24 - 26 September, 2019 | Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin, Berlin, Germany

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1

8:30 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Dr Leigh Moore Jr.

NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense
NATO

9:00 am - 9:30 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW OPERATIONAL CONTEXT OF AIR DEFENCE

Brigadier Hugo Roux - Commander Air Defence Regiment, Swiss Air Force
·          Identifying the new operational context for air defence commanders in the integrated theatre
·          Categorising and assessing the threat posed across all threat spectrums from UAS, Cruise Missiles and Ballistic Missile
·          How can you prioritise threat-response specific to your national requirement?
·          Balancing national air defence requirements with international obligations to military partners
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Brigadier Hugo Roux

Commander Air Defence Regiment
Swiss Air Force

·          Identifying current gaps
·          Capabilities to close such gaps
·          The Patriot and Below concept

Joe DeAntona

VP, Business Development, Integrated Air & Missile Defense
Raytheon

Hans Christian Hagen

Vice President Business Development
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

10:30 am - 11:00 am BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE NETWORK ACROSS THE FULL THREAT SPECTRUM

  • 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm BUILDING JOINT CAPABILITY IN MULTI-MISSION ENVIRONMENTS

Dr Leigh Moore Jr. - NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense, NATO
·          Maintaining interoperability of air defence systems across multiple national users
·          Why joint force defence networks are paramount to air defence in the modern operating environment
·          How to ensure mission readiness across multiple national users
·          Linking global defence systems and the complexity of layered ranges
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Dr Leigh Moore Jr.

NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense
NATO

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm COMMAND AND CONTROL MANAGEMENT ACROSS MULTIPLE SYSTEM RANGES

Brigadier General Michael Gschoßmann - Commander Ground Based Forces, Bundeswehr
·          An assessment of current air defence structures across multiple ranges
·          The challenges of threat identification through ranges
·          Understanding the challenges of commanding divided assets in response to singular and multiple threats
·          How to ensure rapid and proportionate response to threat across systems
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Brigadier General Michael Gschoßmann

Commander Ground Based Forces
Bundeswehr

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm WINNING THE AIR DEFENCE ARMS RACE

·          What new capabilities are being developed in air defence?
·          Can conventional weapon systems still be effective against new short boost phase Ballistic Missiles?
·          How are developing technologies in Directed Energy weapon systems and AI going to be deployed in Air Defence?
·          Establishing the critical path to comprehensive Air Defence against the new threat

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm SKYKEEPER: UNIVERSAL BMC4I

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm ORIENTATING THE FRENCH AIR DEFENCE COMMAND TOWARDS THE FUTURE

ICA Renaud CHARLET - Missiles systems export program manager, DGA/DI
·          What are the next major steps required in building a global air defence network?
·          How can military partners ensure co-operability in air defence?
·          How can multi-national bodies such as NATO support national inter-operability
·          How can flexibility be maintained in international defence organisations?
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ICA Renaud CHARLET

Missiles systems export program manager
DGA/DI

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: ENGAGING THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL THREAT


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm DESIGNING BALLISTIC MISSILE CAPABILITIES INTO THE NATO SMART DEFENCE CONCEPT

·          Understanding current capabilities of the Spanish BMD Command
·          Integrating Spain’s ballistic missile capabilities into NATO operations
·          Maintaining C2 across multi-national operations
·          Resource sharing and capability delegation to maintain operational capability against restricted budgets

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm CC SBAMD’S PERCEPTION ON ENHANCING INTEROPERABILITY NOTABLY WITHIN THE NATO EUROPEAN (I)AMD DOMAIN

Colonel Roman Krause - Commander, Competence Centre Surface Based Air & Missile Defence (CC SBAMD)
·          Contributing to AMD conceptual & doctrinal development
·          Supporting AMD operations
·          Supporting Joint & Combined Education, Training, Exercises and Evaluation
·          Enhancing overall awareness on the current state of NATO (European) IAMD and current / future challenges
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Colonel Roman Krause

Commander
Competence Centre Surface Based Air & Missile Defence (CC SBAMD)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CANADIAN GROUND-BASED AIR DEFENCE – A CAPABILITY RETURNS

Major Bruno Di Ilio - Project Director GBAD, Canadian Armed Forces
·          The foundation for the Canadian GBAD capability
·          Development of the GBAD requirements
·          Dealing with internal and external interoperability
·          The future GBAD system
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Major Bruno Di Ilio

Project Director GBAD
Canadian Armed Forces

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm BUILDING AN EARLY WARNING NETWORK AGAINST NEW BALLISTIC CAPABILITIES

·          Understanding how new ballistic missile capabilities have the potential to bypass existing radar systems
·          How Long Range Radar systems can be developed and deployed to operate at extreme ranges through building national and international partnerships
·          Maintaining an active all round radar defence against ballistic threat
·          Identifying capability gaps created by new ballistic capabilities in the East and Asia

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Dr Leigh Moore Jr. - NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense, NATO
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Dr Leigh Moore Jr.

NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense
NATO