12th Defence Exports Conference

Date: 27-Sep-17 to 28-Sep-17
Location: Rome / Italy
Defence Exports 2017 will provide essential briefings on best practices for complying with export controls. Bringing insights from leading international government and senior trade compliance professionals, the agenda has been curated to deliver updates on regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement. In addition, this year's conference will address how critical developments of 2017 have made - and will make - a profound impact on the defence trade, including a new administration in the White House, Brexit and the growing threat of cyber intrusion. Featured experts and speakers include: • Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services • Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello, Director, National Authority - UAMA (Armament Licensing and ...

UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe

Date: 27-Sep-17 to 28-Sep-17
Location: Prague / Czech Republic
As a key platform for the enhancement of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, UAV systems have great potential to meet requirements as an affordable and effective tool for the Armed Forces in Central and Eastern Europe. With a strong regional interest in growing this capability, common security concerns and a need for enhanced situational awareness, UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe will aim to proactively discuss the strategies and technologies that will maximise UAV’s effectiveness during training and missions Key Focuses: • Global Overview of UAV Capabilities • Eastern European updates on UAV Capabilities • The Use of UAV for Reconnaissance and Surveillance • UAV Technology Benefits of Attending: • The only conference focused on the ...

2nd annual Air Missile Defence Technology Conference

Date: 24-Oct-17 to 25-Oct-17
Location: Prague / Czech Republic
Bringing together air defence operators and technical experts from the military and industry, the event agenda has been curated to provide a discussion on threats to the increasingly complex air space and the solutions available to defeat these threats from the air including missiles, rockets, artillery, planes and unmanned aerial vehicles. The conference comes at a relevant time, with more nations planning to upgrade or replace their AMD systems and looking to industry to provide their next generation platforms. Furthermore, regional tensions in Eastern Europe mean that air missile defence has become a crucial capability to maintain to compete against new and modern threats including cruise and ballistic missiles and UAVs. Military speakers include: • Colonel Jaroslaw Ackermann, ...

Airborne ISR 2017

Date: 25-Oct-17 to 26-Oct-17
Location: London / United Kingdom
In today’s complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for comprehensive situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to gain a thorough picture of the battle space and act accordingly. This year’s Airborne ISR conference returns once more, to further explore the tactics and technologies at the forefront of ISR operations. The conference comes at a time of renewed importance, as ongoing coalition operations grow in both intensity and scope, an increased demand for information presents a unique set of questions to both the operator and the infrastructure supporting the ISR network. Key topics include: Future capability development, ISR ...

19th annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition

Date: 07-Nov-17 to 09-Nov-17
Location: London / United Kingdom
SMi's Global MilSatCom is known as one of Europe's leading military communications events, bringing the satellite community to London for nearly two decades. The conference brings senior military and key industry representatives together to network, benchmark, and learn about key developments to SatCom technology and how this is implemented to fulfil capability gaps as well as critical military and government requirements. The conference’s reputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts and the fantastic interactive opportunities offered during the 4 days of conference sessions, workshops and networking receptions. This year's event will see developments and updates to international MilSatCom programmes including new nations such ...

3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability

Date: 14-Nov-17 to 16-Nov-17
Location: London / United Kingdom
As the only event purely dedicated to the area of vehicle protection, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability aims to deliver a strong focus on the relationship between current requirements, emerging technologies and how these might be leveraged to enhance force protection. Importantly, a key differentiator this year will be a dedicated pre-conference focus day on Active Protection System covering soft/hard kill active protection in detail. The three-day programme will cover the core areas of survivability in detail, exploring the latest platforms, vehicle architectures, passive/active protection, mobility, counter-IED, EW, un-manned/autonomous solutions, signature management and much more! What’s new for 2017: • National capability development updates from the British Army, DSTL, US ...

18th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

Date: 28-Nov-17 to 29-Nov-17
Location: Madrid / Spain
This year’s highly anticipated event returns to further explore national approaches to maximising airlift and aerial refuelling capabilities through new technologies and platforms. With nation’s increasingly pooling airlift and air-to-air refuelling assets together to ensure a viable capability remains during times of peace and war, a key focus of 2017 will be the importance of rapid response capabilities. The agenda will also cover the challenge of meeting demands to modernize existing platforms, as well as acquire new capabilities - utilizing cost effective strategies and training. There will also be fantastic opportunities to meet new and old contacts, at 2 networking receptions hosted by Airbus and Boeing, as well as a post-conference site visit to Getafe Air Base. Key topics ...

7th annual Social Media in the Defence & Military Sector

Date: 06-Dec-17 to 07-Dec-17
Location: London / United Kingdom
Social Media Within the Defence and Miltary Sector 2017 will bring together a global audience of senior defence, military & industry experts to discuss how social media is being increasingly intertwined within operations. Key themes will be explored from raising innovative campaigns that showcase the latest solutions and products in the market; lessons on educating soldiers and raising awareness of institutional issues; strategies for recruitment campaigns; and utilising digital communications as an overall new front in warfare. As well as tackling the importance of messaging, the event will have a dedicated focus on the considerations of social media strategies and cybersecurity. HIGHLIGHTS: * New speakers and presentations from new nations including Austria, Israel and ...

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Date: 06-Dec-17 to 07-Dec-17
Location: London / United Kingdom
Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities. As navies must now achieve strategic superiority in both conventional and asymmetrical conflict environments, knowledge is the new ‘king of the battlefield’. The utilisation of real-time data is key to ensuring mission success - whether operating in asymmetrical or more conventional environments. The conference will look at the platforms used for data collection; ranging from open source data collection to more traditional ISR systems, and the ways in which that data is examined through big data analytics, ultimately to consider how this effects decision making in the field. It also captures the current movement within the naval domain – running off the back ...

3rd Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

Date: 30-Jan-18 to 31-Jan-18
Location: Rome / Italy
Over the past few years, maritime intelligence gathering and ISR capabilities have returned to the forefront of the defence industry. National maritime agencies are increasingly seeking to optimise their fleets and capabilities to address the challenges arriving from the surrounding seas. This can be illustrated in the multilateral coalition operation to address the migration crisis in the Mediterranean or with the Nordic response to climate change and the receding ice cap. In an attempt to provide solutions to these challenges, Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology will cover a wide range of topics such as unmanned maritime system technology, intelligence gathering, C4ISR, AIS system technology, interoperability and system integration, and space-based surveillance. What ...