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SMi is delighted to announce it's 3rd Annual Air Missile Defence Technology conference taking place in Prague on the 23rd and 24th October 2018.

With today’s militaries facing multiple, simultaneous and varied threats, operators have crucial requirements for flexible and adaptable systems that are able to counter the ever changing battlespace environment. In conjuncture with this, constrained budgets mean the importance of allied cooperation is more prevalent than ever and interoperability between systems and national partners is crucial for any future planning. This is evident with the spread of the Aegis Ashore missile network, NATO Integrated Missile Defence (NIAMD) system and, on a bi-lateral level, Project Apollo.

This year’s Air Missile Defence Technology conference will provide the perfect forum to assist the learning and development of Air Missile Defence OEMs, system integrators, niche component manufacturers, technical engineers, programme managers, and platform operators through briefing and panel discussions focusing on the latest national developments and technical innovations.
 

 

1. Host nation presentations: Hear from the Czech Armed Forces on their Air and Missile Defence capability development at a time of widespread modernisation

2. Develop an international perspective on Air Missile Defence Technology (AMDT) with additional presentations from nations such as the UK, Lithuania, Hungary, NATO and USA

3. Listen to technical briefings from industry experts including Lockheed Martin and Diehl Defence – as well as a dedicated exhibition space to showcase the latest technologies.

4. Benefit from a comprehensive approach: AMDT 18 will cover the full spectrum of air defence: from detection and surveillance to counter-UAS capabilities

5. Explore ways in which interoperability between nations and technological systems can be developed to maximise the proficiency of Air Missile Defence strategies and capabilities
 

acorn growth companies; Aeromedia; British Embassy Prague; CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; Diehl Defence; French Air Force; Hungarian Army; Janes Missiles & Rockets; KONGSBERG; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space; Lockheed Martin Uk (L M U K); MBDA; Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic; MoD Czech Republic; NATO CC Air; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; Raytheon; Raytheon Anschuetz; Royal Netherlands Army; Saab Dynamics; Saab Surveillance; Saab Technology; Terma; Thales Nederland B.V; US Air Force - Warrior Preparation Centre; US Army Europe; Weibel Scientific A/S;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

8:30 HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS: Modernising Czech Air Missile Defence Capabilities

Colonel Jan Sedliacik

Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Commander of the 25th Air Defence Regiment, Czech Armed Forces

  • Ongoing procurement of VSHORAD, SHORAD, and MSAM systems
  • Potential new capability development areas: C-RAM, C-UAS, BMD
  • Lessons learnt from multi-national exercises and looking ahead to Hungary's Tobruq Legacy 18
  • 9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Modernising the Army's Capabilities to Establish a more Effective and Layared Approach to AMD

    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

    Brigadier General Randall McIntire, Cross-Functional Team Lead, Air and Missile Defence, US Army

  • The role and priorities for the cross-functional team (CFT) for AMD
  • The importance of ensuring maximum efficiency of existing systems
  • Developing communication between THAAD and Patriot assets for better operational capability and an enhanced picture of incoming threats
  • Ramifications and benefits for the integrated Air and Missile Defence Battle Command System (IBCS)
  • Acquiring SHORAD capabilities in 2018 to fulfil requirements
  • 9:50 Spanish AMD Command Capabilities

    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja

    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja, Commander, Air Defence Command, Spanish Ministry of Defence (Subject to Final Confirmation)

  • Patriot Deployment in Turkey
  • Spanish approach to AD Cluster generation: the COAAAS family system
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Ensuring Air Defence Operational Overmatch through Enhanced Future Capabilities

    Colonel Chad D. Skaggs

    Colonel Chad D. Skaggs, Chief, Air and Missile Defense Integration, United States Army Space And Missile Defense Command

  • Air and missile defence: a top modernization priority for the US Army
  • An ever-growing range of threats and operational environment
  • Unmanned systems, electronic, cyber and directed energy capabilities, hypersonic weapons
  • Encouraging collaboration and leveraging of industry knowledge to identify and develop capabilities
  • 11:40 Session Reserved for ELTA

