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25 Nov 21. Farnborough International Airshow to return in July 2022. Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), one of the biggest global tradeshows for the international aerospace industry it to return next year on 18-22 July and will feature a new global initiative as part of its programme.
Building upon the last FIA in 2018 which saw deals worth $192bn (£144bn), the show will be unveiling the inaugural Aerospace Global Forum. The platform will provide global leaders with the opportunity to gather, discuss and interrogate issues impacting the world “through an aerospace lense”. The venue will announce more details on the forum and programme in early 2022.
The event will also see the expansion of its Smart Networking opportunities, the evolution of turnkey chalets and a new Space Zone, utilising the two new 2,000sqm sound stages built on the grounds of Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.
Focusing on six themes related to the aerospace, aviation and defence industries, organisers said the show will focus on the future of the industry, sustainability, aerospace and defence thought leadership, space, future workforce and air travel.
Organisers are looking to reach the same numbers as 2018 which saw 80,000 visitors over the trade days. This year’s consumer weekend is no longer taking place as per the original 2020 plans before the event’s cancellation.
Farnborough International CEO Gareth Rogers said: “It has never been more vital to connect the leading pioneers and our event will enable the industry to harness the power of the sector to tackle the largest questions and develop tangible outcomes following global summits, such as COP26.
“With almost 90% of exhibition spaces sold and reserved already and more than two-thirds of exhibitors are from outside the UK, we are thrilled to see the eagerness of the industry to return to face-to-face events and work together to initiate global change.” (Source: Google/https://exhibitionnews.uk/)
25 Nov 21. As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Undersea Defence Technology (UDT), organised by Clarion Events, scheduled for 15-17 December in Rostock, will no longer take place in 2021. The decision has been taken to delay the event due to ongoing disruption to international travel, discussions with key stakeholders and government restrictions on conferences and exhibitions being enforced during the month of December 2021. As a result, UDT will next take place on 7-9 June at the Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Tracy Bebbington, Event Director, Clarion Events Defence & Security, added: “It is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone UDT 2021. The escalating situation in Europe means that there is too much uncertainty surrounding being able to host the event safely next month. This decision is in the best interests of the health and safety of our attendees, speakers and partners. We look forward to welcoming the UDT community back together again in Rotterdam next June.”
Clarion Events is one of the largest exhibition organisers in the world and holds the safety of all event attendees as its highest priority. As such the company is looking ahead to how physical distancing measures can be incorporated into the planning of all our events in the future and is contributing to broader government and event industry initiatives to support this.
23 Nov 21. ExpoDefensa: Tactical Terrain Dominance and other Defense and HLS solutions will be presented by IMCO Industries Group. Advanced and affordable, IMCO Group’s solutions enhance force lethality and survivability. ExpoDefensa 2021, Bogota, Stand B192 IMCO Industries Group, a leading defense provider of comprehensive solutions for air, ground, and naval applications, will present the group’s latest and most advanced Tactical Terrain Dominance Solutions at the ExpoDefensa 2021 exhibition in Bogota. As a leading integrator of comprehensive defense and HLS solutions, IMCO Group and partners will showcase a unique and scalable Tactical Terrain Dominance solution combining multiple sensors and multiple platforms to enable rapid execution of the sensor to shooter cycle. IMCO’s tactical terrain dominance solution can combine manned and unmanned aerial, ground and maritime vehicles, and unattended ground sensors, all managed and controlled by the centralized situation awareness video system (SAVS). The SAVS integrates and analyses the information received, clears the battle fog, and supports decision-makers to safely and precisely achieve their mission objectives. Some of the solution’s building blocks that will be displayed at the ExpoDefensa exhibition include Blazes’ Micro Falcon – a lightweight mini-UAS with exceptional performance, Colugo Systems’ ARCopter 1000 – a patented windproof VTOL enabling long endurance and long flight range, and Ex-Sight’s remotely controlled ground and maritime surface vehicles (UGVs and USVs), and 3DV DVE, a stereoscopic head-mounted display.
IMCO Group’s and partners’ affordable Tactical Terrain Dominance is addressing the challenge of the requirement for an Area Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) solution, allowing a force to build a stand-in and stand-off common situational awareness picture to optimize the decision-making process.
Eitan Zait, IMCO Industries CEO: “As a leading group in the defense industry, IMCO Group provides system-level tactical solutions with unmatched performance for the defense, HLS and security markets. Our solutions allow any force to increase its lethality and survivability, and at the same time be smart, slim, and connected. Providing turn-key defense and HLS solutions to customers worldwide, we are honored to present our solutions at the ExpoDefensa exhibition in Bogota”.
IMCO Group recently announced the acquisition of the assets and activities of Innocon Ltd., an innovative Israeli developer and manufacturer of Micro, Mini and Tactical unmanned aerial systems as well as mission systems for manned light airplanes.
22 Nov 21. UK Carrier Strike Group’s HMS Queen Elizabeth Hosts Senior Visitors from NATO. HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed 30 NATO Ambassadors in one of the final events of the Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) deployment.
They were joined by the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Tim Radford and representatives from Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. UK Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin welcomed the NATO delegation to the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth where the visitors watched UK and US F-35 Lightning jets take off.
Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin said:
CSG21 has opened the next chapter of the UK’s contribution to NATO. The deployment has underlined the breadth, depth and reach of the defence and security partnerships at the heart of the world’s longest enduring Alliance.
The visit comes as CSG21 nears the end of its 7-month deployment. It has travelled over 40,000 nautical miles to the Indo-Pacific and back. Ships and aircraft from the group have operated and exercised with over 40 countries – including many NATO allies – in an international demonstration of unity with our allies and partners.
