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In today’s complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for increased situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to understand the situation on the ground and act accordingly.

Covering direction, collection, process, dissemination and targeting, Airborne ISR aims to thoroughly analyse the intelligence chain and deliberate best practice for the enhancement of ISTAR capability. Drawing on respective nations ISTAR structure, operational feedback and training, to explore the doctrines and strategy necessary to develop this vital asset.

Importantly, the conference will also benefit from the guidance of technical leaders from research and industry, whose insight into the latest platforms, systems and sub-systems will provide greater awareness of existing and future capability for the modern operator.


• A specific focus on airborne systems as a key enabler of ISTAR capability
• Provide a platform for the advancement of airborne intelligence, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training,development and integration
• Deliberate the requirements of the contemporary operational environment
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry, that are shaping the next generation of ISR and C2


• Operational commanders
• ISTAR strategy and capability development
• Programme managers from defence procurement
• Those at the forefront of operator training
• Defence research and development


Those developing the next generation of:
• Manned and Un-Manned Platforms
• Optronics
• Sensor payloads
• Datalinks
• Mission systems
• Command and control solutions
• Simulators and synthetic training

Air Task Group; BAE Systems; British Army; Danish Defence; Defence Command Denmark; DSTL; French Air Force; Galleon Embedded Computing; Harris Corporation; IHS Jane's; Johns Hopkins University; LiveLink Technology Ltd; Logos Technologies LLC; Meta Aerospace Capital; NATO ; NATO Industrial Action Group (NIAG); Niteworks; RAF; RAF High Wycombe; RAF Mildenhall; Raytheon UK; RNZAF; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force Marham; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Saab; Saab AB; Safran Electronics & Defense; Satlink Ltd UK; Spanish Air Force; Thales; UAE GHQ; UKTI DSO; United States Air Force; US Air Force; US Air Forces Europe;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

9:10 Coordinating Aerial Intelligence Doctrine and Architecture in Support of Shifting Operational Requirements

Brigadier General Peter Lambert

Brigadier General Peter Lambert, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force

• Defining and refining the multi-domain battle concept in preparation for future information warfare
• Fostering a federative approach to collection, processing and dissemination
• Current capability assessments and future plans for creating a more agile and interoperable ISR capability

9:50 Reintroducing Maritime Patrol Aircraft Capability into the British Armed Forces’ Maritime Surveillance

Wing Commander Richard Berry

Wing Commander Richard Berry, SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command , Royal Air Force

• The acquisition plan for 9 P-8s into the aerial ISTAR fleet
• Incorporating British systems on board the American platform; plans and challenges
• Integrating the P-8 into a wider maritime surveillance picture – Sharing information for a joint force response to enemy maritime activity

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Panel Discussion: Deliberating Requirements for the Enhancement of Current and Future ISR Operations

• How can ISR commanders do less with more?
• Developing standards and common practices for ensuring greater interoperability during coalition operations
• The need to prepare for a contested operational environment: Future practices for assuring information superiority
• Question and answer session

Brigadier General Peter Lambert

Brigadier General Peter Lambert, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

Wing Commander Richard Berry

Wing Commander Richard Berry, SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command , Royal Air Force

11:40 25th Air Force Plans for the Support of Tactical Warfighting and National-Level ISR Operations

Mr Ronald Haygood

Mr Ronald Haygood, Deputy Director, Intelligence & Operations, 25th Air Force, United States Air Force

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Perspectives on the Future of ISR

Dr Jim Wood

Dr Jim Wood, C4ISR Science Gateway , Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence

• Nature of future conflict
• Information advantage
• ISR requirements

14:00 Current Requirements and ISR Response within the New Zealand Defence Force

Squadron Leader Stephen  Graham

Squadron Leader Stephen Graham, C4ISR Working Group, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force

• Size and geographic area of responsibility: ISR responsibilities running from the South Pole to the equator
• Increasing competition, US-China influence, highly-migratory fish species, counter-narcotics, climate change and the future of Antarctic governance
• Broad mission set: NZDF responsibilities ranging from search and rescue, policing all the way up to warfare
• Technology update: Primary airborne ISR asset (P-3K2 Orion) replacement with a new surveillance system, expected to integrate manned, unmanned, and space-based platform
• Plans and approaches to delivering adequate capability within budget

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Current RPAS Capabilities and Concepts of Operation within the Belgian Air Component