    12:20 Sky Sabre: The Future of the UK's Air Defence Taking the Army from Short to Medium Range

    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

    Wing Commander Chris Misiak, Deputy Commander, Joint Ground Based Air Defence, UK MoD

  • Current air defence capabilities and targeted operational implementation of Sky Sabre in 2020
  • Providing an integrated air defence system operated by Army and Air Force
  • Meeting medium range threats utilising CAMM Missiles
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Providing a Flexible and Modular System for Ground-Based Air Defence

    Andreas Bappert

    Andreas Bappert, Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence

  • How Diehl meets today's air threats of short and medium range rockets, and unmanned aerial systems
  • Providing adaptability to country-specific C2 systems
  • 14:40 MBDA Multi-Layer Air Defence Solution

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard, Military Advisor, MBDA

  • Threat reminder
  • Airborne and Ground based air defence combination
  • Multi-layer air defence benefits
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Enhancing Air Defence Capabilities to Counter Next Generation UAS Threats

  • Upgrading defence systems and incorporating counter-UAS technology
  • Exploiting and redefining existing equipment to rapidly respond to threats including UAS swarms
  • Evaluating capability gaps and determining procurement priorities
  • Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Commander of the 25th Air Defence Regiment, Czech Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer, GBAD /TBMD Programme Officer, French Air Force

    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin

    Andreas Bappert

    Andreas Bappert, Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence

    16:35 Modern French Surface-Based Air Defence Capabilities for National Defence and International Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Monnin

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Monnin, SBAD Office Division Head, French Air Force

  • Crotale (NG) SHORAD Missile Systems for Mobile and Fixed-Base Defence
  • The successful introduction of the SAMP MAMBA Medium-Range System
  • The ops roadmap to IAMD
  • 17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Establishing a Net-Centric, Plug and Play Air Defence Capabilities for the US Armed Forces

    Colonel Phil Rottenborn

    Colonel Phil Rottenborn, Programme Manager Integrated Air and Missile Defence, US Army (Subject to Final Confirmationm)

  • Creating common architecture and interfaces to enable full integration of command, fire and sensor systems into a joint network
  • Outlining the IBCS: plans and opportunities
  • Enabling faster combination of US and allied systems and information for fast responses to detected air threats
  • 9:50 Countering Evolving Threats: French IAMD Approach

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer, GBAD /TBMD Programme Officer, French Air Force

  • SAMP MAMBA Enhancements/ Aster B1NT Program
  • EW and Multi-Function Radars perspective
  • Looking to the future; considering options and integration for C-UAV (micro/mini) and C-RAM to protect vital infrastructure and troops
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Tobruq Legacy 2018: Key Lessons Learned for the Hungarian Air Force and Allies

    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi, Deputy Commander SAM WING 12 'Arrabona', Hungarian Defence Forces

  • Tobruq Legacy 2018- outline of the exercise hosted in Hungary
  • Feedback and lessons learnt: improving interoperability and collaboration between allies
  • Hungary's role in the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System (NATINAMDS) - providing RAT-31DL radar support
  • 11:40 The Future of Lithuanian Air Defence: The Lithuanian Integrated Surface Based Air Defence System (LISBADS)

    Major Vaidas Simaitis

    Major Vaidas Simaitis, Commander of the Air Defence Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force

  • Achieving technical interoperability through acquisition and collaboration
  • Acquiring NASAMS to meet timeframe and capability requirements
  • Strengthening partnerships within the Baltic-Nordic region while achieving interoperability amongst NATO nations
  • 12:20 Countering UAVs from the Technical and Operational Perspective

    Colonel (Ret'd), Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky

    Colonel (Ret'd), Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky, Senior Lecturer, Department of Air Defence Systems, University of Defence Brno, Czech Republic

