Sponsored by AOC Europe
04 Feb 22. Close Combat Symposium 5-7 July 2022 Defence Academy of the UK.
Save the Date and Initial Call for Papers
The aim is to bring together the military, academia, and industry to discuss current and future developments in close combat and dismounted technologies and procedures. It will also consider current and future equipment programmes out to 10 years.
D Futures Mil Cap Plans (formerly Cap GM) in Army HQ have expressed an interest in the following subject areas on which presentations would be particularly welcome:
- Future equipment and technologies deliverable in the 5-10 year timeframe
- ’24 hour digital lethality’ that provides an all day and weather capability
- Developing a roadmap to the 24/7 future force
- ‘Close in self defence’ to include platoon organic fire support, in particular filling the light mortar and anti-armour gaps
The event is planned to be held over three days.
- Day 1 is at the Defence Academy of the UK in Shrivenham and provides insight from Army HQ and other customers on their intent for the future. This is supplemented by presentations from academia and industry.
- Day 2 takes place at Cranfield University’s COTEC range facility on Salisbury Plain. This involves live-firing demonstrations from industry as well as an opportunity for delegates to fire small arms from different manufacturers and with different optics and technologies. There is also the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate autonomous and remote technologies.
- Day 3 is back at Shrivenham and provides more technology briefs from industry and academia.
Call for Papers
If you wish to present a paper please Submit an abstract of around 200 words by e-mail to Leanne no later than Monday 25 April 2022. Papers should be planned to take 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions.
There are unique opportunities for sponsoring at various levels during this event: individual activities such as the barbeque on the range, or collectively for the whole event with generous concessions.
For more details on the event, including registration, please check our website or contact Leanne.
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03 Feb 22. Pioneering aerospace: Leading aerospace show for sustainability, new technologies and innovation.
- Germany and Europe to become a hub for climate-neutral aviation
- Europe’s most-visited aerospace show: space benefits Earth
- First in-person trade fair in Europe since the pandemic began
’Pioneering aerospace’ is the slogan of ILA 2022, the EU’s largest aerospace show this year, which offers a close-up experience of the future of aerospace. From 22 to 26 June 2022 it will take place as the first in-person aerospace show since the pandemic began, in the heart of Europe in Berlin at the newly opened airport BER. A virtual platform for an even broader reach and targeting specific audiences will augment the live program on site.
The high-tech industry’s leading trade fair for sustainability, new technologies and innovation is a meeting place for the international industry, policymakers, armed forces and science. High-ranking political figures are expected to attend, including representatives of the new federal government, German parliament and the European Commission.
With its Aviation, Space, Defence & Support and Supplier segments, ILA covers the industry’s entire value chain. Its focus is on climate-neutral aviation, new forms of mobility and security in space.
BDLI Managing Director Volker Thum: “At ILA Berlin and within our high-tech industry the pioneering spirit is alive. We are drivers of sustainable mobility. Germany and Europe must be at the forefront of climate-neutral aviation. We have the know-how to develop and manufacture the first climate-neutral aircraft. ILA is also Europe’s most visited aerospace show. It shows why investing in space flight is a must, and the wide-ranging added value that that generates. Space flight is fascinating, brings people together and protects us.”
Martin Ecknig, CEO of Messe Berlin: “We look forward to finally gathering the aerospace industry in-person again in Berlin. With our new hybrid concept we aim to combine the best of two worlds: a live experience with face-to-face meetings, and a close-up display of aerospace innovations. Virtual events such as a live-streamed congress program enabling those visitors unable to attend in person to take part in ILA Berlin will augment the show.”
Berlin Aviation Summit kicks off events
Taking place on 21 June, the third Berlin Aviation Summit (BAS) will kick off ILA, gathering civil aviation decision-makers from around the world. Senior figures representing politics, industry, science, research, finances and global aviation will discuss the challenges facing the industry, in particular how to move forward on climate-neutral aviation.
Numerous highlights at ILA Berlin
ILA Berlin specifically targets trade visitors. From Wednesday, 22 to Friday, 24 June the industry’s who’s who will gather on the ILA grounds at BER, where international exhibitors will present their innovations. Be it the ILA Future Lab or Advanced Air Mobility – a total of five live stages will highlight the aerospace industry’s topics of the future. ILA will showcase civil aviation’s transition to climate-neutrality. This is where technologies and key research on sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft and their propulsion systems as well as the digitalization of the industry can be seen and experienced close up. In the Space segment the focus will be on its indispensable contribution to a modern, sustainable, secure and digital future – the key to climate protection and prevention. One highlight will be the Space Pavilion featuring the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the German aerospace companies of the BDLI.
Among the forward-looking topics ILA will address are the many uses for drones, flying taxis in cities and digital technologies such as AI and 3D printing. The ongoing development of the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS) will be a key topic among representatives of industry and politics.
