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08 Jul 21. Hypersonic Defense 2021 Conference.
November 2-3, 2021- Arlington, VA, United States.
A new era of ballistic missiles is imminent with a rapid race to develop the latest hypersonic weapons systems. There is also a pivotal issue to develop hypersonic defence systems to protect against the potential threat.
NATO members are working to make sure the right capabilities are in place if the research becomes a reality with hypersonic weapons. With the hypersonic era looking set to become a reality it has shown shortcomings in missile defence systems that are not capable to detect and protect from a hypersonic weapon.
During the 2-day Hypersonic Defense conference and exhibition we will look at the current ballistic missile defence capabilities of leading nations and the importance to fast track modernisation of the current systems. The event will also review the future of missile defence in a hypersonic era and how agencies are researching a new type of weapon and the challenges of simulation tests with hypersonic vehicles.
- Major General Frederic Parisot, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programmes, French Air Force
- Mike White, Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
- Dr. Jeffrey C. Boulware, Technical Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
- Radoslava Stefanova, Head of IAMD Section, NATO
- Dr. Russ Cummings, Managing Director, DOD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute, U.S. Air Force Academy
- Dr. Eric Marineau, Program Officer, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy
- Sarah Popkin, High-Speed Aerodynamics Program Officer, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
- Thomas Karako, Senior Fellow, Director, Missile Defence Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Peter Huessy, Director of Strategic Deterrent Studies, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
- Dr. Phillip Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama, USA
08 Jul 21. Air Missile Defence Technology 2021 Conference.
November 17-18, 2021- London, United Kingdom.
We are proud to present the 5th Annual Air Missile Defence Technology Conference taking place in London on the 17th and 18th November 2021. This event will follow in the wake of four successful Air and Missile Defence Technology conferences, which featured exceptional international representation.
The conference will provide a unique insight into GBAD, Counter Medium and Ballistic Missile technologies, C-RAM, Integrated and Networked Radar systems, Confronting ICBM threats and developing coherent international strategies. This conference will allow attendees to gain contacts within the most cutting-edge programs in a growing and critical market.
This event will provide an opportunity to hear the latest developments from senior international programme managers and will provide an opportunity to learn what technologies nations are investing in, to protect from a widening array of missile and airborne threats.
Benefits of Attending
Air and Missile Defence Technology is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the international priorities and developments for air and missile defence. The two-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to engage with senior officials and technical experts to enhance their network and understanding of the Air and Missile defence priorities.
- Hear the latest developments from leading international programmes
- Discuss how nations are adopting technology to protect against enhanced threats
- Explore how nations are engaging with on-another to enhance interoperability and strengthen their defence technologies
- Attend a conference where you can meet and network with leading programme managers
- Understand how nations are rising to combat the threats to militaries from emerging technologies
- Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates, former Royal Artillery Commander and Deputy Commander of JFC Brunssum NATO Allied Operations Command, British Army
Expert Military and Technical Speakers:
- Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood, Director of the RCCTO, US Army
- Air Commodore Phil Gordon, Director General of Air Defence, Royal Australian Air Force
- Brigadier General Fabrizio Argiolas, Commander of Air Defence Artillery, Italian Army
- Colonel Graham Taylor, Commander of the 7th Air Defence Group, British Army
- Colonel Bruce Bredlow, Deputy Commander of the 10th AAMDC, US Army Europe and Chair of NATO Air and Missile Defence
- Colonel Jaime Vidal Mena Redondo, Commander, 74th Air Defence Regiment, Spanish Army
- Colonel Ferenc Konczol, DCOM SAM WING 12 ‘Arrabona’, Hungarian Air Force
- Lieutenant Colonel Zach “Cougar” Fennell, US Air Force, NORAD
- Major Andrius Konovalovas, Commander of Air Defence, Lithuanian Air Force
- Mr. Jaokim Lewim and Mr. Max Berthold, Swedish Defence Material Administration
- Mr. Peter Woodmansee, Missile Program Manager, USA European Command
- Mr. Bruce Hanessian, IAMD Manager, USA Air Force in Europe
- Mr. Simon Baumann, NATO Multinational Capability Cooperation, Defence Investment Division
Expert Industry Speakers
- Mr. Paddy Mallon, Chief Technologist, Thales UK Mr. Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Lockheed Martin UK
- Mr. Lars Krogh Vammen, Director of Business Development, Weibel Scientific A/S
06 Jul 21. Team Defence Information 2021. Thank you to everyone who attended Defence Information 2021 (DI21). The 2-day virtual conference proved to be a resounding success with over 800 registered delegates and senior MOD/industry speakers reflecting on the recently published Digital Strategy for Defence and discussing this year’s theme “Exploiting the Defence Digital Backbone”. Thanks to our main sponsor, Fujitsu, £1500 was donated to the SSAFA charity based on delegate visits to virtual stands with Babcock having the highest number of visits. The approved presentations will remain available for registered DI21 delegates to view on Kahootz until the end of July.
