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24 Aug 10. Joint Munition Effect Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 29-30 September 2010. Munition solutions across the multi-national and multi service environment. Today’s militaries often find themselves working closely together in a Joint Operational Environment. When they do, a host of compatibility issues arise that would not necessarily be the case if one nation fought alone. Recognising this in a multi-national and multi service environment is becoming critically important as operations in Afghanistan have clearly demonstrated.
A key aspect of this is the interoperability of munitions.
* How do we look after and deploy our munitions in this increasingly complex environment and how should they be supported?
* How do we look after guided munitions and how well are insensitive munitions being integrated?
* What issues are there in the standardisation of ammunition in NATO and non-NATO countries?
* What is the latest operational feedback from current theatres?
Joint Munition Effects 2010 will be your opportunity this year to meet munition specialists and operational commanders from across all environments. Listen, learn and network with leaders in munitions management and support in order to enhance multi-national capabilities.
Benefits of attending
Joint Munition Effects 2010 is unique because:
* It is the only event this year focusing on munitions management and optimising effect
* It will explore munition solutions across the multi-national and multi service environment
* The conference will attract high quality delegations from over 30 countries and exceptional speakers from our unique knowledge of the industry and our excellent data sources
* The agenda will be the most interactive of any conference in the Defence and Security field with workshop and panel discussions on the most debatable and important issues of the day
* The conference is supported by a highly experienced team of producers, sales professionals and marketing executives who have a proven track record in ensuring a smooth running and highly successful conference
* (Source: ASD Network)

23 Aug 10. The ILA 2012 will take place from 19 to 24 June 2012, one week later than originally planned. This decision was taken at the last session of the board of directors of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI). Following the recent announcement of the 2012 dates of Eurosatory in Paris it became necessary to reschedule the ILA to avoid a collision of events over the same period. The new dates are particularly good news for companies from the defence industry, as well as for the many trade visitors and delegations representing this sector. In 2012 the ILA will take place on the new exhibition grounds at Berlin-Schönefeld for the first time. Exhibitor numbers at this year’s ILA were the highest in the event’s 100-year history, with 1,153 exhibitors from 47 countries providing an impressive display of products and services from all parts of the aerospace industry. Attendance at the fair was around 235,000, of whom 125,000 were trade visitors.

23 Aug 10. AUVSI to support new robotics zone at DSEi 2011. Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi), the world’s largest independent land, sea and air biennial defence and security exhibition, announced today that the United States Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will support a new robotics zone at the show, which takes place at ExCeL in London on 13-16 September 2011. AUVSI, an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to advancing the technology of unmanned vehicles, will help to create and monitor the obstacle course that will be used for live demonstrations of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) during the show.
‘The agreement with AUVSI will strengthen DSEi as well as other defence and security exhibitions in Clarion’s portfolio,’ said Tim Porter, Managing Directo

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