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02 Oct 07. BATTLESPACE Editor Julian Nettlefold will be attending AUSA on all three days. Contact +4477689 54766

02 Oct 07. Korea Prepares for 2 Major Defense Shows. South Korea is preparing for two back-to-back defense shows this month: the 6th Korea Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2007 (Seoul Air Show) scheduled for Oct. 16-21 at Seoul Airport, and the Naval & Defence Show scheduled from Oct. 24-27 at Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), Busan. The Seoul Air Show is expecting more than 225 exhibits from 24 countries with more than 37 official delegations from 30 countries. About 100,000 visitors are expected. About 50 aircraft will be on display, including the new KAI T-50, KT-1, F-16C/D Blk. 32s from the 162 Fighter Squadron “Black Eagle” and a civilian acrobatic flight team. Indoor exhibitions include both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, space material, and weapon systems mock-ups and full scale. The Seoul Air Show is co-organized by Korea Aerospace Industries Association, Korea Defense Industry Association (KDIA) and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) is participating as a supportive organization. Conferences include the 15th International Aerospace Symposium, Oct. 15, on the topic of Aerospace Industry in Korea. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. William Shelton, commander of JECC/SPACE-14, will give a presentation titled “Space Situational Awareness: Enabler of Effective Space Capabilities.” Other conferences include the Weapon Systems Seminar, UVS North East Asia. (Source: Defense News)

RUSI C4ISTAR Conference 2007
“Operational Requirements for the Next 5 Years”
Five Lakes Hotel, Maldon, Essex
17-18 October 2007
Operational demand for C4ISTAR equipment remains high and has been endorsed at the very highest levels of the UK Ministry of Defence. This has brought with it some welcome finances for the UK NEC programme. Despite this, many remain concerned about the lack of structure within which C4ISTAR assets are being procured and an acquisition process which is unsuited to the rapid change of the CIS Industry. This year’s C4ISTAR conference will analyse the operational requirements for UK and allied forces in the Middle East and explain new initiatives – including the new “Inform and Command” working group – to build a coherent enterprise architecture and speed capability to the front line. It will also examine initiatives to move NEC forward in other Defence Lines of Development, particularly in doctrine, training and information.
New speakers at this event include:
* Lieutenant General Andrew Figgures CBE, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability), Ministry of Defence, UK (After Dinner Speaker)
* Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, Director General, Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence, UK
* Eric Gates, Commercial Director, Directorate General Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Ministry of Defence, UK
A complete programme can be viewed by clicking here.
Supported once again by the Ministry of Defence, this conference will draw together over 350 delegates from across the UK Ministry of Defence, coalition partners and supporting industry, as it seeks to tackle the key issues surrounding the integration of C4ISTAR assets and the effective management of network-enabled capabilities to enhance current military operations. In a pro-active and productive forum aimed at developing and improving engagement between stakeholders, the conference will enable the C4ISTAR community to continue delivering key resources into theatre and establish a robust capability for years to come.
For information regarding travel and accommodation and for more information regarding the conference, please visit www.rusi.org/events/ref:E4655A34D50C6F/
For all other enquiries, please contact Event Managers Rachel Bowden at rachelb@rusi.org or tel: +44 (0)20 7747 2648 and

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