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

Main Conference Day One - 25 September

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: INTEGRATING AIR MISSILE DEFENCE FOR MUTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS

·          Improving Air Missile Defence integration across multiple domains and multiple systems to provide a single air defence picture
·          Revising the force structure to improve AMD forces ability to defeat multiple complex and multiple attacks
·          Upcoming joint, bilateral, and multilateral war game initiatives
Major General Sean Gainey, Deputy Director for Force Protection, J-8 at US Joint Staff

Major General Sean Gainey

Deputy Director for Force Protection, J-8
US Joint Staff

9:50 am - 10:30 am BODLUV: REVITALISING SWITZERLAND’S LONG RANGE AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM

  • Assessing the threats posed for air defence commanders in an integrated theatre
  • Building an Air Defence System capable of engaging with multiple targets, either independently or with advanced combat aircraft in the medium and upper airspace
  • Integrating sensors to support a single recognised air picture
Colonel Marco Forrer, Commander GBAD Development at Swiss Air Force

Colonel Marco Forrer

Commander GBAD Development
Swiss Air Force

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:40 am EUCOM’S APPROACH TO COUNTERING THE FULL SPECTRUM OF THREATS

  • Building a multi-layered network of systems to provide 360 degree AMD coverage
  • Examining the Phase 3 of the European Phased Adaptive Approach, reinforcing air defence across Eastern Europe
  • Counter A2/AD developments
Peter Woodmansee, Division Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defense at HQ US European Command

Peter Woodmansee

Division Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defense
HQ US European Command

11:40 am - 12:20 pm THE IMPLEMENTATION AND MODERNISATION OF THE CZECH ARMED FORCES AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS

  • An insight into the Czech geostrategic positions and threat priorities
  • Modernising VSHORAD, SHORAD, and MSAM systems to build a layered air defence
  • Potential collaboration with other users in the region
Lieutenant Colonel Vlastimil Hujer, Chief of Staff, 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment at Czech Armed Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Vlastimil Hujer

Chief of Staff, 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment
Czech Armed Forces

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm DEVELOPING JOINT CAPABILITY IN MULTI-DOMAIN ENVIRONMENTS FOR INCREASED AMD COVERAGE

  • Understanding the rapidly evolving threat from UAS, RAM, BMD and HGV’s
  • Sustaining interoperability and mission readiness when developing a global air defence network across multiple organisations
  • Integrating Joint Force networks for increased air and missile defence coverage
Dr Leigh Moore Jr., NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense at NATO

Dr Leigh Moore Jr.

NATO Joint Capability Group on Ground Based Air Defense
NATO

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm MULTINATIONAL COOPERATION AND PROCUREMENT IN AIR DEFENCE

·          The role of the NSPA in supporting and advising NATO allies for maintaining and extending your air defence network
·          Modelling your air defence procurement plan, and delivering the best fit solution to your individual requirement
·          The air defence acquisition process in practice
Manfred Eggers, Project Manager- Communications, Air & Missile Defence Programme at NATO Service & Procurement Agency

Manfred Eggers

Project Manager- Communications, Air & Missile Defence Programme
NATO Service & Procurement Agency

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

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm MAXIMISING THE EARLY WARNING NETWORK AGAINST ADVANCED CAPABILITIES

  • Consolidating airspace management and maintaining an active all round radar defence
  • Identifying capability gaps created by new ballistic and hypersonic capabilities
  • NORAD response to Russia LRA
Mr Brian Lihani, Chief at Aerospace Warning Branch, HQ NORAD

Mr Brian Lihani

Chief
Aerospace Warning Branch, HQ NORAD

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm TRANSFORMING SWEDEN’S APPROACH FOR HANDLING THE MODERN THREAT ENVIRONMENT

  • Overview and future of current Swedish AMD capability and ability to combat conventional and non-conventional air threats
  • Understanding the current level of integration and preparation for the arrival of the Patriot Configuration 3+
  • Multi-function radar and life extension of the artillery locating system