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26 Nov 15. Owning the Night 2016 is to be held at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, in Association with Symposia at Shrivenham, from Tuesday 29th to Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Since Owning The Night 2009 there have been considerable advances in new night vision technology and soldier systems. To that end BATTLESPACE surveyed industry and military users earlier in the year and a number have expressed a desire to have Owning The Night in the UK in 2016.
“We are delighted to be holding Owning The Night at Shrivenham. We look forward to working with Symposia at Shrivenham to provide an Exhibition and Night Vision Display which will give our visitors the chance to see and crucially handle the most up to date night vison technology available in the world today. This year we are extending our product presentations to include technology suitable for Police and Homeland Security users.” Julian Nettlefold of BATTLESPACE said. “Having Symposia at Shrivenham as a partner will give us the depth of knowledge and support we require to provide the platform for showing the most advanced night vision technology available today.”
Michael J T Hewetson OBE Director Symposia at Shrivenham said: “We look forward to working with BATTLESPACE to develop Owning The Night into the leading Night Vison Event of its kind. Shrivenham has unique facilities to provide our International exhibitors and delegates with the ability to see Night Vision products in their true environment, a key enabler for any armed force looking at developing night vision capability. In addition, Shrivenham has for some time been a centre of excellence for night vision and other technologies such as radar and ballistics, which will form a central plank for the Conference.”
Today’s soldier is vulnerable to new and complex threats in today’s 24 hour war which is brought live into our living rooms by a 24 hour media often embedded with forces in the front line. In this asymmetric warfare scenario the soldier on the ground not only has to deal with his enemy in bad weather, poor light, and darkness, he also has to liaise with coalition governments, Local and Homeland Security organisations, as well as the media. These requirements require multi-lingual and multi-cultural disciplines which are not always a natural function of the soldier of today. He also has to fight an amorphous enemy whose major tactic is to merge into civil populations in dense urban areas.
All of the above require new tactics disciplines and most of all new and advanced equipment to provide the soldier with the tools to fight this 24 hour war in any climate.
Owning The Night 2016 will give Army Commanders, Police and Industry a taste of the future at the Conference and the ability to try the latest night vision devices from weapon sights thru night driving aids to advanced target tracking and identification systems.
For further details contact:
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Michael J T Hewetson OBE
Director Symposia at Shrivenham
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1793 78 (Mil 96161) 5847
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