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NEW DATES 17 - 18 November, 2021 | London, United Kingdom
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SMi is proud to present the 5th Annual Air Missile Defence Technology Conference taking place in London on the 17th and 18th November 2021. This event will follow in the wake of four successful Air and Missile Defence Technology conferences, which featured exceptional international representation.


The conference  will provide a unique insight into GBAD, Counter Medium and Ballistic Missile technologies, C-RAM, Integrated and Networked Radar systems, Confronting ICBM threats and developing coherent international strategies. This conference will allow attendees to gain contacts within the most cutting-edge programs in a growing and critical market. 

This event will provide an opportunity to hear the latest developments from senior international programme managers and will provide an opportunity to learn what technologies nations are investing in, to protect from a widening array of missile and airborne threats. 
 

 

Air and Missile Defence Technology is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the international priorities and developments for air and missile defence. The two-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to engage with senior officials and technical experts to enhance their network and understanding of the Air and Missile defence priorities.


• Hear the latest developments from leading international programmes
• Discuss how nations are adopting technology to protect against enhanced threats
• Explore how nations are engaging with on-another to enhance interoperability and strengthen their defence technologies
• Attend a conference where you can meet and network with leading programme managers
• Understand how nations are rising to combat the threats to militaries from emerging technologies
 

Agency for Defence- Korea; Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airforces Monthly; Booz Allen Hamilton; British Army; Calspan; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; Czech Republic MOD; Egyptian Armed Forces; ELTA Systems Ltd; FMV; French Air Force; German Airforce; Hanwha Corporation; Hemi S.R.O; High-Speed Vehicle Research Center; Hungarian Army; Israeli Air Force; KAIST; KONGSBERG; Kongsberg Defence &Aerospace; Letectví a kosmonautika; Lithuanian Air Force; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Uk (Uk); MBDA; MILMAG The Military Magazine; Missiles and Space, International; NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI); OMNIPOL a. s.; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; Rheinmetall Air Defence; Saab AB; Thales Raytheon Anschutz GmbH; TRS AMDC2; TUBITAK; Tubitak Sage; UAE GHQ; University of Defence; US Air Force in Europe ; US Army Europe; Weibel Scientific A/S;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE, Deputy Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum

9:10 The Advent of Hypersonic Technology and the U.S. DoD Plan to Have an Actionable Hypersonic Weapon by 2023

Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood

Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, Rapid Capabilities Office, U.S. Army

 • Critical U.S development updates on hypersonic missiles and the requirement to work across the DoD, industry and academia
• The need for ground-based combat capabilities for hypersonic missile technologies
• Effective joint action across all U.S. Armed Forces to maximise capabilities

9:50 Sky Sabre and the Future Direction of British Ground Based Air Defence

Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

Colonel Graham Taylor CBE, Commander 7th Air Defence Group, British Army

 • 7th Air Defence Group’s role and capabilities within the 3rd Division
• The Sky Sabre system and its effects on capability since its introduction
• Integrated Air Defence Systems

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Integrated Air and Missile Defense Sensors and Solutions

Colonel (Res.) Moshe Manor

Colonel (Res.) Moshe Manor, Senior C4I & AMD expert , ELTA Systems Ltd

11:40 AIR6500 and The Royal Australian Air Force’s Vision for an Advanced Joint Battle Management System

Air Commodore Phil Gordon

Air Commodore Phil Gordon, Director General Air Defence and Space, Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force

 • Project AIR6500 mission and purpose
• Connecting platforms across the Australian Armed Forces
• Effectiveness in areas of operations and deployability

 

12:20 A holistic approach to Integrated Air and Missile Defense

Mr. Joseph DeAntona

Mr. Joseph DeAntona, Vice President for Requirements and Capabilities, Raytheon Missile Systems
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13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Italian Developments on c-UAS and Ground Based Air Defence

Brigadier General Fabrizio Argiolas

Brigadier General Fabrizio Argiolas, Air Defence Artillery Commander , Italian Army

 
• Italian c-UAS capabilities
• Developments on Italian GBAD and Italian Air Defence Artillery
• The continuing evolution of air threats and modernised fire control systems

14:40 Technology Advancements in Detecting Aerial Targets From LSS Threats to Conventional

Mr. Richard Engleholm

Mr. Richard Engleholm, Business Development Manager, Weibel Scientific A/S

 • New technology advancements in radar technology -
what comes after AESA technology
• Detecting low signature threats in high clutter
environment
• How to expand the OODA loop when engaging a
wider portfolio of threats

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Current and Future Missile Capabilities from Thales

