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08 Jun 23. Close Combat 23 programme at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC) on Salisbury Plain.
The event is held over three days:
DAY 1 – TUE 4 JULY
Army HQ Briefings on DCC/GM issues, including:
- AH GM Intro
- Army HQ dialogue on High Level Characteristics / SOR / procurement / programme
- Projects GRAYBURN & HUNTER update
- Battlegroup Level Effectors
- Soldier as a Platform’ – Soldier Works, including electronic architecture and DSA
- Jerome Bronckart and Tom Maris, FN Herstal, Increased Situational Awareness though FN® e-novation weapon sensors.
- Stuart Lyle, Dstl, Urban Phalanx: A Contender for the Future British Army Infantry
- Dermot Rooney & Chris Tebb, Wapentakes, Making The Magic Bullet: How Two Blokes in a Shed Tried to Increase The Effectiveness of Small Arms Suppressive Fire.
- David Buckley, BAE Land Systems / Radway Green, Small Arms Munition Developments
- Andy Cooper, Nammo AS, Technology Developments / R&D Programmes
- Nick Copsey, Level Peaks, Military ‘Off the Shelf’ Solutions
- Paul Billings, Anduril, Software Systems for C-UAS
- Mark Emerton, Frazer Nash, From ‘Dull, Dirty, Dangerous’ to ‘Rapid, Ready, Reconfigurable’; a new paradigm for BG organic RAS
- Chris Foers, MBDA, How Beyond Line of Sight Weapons can Support Winning the First Battle
- Capt William Shepherd USN (Retd), Stevens Institute Hoboken NJ USA, Going “Out of the Box” – “Geeks” Developing Unusual Prototypes for Small Military Units
DAY 2 – WED 5 JULY
Range day at Cranfield Ordnance Test Evaluation Centre (COTEC) on Salisbury Plain.
Exhibitors and demonstrations include:
Evening Drinks and Dinner at the Blunsdon House Hotel
DAY 3 – THU 6 JULY
- James White, Shield Sights Ltd, Individual Small Arms Sighting Systems
- Christoph Beplate-Haarstrich, Rheinmetall, Squad Support Weapon
- Gary Leach, Maxard Systems, FLYKMK2 & STEED
- Paul Chilvers, Thales Group, The Application of Integrated Weapon Operation for the Forward Projection of Scalable Collaborative Lethality
- Chris Reimer, Raytheon ELCAN, Optical Revolution in the Connected Battlespace
- Zara Gibson, Thales IAS, Remote Uncrewed Weapon Systems
- Karin Stegmark, SAAB, Why Signature Management is Crucial for Survival.
- Dan Shea, Small Arms Journal, Small Arms 2023
- Dr Aimee Helliker, Cranfield University, PhD Presentations
- Graham Birchall, Beth-EI Industries (UK) Ltd, Will the British Army Adopt the EU Interpretation of Health and Safety Standards for AFV’s, or Not?
- Maj Steven Harris, Defence Munitions Kineton, EOD Disruptors and non-Newtonian Fluid Use as Part of Active Protection Systems.
- David Brook, Defence Safety Authority (DSA), The Introduction of Certification for Defence OME and What it Means to the Wider Community.
08 Jun 23. Milipol lndia, the Leading International Event for Internal Security for Indo-Pacific, will be held in New Delhi from the 26th to 28th October 2023. We are thrilled to announce that Milipol India, the latest addition to the Milipol International Network of events dedicated to internal security will take place in New Delhi from the 26th to 28th October 2023. Placed under the patronage of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India along with Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the French Minister of the Interior, this new exceptional event is organised by Interads Exhibition and Comexposium, acting on behalf of the Milipol headed by Civipol, the cooperation implementer of the French ministry of the Interior.
“For over 30 years the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international events covering the field of internal security. Over the years the brand has been proudly represented by Milipol Paris, Milipol Qatar, Milipol Asia-Pacific and now Milipol India.” Mr Jounot, President of Milipol Network, said.
