Air defence capability gaps have become more apparent in recent years with the emergence of Unmanned Aerial Systems on the battlefield, which forced land forces’ commanders to take measures.
Major General Glenn A. Bramhall, Special Assistant to the Director Army National Guard, US National Guard understands well the need for land forces to operate freely without being constantly under threat with no means of defence. He will share his exclusive insight on the reintegration of SHORAD capabilities into the manoeuvre force at this year’s Full Spectrum Air Defence International and explains in this exclusive interview the reasons leading to the decision.
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Hypersonic weapon research and development is in full swing, with nations across the globe racing to develop their own capabilities as quickly as they can. Being able to counter them is becoming crucial, as they will play a huge role in the global power balance by undermining core pillars of geopolitics such as geography and technological power.
Ahead of this year’s Full Spectrum Air Defence International, Defence IQ wanted to explore this topic in greater detail, as the Conference will include a focus day on recent development in hypersonic weapons and how best to counter the future capabilities of potential adversaries.
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Key benefits of downloading the piece:
- Know top investment priorities in hypersonic weapons from countries such as Russia, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany
- Gain insights into development trends from your peers
- Learn more about current technologies that can act as countermeasures against hypersonic weapons
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- The difference between a hypersonic cruise missile and a hypersonic glide vehicle
- Why the proliferation of hypersonic capabilities can be destabilising and upset local balances of power
- What current technologies act as countermeasures to potential adversaries’ capabilities
Download the piece to gain insight into current developments from the following countries:
- China – expectation of its DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle to be operational by 2020
- Russia – deployment of an operational hypersonic system, the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal, an air-launched ballistic missile
- Germany – launch of a hypersonic missile programme in 2018, and expectations for the first prototypes to be launched in three years
- United Kingdom – award of a US$ 12 million contract to Rolls Royce and its industrial partners to develop high-Mach aircraft propulsion systems
- United States – Pentagon’s request of US$ 2.6 billion for all hypersonic-related research
Air and Missile Defence programmes on the full spectrum are increasing, as the global threat context has initiated BMD, MEADS and SHORAD actions by allied troops. In this complimentary map, you will learn more about where future investment lie in air defence, from countries which will be present at the Full Spectrum Air Defence International conference, and many more!
The Air Defence market is expected to reach an estimated US$ 30 billion in 2030, with countries acquiring or upgrading air defence systems. Highlights of this map include a renewed focus on anti-ballistic capabilities and an interest from some countries to be protected against hypersonic glide vehicles.
Download the map to learn more about key programmes and requirements from countries that will be attending this year’s Full Spectrum Air Defence International, such as:
- United States – the Missile Defence Agency is asking for US$ 1.2 billion in FY20 to expand defence against intercontinental ballistic missile threats
- Sweden – contract with Raytheon for the production of Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defence System
- United Kingdom – order of a replacement for the Army’s Rapier Field Standard C short range SAM systems
- Switzerland – two companies have submitted their bids for the BODLUV long-range ground-based air defence programme
- Czech Republic – CZK 949 million contract with SAAB Dynamics AB for the delivery of 16 RBS-70NG air defence missile systems
- Slovak Republic – requirement for 17 3D air defence radar systems at a value of EUR 155 million
- Ukraine – test of its S-300B1 S-300V1 air defence system to rebuild their air defence capabilities
- Poland – acquisition of the AEGIS Ashore system
- Lithuania – procurement of NASAMS from Norway
- Germany – development of a hypersonic glide vehicle for the military
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Key benefits of downloading the map:
- Know top acquisition and upgrade priorities from countries that will be present at Full Spectrum Air Defence International
- Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from countries having active programmes and key requirements at Full Spectrum Air Defence International
- Gain insights into investment trends from your peers
Join us at the conference this year, where the following key themes will be addressed:
- How can air defenders be aided by the OEM and systems integrators to smooth the transition from legacy to contemporary assets?
- As threats become more varied with the development of low slow small uas to hypersonic glide vehicles, what options are there for multi-model air defence systems to engage a range of targets? What are the benefits and limitations of futuristic technology, such as directed energy
- In what ways can nations increase the integration of air defence assets across air, land and sea, in an effort to create a seamless reactive capability to dealing with threats areas across the spectrum
- What lessons can be transferred between GBAD commanders in different regions of the world, in terms of meeting operational challenges?
Last year, the Full Spectrum Air Defence conference gathered senior air defence commanders from Europe, the USA and the ASEAN to discuss the identification and prioritisation of procurements to counter immediate physical threats, the building of lasting partnerships with international allies for layer defence across national borders, and the development of communication links between air defence systems to ensure total C2 efficiency in the battlespace.
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The senior panel of speaker came from all around the world, including Switzerland, the United States, Germany, Malaysia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Australia, Spain, Canada and the United Kingdom. Hosted in Rheinmetall’s offices in Zurich, the event also saw the intervention of leading solution providers in the likes of Kongsberg, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. This report offers highlights from the conference, a run-down of key sessions and information of past attendees.
Download this report to learn more about topics covered, such as:
- Understanding the new operational context of air defence by Brigadier Hugo Roux, Commander Air Defence Regiment, Swiss Air Force – Keynote presentation
- Command and control management across multiple system ranges by Brigadier General Michael Gschoßmann, Director of Ground Based Operation, Bundeswehr
- Ground based air defence procurement cycle by Manfred Eggers, Programme Manager - Communications, Air and Missile Defence Programme, who will be returning to our 2019 event
- Orientating the French air defence command towards the future by ICA Renaud Charlet, Operations Director Missiles systems export program manager, DGA/DI
To find out more about this year’s event, download the agenda here.
Get a preview of a key session summary:
Command and control management across multiple system ranges by Brigadier General Michael Gschoßmann, Director of Ground Based Operation, Bundeswehr
Brigadier General Gschossman shared insights in to what makes multi-domain command and control efficient and successful. He presented the following:
- Extremely high quality situational awareness is required, on the following: cyber, space, air, land, maritime, EMS, ISR
- Rapid decision making
- Direct forces across domains and missions
- Continuous feedback