Full Spectrum Air Defence 2023: The Premier Meeting Ground for the International Air Defence Community
The future of air and missile defence will be characterised by a full spectrum of threats. With adversary advancements in ballistic missiles technology, next generation aircraft, and unmanned aerial systems utilising a variety of enhanced capabilities including stealth, manoeuvring re-entry vehicles, decoys, and jamming devices, the need to rapidly evolve air defence structures has become a necessity for all defence forces.
The Full Spectrum Air Defence conference will reinvigorate the conversation, addressing the full scale, range and structures of air defence. Led by senior air defence commanders, research and development specialists, and industry partners, we will determine strategy, technological advancements, integration, and approaches for international cooperation across the full air defence spectrum, ensuring the response to existing and emerging threats remains unified and effective.
Full Spectrum Air Defence has become the chosen meeting ground for the international air defence community, bringing together both industry and military to address threat. With ever increasing threats from state and non-state actors alike, the need for an immediate global response has never been greater.
Key themes include:
How can air defenders be aided by the OEM and systems integrators to smooth the transition from legacy to contemporary assets?
In what ways can nations increase the integration of air defence assets across air, land and sea, in an effort to create a seamless reactive capability to dealing with threats areas across the spectrum
As threats become more varied with the development of low slow small uas to hypersonic glide vehicles, what options are there for multi-model air defence systems to engage a range of targets? What are the benefits and limitations of futuristic technology, such as directed energy
What lessons can be transferred between GBAD commanders in different regions of the world, in terms of meeting operational challenges?
The Joint Forum
The forum is co-located with our Directed Energy System Conference and Military Radar Conference. Although the conference sessions will run independently, this will provide additional networking possibilities as well as an opportunity to sit in on sessions dealing with new technologies to counter the cost asymmetry on the battlefield in addition to incapacitating hypersonic threats.
"The base tour was excellent, plus the event allowed presentations from countries and discussions about radar and missile integration"
"The staff stood out as they were attentive to all the attendees needs and responded to each question with respect and attention"
"A great opportunity to meet relevant players in the field of ISR and security affairs"
"Great insight on western IADS capabilities and weaknesses"
2023 Conference Chairs
Colonel (Ret.) David Shank, Former Commander, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School, US Army
Colonel (Ret.) Paul Daniels, Former Program Management & Business Development Leader, Raytheon Missile Systems
2023 Confirmed Speakers
Major General Sean Gainey, Director, Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systsms Office, US Army
Major General Veiko-Vello Palm, Estonian Division Commander, Estonian Defence Forces
Air Vice Marshal Lincoln Taylor, Chief of Staff Capability, Royal Air Force
Adam M. Aberle, Director for Directed Energy, US Army Space & Missile Defense Technical Center
Tarun Gupta, Director for the Directed Energy Project Office, RCCTO, US Army
Brigadier General Kazimierz Dynski, Chief of Air and Missile Defense Department, Polish Armed Forces
Simon Reynolds, Chief Scientist, UK Missile Defence Centre, UK MoD
Brigadier General Peter Gielen, Portfolio Manager, Royal Netherlands Army
Group Captain Gary Darby, SRO C-UAS, Head, Joint C-UAS Team, UK MoD
Peter Clarke, Head of C-sUAS Rapid Innovation Cell (RIC), Defence UAS Capability Development Centre, UK Ministry of Defence
Colonel Lisa Bartel, Deputy Commander, 10th AAMDC, US Army
Colonel Nathan "Booster" Owen, Assistant to the Director, Missile Defense Agency, USEUCOM
Colonel William Parker, Deputy Director, Joint Counter-small UAS Office (JCO), US Army
Colonel Graham Taylor, Commander, 7 Air Defence Group, British Army
Colonel Stefan Kern, Defence Planning Office, Bundeswehr
Lieutenant Colonel Erlend Salamon Hammervik-Elvenes, Branch Chief GBAD, Royal Norwegian Air Force
Dr Cristian Coman, Principal Scientist, NCI Agency
Dr Uzi Rubin, Former Director, Israel Missile Defense Organization
Confirmed Industry Speakers
Alon Amitay, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, DRS RADA Technologies
Colonel (Ret.) Chris Bisset MBE, Land Domain Lead, Northrop Grumman UK, and former Commander of UK Attack Helicopter Force, Northrop Grumman
Tom Driscoll, Co-Founder & CTO, Echodyne
Arne Nolte, Head of Marketing GBAD, Diehl
Colonel (ret.) William Lamb, Director, IBCS International Programmes, Northrop Grumman
Lars Krogh Vammen, Business Development Director, Weibel
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