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SAE Media Group is proud to present the 6th Annual Air and Missile Defence Technology Conference taking place in London on the 16th and 17th November 2022. This event will follow in the wake of five 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

8:20 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 2022 Update on the Integration of Sky Sabre into British Air Defence

Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

Colonel Graham Taylor CBE, 7th UK Air Defence Group, British Army
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  •  Optimisation of the Sky Sabre system to combat future UK threats and lessons learned after its introduction
  • Integrated air defence systems and the strategic need for ever-increasing range capabilities
  • Next steps for Sky Sabre
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    9:40 Spanish ADA Material Upgrades and Future Organization of the Spanish Anti-aircraft Artillery System.

    Colonel Fernando Prada

    Colonel Fernando Prada, 71st ADA Regiment, Spanish Army
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  •  Development of the ADA combat.
  • ADA responsibilities regarding the A2/AD.
  • Spanish ADA units in operations.
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    10:20 Session Reserved for MARSS

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Polish Integrated and Network Centric Air and Missile Defence

    Brigadier General Dynski Kazimierz

    Brigadier General Dynski Kazimierz, Air and Missile Defence Division Chief - Deputy Inspector, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces
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  • Concept for variable use of a SHORAD system
  • Limitations on a short-range air and missile defence system
  • Training on SHORAD systems and strengthening their efficiency for the Polish Armed Forces
  • Interoperable needs and NATO involvement for air defence systems
  • Discussing Eastern European and NATO AMD in view of the situation in Ukraine
  • 12:10 Discussing Swedish GBAD: Air Defence and the Eastern Threat

    Colonel Roger Ahfelt

    Colonel Roger Ahfelt, Head of Swedish Air Defence Combat School, Swedish Army
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  •  The current status of Swedish AMD: Strategic considerations and threats
  • Ongoing implementation of new systems
  • The future of GBAD capability
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Session Reserved for Weibel

    14:30 Lithuanian Air Defence Priorities

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Konovalovas

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Konovalovas, Commander of the Air Defense Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force
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  •  Development of air defence infrastructure
  • NASAMS and expectations for their integration into NATINAMDS
  • Lithuanian airspace monitoring and reaction capabilities
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    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 NATO’s Integrated Air Missile Defence: Policy Framework

    Nicolas Giacometti

    Nicolas Giacometti, Policy Adviser, NATO
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  •  From a policy perspective, what are the main challenges for NATO IAMD today and in the future?
  • How has the policy framework on NATO IAMD changed in the past years and how may it further evolve?
  • How can NATO contribute to enhancing Allies’ awareness about IAMD and their IAMD capabilities? 
  • 16:20 Perspectives on China’s Missile and Missile Defence Capability

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute
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  •  Contrasting China’s capability to the Wests’
  • Are we doing enough to counter the threat?
  • Looking forward towards the 2030s
  • 17:00 Perspectives From The MDAA on World Wide Missile Defense

    Riki Ellison

    Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder, Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
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  • The Advocacy of Missile Defense in 2022
  • The Challenges and Opportunities for Missile Defense 
  • Areas of potential growth 
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    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:20 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:00 The 10th AAMDC’s Role in European Air Defence: Facing the Threat

    Colonel Bruce Bredlow

    Colonel Bruce Bredlow, Commander, ADA Brigade, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command

  •  Evaluating the capabilities of the 10th AAMDC
  • An update on the implementation of the M-SHORAD; Defending manoeuvre forces in an increasingly complex Air and Missile Defence environment
  • Ongoing work with allies to ensure interoperability and holistic missile protection
  • Looking forward at the strategic challenges for the 10th AAMDC and the preparations to overcome them
  • 9:40 Evaluating the Vital Role of Integrated Air and Missile Defence in an Increasingly Complex Threat Environment: Ukraine as a study

    Peter  Woodmansee

    Peter Woodmansee, Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defense, HQ US European Command
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  •  Risk – Managing risk through integrating air and missile Defense
  • All source intel – using innovative unclassified means
  • Interoperability & Integration – What does it mean across Europe
  • Sensors - Understanding ‘360-degree’ threat – sensor coverage will enable Defense
  • Layered Defense - Left of Launch, Active, and Passive Defense – delivering, credible, and effective air and missile Defense
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:40 USMC GBAD Development and CAPABILITIES: Medium Range Intercept Capability

