Full Spectrum Air Defence International Conference

The premier meeting ground for the international air defence community

Berlin, Germany

Full Spectrum Air Defence International 2019: The Gathering of the World's Air Defence Community

As the world's military returns to conventional warfighting roles, air defence has once again become the first line of defence for the world's armed forces. With new ballistic capabilities being developed by near-peer adversaries in Eastern Europe and Asia, major advances already witnessed in cruise missile systems, and the proliferation of UAV's across all size and classes, the need to rapidly evolve air defence systems has become a necessity across all defence forces.

Building upon the previous success of the Integrated Air and Missile Defence conference as the chosen forum for the international air defence community, the Full Spectrum Air Defence International has been built in response to the military need to consider the total operating environment. Designed to expand the conversation to address the full scale, and range, of air defence, the conference will determine strategy, integrate technology and define approaches for international cooperation and integration across the full spectrum of air defence, with briefings from key decision makers from strategic air defence commands and capability demonstrations from leading industry partners in air defence.

With ever increasing threats from state and non-state actors alike, the need for an immediate global response has never been greater. The Full Spectrum Air Defence International conference will take place 24-26 September in Berlin.

Key themes include:

  • How can air defenders be aided by the OEM and systems integrators to smooth the transition from legacy to contemporary assets?
  • As threats become increasingly varied, what options are there for multi-modal air defence systems, such as directed energy, which can engage a range of targets? What benefits and limitations to these futuristic systems?
  • In what ways can nations increase the integration of Air Defences across different planes, for example Ground-Based and Sea-Based, in an effort to create a more seamless reactive capability?
  • What lessons can be transferred between GBAD commanders in different regions of the world, in terms of meeting operational challenges?

"The base tour was excellent, plus the event allowed presentations from countries and discussions about radar and missile integration"
VProgram Manager, ASELAN

"The staff stood out as they were attentive to all the attendees needs and responded to each question with respect and attention"
Director, Business Development, BAE Systems

"A great opportunity to meet relevant players in the field of ISR and security affairs"
Image Analyst, SatCen


  • Major General Sean Gainey, Deputy Director for Force Protection, J-8, US Joint Staff
  • Brigadier General Frederic Parisot, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programmes, French Air Force
  • Mr Daryl Youngman, Deputy Director, Air and Missile Defense Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Dainius Guzas, Commander, Lithuanian Air Force
  • Colonel Marco Forrer, Commander GBAD Development, Swiss Air Force
  • Colonel Mark Holler, Commandant Air Defence Artillery, US Army
  • Colonel Andrii Kramarenko, Chief of Operational Section, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Command East, Ukrainian Air Force
  • Colonel Tim Shaffer, Chief, Air and Missile Defense, US Army Europe
  • Dr Leigh Moore Jr., NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense, NATO
  • Colonel Eugenio Lopez Polo, Head of Artillery and Air Defence Training and Doctrine, Spanish Army
  • Thomas Doss, Assistant Program Executive Officer, International, PEO Missiles and Space
  • Lieutenant Colonel Vlastimil Hujer, Chief of Staff, 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment, Czech Armed Forces
  • Peter Woodmansee, Division Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defense, HQ US European Command
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charlie More, Commanding Officer 12 Regiment, Royal Artillery, British Army
  • Mr Brian Lihani, Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch, HQ NORAD
  • Dr. Iain Boyd, James E. Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Dr Dirk Zimper, Director, Defence Research, German Aerospace Center
  • Manfred Eggers, Project Manager- Communications, Air & Missile Defence Programme, NATO Service & Procurement Agency
Focus Day - 24 September 2019

Conference Day One - 25 September 2019

Conference Day Two - 26 September 2019


Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
Stephanstrasse 41, Berlin 10559
Website: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-A0F7-mercure-hotel-moa-berlin/index.shtml
Phone: +49 30 3940430

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel. https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MXCW8

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies; regrettably a number of our speakers and sponsors have recently been targeted by companies claiming to beat the prices offered but this is simply a fraudulent attempt to secure your credit card details.