The UK Carrier Strike Group is NATO’s first 5th generation carrier strike capability and marks a step change in military technology, interoperability and integration. It demonstrates the UK’s unwavering commitment to NATO and to the safety and security of our Euro-Atlantic home.
UK’s Permanent Representative to NATO, Dame Sarah MacIntosh said: “It has been an honour to visit Carrier Strike Group 21 with NATO Ambassadors, as HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home.
The Carrier Strike Group is allied by design, and has engaged with over 40 allies and partners across the world during this deployment. We are delighted to have demonstrated Alliance unity in operation.”
Yesterday, Italian F-35 jets landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time, the first European NATO partner to operate this aircraft from the new UK aircraft carrier. They are the same B variant as the joint RAF/Royal Navy and US Marine Corps stealth fighter currently embarked in the Portsmouth-based UK flagship. Italy are the only other NATO partner aside from the US and UK to operate this variant.
Commander of the UK CSG, Royal Navy Commodore Steve Moorhouse said: The fact that US, Italian and UK F-35Bs are able to fly to and from one another’s flight decks offers tactical agility and strategic advantage to NATO.
This activity is a telling demonstration of the UK’s Flagship’s interoperability with other nations; Italy is the third nation to land an F-35B onto the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth and the seventh military operating F-35 aircraft that the UK’s CSG has exercised with on CSG21” (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
22 Nov 21. IWA OutdoorClassics: Show days to change in 2022. The leading international exhibition for hunting and shooting sports, outdoor equipment and equipment for civilian and official security requirements will finally take place again as an in-person event at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 3 to 6 March 2022. The focus at all times is on ensuring participants are safe and that all protective measures are observed. The IWA Stage, as the new centrepiece of the event, along with new Community Areas and the Newcomer Area, will make their first appearance next year. IWA also has another major new development up its sleeve for 2022: In future, this industry gathering will be held from Thursday to Sunday to meet a long-standing wish on the part of both exhibitors and visitors. 963 exhibitors have already made firm bookings for their stands.
18 Nov 21. EDA Helicopter Tactics Symposium held in Czech Republic. Some 50 helicopter tactics specialists and operators from 12 EDA Member States and Switzerland, and as well as representatives of EDA’s Helicopter Chief Instructor Team, the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), the NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ), the European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC) met from 8-11 November in Ostrava, Czech Republic, for the Agency’s 12th Helicopter Tactics Symposium, hosted by the Czech Air Force.
Organised under EDA’s Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP), the event allowed European helicopter crews to discuss and share expertise and best practices related to helicopter tactics, national and international training and operational experience.
A first part of the symposium was devoted to drawing tactical lessons from previous EDA helicopter training activities, such as exercise “Hot Blade 21” held last June at Beja Air Base in Portugal, and EDA’s recent 7th Helicopter Tactics Instructor Course (HTIC). Next year’s “Fire Blade” exercise, to be held in Hungary in June 2022 with a focus on Composite Air Operations (COMAO) and national training required by the participating Member States, was also discussed.
A second part of the exercise was centered on enhancing the common knowledge about other organisations and of the tactical procedures used in other partner countries. Here a wide range of topics were addressed, such as joint all domain operations, the NSHQ’s roles and responsibilities, the EPRC and personnel recovery, NATO’s Special Operation Air Task Units (SOATU) project, the German Air Force special forces H145M helicopters, evasion eraining against fighters, attack helicopter tactics and experiences, landing zone operations and evasion maneuvers against ground based air defence threats.
Switzerland, as a new HEP Member State, participated in its first HEP activity and briefed about their Air Force helicopter organisation and missions. MEDEVAC support using rotary wing assets was also addressed, including EDA´s AIR MEDEVAC project which is focused on support to operations.
A major milestone of this symposium was the introduction, by EDA’s Chief Instructor Team, of the new EDA HEP Standard Operating Procedures (HEP SOP) V5.0 following its formal release. This document is from now on the basis for all future EDA helicopter trainings, ensuring standardisation and fostering interoperability among European helicopter operators and units. (Source: EDA)
26 Nov 21. EDA Annual Conference 2021. Innovation in European Defence. The EDA Annual Conference 2021: Innovation in European Defence will take place on 7 December in a hybrid format, both online and in Brussels. The high-level event will allow the wider European defence community to address Innovation in European Defence in all its aspects, going beyond the integration or deterrence of new technologies. At the EDA Annual Conference, speakers are invited to look at innovation in a holistic way, covering also new paradigms, processes and products. The event will equally address how resilient, adaptable and open to change European armed forces are to all facets of innovation. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, there will only be a limited number of seats available for on-site attendance. Our team will process your details and get back to you in due course. (Source: EDA)
AOC Europe connects organisations and individuals across government, defence, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and review the latest advances in electromagnetic and information-related fields. With a history spanning more than 25 years, AOC Europe is the Association of Old Crows’ flagship international event with 70+ manufacturers and 1000+ attendees from 40+ countries coming together to engage, innovate and network and to discuss all things within this dedicated sector.
Our 2022 conference theme:
Integrating Electromagnetic Effects across all Domains
The control of the electromagnetic spectrum is a fundamental requirement in modern warfare in all domains whether land, sea air, space, information or cyber. Systems operating in these domains must be able to communicate, make decisions, share information and take actions in a coordinated, controlled and effective manner using the electromagnetic spectrum.
To achieve and maintain this dominance, electronic warfare, radar, navigation, situational awareness and other information and communication systems require significant levels of integration and interoperability across all types of platforms and in all domains. Innovative integrated systems requirements, applications and enabling technologies will be considered from intelligence data gathering, analysis and data fusion through to the deployment of countermeasures and other actions that use the electromagnetic spectrum.
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