Major Fabrice Leroy

Major Fabrice Leroy, Commander, 80th UAV Squadron, Belgian Air Force

• Force structure within 80th UAV Squadron
• Capabilities and payloads operated within the RQ-5 Hunter system
• Feedback from border observation and intelligence gathering operations
• Future plans for developing TTP’s and integrating new capabilities into the 80th UAV Squadron

15:50 Doctrine and Training Approaches: Preparing the Next Generation of ISR Personnel for Future Operations

Colonel Houston Cantwell

Colonel Houston Cantwell, Commander, 49th Wing , United States Air Force

• Keeping people at the heart of the ISR process and the importance of training: Doing more with less
• Approaches to operator training within 49th Wing: Live and synthetic capabilities used to support learning and development
• Future plans for building training infrastructure and streamlining process


16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

9:10 French Airborne ISR Employment: Lessons Learnt and Challenges in a Complex Operational Environment

9:50 Every Platform a Sensor

Rhoderick  Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS

Rhoderick Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS, Managing Consultant, ISR Systems, QinetiQ

  • Introduction to every platform a sensor (EPAS)
  • User concerns
  • EPAS opportunities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Developing NATO’s Future C2 Capabilities

    Major General Dawn Dunlop

    Major General Dawn Dunlop, NAEW&C Force Commander, NAEW&C Force Command



    • NATO & AWACS Today
    • Need for Multi-Domain C2
    • Training for Interoperability

    11:40 Automatic Extraction of Information from Airborne Sensors

    Mr Pieter  Elands

    Mr Pieter Elands, Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging, TNO Defence Research

    • Automatic detection of objects and events in full motion video, the role of new technologies
    • Making sense of big data, automatic information extraction, combining and fusing data into actionable intelligence
    • The impact of automation on the human operator, new ways of working

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Artificial Intelligence Methodologies for Future Airborne ISR Applications

    Dr Wolfgang  Koch

    Dr Wolfgang Koch, Head of Department, Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE

    • Cognitive Assistance by fusing heterogeneous sensor data and context information
    • Feedback to Data acquisition – task-driven resources management techniques
    • Examples taken from ongoing defence research and experimentation in Germany

    14:00 SYSIPHE: The Franco-Norwegian Airborne Full Spectral Band Imaging System

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Project Manager SYSIPHE, Optical and Associated Technics Department, ONERA

    • An overview of the systems key capabilities and requirements
    • Feedback from the first SYSIPHE qualification campaign for defence needs
    • Works in progress around the system and open collaboration for SYSIPHE use

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Panel: Research and Development Update on Future ISR Capabilities

    • An overview of the programmes core strategic goals
    • The envisaged multi-national information sharing architecture
    • Global Hawk platform capabilities
    • Feedback from recent Unified Vision exercises
    • Future plans and policy for fulfilment of key objectives

    Mr Pieter  Elands

    Mr Pieter Elands, Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging, TNO Defence Research

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Project Manager SYSIPHE, Optical and Associated Technics Department, ONERA

    Dr Wolfgang  Koch

    Dr Wolfgang Koch, Head of Department, Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

    15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army



    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force
    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Deputy Director, Intelligence & Operations, 25th Air Force, United States Air Force

    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force
    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Colonel Houston Cantwell

    Commander, 49th Wing , United States Air Force
    Colonel Houston Cantwell

    Dr Jim Wood

    C4ISR Science Gateway , Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence
    Dr Jim Wood

    Dr Wolfgang Koch

    Head of Department, Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE
    Dr Wolfgang  Koch

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman

    EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

    Major Fabrice Leroy

    Commander, 80th UAV Squadron, Belgian Air Force
    Major Fabrice Leroy

    Major General Dawn Dunlop

    NAEW&C Force Commander, NAEW&C Force Command
    Major General Dawn Dunlop

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Project Manager SYSIPHE, Optical and Associated Technics Department, ONERA
    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Mr Pieter Elands

    Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging, TNO Defence Research
    Mr Pieter  Elands

    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Deputy Director, Intelligence & Operations, 25th Air Force, United States Air Force
    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Rhoderick Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS

    Managing Consultant, ISR Systems, QinetiQ
    Rhoderick  Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS

    Squadron Leader Stephen Graham

    C4ISR Working Group, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force
    Squadron Leader Stephen  Graham

    Wing Commander Richard Berry

    SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command , Royal Air Force
    Wing Commander Richard Berry

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Preliminary attendee list 2017


    NEW INTERVIEW! Current Requirements and ISR Response within the New Zealand Defence Force


    Example presentation from OCTOBER 2016 - RNLAF


    Example presentation from OCTOBER 2016 - DSTL


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Galleon Embedded Computing

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Galleon Embedded Computing is an innovative leader in development of high-performance airborne computer and recorder products. Our product range includes rugged storage and data recorder systems, servers and NAS / networked devices all including removable storage, as well as rugged XMC IO modules.