    Donald Kelley

    Donald Kelley, Program Manager Ground Based Air Defense, USMC
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  •  Priorities for the Marine war fighter when it comes to GBAD
  • Discussing the MRIC 
  • Potential Future for MRIC
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    12:20 Integration and Synchronised Capabilities Across U.S. Missile Defence Programs

    Thomas Doss

    Thomas Doss, Assistant Program Executive Officer, International, Missiles and Space, International
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  •  Future expectations and requirements in the run-up to 2023 hypersonic operability
  • The Integrated Fires and Rapid Capabilities portfolio; c-UAS, hypersonic weapons and integrated systems
  • Strategic fires and their differences to practical laser-based defence systems
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    13:00 Prototyping Directed Energy for CsUAS

    Lieutenant Colonel Adam Miller

    Lieutenant Colonel Adam Miller, PM for Directed Energy, C-sUAS , U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office
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  •  The RCCTO’s role in the US DoD’s Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Strategy
  • Applications for directed energy in AMD
  • Core technical challenges for the program
  • Roadmap for the 2020s
  • 13:40 Networking Lunch

    14:40 Adapting AMD Efforts to Near Peer Threats After Ukraine (Virtual)

    Dr Thomas Karako

    Dr Thomas Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program/Director, Missile Defence Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
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  •  Assessing US budgets and program changes
  • Reorienting from rogue states to Russia and China
  • The need for full spectrum AMD efforts integrated with passive defense and distributed operations
  • Lessons from the Ukraine conflict for fires and air defense 
  • 15:20 Lockheed Martin Ground Based Air Defence and Architectures

    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin UK
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  •  Ground Based Air Defence technologies
  • Improving Air Defence Architectures
  • Current effectiveness of Ground based solutions to new air and missile threats
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    16:40 Afternoon Tea

    17:10 Evaluating Greek Defense Investments in the Realm of Air Missile Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis, Contract, Programme Manager, Ministry of National Defence
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  •  Air Missile Defense considerations for the F-16 Viper Upgrade Program
  • Counter UAS Considerations in AMD
  • Evaluating Patriot and Crotale systems 
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    17:50 Distributed Control Technology for Air and Missile Defence Operations

    Dr Peter  Sapaty

    Dr Peter Sapaty, Chief Research Scientist, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences
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  •  Global awareness and consciousness under Spatial Grasp paradigm
  • Tracing cruise missiles by distributed networks of cooperating radar stations
  • Collective supervision and destruction of hypersonic gliders by satellite networks
  • Symbiosis of distributed interactive simulation with live control of large campaigns
  • Technology implementation issues
  • 18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Dynski Kazimierz

    Brigadier General Dynski Kazimierz

    Air and Missile Defence Division Chief - Deputy Inspector, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces
    Colonel Fernando Prada

    Colonel Fernando Prada

    71st ADA Regiment, Spanish Army
    Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

    Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

    7th UK Air Defence Group, British Army
    Colonel Roger Ahfelt

    Colonel Roger Ahfelt

    Head of Swedish Air Defence Combat School, Swedish Army
    Donald Kelley

    Donald Kelley

    Program Manager Ground Based Air Defense, USMC
    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute
    Dr Thomas Karako

    Dr Thomas Karako

    Senior Fellow, International Security Program/Director, Missile Defence Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Ian  Spillane

    Ian Spillane

    Chief Engineer, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin UK
    Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Konovalovas

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Konovalovas

    Commander of the Air Defense Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force
    Nicolas Giacometti

    Nicolas Giacometti

    Policy Adviser, NATO
    Riki Ellison

    Riki Ellison

    Chairman and Founder, Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
    Thomas Doss

    Thomas Doss

    Assistant Program Executive Officer, International, Missiles and Space, International

    Brigadier General Dynski Kazimierz

    Air and Missile Defence Division Chief - Deputy Inspector, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Dynski Kazimierz

     Kazimierz Dynski earned his commission from the Radar Engineering Military School. He is graduated from the National Defence University and the Air War College.