“Milipol India illustrates the strong will from France and India to further strengthen and grow their strategic and political partnership. Technology is a driving force within the Internal Security ecosystem. “It’s a place where innovators take the lead.”
The Milipol International Network is the world reference when it comes to events dedicated to Internal security. It provides the perfect forums for unveiling the latest technologies in internal security and perfectly meets the needs of the whole of the sector while addressing the current fast evolving threats.
Milipol India will support, facilitate, and attract the world leaders to invest in India where size and volumes call for the most innovative security solutions.
We are excited to welcome you at Milipol India, where government’s decision makers, operational end-users and worldwide industry leaders will meet, network and learn from each other under one roof over three days in New Delhi from the 26th – 28th October,2023.
Eighty percent of the exhibition area has already been sold out. The show is truly international having country pavilions like USA, Germany, Italy, Israel etc. MKU has become the Lanyard Sponsor of the show with a huge space at the event.
An international 3-day conference is also going to be a part of the event where eminent speakers from all over the world are going to present the topics as mentioned below:
- Security management in large cities and megacities
- Combating online child abuse
- International security cooperation
- Focus on the use of drones in homeland security
5.Women safety and security
- Road safety and security
- Fire Fighting
- Cyber crime
- How to secure ports, airports and our borders
- Disaster management
07 Jun 23. DSET explores the benefits of wargaming. The keynote speech at the Defence Simulation Education and Training (DSET) emphasised the role of wargaming in decision-making and organisational development, as speakers discussed the strategic and tactical benefits.
In a recent keynote speech at the DSET (Defence Simulation Education & Training) conference, Heather Goldstraw from Cranfield Defence and Security highlighted wargaming’s strategic and tactical advantages in the defence industry.
Wargaming, which encompasses a diverse range of defence simulations, as far stretched as defence procurement wargames, has proven to be an effective tool for improving decision-making processes and training.
Goldstraw emphasised the strategic nature of wargaming, noting that it plays a crucial role in educating and continuously supporting development.
By engaging in wargaming exercises, decision-makers gain a deeper understanding of strategic concepts, leading to more informed and successful decisions.
Additionally, wargaming provides a platform for managers and operators to train, maintain, and practice operational decision-making, enhancing overall success in their roles.
Better informed, successful decisions
Strategic decisions require robust evidence and assumptions that can withstand assurance, scrutiny, and audits. Goldstraw emphasised the need for inclusivity and the consideration of diverse perspectives to ensure comprehensive and effective decision-making.
According to GlobalData’s “The Global Military Simulation and Training Market Forecast 2022-2032“, the global military simulation and training market, valued at $28.9bn in 2022, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.6% over the forecast period. It is expected to reach $37.2bn by 2032 and cumulatively value $352.7bn over the forecast period.
Enabling the future to grasp complexities
During the conference, Professor David Manley from Naval Architecture at University College London (UCL) shared examples of how wargaming is utilised for training students and raising awareness in maritime and joint operations. At UCL, wargaming is employed to assess design options, understand mission success factors, and evaluate operational effectiveness.
From littoral operations to the platform and UXV survivability, wargaming enables students to grasp the complexities of real-world scenarios and make informed decisions.
The presentation further highlighted matrix, commercial, and task force-level internal games at UCL for strategic and operational purposes. Additionally, tactical games like “A Balanced Fleet” are instrumental in surface ship design support, allowing a detailed representation of student designs and assessing self-defence capabilities and ship survivability.
Specialist topics such as seabed operations were also addressed, covering areas like seabed warfare vessels, national infrastructure protection systems, and critical seabed infrastructure surveillance. The RCAT (Rapid Capability Assessment Tool) was mentioned as an effective means of evaluating operational-level scenarios, such as crises and their impact on naval operations.
The conference emphasised the need for inclusive and comprehensive approaches, encouraging attendees to consider diverse perspectives and ensure that their activities align with the rigorous scrutiny and assurance processes that govern decision-making in the defence sector.
