Owning The Night 2018 – Battlespace Surveillance
Fighting the 24 Hour War – Live UAV Detection Planned!
‘Owning the Night 2018’ is to be held at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire, South Wales, UK, in association with Cranfield Defence and Security, on Tuesday 20th November 2018.
‘Owning the Night 2018’ is to be held at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire, South Wales, UK, in association with Cranfield Defence and Security, on Tuesday 20th November 2018. This year it will be a one day event, with morning registration followed by the Conference and Exhibition, ending with a live evening battlespace surveillance demonstration, including live UAV detection, followed by a cocktail reception and buffet dinner at the racecourse.
Julian Nettlefold of BATTLESPACE said, “Chepstow Racecourse is an ideal venue to hold Owning The Night as it provides the conference and demonstration facilities under one roof. In addition, given its location in over 400 acres of countryside, with a secure perimeter fence, it is a perfect location for night vision demonstrations with little ambient light egress and the distances required to enable target location at range. Chepstow also has a road running inside the course which will enable Owning The Night to have night driving for the first time since 2009. These vehicles will form part of the night-time demonstrations and will be tracked by exhibitors’ cameras and sensors. We will also be demonstrating day and night live UAV detection systems for the first time.”
Nick Lindley, Director Symposia at Shrivenham said, “Holding Owning the Night at Chepstow represents another step in the development of the Symposia programme as we look to better match facilities to symposia aims and objectives, whilst still ensuring value for money. The innovative use of the racecourse offers us the freedom to deliver high-quality presentations, discussion, networking, exhibits and a range of demonstrations on a single secure site.”
Charlotte Caple of Chepstow racecourse said, “We are delighted to host Owning The Night 2018. Given the location and our extensive facilities, we can accommodate Owning The Night’s conference and demonstrations in one location. The fact that racecourses are required to have the highest standards of security, we are well placed to make this event a complete success and look forward to developing the event and others with BATTLESPACE and Symposia for future years.”
Today’s soldier is exposed to new and evolving threats in conflict, an adversarial and unrelenting activity, that can be transmitted live into our homes by 24 hour media often embedded with forces in the front line. In this scenario the soldier on the ground not only has to deal with his enemy in bad weather, poor light and darkness, he may also have to liaise with coalition forces, local and homeland security organisations, non-government and humanitarian agencies, as well as the media. These requirements require multi-functional skills and multi-cultural disciplines that add to the pressure of combat. He may also have to fight an amorphous enemy who is often indistinct from not only the local population, but also the assured information the soldier receives. The increasing amount of information and data that the soldier needs to analyse in his decision-making mean that systems that can deliver pervasive and better visibility, clearer and greater granularity, and can be fused with other information streams are likely to offer the advantage defence and security operators need.
Owning The Night 2018 will give Defence, Police, Government and Industry a taste of the future and the ability to try the latest night vision devices from weapon sights through night driving aids to advanced target tracking and identification systems.
Please submit proposed Conference Papers to Julian Nettlefold or Nick Linley.
Please contact Nick Linley or Leanne Lawson at Symposia At Shrivenham for Delegate and Exhibition Rates.
For further details contact:
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)207 6105520
Mobile: +44 (0)77689 54766
Director Symposia at Shrivenham
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1793 78 (Mil 96161) 5847
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) +44 (0) 1793 78 (Mil 96161) 5648