27 - 29 November, 2018 | NH Prague City Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

FOCUS DAY: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EW AND AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm REGISTRATION & COFFEE

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm SHORT-RANGE AIR DEFENCE CHALLENGES FOR THE UAS THREAT

Dr. Ing Miroslav Kratky - Department of Air Defence Systems University of Defence in Brno
·          Overview of the UAS technologies and roles within the battlefield
·          General aspects & operational point of view to C-UAS
·          Tactical & Technical points of view to IPB, detection, elimination
·          Optimal C-UAS: lethal or non-lethal?
·          Examining experimentation conducted by the University of Defence
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Dr. Ing Miroslav Kratky

Department of Air Defence Systems
University of Defence in Brno

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm DEFEATING THE THREAT OF UAS IN THE EUROPEAN THEATRE OF OPERATION

Colonel David Shank - Commander of 10th AAMDC US Army Europe (Subject to Final Confirmation)
·          Assessing methods to close the SHORAD capability gap in the European context
·          Integrating CMIC and Stryker vehicles to advance force protection, enhance force projection, and deter adversaries
·          Evaluating short-term and long-term requirements to detect and intercept hostile UAS in Europe
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Colonel David Shank

Commander of 10th AAMDC
US Army Europe (Subject to Final Confirmation)

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm EXAMINING CURRENT AND PLANNED OPERATIONAL INDIRECT FIRES CAPABILITY OF THE BULGARIAN LAND FORCES

·          Achieving NATO interoperability and understanding the strategic priorities and operational employment of Bulgarian artillery
·          Overview of current capability which includes towed 12mm: 100 D-30, MRL 122mm: 24 ARPA-40, MOR 120mm: 100 M-75 and examining future plans for modernisation and investment
·          Feedback from Saber Guardian which saw the Air Defence Artillery live fire exercise take place in Shabla, Bulgaria

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm COFFEE AND NETWORKING

·          Outlining requirements and objectives for developing indirect fire systems for 2030 and beyond
·          Automating fire direction systems and digitising the C2 suite
·          Examining networked assets and interconnected systems for intelligence gathering for the future force
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Dwayne Hynes

Policy Analyst and Acquisition-Intelligence Staff Officer
DCS, G-2 (DAMI-FIT), US Army

·          Air Defence Artillery.
·          Spanish Air Defence Artillery organization.
·          Active defence and passive defence for field Artillery Battalion
·          Field Artillery Doctrine
·          Mixed weapon systems
·          Target mensuration
·          Precision Guided munition
·          Long-range fires
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Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara

Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery – Artillery School
Spanish Army

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: DEFEATING THE THREAT OF UAS IN THE EUROPEAN THEATRE OF OPERATION

·          Assessing methods to close the SHORAD capability gap in the Eastern European flanks
·          Advancing shoulder-fired man-portable air defence systems to defeat LSS targets on the move
·          Evaluating short-term and long-term requirements to detect and intercept hostile UAS 

5:40 pm - 5:50 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY