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As nations in Central and Eastern Europe continue to upgrade their defence equipment, the military helicopter has become a focus of many air forces wishing to ensure they have a strong rotary fleet capable of multifunctional operations.


There is therefore a need for a high level meeting that brings together senior military leadership, project decision makers and technical experts alongside the helicopter manufacturers and cutting edge industry solution providers to collaborate on future endeavors that will enhance the security and stability of Eastern Europe and its neighbouring countries.
 

The SMi Group, in partnership with the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA), bring you Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2015, a must attend meeting for all those focused on military rotary technology advancement  the region.

Whether you are focused on helicopter platforms or systems, this event will allow you access to an unprecedented level of senior military helicopter programme managers and those with direct responsibility for finding the next generation of equipment for their armed forces when it comes to rotary operational capability.

 

We are delighted that Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander, Czech Air Force will be supporting the event and delivering the opening host nation keynote address. As I am sure you know, the Czech Air Force is prioritising the advancement of its military helicopter capabilities, and it is very fitting that the commander will share his thoughts on this ongoing modernisation of the nation’s rotary fleet.

The participants Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2015 will be the most senior decision makers responsible for modernising and procuring new military helicopters, as well as some the of regions most experienced operators of rotary craft, all meeting to demonstrate their intentions for advancing capability and laying down foundations of future collaboration and standardisation between nations.
If you are interested in developing business in this key market, don’t miss the opportunity to brand yourself in front of those who will be shaping Central and Eastern Europe’s military helicopter capability.


The audience will include, but not be limited to:


• Commanders of Air Force
• Deputy Commanders Air Force
• Commanders of National Helicopter Forces
• Directors of Capability Planning
• National Armaments Directors
• Helicopter Programme Managers
• Heads of Army Aviation
• Heads of Strategy and Defence Planning
• Commanders of Air Systems
• Directors of Procurement
• Chief Scientists/Defence Research Agencies
 

Military Helicopter Programme Managers and Leaders

Helicopter Manufacturers

Helicopter Engine Manufacturers

Integrated Mission Systems

Sensor Technology Providers

Weapons System Experts

Protective Systems

 

 

AEL Sistemas; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defense and Space; Anatel National Telecommunications Agency; Ares Brazil; Arianespace; Arycom; Brasil Express Transport International Ltda; Brazilian Air Force - Air Staff; Brazilian Armed Forces; Brazilian Army; Brazilian Army Staff; Centros de Escudas em Telecomunicacoes da PUC-RJ; CISCEA; COMISION NACIONAL DE ACTIVIDADES ESPACIALES; Comissao de Coordenacao e Implantacao de Sistemas Espaciais (CCISE); Conida; consulcom; CSEM Brasil; Elbit Systems Ltd; Embassy of Ukraine; Eutelsat Do Brasil Ltda; Exercito Brasileiro; Global VSAT Forum; Harris CapRock; Harris Corporation; Hughes Network Systems; Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil ; INPE National Institute for Space Research; Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica ITA; Johns Hopkins University; Marinha do Brasil; Ministerio Da Defesa; Ministry of Defence, Brazil; Ministry of Defense, Brazil; Newtec America do Sul; O3b Networks; Órbita Inteligência; PAME-RJ; PG; Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; Raytheon; Raytheon Company; SAT Corportation; SEDENA; SES NEW SKIES; Star One Embratel; StarOne; Telespazio Brasil S.A.; Thales Alenia Space; Union Engenharia; University Of Greenwich; US Air Force; Visiona Space Tecnology; Vislink Group; XTAR ; XTAR, LLC;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Address

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

8:45 Host Nation Keynote Address

Brigadier General Jaromir Sebesta

Brigadier General Jaromir Sebesta, Deputy Commander, Czech Air Force

9:15 The Role Of Helicopters In The Croatian Defence Force

Major General Scuri Drazen

Major General Scuri Drazen, Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force

9:45 Rapid Deployment Capabilities of The Czech Helicopter Fleet

Major Pavel  Prochazka

Major Pavel Prochazka, Air Training Section Chief-22nd Air Force Base , Czech Air Force

10:15 Coffee and Networking In the Exhibition Area

10:45 Panel Discussion: The Importance Of Joint Helicopter Force Interoperability For Ongoing and Future Operations

 

 
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

Major General Scuri Drazen

Major General Scuri Drazen, Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force

Major General Richard Felton

Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD

Brigadier General Jaromir Sebesta

Brigadier General Jaromir Sebesta, Deputy Commander, Czech Air Force

Brigadier General Andreas Putz

Brigadier General Andreas Putz, Commander Air Support Brigade , Austrian Air Force

11:30 Keynote Adress By Bell Helicopter

LtGen George J. Trautman, III USMC (Retired)

LtGen George J. Trautman, III USMC (Retired), Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC, Bell Helicopter

 

LtGen George J. Trautman III
 
 
Lieutenant General Trautman served as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation for the United States Marine Corps from July 2007 to December 2010 and retired in April 2011 after 37 years of active duty service to the United States Marine Corps.
 
Lieutenant General Trautman entered the Marine Corps in 1974 as a UH-1 pilot and has flown and commanded aviation units at every operational level to include Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 36, Assistant Wing Commander, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, and as the Commanding General for the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan. 
 
As an instructor pilot, Lieutenant General Trautman had his first direct impact on Marine Corps aviation when he was an instructor pilot with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.
 
Three years with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 provided Lieutenant General Trautman a wealth of experience both forward deployed and during combat operation as he served first as Executive Officer, and then as Commanding Officer in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
 
Outside of Aviation Lieutenant General Trautman has extensive experience in the Pacific as both the Commanding Officer of Marine Aircraft Group 36 in Okinawa, Japan as well as Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force and Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
 
Throughout his career Lieutenant General Trautman had the opportunity to affect U.S. Marine Corps and Joint plans, policy, and requirements with multiple tours through headquarters staff sections in both the Pentagon as well as U.S. Central Command. While assigned to U.S. Central Command, Lieutenant General Trautman would again deploy to the Middle East in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
 
Lieutenant General Trautman is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, Master of Arts degrees in International Relations from Salve Regina University and in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and has served as a Fellow in residence at the Brookings Institution.

12:00 Maximising Helicopter Mission Effectiveness: The UK MoD Joint Helicopter Command’s Approach To Managing A High Performing and Battle Ready Fleet

Major General Richard Felton

Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD

12:30 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area

13:30 The Czech Republic’s Collaborative Approach To Defence Industry and Equipment Modernisation

Jiri Hynek

Jiri Hynek, President, Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA)

14:00 The use and integration of Helicopters in the Swedish Armed Forces

Colonel Peder Soderstrom

Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Commander Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force

14:30 Current Rotary Priorities For The Slovenian Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence

15:00 Panel Discussion: HELICOPTER FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

Major General Richard Felton

Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD

Colonel Peder Soderstrom

Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Commander Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force

Colonel Steen Ulrich

Colonel Steen Ulrich , Commander Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency

Tahir Fidan

Tahir Fidan , Director Platform Integration Engineering , Aselsan As

15:45 Afternoon Tea In The Exhibition Area

16:15 The EDA Mission To Address The Shortfall Of Deployable Helicopters In Europe Today

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency

16:45 Chairmans Closing Remarks and Questions From Audience

17:00 End of Main Conference

17:15 Drinks Reception Sponsored by Bell Helicopter

18:45 End of Drinks Reception and Day One

8:45 Registration & Coffee

9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

9:30 The Role of Helicopter The Fleet In Defence Capacity Building

Daniel Kostoval

Daniel Kostoval , Deputy Minister Head of the Armaments and Acquistion Division, Ministry of Defence Czech Republic

10:00 Austrian Helicopter Capability

Brigadier General Andreas Putz

Brigadier General Andreas Putz, Commander Air Support Brigade , Austrian Air Force

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Panel Discussion: Helicopter Sustainability and Life Cycle Management: Ensuring Effective Rotary Aircraft Support of Future Military Operations

Colonel Steen Ulrich

Colonel Steen Ulrich , Commander Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force

Colonel Peder Soderstrom

Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Commander Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force

Brigadier General Andreas Putz

Brigadier General Andreas Putz, Commander Air Support Brigade , Austrian Air Force