  • General introduction to the problem
  • "C-UAV" operational aspects
  • "C-UAV" technical aspects
  • Experiments at UoD Brno: results and analysis
  • Conclusion and discussion
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Enhancing Connectivity and Interoperability between Allies to Benefit Future NATO Missions and SBAD Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann, Staff Officer SBAD/ TMB/ BMD, Training and Exercises, NATO Combined Air Operations Center, Uedem

  • (Technical) Challenges within NATO's IAMD system of systems
  • The desired end-state - wishful thinking or a realizable future?
  • Possible ways ahead - dos and don'ts (prudent thinking)
  • 14:40 US Air Defence Capabilities in Support of Allied and NATO Operations

    Peter  Woodmansee

    Peter Woodmansee, HQ U.S European Command Missile Defense Program Manager, United States European Command (US EUCOM)

  • Encouraging technical interoperability amongst allies to strengthen European AMD capabilities
  • Interoperability and open architecture within European AMD forces
  • Integrating IBCS with plug and play architecture and extended range capabilities for enhanced European AMD protection
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 INDUSTRY PANEL: How Industry Can Provide Flexible and Long Term Solutions to Evolving Air Defence Requirements

  • Designing a common architecture and interface to encourage interoperability between future and next-generation assets
  • Flexible in air control capabilities
  • Future technologies in development to detec and react to safeguard allied airspace
  • Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin

    Andreas Bappert

    Andreas Bappert, Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard, Military Advisor, MBDA

    16:35 How Future GBAD Systems will Meet Multiple Threat Types Simultaneously

    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin

  • Ensuring effective coordinated development of sensors, effectors, and C2 systems
  • Implementing networked GBAD systems to support open architecture
  • Lockheed Martin capabilities including SkyKeeper
  • 17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

    Cross-Functional Team Lead, Air and Missile Defence, US Army
    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Commander of the 25th Air Defence Regiment, Czech Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

    Staff Officer SBAD/ TMB/ BMD, Training and Exercises, NATO Combined Air Operations Center, Uedem
    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

    Deputy Commander SAM WING 12 'Arrabona', Hungarian Defence Forces
    Major Vaidas Simaitis

    Major Vaidas Simaitis

    Commander of the Air Defence Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force
    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

    Deputy Commander, Joint Ground Based Air Defence, UK MoD

    Andreas Bappert

    Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence
    Andreas Bappert

    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja

    Commander, Air Defence Command, Spanish Ministry of Defence (Subject to Final Confirmation)
    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja

    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

    Cross-Functional Team Lead, Air and Missile Defence, US Army
    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard

    Military Advisor, MBDA
    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard

    Colonel (Ret'd), Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Air Defence Systems, University of Defence Brno, Czech Republic
    Colonel (Ret'd), Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky

    Colonel Chad D. Skaggs

    Chief, Air and Missile Defense Integration, United States Army Space And Missile Defense Command
    Colonel Chad D. Skaggs

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Commander of the 25th Air Defence Regiment, Czech Armed Forces
    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

    Colonel Phil Rottenborn

    Programme Manager Integrated Air and Missile Defence, US Army (Subject to Final Confirmationm)
    Colonel Phil Rottenborn

    Ian Spillane

    Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin
    Ian  Spillane

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Monnin

    SBAD Office Division Head, French Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Monnin

    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

    Staff Officer SBAD/ TMB/ BMD, Training and Exercises, NATO Combined Air Operations Center, Uedem
    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

    Deputy Commander SAM WING 12 'Arrabona', Hungarian Defence Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer

    GBAD /TBMD Programme Officer, French Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces
    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major Vaidas Simaitis

    Commander of the Air Defence Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force
    Major Vaidas Simaitis

    Peter Woodmansee

    HQ U.S European Command Missile Defense Program Manager, United States European Command (US EUCOM)
    Peter  Woodmansee

    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

    Deputy Commander, Joint Ground Based Air Defence, UK MoD
    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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