ILA Digital – a new platform
A wide range of services on the new platform ILA Digital will augment the live program. Its aim is to share the forward-looking topics with as many people as possible. The platform features an exhibitor service for presenting products, communicating, as well as matchmaking, lead generation and modern streaming technology. Careers are a topic here too, and there will be services specifically targeting industry newcomers.
Open days for the public on 25 and 26 June
The weekend of ILA is devoted to the general public. Over two days, visiting aerospace fans can experience the innovations and fascination of the aerospace displays close up and find out about aerospace career opportunities at various trade fair stands. The focus of the flying show will also be on innovation, and its selected displays will merge seamlessly with BER flight operations.
03 Feb 22. Rohde & Schwarz announces virtual Satellite Industry Days for 2022. A programme of four free virtual events with industry experts will take a close look at satellite and space technologies. Rohde & Schwarz has announced a programme of Satellite Industry Days, offering a series of online and hybrid events to discuss the latest developments and applications in satellite and space technology. Starting on February 22nd, 2022, four events will enable participants to virtually meet with industry partners and leading experts. Focus topic for the specific events are:
- 1st event: The challenges of new space satellite constellations
- 2nd event: Future steps on non-terrestrial networks and satellite 5G / IOT
- 3rd event: Next-generation satellite designs and quantum cryptography
- 4th event: Development of high- and very-high throughput satellite designs
“We are excited about the range of topics in this event series and look forward to welcome leading industry experts from both, research institutes and the industry. In the first event for instance, we are honoured to host our valued guests Hans-Martin Steiner from ATOS, Ridvan Koc from Alcan Systems and Avi Freedman from Satixfy”, says Tobias Willuhn, Program Manager Aerospace & Defense at Rohde & Schwarz.
The first event “The challenges of new space satellite constellations“ will focus on the challenges of how to plan reliable satellite links worldwide and optimize transponder usage, even for large satellite networks. Moreover, topics include production and test of small satellites, adaptive beam steering and beamforming with phased array antennas, liquid crystal based antenna designs and optimisation of beam- and cluster hopping systems.
Dr. Yvonne Weitsch, Market Segment Manager Aerospace & Defense at Rohde & Schwarz explains: “The promise of a new era in the space and satellite business – New Space – is not only based on disruptive technologies such as onboard processing, digital beamforming antennas and networks of large satellite constellations. It also proposes shorter in-orbit lifecycles with fast-paced technological evolutions, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) satellite production, and new application areas with innovative business models.”
“We are monitoring the fast-paced satellite market closely and welcome the opportunity to discuss with experts and partners from the industry suitable answers to the most challenging technical developments. The Rohde & Schwarz Satellite Industry Days provide an excellent set-up to foster exchange, discussion and mutual learning in this regard”, adds Dr. Thomas Nicolay, Vice President Aerospace & Defense Test at Rohde & Schwarz.
Registration for the free event and further information on the Satellite Industry Day Series 2022 is available at: https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/aerospace-defense/satellite-days
Proposal for caption: A series of online and hybrid events with industry partners and leading expertsabout the latest developments and applications in satellite and space technology will take place at Rohde & Schwarz.
03 Feb 22. Mobilising the Defence Digital Backbone. Save the date: 8-9 June 2022. A hybrid conference, attend virtually or in person at the Active Conference Centre, Thornbury, Bristol
Call for speakers
We are looking for:
- Speakers for our programme. If you would like to join us, contact Steve Shepherd with a brief outline of your presentation or workshop by 12 noon, Friday 11 February 2022. Include a statement of how your proposal supports the theme of DI22
- Sponsors and exhibitors: For more information on event packages and costs for DI22, contact Sue Russell
- Submit an application for our Excellence Awards, to enter or find out more contact Tony Butler
01 Feb 22. Law-Tech Connect Workshop for UAS/AAM Industry to Launch at AUVSI XPONENTIAL ’22. Colorado-based P3 Tech Consulting LLC has announced the launch of its inaugural Law-Tech Connect Workshop, co-located with AUVSI XPONENTIAL ’22, on Monday, April 25th at the Orange County Convention Center-West, Orlando, Florida.
P3 Tech is a veteran and woman owned business headed-up by Dawn Zoldi (Colonel, USAF Retired), a licensed attorney and globally renowned industry expert who dedicated 28 years of service to the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate, Associate General Counsel and U.S. Air Force Academy leader.
Zoldi regularly contributes valuable industry articles to major publications such as Forbes.com and Inside Unmanned Systems magazine and is the creator and host of the highly-successful Dawn of Drones podcast, presented by DroneLife, a top-tier news publication dedicated to the commercial drone industry. The podcast streams weekly to over 215,000 across multiple social media platforms, attracting industry leaders, strategy and business development experts. She has organized conference content including for InterDrone and EDGE22, the government technology plug-in to the Consumer Electronics Show.
P3 Tech has forged an alliance with AUVSI for this year’s XPONENTIAL, the world’s premier event for unmanned systems and autonomy. For this year’s event, AUVSI anticipates attracting thousands of attendees, who will engage with over 650 exhibitors across more than two football fields of exhibit space and experience an educational program addressing the industry’s most pressing issues from a cross-domain, cross-sector, cross-industry, cross-functional perspective.