    He started his career in Air Defence as a targeting officer up to A3 Division Chief of the POLAF HQ. He served as A7 Division Chief at the CC Air HQ Ramstein and J7 Deputy Chief the General Staff of the PAF, Deputy Chief of Staff - J3 Division Chief of the GENCOM and Director of the National Military Standardization Committee. He was assigned as commander of the 3rd Air Defence Brigade.
     

    Colonel Bruce Bredlow

    Commander, ADA Brigade, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command
    Colonel Bruce Bredlow

    Colonel Fernando Prada

    71st ADA Regiment, Spanish Army
    Colonel Fernando Prada

     Colonel Fernando PRADA was born in Cartagena (Spain) in 1967. He joined the Military School in 1988 and 5 years later he was promoted Lieutenant.

    As General Staff course graduated, he worked as a Faculty in the Spanish Army War College and in the Spanish Joint Operations Command, Intelligence Branch.

    In the air defence arena, as a Major he was posted in the 94th ADA Regiment. He is currently posted as 71th ADA Regiment Commander.

    Colonel PRADA has participated in NATO missions in Bosnia i Herzegovina and Afghanistan, as well as in the UN mission in Lebanon.  

    Colonel Graham Taylor CBE

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

    Colonel Graham Taylor was educated at RGS Worcester, Swansea University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1996, his formative years of service were with 7th (Parachute) Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and 40th Regiment Royal Artillery. He was then appointed Adjutant of 47th Regiment Royal Artillery on Thorney Island. On promotion to Major he was posted to the Army Officer Selection Board as a member of the assessment staff. During his time at Westbury he had the distinct pleasure of assessing the suitability for commissioned service of HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry.

    He was posted to Germany in 2005 and commanded T (Shah Sujah’s) Battery Royal Artillery, 12th Regiment Royal Artillery before being appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Offensive Support Group, 1st (UK) Armoured Division. During this tour he was selected as the Royal Artillery representative at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and joined the Directing Staff in January 2008.

    He attended ACSC 14 and completed a Master of Arts degree in Defence Studies. Following Staff College, he was posted as Second-in-Command of 16th Regiment Royal Artillery, North Luffenham, which included GBAD deployment in support of Op OLYMPICS in London 2012. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in February 2013 and his initial OF4 appointment was as SO1 G5 at HQ Force Troops Command responsible for managing A2020 transformational activity across FTC’s 10 brigades. He was hugely privileged to be given command of 12th Regiment Royal Artillery in June 2016 and spent two superb years back on Thorney Island. In 2018 he was promoted to Colonel and appointed as DACOS Personnel Services in the APSG. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his work in APSG. Colonel Taylor returned to Thorney Island as the Commander of 7th Air Defence Group in October 2020.

    Colonel Taylor has seen operational service in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Cyprus and Afghanistan.

     

    Colonel Roger Ahfelt

    Head of Swedish Air Defence Combat School, Swedish Army
    Colonel Roger Ahfelt

     Head of Air Defence Combat School, responsible for GBAD officers education and training, doctrines and future GBAD development. 

     
    LTC Åhfelt started his military career as a conscript 1987, followed up with studies at the Army Infantry School. His career in the Air Defence branch started 1994 at a sensor unit (GIRAFFE 75) followed up as a platoon commander SHORAD (RBS 70). LTC Åhfelt has been a Battalion Commander (HAWK/RBS70) for several years and a staff member at the SWE Air Force HQ and at KFOR HQ.
     

    Donald Kelley

    Program Manager Ground Based Air Defense, USMC
    Donald Kelley

     Mr. Kelley received his Navy commission in 1984 upon graduating from the University of Utah NROTC with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science. He served in the United States Navy 

    from 1984 – 1996, serving onboard Destroyers and Cruisers in 7th and 3rd Fleet. He attended the Naval Post-Graduate School 1989-1991, earning a Master of Science in Information Systems.
    He continued his Navy career in the NAVAL Reserves retiring in 2007, with the rank of Commander.
     