Large international defence businesses have invested in wargaming simulation training systems, German-based company Rheinmetall supplied wargaming simulation training systems to undisclosed customers in the Middle East / North Africa (MENA) region as far back as 2014.
BAE Systems were to build a prototype design for a new Wargaming Centre for the US Marine Corps in a $19m contract in 2020. BAE Systems will integrate advanced technologies into the prototype, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive data analytics.
06 Jun 23. Defence and industry collaborate in integration conference. Strategic Command and Team Defence Information held the Multi-Domain Integration Working Group in London. Focused on integration, Strategic Command and Team Defence Information brought together representatives from Defence and industry at the event on 17 May 23. Held at Oracle UK, and featuring an array of speakers and discussion panels, the Multi-Domain Integration Working Group townhall was designed to encourage collaborative working.
The conference saw input from Strategic Command leaders such as Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes, Deputy Commander, and Graham Ball, Deputy Director of Integration.
Attendees included thought leaders from technology companies, international Defence Attaches, and key figures from across the MOD.
A significant focus of the conference was on how we improve the digital skills of our personnel, learning lessons through collaboration with partners and recognising the need to change attitudes, behaviours, and culture.
The UK Joint Delegation to NATO shared the principles of Multi-Domain Operations with attendees, discussing interoperability across the alliance.
Driving integration, along with leading the cyber and electromagnetic domain, are important concepts that Strategic Command will incorporate into its exhibition stand at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) on 12-15 Sep 23 at ExCeL, London. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
06 Jun 23. Pentagon Official Says Next Generation of Leaders Key to Solving Security Challenges.
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin H. Kahl underscored today the critical role future leaders will have in addressing increasingly complex security challenges.
Speaking to an audience of students and young professionals at this year’s NATO Youth Summit, Kahl said there is no shortage of pressing challenges on the horizon and that preparing the next generation of leaders is key to ensuring a “safer, more equitable and peace-oriented future.”
“Young leaders like you are integral to our collective effort to safeguard the rules-based international order, which really undergirds our safety, our prosperity and our way of life,” he told attendees. “You are convening at a time tremendous change and grave threats to that order as demonstrated by Russia’s brutal war of aggression in Ukraine, and Ukraine’s valiant defense of the freedoms that many of us take for granted.”
In addition to the acute threat posed by Russia, Kahl said tomorrow’s leaders will carry the torch in addressing the pacing challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China and the existential threat of climate change, while at the same time confronting the rise of disinformation and the implications of disruptive technologies.
“The world desperately and urgently needs creative solutions to complex problems like this, and your role in devising and implementing these creative solutions begins with your decision to engage and serve,” he said.
Kahl, who serves as a political science professor outside of his role in government, said despite the range of complex challenges ahead, he is confident the next generation is well-postured to make a positive impact.
“Each encounter with bright young minds like yours serves as a reminder, you are lightyears ahead of where I stood at your age,” he said. “You’re armed with far greater capabilities than I was, and you have access to powerful tools to make a real difference on the world around you and I have complete confidence that you will do so.”
He said the U.S. and its allies around the globe are counting on the young leaders to “seize the enormous opportunities and potential inherent in the current age.”
The youth summit serves as a forum for young people from NATO member countries and other allies to explore and exchange views on the most pressing challenges critical to ensuring global peace and security in the future.
Participants gathered in both Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, and in Washington for the one-day event. This year’s summit was entitled “NextGen Freedom & Security.”
Attendees were given the opportunity to engage with Kahl on topics ranging from Russia’s war in Ukraine and the role of U.S. partnerships in the Indo-Pacific as well as the challenges posed by climate change and the rise of artificial intelligence, among other issues, during a moderated discussion and question and answer session following his address.
He also offered advice and encouragement to those looking to begin a career in service to their country.
“Serve your community, serve your country, serve your world,” he said. “We need people who are not only looking out for themselves but are invested in making the world a better place.” (Source: US DoD)
DSEI 2023 – 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.