Sep 09. Military Radar Summit, Vienna, VA, United States, 26 & 28 October 2009, Multi-functional radar and cohesive system integration. As the US Military increasingly relies on RF sensing systems for detailed and accurate situational awareness in increasingly more challenging theaters, the DoD is calling for advanced scalable, rapidly deployable, and affordable radar systems that can be integrated into a layered and distributed sensing ISR architecture. All DoD Services continue to search and develop solutions for effective radar systems and are counting on organizations large and small to reach this goal. IDGA’s 3rd Annual Military Radar conference is the only event in the US to look at the link between emerging technologies and real military applications. Through a combination of technical examination sessions and key case studies, we will identify how military radar is currently being used, where the growth areas are for new technology, and what programs are breaking new ground.
Who You Will Meet
IDGA’s 3rd Annual Military Radar is a forum on the challenges, requirements and potential solutions for the development and deployment of multipurpose and integrated radar systems. You will have the unique opportunity to interact and network with a close-knit community of military, government, academic and private sector leaders with job functions such as:
a. Program Executive Officer
b. Program Manager / Director
c. Technical Director
d. Senior Electronics Engineer
e. Chief Design Engineer
f. Principal Sensor Systems Engineer
g. Chief Scientist
h. Directors / Superintendents of Research
a. Paige Atkins, SES, Director, Defense Spectrum Organization, DISA
b. Col James Lovell, USAF, Commander, 751st Electronic Systems Group (JSTARS)
c. Col James W. Shaw, USAF, Commander 851st Electronic, Systems Group (MP-RTIP)
d. Dr. Lawrence Schuette, Director of Innovation, Office of Naval Research
e. Dr. Bruce Danly, Superintendent Radar Division, US Naval Research Laboratory
Content was very insightful
Army Test and Evaluation Command
Sep 09. Prof. Richard Holmes CBE, Patrick Mercer OBE MP, Andrew Roberts, Dr. Irwin Stelzer and Col. Bob Stewart DSO are among the speakers lined up for a major UKNDA event at next week’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. With the Conservatives looking set to form the next government, the UKNDA team will be targeting the Manchester conference with the message that defence funding should be threat-driven not budget-driven. The UKNDA’s main conference event takes place at the Exchange Auditorium, Manchester Central, on Monday October 5, at 12.30pm, with historians Richard Holmes and Andrew Roberts, economist Irwin Stelzer, defence industrialist Tony Edwards (author of A Decision the Next Prime Minister Must Make), former UN commander in Bosnia and now Chairman of Action for Armed Forces, Col. Bob Stewart, and former RAF Defence Director, Air Cmdre. Andrew Lambert. Tony Edwards and Col. Bob Stewart will also speak on behalf of the UKNDA, alongside Shadow Defence Minister Gerald Howarth MP, at a fringe-meeting organised by Conservative Way Forward on the same day. From October 5-6, UKNDA’s ‘Support our Armed Forces’stall will be in the ‘Freedom Zone’ at the Bridgewater Hall opposite the main conference centre.
16 Sep 09. World War I Generation: Commemoration. The Junior Defence Minister announced (16 Sep 09) that a Service is to be held to mark the passing of the World War I generation. The Service is to take place at 10.45hrs on Wed 11 Nov 09 in Westminster Abbey, in the presence of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Comment: The last known British veteran of World War I living in the UK, Harry Patch (111), died on 25 Jul 09. Mr Patch’s death came shortly after the deaths of William Stone (108) in January and Henry Allingham (113) in July. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 10/36, 28 Sep 09)