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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

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

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

Colonel Jan Sedliacik

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

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

    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

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

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

    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja

    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja, Commander, Air Defence Command, Spanish Ministry of Defence

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

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

    Colonel Chad D. Skaggs

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

  • Air and missile defence: a top modernization priority for the US Army
  • An ever-growing range of threats and operational environment
  • Unmanned systems, electronic, cyber and directed energy capabilities, hypersonic weapons
  • Encouraging collaboration and leveraging of industry knowledge to identify and develop capabilities
  • 11:40 How NATO Air Command and Control System [NATO ACCS] is continuously adapting to its environment?

    Mr Wade Thompson

    Mr Wade Thompson, Senior Marketing Manager, ThalesRaytheonSystems

     

                        Better performance and coverage: NATO ACCS architecture refresh and additional deployment.
                        Wider asset interoperability: Opened architecture linked with Ballistic Missile Defence Opportunity.
                        Preparing Future: Digital Transformation and new CONOPS

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

    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

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

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

    14:00 Similarities and Differences in Air Surveillance and GBAD radars

    Mr Israel Oznovich

    Mr Israel Oznovich, Air Surveillance and Defence , Elta Systems

     

  • In the past, Air Surveillance (AS) radars and Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) radars were quite different.
  • State-of-the-art requirements for technical and operational capabilities and corresponding technologies
  • of such modern radars are analysed and compared.
  • The results of this analysis will be shown and discussed,
  • as well as its effect on users of such systems, such as the Israeli Air Force
  • 14:30 Providing a Flexible and Modular System for Ground-Based Air Defence

    Mr Andreas Bappert

    Mr Andreas Bappert, Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence

  • How Diehl meets today's air threats of short and medium range rockets, and unmanned aerial systems
  • Providing adaptability to country-specific C2 systems
  • 15:00 MBDA Multi-Layer Air Defence Solution

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard

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

  • Threat reminder
  • Airborne and Ground based air defence combination
  • Multi-layer air defence benefits
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Science and Technology Innovations for Air and Missile Defense Capabilities

    Dr. Juanita M. Harris

    Dr. Juanita M. Harris, Director Director, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development, and Engineering Center, US Army

     

  • Engage First
  • Expand the Dome
  • On the Move
  • 16:30 Modern French Surface-Based Air Defence Capabilities for National Defence and International Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Monnin

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

  • Crotale (NG) SHORAD Missile Systems for Mobile and Fixed-Base Defence
  • The successful introduction of the SAMP MAMBA Medium-Range System
  • The ops roadmap to IAMD
  • 17:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Enhancing Air Defence Capabilities to Counter Next Generation UAS Threats

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

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer

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

    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin

    Mr Andreas Bappert

    Mr Andreas Bappert, Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

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

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

    Colonel Phil Rottenborn

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

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer

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

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

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

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

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

    Major Vaidas Simaitis

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

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

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

    Mr Peter  Woodmansee

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

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

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

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

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

    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin

    Mr Andreas Bappert

    Mr Andreas Bappert, Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard

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

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

    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin

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

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    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

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

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

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

    Major Vaidas Simaitis

    Commander of the Air Defence Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force
    Mr Wade Thompson

    Mr Wade Thompson

    Senior Marketing Manager, ThalesRaytheonSystems
    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

    Deputy Commander, Joint Ground Based Air Defence, UK MoD

    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja

    Commander, Air Defence Command, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Inigo Pareja

    Brigadier General Randall McIntire

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

    Colonel (Ret'd) Henri Stievenard

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

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

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

    Colonel Chad D. Skaggs

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

    Colonel Jan Sedliacik

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

    Colonel Phil Rottenborn

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

    Dr. Juanita M. Harris

    Director Director, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development, and Engineering Center, US Army
    Dr. Juanita M. Harris

    Ian Spillane

    Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin
    Ian  Spillane

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Monnin

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Stratemann

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Matyi

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Yannick Willer

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

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

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

    Major Vaidas Simaitis

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

    Mr Andreas Bappert

    Technical Director, GBAD Systems, Diehl Defence
    Mr Andreas Bappert

    Mr Israel Oznovich

    Air Surveillance and Defence , Elta Systems
    Mr Israel Oznovich

    Mr Peter Woodmansee

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

    Mr Wade Thompson

    Senior Marketing Manager, ThalesRaytheonSystems
    Mr Wade Thompson

    Wing Commander Chris Misiak

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

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    ThalesRaytheonSystems

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    ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) is a transatlantic joint venture company that specializes in Integrated Air and Ballistic Missile Defence (IAMD) Command and Control (C2) Systems. TRS is equally owned by two global defence leaders – Raytheon Company in the US and Thales in France, with the primary facility in Massy, near Paris France. The Chief Executive Officer of TRS is Eric Marceau, and Ronald Bettencourt is the Vice President of Programmes. ThalesRaytheonSystems is the prime contractor to provide NATO and the NATO Nations with IAMD for the NATO Air Command and Control System (ACCS) Programme. ACCS is a new and complex European continent-wide Air and Missile Defence system that provides the integrated planning, tasking and execution of air and BMD operations. The installation of NATO CAOC’s for planning and National ARS Tactical sites across Europe ensures a technically integrated and operationally unified C2 system for the future. The ACCS system Today ACCS is installed in 20 European locations and is in various stages of phased implementation, testing and operational acceptance, including the NATO deployable tactical control system capability (DARS unit) based in Poggio Renatico, Italy. ACCS also provides a key part of the NATO AIRCOM HQ Ramstein, Ballistic Missile Defence Operations Center (BMDOC). ACCS Replication will be expanding into 10 other NATO Nations with ACCS Sofware Based Element (ASBE) phase of the Programme and will undergo a technology refresh to meet the new NATO Command Structure performances requirements. In future ACCS will continue to evolve as the unifying Air Command and Control system enabling NATO to demonstrate credible deterrence and to adapt to the many challenges of collective security.

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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.

    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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