    Between 1996 and 2001, Mr. Kelley worked in private industry at Hughes Aircraft Company, 
    OSEC as a Senior System Engineer and at EG&G as the Program Manager of the Radar Support 
    Contract for PMS 465 Navy Radar Programs.
    In 2001 Mr. Kelley left industry and joined NAVSEA, PEO IWS 6 as the CEC Surface 
    Integration Manager, responsible for the integration of CEC with AEGIS and SSDS Navy Ships. In 2004 he was the PEO IWS point of contact to the Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) program. In 2006 he was promoted to the Director of Strategic Planning for PEO IWS 6 and was responsible for the Track Management, Display and Navigation systems strategic plans. In 2007 he received the Civilian Meritorious Medal for his efforts within IWS 6.
     
    Mr. Kelley reported to MARCORSYSCOM in 2007 as the Team Lead and acting Deputy 
    Program Manager for USMC CREW. He was responsible for the procurement, fielding and sustainment of USMC CREW systems in support of the Marines in OIF and OEF. In 2009 Mr. Kelley was selected as the Product Director for the CAC2S Phase II, responsible for the acquisition, development and procurement of CAC2S Phase 2 software and hardware. In 2012, he received his second Civilian Meritorious Medal for his efforts during the CAC2S Phase 2 Demonstration Contract and the CAC2S Phase 2 Engineering, Manufacturing and Development Contract source selection. In Sep 2012 Mr. Kelley was selected as the Deputy Program Manager AC2SN, responsible for the development, procurement and sustainment of CAC2S, CTN, MACCS Sustainment and TBMCS programs. In Dec 
    2015 Mr. Kelley received his third Civilian Meritorious Medal for leadership and institutionalizing Better Buying Power within AC2SN.
     
    In Jan 2016, Mr. Kelley was hand selected to be the Chief of Staff for the Program Executive 
    Officer, Land Systems (PEO LS). As Chief of Staff, he provided support to the six program offices 
    which developed, fielded and sustained the light, medium and heavy tactical vehicles, amphibious 
    assault vehicles, and the TPS-80 Radar systems, the M777 towed artillery and the CAC2S, TBMCS and CTN systems. In Aug 2018, Mr. Kelley was choosen to stand up the Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) Program Office with the mission of rapidly developing and deploying the Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) to meet the Counter – Air (Rotary Wing/Fixed Wing) and Counter – Unmanned Aerial Systems threat faced by our Marines. Additionally, he is responsible for maintaining legacy AMANPADS/stinger systems and the development of the Counter – Cruise Missile, Medium Range Intercept Capability that integrates the CAC2S, TPS-80 and Israeli Iron Dome Components/Tamir Missile. Within his portfolio of programs he currently manages a budget of approximately $1.8B across the Future Years Defense Program

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute
    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr. Brendan Mulvaney is currently the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute at National Defense University. He is a Marine who served for a quarter of a century, where he flew more than 2000 hours as an AH-1W Cobra pilot, and was an Olmsted Scholar in Shanghai, China.

     
    He enlisted in 1991 and was commissioned in 1993 after graduating from UC San Diego. He earned his Master’s in Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2002, and was selected as one of three Marine Olmsted Scholars for 2003. He studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China from 2003-2005 where he earned his Ph.D. in International Relations. 
     
    He served several tours in California, Iraq, Japan, and the Western Pacific. He served as the first Director of the Commandant’s Red Team, and supervised the implementation of Red Teaming in the Marine Corps. In 2013 he transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was the Associate Chair for the Languages and Cultures Department, and taught Mandarin Chinese, Chinese culture, and cross-cultural literacy.
     

    Dr Peter Sapaty

    Chief Research Scientist, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences
    Dr Peter  Sapaty

     Dr Peter Simon Sapaty, Chief Research Scientist, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, is with networked systems for five decades. Outside of Ukraine, worked in the former Czechoslovakia (now Slovak Republic), Germany, the UK, Canada, and Japan as a group leader, Alexander von Humboldt researcher, and invited and visiting professor. He launched and chaired the SIG on Mobile Cooperative Technologies in Distributed Interactive Simulation project in the US, and invented a distributed control technology that resulted in a European patent and eight books with Wiley, Springer, Emerald and Taylor & Francis. also more than 250 papers on distributed systems.