    Galleon Embedded Computing has product development and system integration facilities in Oslo, Norway, Munich, Germany, London, UK, and Katy, TX, USA. Customer satisfaction and uncompromised product quality is key to Galleon’s success, along with our highly experienced staff with long experience from the military and aerospace markets. Galleon Embedded Computing's quality management system is certified to Aerospace Standard AS/EN 9100:2009 and ISO 9001:2008.

    Galleon products are gathering and processing data in hundreds of manned and unmanned, fixed and rotary wing systems around the World. Applications include sensor data recording and processing for Airborne Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Flight Test, SAR, Police, etc.

    Media Partners

    Defense Express


    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.

    Global Military Communications


    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.

    Aerospace Technology


    Leading aerospace organisations use Aerospace-technology.com on a daily basis to ensure they keep up to date with the latest industry specific news and developments. As a result, Aerospace-technology.com attracts a high quality and loyal user base of the most influential decision makers and aerospace industry leaders. For more information please contact antonio.rossi@verdict.co.uk or call +44 207 936 6806

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    Over the years, AIR International has established an unrivalled reputation for authoritative reporting and coverage across the full spectrum of aviation subjects. With more pages than ever, all still dedicated to commercial and military aviation, we have more correspondents and top aviation writers from around the world, offering even more exciting news, features and stunning photography.



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    International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications


    The volatile growth of the internet and globalization that influences every facet of life are fuelled by the rapid acceleration of computing/communication technologies. Although security is a major concern, we must also protect ourselves from false/misleading information provided by some information/service providers. Traditional security mechanisms cannot protect against this type of threat. Trust management mechanisms on the other hand can provide protection. IJTMCC provides a forum for discussion on theoretical and practical aspects of the latest developments in this area.

    Northern Sky Research


    Northern Sky Research (NSR) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology and applications. NSR primary areas of expertise include satellite and wireless networks, emerging technology, and media applications. Our services and clients cover the entire globe. With extensive expertise in all geographic regions and a number of telecommunications sectors, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insight and analyses. Since each NSR product is based on future perspectives, our analyses allow our clients to stay a step ahead of the competition and plan for future opportunities in all markets.



    RoboticsTomorrow.com is a technical resource featuring Products, Companies, News, Articles and Events for the Robotics, Advanced Manufacturing and Factory Automation industries. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization, our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can share information and report on itself.

    FAM Fuerzas Militares


    Ikonos Press is a international publishing company dedicated to Defence Communication. We work with the main international defence companies and MoD around the world, participating in the main internacional defence fairs. We publish the next magazines:

    FAM-Fuerzas Militares: the best selling defence magazine in Spanish language. Distributed in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

    FAM-World Naval Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international naval fairs.

    FAM-World Military Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international air/defence fairs. WWW.FUERZASMILITARES.COM

    Asian Military Review


    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.

    Airforce Technologies


    Used daily as means of creating partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the air force industry, this comprehensive resource supplies the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, white papers, event information and a thorough breakdown of products and services.

    Global Defence Technology


    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.



    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”) is the recognized leader among South American printed defense magazines. It has been in the market for 37 years, and presently is the only one of its kind in Brazil to be nationally distributed. Sold on news stands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector in Brazil and in South American countries.

    Satellite Evolution Group


    The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.

    Inderscience Publishers


    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.

    European Sting


    The European Sting is the new online, Brussels based, European media that was born to bring a different critical and truly independent angle to European News and Affairs. The Sting is giving every day the fierce fight for a better and stronger European Union through constructive criticism and unique insights. We are treating daily in a unique way European Politics, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Business and ICT Agenda. We are committed to bridge the gap between Brussels and the EU member states by freely voicing the views of every European citizen. Tired of reading the basics? Visit http://www.europeansting.com and be part of the Hive that disrupts European Media.