Our thanks and appreciation also go to Dr Tim King who is leaving TD-Info and rejoining Babcock International following his 2-year secondment to TD-Info in the Delivery Continuity Executive role (aka the Green Box). We wish Tim all the very best for the future. We would also like to welcome Craig Porter who will shortly take over the role on secondment from Leonardo.
New Lead Sponsor – We are pleased to announce that Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd is a new Lead Sponsor for TD-Info. Nano Dimension (Nasdaq, TASE: NNDM) is a provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME).
New Member – We are also pleased to welcome Sopheon as a new Member of TD-Info. Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Management solutions including software, expertise, and best practices.
Improving Links with Academia and Not-for-Profit Organisations – In order to bring diversity of thought and wider collaboration from outside of Defence, TD-Info is building more formal relationships with academia and some not-for-profit organisations. We are pleased to announce that Lincoln University recently joined TD-Info as an Associate Member and we are in advanced discussions with several other organisations. This arrangement will provide access for interaction and collaboration with a more diverse stakeholder group as well as identifying opportunities for horizontal innovation and access to funding.
Future Events – A number of notable events are coming up in the next few months:
Briefing on Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – 8 July – The Information Security WG will be informing TD-Info Members about the potential risks and issues that CMMC accreditation represents for the UK. If you would like to attend, please contact Luca Leone.
Additive Manufacturing SWG – 15 July – At the next SWG on 15 July we will launch a new tasking for CDLS and SpT conducting a quick look to assess the maturity industry Additive Manufacturing capabilities in the strategic base. If you would like to attend, please contact Steve Green.
Logistics Transformation Industry Day – 28 July – MOD UK StratCom will be providing an update to industry on the Joint Fuels Transformation Programme (FTP) and Warehousing Distribution Optimisation (WDO) Project which will include the latest progress, issues, challenges, and risks. The MOD will also brief industry on the Request for Information (RFI) to be issued for each programme. The event will be held virtually and joining instructions will be distributed following registration here. For further details please contact Steve Green.
ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) Training Courses – TD-Info successfully runs online STE training courses that can be suitably tailored to meet your specific requirements. The next STE course is being held on 12 to 15 July from 09:00 – 12:30 (GMT) daily. The training will be provided by Ciaran Dodd, Course Tutor, and it is intended to take place in person at the TD-Info Offices at Briarlands Office Park, Bristol. Previous attendees say that they particularly like:
- Applying STE to their own documents to get feedback from the facilitator and participants
- Attending 4 half-day sessions to give time to reflect and stay up to date with work
- Being fully engaged and actively sharing ideas and opinions
- Getting practical tips to help them to realize the value of STE
Please register here or contact Ciaran Dodd for further details.
Future Capability Group – You may be aware from the recent Multi-Domain Integration (MDI) Briefing Day that the TD-Info Research Technology and Innovation community is supporting Future Capability Group (FCG) with their industry engagements. Currently work is ongoing to develop the FCG industry engagement strategy. In the near-term, industry engagements will include early market, requests for information and workshops around a range of capabilities ranging from ultrasonic cleaning of small arms through to swarming technologies and heavy lift drones. For more detail please visit our landing page or contact Steve Green.
Recent Events – A number of key Working Groups (WG) and notable events have recently taken place:
Team Defence Information AGM and Council Meeting – The TD-Info AGM and Council Meeting was held on 22 June. Minutes of the meeting will be made available to TD-Info Members shortly. For further details please contact Will Tuohy.
Visit to Millbrook Proving Ground – Technical Demonstrator 6 Hybridisation Vehicles – TD-Info staff recently visited the Millbrook Proving Ground to see the Technical Demonstrator 6 hybridisation vehicles the MOD is using to explore future power in the battlefield. The MOD is implementing several hybrid electric design constructs and modifying three in-service protected mobility platforms to conduct trials designed to validate or disprove the benefits and inform future capability investment decisions. Further information is available here or by contacting Steve Green.