     

    Dr Thomas Karako

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

     Dr. Thomas Karako is a senior fellow with the International Security Program and the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he arrived in 2014. His research focuses on national security, missile defense, nuclear deterrence, and public law. For 2010–2011, he was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, working with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee and the Strategic Forces Subcommittee on U.S. strategic forces policy, nonproliferation, and NATO. Karako is also currently a fellow with the Institute for Politics and Strategy of Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and his B.A. from the University of Dallas.

    Ian Spillane

    Chief Engineer, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin UK
    Ian  Spillane

     Ian Spillane graduated from the University of Manchester, UK in 1985 with an Honours Degree in Mathematics. He has since worked in a variety of Engineering roles in the Defence industry covering Air, Land and Sea systems, delivering to customers in the UK, USA, Europe and the Middle East. In his 35 years working in the Systems Engineering field he has worked on a wide variety of programmes, both military and commercial. He has been involved in all aspects of the Development lifecycle, from Concept/Project Definition, through Requirements Analysis, Software/Hardware development, Integration and Test, Customer Acceptance into Post Delivery Support.

     
    Ian’s roles have seen him operating in senior leadership roles, where he has been instrumental in determining business strategy, developing technology roadmaps, planning investment and R&D activities, running business capture activities, and preparing and reviewing the technical and financial aspects of subsequent bid submissions. He has extensive experience in operating in customer facing roles, whether that is working with the UK MoD, Defence Departments in other countries, other major Primes (in the UK and overseas), or other parts of the same business (most recently in the US and France).
     
    Ian is currently the Chief Engineer for the Mission Support business area at Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill, prior to which he had been Engineering Director at Rockwell Collins UK Ltd. In both his role at Rockwell Collins, and his current role at Lockheed Martin, his focus has been on Command & Control, with particular application in the fields of Air-Land integration and Ground Based Air Defence. In December 2019 Ian was made a Lockheed Martin Fellow to recognise his technical leadership with the Lockheed Martin Corporation.
     
    In addition to his direct programme responsibilities Ian has represented both Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins on a variety of NATO committees, including being Chairman of the NATO Industrial Advisory Group study on Threat Evaluation Weapon Assignment (TEWA) interoperability.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Adam Miller

    PM for Directed Energy, C-sUAS , U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office
    Lieutenant Colonel Adam Miller

    Lieutenant Colonel Miller is the Program Manager for the Army’s Directed Energy, Counter-small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS) Office, part of the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).  His office is responsible for developing, integrating, testing, and fielding a low-cost palletized prototype laser weapon system capable of detecting and defeating groups 1 and 2 UAS threats.  He previously served as the Executive Officer to the Director of the RCCTO.  

     
    He graduated from Ohio University in 2001, receiving his commission in the Air Defense Artillery.  His initial assignment was in the 3rd Battalion, 62d Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, NY where he served as platoon leader and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  
     
    In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Miller was assigned to 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of South Korea (later Fort Lewis, WA) where he served as assistant operations officer and battalion logistics officer.  In 2007, he assumed command of Foxtrot Company, 3d Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC.  
     
    His follow-on assignments include: Program Integrator for Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Paladin Integrated Management System, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) BAE Systems, York, PA; Program Manager at United States Forces Command-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), DCMA-Afghanistan; Chief of Programs, DCMA New Cumberland, New Cumberland Army Depot, PA; Assistant Product Manager for PATRIOT Advanced Capability Three (PAC-3), Huntsville, AL; Assistant Product Manager for Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) Modernization, Huntsville, AL; Department of the Army System Coordinator for Counter-Rocket, Artillery, & Mortar (C-RAM), Pentagon; Special Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff, Executive Communication and Control, Office of the Army Chief of Staff, Pentagon; and Product Manager, Integrated Fires Mission Command Software, Huntsville, AL. 
     
    Lieutenant Colonel Miller holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Clemson University.  He is also a graduate of the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA.  Other education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, Short Range Air Defense Officer Course, Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, Command and General Staff College, and multiple Army Acquisition courses. 
     