Major General Richard Felton

Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD

11:45 A New Era of Helicopters-Presented By Bell Helicopters

LtCol Scott B. Clifton, USMC (Retired)

LtCol Scott B. Clifton, USMC (Retired), Manager, H1 Global Military Business Development, Bell Helicopter Textron

 

The United States Marine Corps demanded new attack and utility platforms with increased capability at reduced life cycle cost.  The presentation will examine in depth the H-1 design and support philosophies employed to satisfy these 21st century requirements and their applicability to other nations.
·   Airframe silhouette was optimized based on combat experience. Inside of this, these aircraft are the latest iteration of attack and utility platforms proven in combat operations and deployed globally with the US Marine Corps.
·    New-build airframes, new dynamic components, world-class sensor packages, glass cockpits, and integrated avionics and software.  Performance improvements include increased speed, range, lethality, and useful payload resulting in a significant evolutionary step forward in rotor-craft capability.
·    Significantly reduced total ownership costs are accomplished through a design approach that features 85% commonality of maintenance-significant components and a sustainment philosophy focused on ease of maintenance. 
·    Unique in this category of rotorcraft, both are fully expeditionary platforms, optimized for extended amphibious operations aboard naval shipping which results in a rugged, combat exceptional aircraft capable of extended operations afloat or ashore in unimproved operating bases.
·    Currently in full-rate production and deployed globally in Afghanistan and as part of Marine Expeditionary Units, the H-1 Program is providing the US Marine Corps with reliable, high capability platforms at significantly reduced support costs. 
 
 
Scott B. Clifton
 
 
Manager
 
H-1 Global Military Business Development
 
         Scott Clifton joined Bell Helicopter in January 2013 as a Manager in Global Military Business Development focusing on the AH-1Z / UH-1Y Program and the legacy AH-1W platform. He is the campaign lead for the 407GXP option for the United States Navy to replace the TH-57 helicopter in the training command. Additionally, he is the lead for the Marine Corps path forward on the Future Vertical Lift program and assists with the V-22 Campaign. 
         Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Scott was a career officer with the United States Marine Corps serving for 20 years as an AH-1 pilot. He began his career flying the AH-1W Super Cobra and completed his career as the Executive Officer of Marine Aircraft Group 39, flying the AH-1Z. As a pilot, he has completed 2 combat deployments to Iraq and 2 additional expeditionary deployments aboard US Navy amphibious ships first to the Mediterranean Sea and European countries to include Bosnia and the second to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf regions.
         During his career, Scott worked in multiple billets ranging from Night Systems Instructor in the AH-1, Operational Test Director for the AH-1W and AH-1Z focusing on avionics and weapons systems for both platforms, and taking part in Operational Test IIB for the AH-1Z. Outside of the cockpit, Scott was assigned to the Pentagon working for the Deputy Commandant for Aviation managing the Overseas Contingency Operations budget and the overall budget for Marine Corps Aviation. After leaving the Pentagon, he returned to the fleet as the Operations Officer for Marine Aircraft Group 39 and transitioned to the AH-1Z after being selected to be the Aviation Combat Element Executive Officer for the first AH-1Z deployment with HMM-268(Reinforced) supporting the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Makin Island. Scott retired from the Marine Corps with over 2,500 flight hours and 225 combat missions.
During his career, Scott has had seven professional articles published regarding Marine Corps aviation to include the General Roy Geiger Aviation Writing Award in 2011. Scott graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Management.                       

12:15 Danish Helicopter Capability and Equipment Modernisaton Plans

Colonel Steen Ulrich

Colonel Steen Ulrich , Commander Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force

12:45 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

13:45 NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) Updates and Priorities for 2015

Colonel Thomas Hoenig

Colonel Thomas Hoenig , Division Leader Logistics, NATO (NAHEMA)

 

-          NAHEMA co-operation framework (NAHEMO-, Community- and Export-Nations)
-          Architecture of NAHEMA programme (versions , variants, production plans, deliveries)
-          Most important capability evolutions  
-          Transition from production to ISS phase

14:15 Helicopter Upgrade Priorities For The Slovenian Armed Forces

Marko Gruden

Marko Gruden , Helicopter Programme Manager,Armament Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence

 

 

 

 

14:45 Afternoon Tea In The Exhibition Area

15:15 Panel Discussion: A Regional Outlook for Military Helicopter Upgrades: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry

Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

LtGen George J. Trautman, III USMC (Retired)

LtGen George J. Trautman, III USMC (Retired), Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC, Bell Helicopter

16:00 Chairman's Final Remarks and Questions From The Audience

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

16:15 End of Conference

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Andreas Putz

Brigadier General Andreas Putz

Commander Air Support Brigade , Austrian Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces
Major General Richard Felton

Major General Richard Felton

Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD
Major General Scuri Drazen

Major General Scuri Drazen

Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force

Andrew Gray

Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
Andrew Gray

Brigadier General Andreas Putz

Commander Air Support Brigade , Austrian Air Force
Brigadier General Andreas Putz

Brigadier General Jaromir Sebesta

Deputy Commander, Czech Air Force
Brigadier General Jaromir Sebesta

Colonel Peder Soderstrom

Commander Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
Colonel Peder Soderstrom

Colonel Steen Ulrich

Commander Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force
Colonel Steen Ulrich

Colonel Thomas Hoenig

Division Leader Logistics, NATO (NAHEMA)
Colonel Thomas Hoenig

Daniel Kostoval

Deputy Minister Head of the Armaments and Acquistion Division, Ministry of Defence Czech Republic
Daniel Kostoval

Jiri Hynek

President, Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA)
Jiri Hynek

Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj

LtCol Scott B. Clifton, USMC (Retired)

Manager, H1 Global Military Business Development, Bell Helicopter Textron
LtCol Scott B. Clifton, USMC (Retired)

LtGen George J. Trautman, III USMC (Retired)

Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC, Bell Helicopter
LtGen George J. Trautman, III USMC (Retired)

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Richard Felton

Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD
Major General Richard Felton

Major General Scuri Drazen

Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force
Major General Scuri Drazen

Major Pavel Prochazka

Air Training Section Chief-22nd Air Force Base , Czech Air Force
Major Pavel  Prochazka

Marko Gruden

Helicopter Programme Manager,Armament Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
Marko Gruden

Tahir Fidan

Director Platform Integration Engineering , Aselsan As
Tahir Fidan

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Astronautics

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.astronautics.co.il/

Astronautics is an established avionics supplier, with a wide range of avionics products supplied to the aviation industry for over 40 years. Astronautics currently supplies avionic products for both military and civil platforms, including full civil & military certification. Our customers are leading aviation industries such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Sikorsky, EADS, Airbus Military, Singapore Aerospace, Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI), Agusta Westland, HAL, and others. Astronautics develops and manufactures airborne displays in various product lines: Primary Flight Displays, UFCD (Up Front Control Display), EICAS displays, EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) displays, Multi Function Color Displays (MFCDs), Mission Displays and more. We develop, manufacture and support airborne Displays for various platforms including fighters such as the F-16, F-15, Tornado, Helicopters such as the A-109, UH-1, TH-1, ALH etc., Trainers such as the Pilatus PC-7/PC-9 and Transport a/c such as the C-130, as well as civil aircraft such as the Airbus A310 and the Boeing 747/757/767. At last count, Astronautics holds over 130 TSOs for various products and systems Astronautics focus is military and commercial electronics for aerospace, land systems, and ships. A unique product recently developed and sold to various customers is TactiX – a tactical mission system for helicopters and transport aircraft, featuring full situational awareness view, information sharing (data, images & video streaming) between forces (C4I), mission management and more. TactiX supports information sharing among crew-members in a modern onboard network architecture, with quick and easy access to any information the pilots may required to effectively perform their mission.


Axnes Aviation

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.axnes.com

Axnes Aviation develops and supplies advanced and highly durable wireless intercom solutions for use in and outside aircraft and in other demanding applications. AXNES is well known for its wireless ICS systems, and today more than 750 aircraft worldwide are equipped with AXNES wireless technology. The company has been supplying its wireless intercom systems to the industry for almost two decades and is an EASA Part 21 and Part 145 approved organization. AXNES is an approved supplier to OEMs such as Agusta Westland, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky.


Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/mfc.html

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control develops, manufactures and integrates world class air defense, fire support, strike weapon, naval munition, combat vision, anti-armor and advanced product solutions and systems for U.S. and international armed forces. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems products and services.


Pall Corporation

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.pall.com/aerospace-defense-marine

The global leader in providing filtration and separation solutions for commercial & military aircraft, vehicles and ships. Pall’s filter products are used on all major platforms to ensure consistent, reliable equipment performance. Applications include engine lube and fuel, hydraulic and transmission fluid, cabin air, avionics cooling and engine air filtration.


Sikorsky Aircraft

Sponsors and Exhibitors
www.sikorsky.com

Sikorsky Aircraft is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of military and commercial helicopters. The company is best known for its multi-role BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK® helicopters, and best-in-class S-76® and S-92® helicopters for search and rescue, VIP and offshore oil transport. A subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, Sikorsky employs 16,000 people globally with principal manufacturing facilities in the United States and Poland, and joint ventures or supplier operations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. New and next generation products in development include the CH-53K heavy lift and X2® rigid rotor coaxial helicopters, and optionally piloted rotorcraft.

Media Partners


Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA)

Official Media Partner
http://www.aobp.cz/en/english/home-page

Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA) associates Czech companies engaged in research, development, production, trade and marketing of the military and security equipment, material and services. It was founded in 1997 as a non-governmental, independent, apolitical, non-profit organization. Since its foundation it is a respected partner of the Czech Government, the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs. With these institutions the DSIA signed a series of cooperation agreements. DSIA is a partner of organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce or Confederation of Industry and Transportation of the Czech Republic. The Association also cooperates with the publishing house MS Line on publishing a magazine called the Czech Defence Industry and Security Review which is a media platform for the Czech defence and security industry. DSIA promotes business and commercial interests of its members in a dialogue with the Parliament, ministries, other government authorities. It became an important partner and participant in the legislative processes. Its discussions at the "round tables" or face to face meetings with representatives of the state administration or the Parliament help to deal with the defense and security industry issues.

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Helicopter Links

Supporters
http://www.helicopterlinks.com/

Helicopter Links is an international online directory listing helicopter manufacturers, commercial operators, suppliers, services, trade shows, air shows, conferences, magazines, associations, organizations, museums and more. Helicopter Links is available to use by anyone, at no charge.


Aviation News

Supporters
http://www.aviation-news.co.uk/

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.


Defence Suppliers

Supporters
http://www.defence-suppliers.com

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.


Homeland Security Research Corporation

Supporters
http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.


Military Systems and Technology

Supporters
http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

Military Systems & Technology is an on-line resource for the International Military Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a major platform for communication between buyers and sellers. It profiles the very latest Military Systems and Technology from Defence Companies around the Globe. Also listing up and coming Military Exhibitions and Events.


Soldier Modernisation

Supporters
http://www.soldiermod.com

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.


Air Forces Monthly

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http://www.airforcesmonthly.com

AirForces Monthly magazine is devoted to modern military aircraft and their air arms, it provides the best military aviation news coverage from its global network of correspondents and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view. AirForces Monthly has built up a formidable reputation worldwide by reporting from places not generally covered by other military magazines.


Defence Industries

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http://www.defence-industries.com

Defence Industries, our one-of-a kind business venture has been an across- the –board network that intensifies the defence industries market by promoting paramount companies in the sector. Being an industry specific market resource center, defence industries allies buyers and suppliers across the global defence industry, for better business outputs. Used as a means that creates partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the defence industry, this comprehensive resource is a knowledge bank of the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, forthcoming events, white papers, interviews by industry professionals about the latest technologies developed in the industry, informative articles, and an elaborate categorization of products and services. Our promotional strategies, targeted at an array of relevant professionals, enhance market-visibility, in the Defence Industry.


Global Defence Technology

Supporters
http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

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.


Army Technology

Supporters
http://www.army-technology.com

Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


Copybook - Military

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http://www.copybook.com/military

Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


ArmedForces.co.uk

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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


Airforce Technologies

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http://www.Airforce-technology.com

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.

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‘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.

GLOBAL CPD

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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