Mr. Paddy Mallon

Mr. Paddy Mallon, Chief Technologist, Thales UK

 • Providing the UK with VSHORAD capabilities
• The advanced weapon solutions to land, air, and maritime environments
• Cross-spectrum; from early warning to elimination

16:30 Swedish Air Defence Equipment Procurement and Future Needs

• Swedish ground-based air defence project
• Threats for the Swedish GBAD system and improved capabilities
• Air defence for manoeuvre units – initial thoughts

Mr. Joakim Lewin

Mr. Joakim Lewin, Program Manager, Army Programs, FMV

Max Berthold

Max Berthold, Project Manager GBAD, Swedish Defence Material Agency, FMV

17:10 Chairman's closing remarks

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE, Deputy Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE, Deputy Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum

9:10 The 10th AAMDC, its Structure, Effectiveness, and Future in Europe

Colonel Bruce A. Bredlow

Colonel Bruce A. Bredlow, Deputy Commanding Officer, 10th AAMDC United States Army Europe

• Structure of the AAMDC
• Introduction of the new M-SHORAD system
• U.S. direction in European Defence needs against future missile threats
• Further integration and its future with NATO, and other nation states

9:50 A Spanish Overview on Future Operational Requirements for Air Detection and Defence

Colonel Jaime-Vidal Mena Redondo

Colonel Jaime-Vidal Mena Redondo, 74th Air Defence Regiment Commander, Air Defence Artillery Command of Spanish Army

 • Spanish defence priorities against air and missile threats
• Air defence technology developments
• Advancing radar detection and identification systems

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Enhancing Missile Defence Technology and Hungarian Developments

Colonel Ferenc Konczol

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

 • Hungarian ground-based missile defence developments
• Hungarian Armed Forces modernisation efforts
• Hungarian cooperation with other NATO partners

11:40 Lithuanian Air Defence Priorities

Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas

Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas, Chief A3 Operations section, Lithuanian Air Force

• Development of air defence infrastructure
• NASAMS and expectations for their integration into NATINAMDS
• Lithuanian airspace monitoring and reaction capabilities

12:20 Analysis on Missile Defence and Related issues

Dr. Thomas Karako

Dr. Thomas Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program/Director, Missile Defence Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

• Integrated Air and Missile Defence as an Operational
Concept
• Missile Defeat as an Organizing Concept
• Adapting NATO IAMD efforts to high-end, 360-degree
aerial threats.
• Analysis of the U.S. FY2022 defense budget
 

13:00 Networking lunch

14:00 Adapting Missile and Air Defence for New Advanced Technologies

Mr. Peter Woodmansee

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

 • Adaptation and evolution to combat state-based missile technologies
• Moving towards new strategic threats; NATO priorities on hypersonic and cruise missiles
• Updates on direction and policy
• USA leadership on strengthening hypersonic research and funding

14:40 NORAD Integrated Missile Defence

Lieutenant Colonel Zach Fennell

Lieutenant Colonel Zach Fennell, Chief Warfighting Branch J35,NORAD, US Air Force

 • NORAD and its mission for air and missile defence
• Responsive solutions to combat advancing missile
technologies
• State-based missile threats and NORAD’s abilities to
counter them
• Future direction in NORAD policy and defence

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Air Base Defence Concepts of Operations and the Counter Air Roadmap

Mr. Max Hanessian

Mr. Max Hanessian, Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, US Air Force in Europe

 • Defence of Ramstein Air Base Project
• Air Base Defence CONOPS
• US Air Force counter air roadmap; timeline and updates

16:30 Future Direction of UK Air Defence

Dr. David Jordan

Dr. David Jordan, Academic Director for Air Elements of the Advanced Command and Staff Course, King’s College London

• Tackling the ambition verse affordability argument in
defence
• Continuous capability and future capability research
• Maintaining and enhancing air power capabilities

17:10 Chairman's closing remarks

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE, Deputy Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Air Commodore Phil Gordon

Air Commodore Phil Gordon

Director General Air Defence and Space, Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force
Colonel Bruce A. Bredlow

Colonel Bruce A. Bredlow

Deputy Commanding Officer, 10th AAMDC United States Army Europe
Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

Commander 7th Air Defence Group, British Army
Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood

Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood

Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, Rapid Capabilities Office, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Deputy Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum
Mr. Peter Woodmansee

Mr. Peter Woodmansee

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

Air Commodore Phil Gordon

Director General Air Defence and Space, Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force
Air Commodore Phil Gordon

Brigadier General Fabrizio Argiolas

Air Defence Artillery Commander , Italian Army
Brigadier General Fabrizio Argiolas

Colonel (Res.) Moshe Manor

Senior C4I & AMD expert , ELTA Systems Ltd
Colonel (Res.) Moshe Manor

Colonel Bruce A. Bredlow

Deputy Commanding Officer, 10th AAMDC United States Army Europe
Colonel Bruce A. Bredlow