    His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal.  He wears the Army Parachutist Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Konovalovas

    Commander of the Air Defense Battalion, Lithuanian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Konovalovas

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     
    2004-2008 Platoon Commander
     
    2009-2012 Battery Commander, Air Defense Battalion;
     
    2012-2017 A3 / 5 Head of Military Cooperation Division, Air Force Headquarters;
     
    2017-2019 Chief Specialist, Department of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Ministry of National Defense;
     
    From 04.12.2020 Battalion Commander, Air Defense Battalion.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Contract, Programme Manager, Ministry of National Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

     Lt Col N. Oikonomakis is a Staff Officer (OF4) at General Directorate for Defence Investments & Armaments in Ministry of National Defence. He is responsible for the management of Principal Contracts with Companies & Government to Government Agreements in the field of Aeronautics (F-16 Viper Upgrade, FOS Patriot, FOS AEW&C, FOS Crotale NG-GR,etc.).

    He has more than 13 years’ flying experience in managing and directing air operations, as well as working experience in developing or overseeing projects/programs from concept to completion. His operational background includes flying with Greek and NATO AWACS (more than 2200 flying hours), planning and executing a wide range of peacetime and wartime Airborne Battle Management, C2 & Joint ISR operations. 
     
    He lectures International Business, Contemporary Issues in Marketing and Project Management at New York College of Athens.
     

    Nicolas Giacometti

    Policy Adviser, NATO
    Nicolas Giacometti

     Nicolas Giacometti is a policy adviser in the Integrated Air and Missile Defence Section of NATO’s International Staff. In this capacity, he supports NATO negotiations and serves as an expert on air and missile defence policy issues within the broader organisation. 

    Throughout his career at NATO, in the French Ministry of Defence and as a diplomat, Nicolas has gained extensive knowledge of NATO’s policies and capabilities for deterrence and defence, with a particular interest for the nuclear and aerospace domains.
     
    He holds a Master in European Affairs from Sciences Po Strasbourg and a Master in Strategic Studies from Aberystwyth University. 
     

    Peter Woodmansee

    Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defense, HQ US European Command
    Peter  Woodmansee

     Mr. Peter “Woody” Woodmansee is the Chief of Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) & the IAMD Program Manager, HQ US European Command, Patch Barracks, Vaihingen, Germany.  Mr. Woodmansee is responsible for organizing, planning, and coordinating theater integrated air and missile defense operations/planning.  Mr. Woodmansee is the principal advisor to Commander U.S. European Command, the Director of Operations, and the Director of Plans and Policy regarding integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) and NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) operations.  Mr. Woodmansee has held this position since August 2009.

     
    Mr. Woodmansee is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel with over 25 years of military service.
     
     

    Riki Ellison

    Chairman and Founder, Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
    Riki Ellison

     Founder and Chairman Riki Ellison of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance; a non-profit organization launched in 2002 with a singular mission, to drive for the deployment, the evolution, and the development of missile defense, because we believe it makes the world and our nation safer.

     
    In June 2021, Mr. Ellison and MDAA, in partnership with the University of Southern, created the first ever Executive Program in Global Space and Defense.
     
    Mr. Ellison has established the annual “Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony,” and
    created and built two historic missile defense and veteran public memorials.

    Simon Reynolds

    Chief Scientist, UK Missile Defence Centre
    Simon Reynolds

    Thomas Doss

    Assistant Program Executive Officer, International, Missiles and Space, International
    Thomas Doss

     Mr. Doss is the Assistant Program Executive Officer for International at Program Executive Office Missiles and Space.  He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship.   Mr. Doss has served as Chief of Special Projects for PEO Missiles and Space for over four years.  Prior to his current assignment, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, PEO Missiles and Space, 2004-2006; Executive Officer, PEO Missiles and Space, 2003-2004; Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003; Assistant Project manager for Operations, Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Office, 2002-2003; Deputy Product manager for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) BAT, 2001-2002; Assistant Project manager for Integration, Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS, 1999-2001).  Additionally, he was centrally selected as a Product Manager.  