MDI Briefing Day – On 24 June, the MOD hosted a very informative and topical MDI Industry Briefing Day at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. TD-Info is now in the process of establishing a new MDI Working Group (MDI WG) for industry to join and progress the topic further. Steve Hyde, MOD Multi Domain Integration Head, will be the MOD Co-Chair for the WG and we are seeking nominations for an Industry Co-Chair. There has been considerable interest but if you would like to nominate someone for the role or become involved in the MDI WG please contact Leyton Lark before 9 July 2021.
Defence Support Digital Twin Community of Practice (DSDTCoP) – Following the successful publication of several papers on Digital Twins, TD-Info has now established the DSDTCoP and is developing a programme of work to create the foundations that will enable future digital twins to be fully integrated, interoperable, and federated across the product lifecycle and end to end supply chain. On 23 June, the DSDTCoP held its first session presenting an overview of planned activities and calling for support the first sprint activity. For more information visit our website or to become involved in this Community please contact Steve Green.
Integrated Product Support S-Series Specifications – Despite the widely recognised difficulties of the previous 12 months, the ASD Product Services Specification Group, in conjunction with their partners in the Aerospace Industries Association in the USA, have maintained their target to have a block release of the S-Series Specifications in 2021. Currently undergoing final editorial review, the block release signifies a momentous step forward in the integration of the said specifications and as their adoption becomes more widespread, will lead to improvements in the through life support of complex systems. For more information contact Leyton Lark.
Publications of Interest
TD-Info Activities and Working Groups – The latest edition of the “TD-Info Activities and Working Groups” has now been published and is available to view in pdf format here.
Sustainable Digital Technology and Services Strategic Approach – The MOD Defence Digital has recently published the Sustainable Digital Technology and Services (SDTS) Strategic Approach 2021-25. The document articulates how the delivery of the Digital Backbone can be realised in a way that achieves the UK Government’s priorities for climate change and sustainability. It directly supports both the Greening Government ICT and digital services strategy and the MOD Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach, which sets Defence’s strategic ambition for net zero emissions by 2050 and establishes an approach to achieving this ambition. The document is available to download on the Gov website here.
Thanks go to Oliver Organ (IMD Group) and Ben Eddy (Boeing) who are members of the TD-Info Vanguard and both contributed to producing the SDTS Strategic Approach document. If you would like further information, please contact the main author Grant Morley.
Introduction to Support Modelling – The Supportability Modelling and Analysis WG (SM&A WG) has recently published the first edition of the “Introduction to Support Modelling” which is now available for TD-Info Members to read here. If you would like more information on the document or wish to join the S&MA WG please contact Frank Murphy, the Industry Co-Chair.
Paper by Major Nik Krykunivsky RLC – The annual Fujitsu Support Competition explores the themes of strategy, information interoperability and digital resilience. Unfortunately, this year’s competition was cancelled due to the COVID Pandemic. Rather than let his ideas stay on hold, Major Nik Krykunivsky RLC decided to finish his paper with the hope that it might potentially form the basis for a project. Nik’s paper expresses his own personal views in response to the question “How would you generate Defence Support Network (DSN) survivability including any potential forms of resilience measure set against likely future challenges to maintain the advantage over our adversaries?” and is openly available to download here. Please contact Nik of you would like to discuss further.
Key Dates for July and August 2021 – Please check the TD-Info website Calendar here to confirm details and how to join as these are subject to change:
- 1 July – Sustainable Defence Support SWG
- 1 July – Def Stan 00-600 WG Meeting
- 7 July – Knowledge Management Support (Tools and Technology)
- 6 July – Forecast and Resource Planning (F&RP) SOM RACI WG Meeting
- 8 July – Briefing on Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
- 12-15 July – STE Training Course
- 15 July – Defence Support Supply Chain – A DSFDB SWG
- 19 July – Industry Customers Engagement Forum (ICEF)
- 28 July – Team Defence Executive Team Meeting
- 28 July – Logistics Transformation Industry Day
- 29 July – Supportability Case Working Group Meeting
- 25 Aug – Team Defence Executive Team Meeting
- 26 Aug – Supportability Case WG Meeting
DSEI 2021 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.