EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES
28 Feb 09. BATTLESPACE will not be publishing its special Paris Air Show issue in June. All the news from Paris will be web-based. The June Paris issue will be substituted with a November Night Vision Special issue to run alongside the Owning the Night Exhibition and seminar at Bisley. (See below)
28 Feb 09. OWNING THE NIGHT, Fighting the 24 Hour War, Bisley Military Technology Exhibition & Conference.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a unique Conference and Exhibition – Owning The Night – to be held at The National Shooting Centre, Bisley, Surrey, UK from 10 – 11th November 2009
The event is being managed by the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) with BATTLESPACE Publications as media sponsor and Conference Manager. The National Shooting Centre at Bisley is providing the extensive facilities including ranges, Conference facilities and accommodation and catering.
Today’s soldier is vulnerable to new and complex threats in today’s 24 hour war which is brought live into our living rooms by a 24 hour media often embedded with forces in the front line. In this asymmetric warfare scenario the soldier on the ground not only has to deal with his enemy in bad weather, poor light, and darkness, he also has to liaise with coalition governments, local security and Homeland Security organisations and the media. These requirements require multi-lingual and multi-cultural disciplines which is not a natural function of the soldier of today. He also has to fight an amorphous enemy whose major tactic is to merge into civil populations in dense urban areas.
All of the above require new tactics disciplines and most of all new and advanced equipment to provide the soldier with the tools to fight this 24 hour war in any climate.
At present there are few mechanisms available which suit both the user and the vendor to show off advances in equipment at a suitable location and to enable dialogue as to the technology, its deployment and support and more importantly, availability and price.
The Conference, Chaired by Peter Varnish O.B.E., divided into two half days managed by the DMA with the support of BATTLESPACE, will discuss the current night vision requirements on the ground and the technology available from Industry. The Conference Programme consisting of two half days takes place on November 10th and 11th.
Delegate tickets cost £2850.00 each available by application to BATTLESPACE.
For delegate and Speaker slots please contact:
Julian Nettlefold, BATTLESPACE +44 (0)207 610 5520;
The Exhibition will be open to manufacturers of infantry systems and will be located next to the ‘Stickledown’ rifle range, the ‘Melville’ pistol range and the ‘Short Siberia’ range as a secure, covert facility. All ranges are fully equipped with electronic targets, Section 5 weapons stores and visitor viewing. Bisley can arrange for licences to be provided for visitors to shoot, under certain circumstances and Rules. The Short Siberia Range is available for covert displays of sensitive equipment. There will be a special area dedicated to night driving techniques and technologies including DVEs, cameras, EO/IR sensors and IR lighting.
The audience will consist of key U.K. MoD, overseas military personnel, police, Homeland Security and industry specialists in Night Vision systems, ballistics, firearms and ammunition.
For Stand Space applications contact:
Andy Pedder AND Tim Ives at the DMA – interior shell schemes on Conference site: +44 (0) 1428 607788; /
David Harrison ADMI/BATTLESPACE for outside stand space and sponsorship opportunities: +44 (0) 1689 837447;
BATTLESPACE will be providing a special issue to support the event.
19 Feb 09. His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh was guest of honour at a lunch held in New