    His military career spans 24 years and crosses all three components of the Army (Active, Reserve and National Guard).  His assignments have included tours in Alaska, Greece, Fort Bragg, Fort Sill, Redstone Arsenal, and included three combat tours in Iraq.  He retired in 2000 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
     
    Mr. Doss attended Marion Military Institute earning an Associate’s Degree and his commission as an Army Officer in 1983.  He then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1986, and a Master’s Degree in Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida Institute of Technology in 2003.  His military training includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course, Combined Armed Service Staff School, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.  He is currently Level III Certified in Program Management and has been a member of the Acquisition Corps since April 2002.
     

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    At the heart of the Holland Park district, our hotel is 10 minutes from Westfield London shopping center. We're blocks from Shepherd's Bush Underground station, linking to central London, and Kensington Palace and Gardens are two miles from us. Enjoy 24-hour access to our fitness center.

     
    Join us in WestEleven for hearty buffet breakfast, a great way to start the day! Our Avenue Bar and Lounge serves light bites throughout the day as well as a delicious, seasonal dining menu.”

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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    Weibel Scientific

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    www.weibelradars.com

    Weibel Scientific is a high-tech company that since the 1970s 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 5000 radars to more than 50 countries.

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    Defence Global

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    www.barclaymedia.uk.com

    Defence Global provides an essential link between the Defence & Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, Government and Military sectors globally. Defence Global is a quarterly, tri-service publication providing articles and informative analysis from respected journalists and writers worldwide to attract a sophisticated and broad audience. Defence Global is published in February, May, August and November, with a professional and stylish design in both printed copy and digital format. The printed copies are perfect bound, full colour throughout with high quality art and photography. Defence Global is used as a reference tool providing a professional and intelligent read. We work with industry experts and corporate clients to include Defence and Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, as well as Governments, MoDs, Military Authorities and Senior Management Teams.


    Army Technology

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    http://www.army-technology.com

    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


    Uncrewed Systems Technology Magazine

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    http://www.ust-media.com

    Uncrewed Systems Technology magazine focuses entirely on the innovative engineering that's successfully pushing boundaries on land, at sea, in flight and even through the universe. The magazine is unique - the first ever publication to focus entirely on providing independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of uncrewed vehicles. It applies the same rigorous scientific approach to this brave new world as critically acclaimed Race Engine Technology has brought to the subject of racing powertrain technology. Published 6-times a year, we probe today's cutting-edge projects to provide in-depth research insights - rigorous investigation is backed by professional peer review and critical analysis.


    Key.Aero

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    http://www.key.aero

    Key.aero was created by Key Publishing to bring the best of expert aviation content online. You can now easily access in one place outstanding content from our world-leading aviation publications including Aeroplane, FlyPast, Airforces, Air International, Airports of the world, Airliner World, Aviation News, Combat Aircraft and PC Pilot. Plus, enjoy articles, video and content created exclusively for key.aero. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about aviation is now just one click away!


    Asian Military Review

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    http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


    Defence Online

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    https://www.defenceonline.co.uk/

    Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

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    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.


    ARMSCOM.net

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    http://www.armscom.net

    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


    Armada International

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    http://armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


    Military Systems and Technology

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    http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545


    Global Military Communications

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    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Blog Before Flight

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    http://www.blogbeforeflight.net/

    Blog Before Flight is an online news and information website related to the aviation and aerospace industries. It offers daily news about new products, future projects, military exercises and operations, airshow info and reportages made in close contact with the international armed forces. Blog Before Flight combines technical concepts with a common language to reach everyone wants to know more about aviation.

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    179-199 Holland Park Avenue
    London W11 4UL
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    Hilton London Kensington

    At the heart of the Holland Park district, our hotel is 10 minutes from Westfield London shopping center. We're blocks from Shepherd's Bush Underground station, linking to central London, and Kensington Palace and Gardens are two miles from us. Enjoy 24-hour access to our fitness center.

     
    Join us in WestEleven for hearty buffet breakfast, a great way to start the day! Our Avenue Bar and Lounge serves light bites throughout the day as well as a delicious, seasonal dining menu.”
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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, SAE Media 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@saemediagroup.com

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