational Advisor for IAMD, Thales Nederland

    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy  Jenkins

    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins, Director, IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

    16:30 The Role of the Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance in the Development and Deployment of Missile Defense Systems in the United States and Allied Nations

    Mr Riki Ellison

    Mr Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder, Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance

    • The current focus of the MDAA’s mission
    • The importance of educating the public on the ever increasing threat of missile defence
    • An assessment of the effectiveness of the current missile systems deployed in Europe
    • Future prospects for AMD technology such as MEADS, directed energy and hypersonic missiles
     

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy  Jenkins

    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins

    Director, IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman
    Colonel Janell Eickhoff

    Colonel Janell Eickhoff

    Commander 10th Army Air and Missile Defence Command, US Army Europe
    Colonel Vladimir  Barca

    Colonel Vladimir Barca

    Commander 25 Air Defence Missile Regiment, Czech Air Force, Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin

    Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin

    Deputy Commander GE SAM WING 1, German Air Force
    Mr Bart van der Graaff

    Mr Bart van der Graaff

    Capabilities Manager TBMD/MD and Senior Operational Advisor for IAMD, Thales Nederland

    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins

    Director, IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman
    Colonel (Retired) Jimmy  Jenkins

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces
    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Janell Eickhoff

    Commander 10th Army Air and Missile Defence Command, US Army Europe
    Colonel Janell Eickhoff

    Colonel Ladislav Dovhun

    Ground Based Air Defence Brigade Commander, Air Force, Slovakian Armed Forces
    Colonel Ladislav Dovhun

    Colonel Vladimir Barca

    Commander 25 Air Defence Missile Regiment, Czech Air Force, Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Vladimir  Barca

    Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin

    Deputy Commander GE SAM WING 1, German Air Force
    Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin

    Lieutenant Colonel Ferenc Konczol

    SAM WING 12 'Arrabona', Hungarian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Ferenc Konczol

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Zwarts

    Head of the NLD GBAMD Knowledge Center, Royal Netherlands Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Zwarts

    Lieutenant Colonel Jan Farlik

    Designated Chief of Department of Air Defence Systems, Department of Air Defence Systems, University of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Jan  Farlik

    Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas

    Chief of Staff of Air Defence Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force
    Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas

    Mr (Col Retired) Alan Burke

    Chief, IAMD Division, Directorate of Operations and Strategic Deterrence, HQ U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Africa, USAF
    Mr (Col Retired) Alan Burke

    Mr Bart van der Graaff

    Capabilities Manager TBMD/MD and Senior Operational Advisor for IAMD, Thales Nederland
    Mr Bart van der Graaff

    Mr Ian Spillane

    Business Area Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill Ltd
    Mr Ian  Spillane

    Mr Jakub Cimoradsky

    Staff Officer, Integrated Air and Missile Defence Section, NATO International Staff
    Mr Jakub Cimoradsky

    Mr Joakim Lewin

    Manager Army Programmes, FMV
    Mr Joakim Lewin

    Mr Karl Hebert

    USEUCOM OPIR/MW Executive Agent, A3Z- Integrated Air and Missile Defense Division, United States Air Force Europe (USAFE)
    Mr Karl Hebert

    Mr Peter Woodmansee

    Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defence , HQ U.S European Command
    Mr Peter  Woodmansee

    Mr Riki Ellison

    Chairman and Founder, Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
    Mr Riki Ellison

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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