Colonel Ferenc Konczol

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

Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

Commander 7th Air Defence Group, British Army
Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

Colonel Jaime-Vidal Mena Redondo

74th Air Defence Regiment Commander, Air Defence Artillery Command of Spanish Army
Colonel Jaime-Vidal Mena Redondo

Dr. David Jordan

Academic Director for Air Elements of the Advanced Command and Staff Course, King’s College London
Dr. David Jordan

Dr. Thomas Karako

Senior Fellow, International Security Program/Director, Missile Defence Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Thomas Karako

Lieutenant Colonel Zach Fennell

Chief Warfighting Branch J35,NORAD, US Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Zach Fennell

Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood

Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, Rapid Capabilities Office, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Deputy Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum
Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE

Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas

Chief A3 Operations section, Lithuanian Air Force
Major Ovidijus Pilitauskas

Max Berthold

Project Manager GBAD, Swedish Defence Material Agency, FMV
Max Berthold

Mr. Joakim Lewin

Program Manager, Army Programs, FMV
Mr. Joakim Lewin

Mr. Joseph DeAntona

Vice President for Requirements and Capabilities, Raytheon Missile Systems
Mr. Joseph DeAntona

Joseph DeAntona is vice president for Requirements and Capabilities, Land Warfare & Air Defense, at Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies. He leads a customer-focused team of professionals who understand customer requirements and develop capabilities solutions using Raytheon Missile & Defense’s superior technology and products. DeAntona brings more than 35 years of experience specific to land warfare and air defense. Most recently, he served as vice president and business development executive for integrated air and missile defense, prior to Raytheon Company’s merger with United Technologies Corporation in 2020. DeAntona is a 30-year veteran with the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery and a university-level instructor and administrator. He has extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific regions. DeAntona holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the United States Naval War College, and the United States Army War College.

Mr. Max Hanessian

Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, US Air Force in Europe
Mr. Max Hanessian

Mr. Paddy Mallon

Chief Technologist, Thales UK
Mr. Paddy Mallon

Mr. Peter Woodmansee

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

Mr. Richard Engleholm

Business Development Manager, Weibel Scientific A/S
Mr. Richard Engleholm

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ELTA

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https://www.iai.co.il/about/groups/elta-systems

ELTA Systems Ltd. (“ELTA”) is a group and wholly-owned subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (“IAI”), Israel’s leading Defense Company and a global leader in the defense and aerospace sectors. Since the founding of the company over five decades ago, ELTA has achieved a leading position in the local and international markets as a high-end radar and electronics manufacture, systems house and a systems integrator. ELTA develops technologically advanced, innovative solutions for defense, paramilitary, government and law enforcement customers as well as for the civilian market. ELTA’s product portfolio includes solutions for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Early Warning, Self-Protection, Fire Control, SIGINT, Electronic Attack/Self-Protection Multi-Mission Systems, C4I, Autonomous Ground Systems, Cyber, Homeland Security (HLS), and Multi-INT solutions ELTA also produces fully integrated special mission aircraft and all-terrain vehicles. These solutions are based on in-house developed advanced electromagnetic sensors and systems: RADAR, COMINT, ELINT with related IMINT and GEOINT exploitation capabilities; Electronic Warfare Systems; Communication Systems; WAMI (Wide Area Motion Imagery); Big Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning technologies. ELTA solutions enable militaries’ dominance in the modern multi-domain (space, air, ground, sea and undersea) battle field.


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Raytheon Missiles & Defense brings global customers the most advanced end-to-end solutions delivering the advantage of one innovative partner to detect, track, and intercept threats. With a broad portfolio of air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, command and control systems and advanced defense technologies Raytheon Missiles & Defense solutions protect citizens, warfighters and infrastructure in more than fifty countries around the world.


Weibel Scientific

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http://www.weibel.dk/

Weibel Scientific is a high-tech company that since the 1930s has been dedicated to provide precision data for user all over the world. The modern day company develops and produces a wide range of tactical and instrumental X-band Doppler-based radars, utilizing CW, MFCW and FMCW waveforms for small object detection and tracking with high resolution in both the velocity and range domain. Weibel Scientific’s portfolio ranges from small muzzle velocity and fire director radars for anti-air artillery to radars for the full IAMD spectrum. The technology covers applications from counter drone operations around high value targets through SHORAD/LLAD to air surveillance radars for GBAD and upper tier air defense applications and BMD capable radars. Throughout the last 40 years, Weibel has provided more than 4500 radars to more than 40 countries.

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Army Technology

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WHAT IS CPD?

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

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

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

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

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

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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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