Past event: Full Spectrum Air Defence Conference

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"

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

"Valuable conference."

Technical Consultant, Norconsult Telematics

"Great insight on western IADS capabilities and weaknesses"

Intel Analyst, US Air Force

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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Hilton London Syon Park
Park Road, TW8 8JF
London, Brentford Middlesex, UK

Phone: +44 20 7870 7777

Group Rate: £220.00 per night, Including breakfast and VAT.

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on this link. We have reserved a selection of Deluxe Rooms at the discounted group rate, subject to availability;
Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24229