XPONENTIAL also features immersive workshops in partnership with specialized organizations to provide training and in-depth insights and solutions on targeted topics for attendees to harness the full potential of unmanned technologies now and into the future. The Law-Tech Connect Workshop is such a workshop.
This dynamic one-day educational event will connect attorneys and unmanned ecosystem thought leaders with world-class legal, regulatory and policy knowledge relating to unmanned aircraft systems, autonomy and advanced air mobility.
AUVSI Director of Industry Education, Keely Griffith, said, “This year’s XPONENTIAL focus is on facilitating the successful integration of unmanned and autonomous systems at scale in our society. The intersection with law and policy is a critical point in our targeted educational programming, and we are pleased to partner with P3 Tech to offer attendees a deep dive into the issues that will impact the industry’s long-term success.”
For attorneys, the workshop qualifies as an accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program. The Florida Bar has certified the day-long program for a total of 8 CLE credits (7 General credits and 1 Substance Abuse credit). This may be also used to self-certify in other states.
But the Workshop is not just for attorneys. Zoldi has specifically developed top-tier legal and policy information for everyone with an interest in the critical legal, regulatory and policy aspects of the UAS/AAM industry by curating an unparalleled speaker line up from government, commercial industry and academia.
The faculty includes, among others, the Federal Aviation Administration’s “Drone Guy” Kevin Morris, Greg Reverdiau of the Pilot Institute, Glen Lynch CEO Volatus Aerospace, Jon Damush CEO Iris Automation, Jason Crist CEO Class G, Maj Gen (USAF Ret.) James Poss and Cameron Chell CEO of Draganfly.
Panels also include top legal professionals such as Lisa Ellman (Hogan & Lovells), Grant Guillot (Grant Guillot LLC), Sarah Nilsson (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University), Jennifer Richter (Akin Gump), Patrick Huston (Brig. Gen. USA Ret.), Commander Tracy Reynolds (JAG USN), Susan Eccles (Adams & Reese), Mary-Caitlin Ray (Crowell Moring) and more.
The agenda covers a broad range of topics ranging from drone law/regulation updates, artificial intelligence policy, public-private partnership legal authorities, the law of the air/land/sea, intellectual property to avigation and privacy law.
The event is sponsored by Draganfly (Gold), Class G (Silver) and Volatus Aerospace (Bronze), several Friends of Law-Tech Connect (the Crowell Moring and Adams & Reese law firms, the Electric Power Research Institute and the Unmanned Safety Institute) and various media outlets.
“Draganfly is thrilled to be supporting this dynamic workshop being led by renowned industry expert Dawn Zoldi. P3 Tech continues to deliver unique educational programs that provide invaluable insights on unmanned aircraft systems, autonomy and advanced air mobility,” said Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly. “Draganfly has been driving the future of drones since the pre-drone era. The legal, regulatory and policy knowledge gained during this event will help the industry harness the full potential of unmanned technologies.”
A nominal registration fee covers the program, all meals and an XPO Hall pass (alone $100+ value). Attorneys will also receive proof of CLE attendance. Early bird rates are available ($349) through March 25th. Add ons include the VIP Influencer reception and the ability to purchase Zoldi’s newly released drone law text book.
Government employees, active duty military, students, American Bar Association and Florida Bar members and non-profits may contact the event organizer for discounted rates here.
Registration is open here.
About P3 Tech Consulting
P3 Tech Consulting LLC is a U.S. company that connects people who have a passion for advanced technology platforms with full spectrum policy-relevant information to propel their companies and to do global good. Its services include consulting, expert presentations and publications on tech legal & policy issues, strategic planning and policy/program creation with an emphasis on UAS and AAM. P3 Tech delivers unique education programs that partner with academia, the legal ecosystem, technical programs and commercial expos and produces the weekly Dawn of Drones podcast, affiliated with DroneLife news.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. (Source: UAS VISION)
28 Jan 22. Unfortunately, the NIDV had to decide to postpone the NEDS on February 24th once again. This time to the date already chosen for NEDS 2022, namely November 17th. The NIDV Innovation Challenge which was planned for February 23rd is postponed as well to a date yet to be determined. The reduction of COVID-19 measures recently announced by the government is insufficient to organize a high-quality exhibition and conference in February. The maximum allowed attendance of 1250 persons and the maximum presence of 1 person per 5 sqm affect the network-function of the NEDS too much. On top of that, the safety of all NEDS participants and visitors is a pressing concern for us as Branch Organisation for the Defence and Security Sector. Obviously, we are very disappointed that the NEDS cannot be held in February, but we’ll continue to organise the NEDS 2022 on November 17th with renewed vigour. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in Rotterdam this Fall!
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.
For more details on exhibiting/sponsoring, submitting a paper or attending the event visit www.aoceurope.org