    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.

    International Journal of Security and Networks


    IJSN proposes and fosters discussion on and dissemination of network security related issues.

    Satnews Publishers


    SatNews is a leading provider of satellite events, news, publications, research and other satellite industry information in the commercial and military enterprises worldwide. SatNews hosts to the SmallSat Symposium and the Satellite Innovation conference, hosted in Silicon Valley. SatNews include Daily and Weekly News Services and SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine, published monthly. satnews.com

    Drone Users


    This is the only, free, monthly magazine written by drone users, for drone users. Drone User Magazine is now 9 months old and has gone from strength to strength since launch. We now have around 6,000 readers every week. The magazine is available every month at www.droneuser.co.uk and is free to read, 24/7 It’s a 3D interactive magazine packed with content. We have features on all manner of UAVs, drones and associated items We have readers photos and stories about commercial drone operators

    Defence Suppliers


    Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.

    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems


    IJIDSS proposes and fosters discussion on the development of novel computational intelligence techniques and their application to support systems used by defence personnel. The scope of application covers strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the entire defence sector, covering areas such as intelligence gathering and analysis, capability assessment, tactics modelling and evaluation and logistics management as well as military systems integration and both semi-autonomous and autonomous systems.

    Defense Conferences


    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.



    Technologies.org is a collaborative research tool maintained and supported by team of market analysts to track, monitor and share vital information on the latest technology trends by following money trail of government grants and venture capital deals. Sharing market intelligence data helps all parties develop a more complete integrated picture of market and technology trends.

    Drones Monthly Magazine


    Your monthly magazine at the forefront of drone innovation. With multi rotor technology now rapidly innovating, Drones Monthly Magazine tracks and reports the latest product developments, industry news, features and reader projects through a multi media platform, explore our fully interactive magazines on your pc, tablet or phone, The digital magazine is a must have guide for every drone pilot connecting the latest product innovations with our readers. For enquires please visit our contact page at www.dronesmonthly.com

    SUAS Global


    SUAS-Global represents UAV Operators, Manufacturers and Service providers all over the World providing them with an online community, the latest information and updates, valuable resources and benefits as well as 24/7 support. SUAS-Global works directly with regulators and legislators and we have partnered with leading specialist organisations to ensure that we have access to the very latest information and guidance needed by our members. Our team have years of experience as operators, airworthiness experts and successful business owners so we are well placed to assist our members.

    21st Century Asian Arms Race


    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.

    International Journal of Machine Intelligence and Sensory Signal Processing


    IJMISSP proposes original research on the theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of devices, circuits and hardware systems applied to machine intelligence and sensory signal processing. Hierarchical-temporal memories, hardware neural networks, cognitive memory networks, visual sensory circuits, auditory sensory circuits, haptic circuits, emotion modelling circuits and decision systems are some of focus areas of the journal. IJMISSP acknowledges and encourages submissions reflecting the importance of devices, circuits and systems in building future generations of complex machine intelligence systems.

    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)


    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.



    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk

    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST)


    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned air, land, sea and space systems. UnmannedSystemsTechnology.com provides insight into new products, technologies and suppliers within the unmanned systems sector. Unmanned Systems Technology magazine is a technical publication that delves into the science and engineering of unmanned systems.

    International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems


    IJVICS provides a refereed reference in the field of vehicle networking, information and communication systems.

    Soldier Modernisation


    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.

    GeoConnexion International


    GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. To view latest magazine.

    Combat Aircraft magazine


    With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft is America’s best-selling military aviation magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe. Visit www.combataircraft.net for more information.

    Aviation News


    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.

    Armada International


    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

    International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering


    IJASSE provides an international, peer-reviewed forum which focuses on system-level research and development regarding astronautics and aeronautics. The journal emphasises the unique role and increasing importance of informatics on aerospace. It fills a gap in current publishing coverage between outer space vehicles and atmospheric vehicles by highlighting interdisciplinary techniques, presenting systematic mechanisms and assembly integration and verification (AIV) techniques from a bionic point of view.

    Blog Before Flight


    Blog Before Flight is an online news and information website related to the aviation and aerospace industries. It offers daily news about new products, future projects, military exercises and operations, airshow info and reportages made in close contact with the international armed forces. Blog Before Flight combines technical concepts with a common language to reach everyone wants to know more about aviation.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

    CPD Certificates

    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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