Main Conference Day Two - 26 September

8:00 am - 8:30 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:30 am - 8:40 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:40 am - 10:10 am A GLOBAL PICTURE OF FRENCH AIR DEFENCE

  • An overview of France Air Defence Network – Multiple systems to address the full range of threats
  • Improving the performance and resilience of air defence structures by developing a networked, multi-sensored and cyber resilient architecture
  • Improving capability to counter manoeuvrable ballistic missiles with the Aster 30 B1NT missile, and Ka Seeker
  • MILAD: All weather automatic detection and classification, day night identification, secured jamming, designed for intensive aggressions, quick deployment, and reduced human surveillance
  • SAMP/T and Full Spectrum by design across localisation, targets and missions

9:10 am - 9:40 am TIME TO FOCUS ON THE INNER TIER AGAIN?

·          Identified capability gaps from recent conflicts and new challenges to generate a coherent air picture
·          The need to come back to formerly “obsolete” systems
·          Four shooters on the grid
·          Cheetah – a new missile for present and future capability gaps

9:40 am - 10:10 am INTEGRATION AND MANOEUVRABILITY IN AIR MISSILE DEFENCE

·          US ADA approach to defeating the full range of threats in multi-domain operations
·          Defending manoeuvring forces against UAS, fixed and rotary wing – M-SHORAD
·          Can directed energy systems be used in the army’s short range air defence system?
·          Establishing comprehensive Air Defence against the new threat

10:10 am - 10:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10:40 am - 11:10 am SKY SPOTTER - PASSIVE EO EARLY WARNING AND AIR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

·          Rafael footprint in the air defence domain
·          Challenges of ground base legacy sensors
·          sky spotter - description and examples
·          fusing radar with EO - enjoying the best of both worlds

11:10 am - 11:40 am BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE NETWORK ACROSS THE FULL THREAT SPECTRUM

Colonel Tim Shaffer - Chief, Air and Missile Defense, US Army Europe
·          An update on the enhanced GBAD capabilities of US Army Europe (USAREUR)
·          Understanding how national commands are being integrated to build an international air defence network
·          The role of the US Army Europe (USAREUR) in building a global air defence response
·          Ensuring interoperability and readiness to respond to threat on an international scale
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Colonel Tim Shaffer

Chief, Air and Missile Defense
US Army Europe

11:40 am - 12:10 pm INTEGRATED AIR & MISSILE DEFENCE – A PATH OF EVOLUTION TOWARDS THE FULL SPECTRUM

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm PROTECTING NATO’S EASTERN FLANK – LITHUANIA’S AIR DEFENCE MODERNISATION

  • Strengthening air surveillance and detection with long range 3D radars
  • Integrating NASAMS into Lithuania’s air defence structure
  • Air Defence cooperation in the Baltics

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm NORWEGIAN AIR DEFENCE: NASAMS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

·          Norwegian Air Defence current capabilities
·          Outlining NASAMS current capability and how this enables RNoAF Mission success
·          Identifying future challenges and the scope for long term development

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm EXPANDING THE UK’S AIR DEFENCE CAPABILITY TO COMBAT ADVANCED THREATS

  • Identifying and preparing the UK for the future threat environment
  • Understanding the operational challenges of expanding the UK GBAD Capability, from short to medium range
  • Identifying procurement priorities and development plans

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm MODERNISING FORCE STRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED INTEGRATION OF ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY UNITS

·          Improving training and doctrine for Spain’s Anti-Aircraft Artillery units to defeat multiple and complex attacks
·          Lessons learned from deployments to Turkey and evaluation of the AAA means of integration and combat procedures
·          Delivering on NATO’s smart defence concept

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm REBUILDING AND STRENGTHENING UKRAINIAN AIR AND MISSILE DEFENCE

Colonel Andrii Kramarenko - Chief of Operational Section, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Command East, Ukrainian Air Force
·          Ukraine’s Air Missile Defence capability and re-introduction of the S 300V1
·          Examining the UAF response in dealing with adversarial use of UAS in eastern Ukraine
·          New ground-launched cruise missile developments 2019
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Colonel Andrii Kramarenko

Chief of Operational Section, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Command East
Ukrainian Air Force

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE