Netherlands wants 'smarter' GBAD software and data fusion among new capabilities
Air and missile defence has grown in importance for nations around the world: as the threats to national security and infrastructure have increased dramatically in recent years. The exacerbation of potential flashpoints around the world, from the Middle East to Eastern Europe and beyond have seen nations move swiftly to upgrade legacy systems and to increase the potency of their current defences. Colonel Peter Gielen, commanding officer at Netherlands Ground Based Air Defence Command, spoke to Defence IQ about the priorities and pressures on his 2016 agenda...
Air and Missile Defence: Latest Holdings & Requirements 
Air and Missile Defence programmes and requirements continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The perceived threats posed by Russia in Europe and North Korea in the Far East have prompted increased BMD initiatives in these regions. At the same time, the market for all sectors of the Air Defence Systems market remains buoyant with over 30 countries having new procurement or upgrade programmes under way. The value of the Air and Missile Defence market is estimated to be over $30 billion in the next 10 years...[Find out more - download the report]
Interactive Map: Global Air & Missile Defence Requirements (2016)
View the Google Map to browse the latest demands and requirements across the international military helicopter domain, as well as the latest senior officers and subject matter experts joining the Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) 2016 conference panel. Simply click on the red icons to view the requirements and the blue icons to view the speakers.
Infographic: 2017 Survey Results - THE CHANGING FACE OF AIR AND MISSILE DEFENCETHE CHANGING FACE OF AIR AND MISSILE DEFENCE With the increasing number of (ballistic) missile-equipped nations and growing geopolitical uncertainty in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region in particular, Air and Missile Defence programmes and requirements are understandably evolving at a rapid pace. Meanwhile, given the ever increasing threat of radical institutions (both state and non-state) with access to weapons of mass destruction, it is critical that the global air and missile defence community meet once again and discuss how we can best protect our national security and infrastructure against these rising threats. Ahead of the 10th annual Integrated Air & Missile Defence conference (28-30 March; London, England), Defence IQ surveyed hundreds of its readers involved in this domain to get a perspective on the changes occurring in the AMD environment…Read the results of our world wide survey here!
Changing Face of Missile DefenceWith the proliferation of UAVs of various sizes, the increasing number of (ballistic) missile-equipped nations and growing geopolitical uncertainty in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region in particular - Air and Missile Defence programmes and requirements are understandably evolving at a rapid pace. The value of the Air and Missile Defence market is estimated to reach in excess of $35 billion by 2025. Over the last decade IAMD has established itself as the chosen forum for the global air defence community – discussing strategy, best practice, emerging technologies, and methods for enabling greater cooperation between international partners and allies. Given the ever increasing threat of radical institutions (both state and non-state) with access to weapons of mass destruction, it is critical that the global air and missile defence community meet once again and discuss how we can best protect our national security and infrastructure against these rising threats. With this in mind the 10th annual Integrated Air & Missile Defence conference will take place on 29-30 March in London, UK. Ahead of the event, we re-map the changing world of missile defence, from THAAD membership in Asia to Aegis expansion in Eastern Europe…
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Are Europe’s seaborne missile defence systems capable?
According to a new study, there may be a need for investment into a “more offensive” surface warfare strategy, given the evolving global threat environment and the spectrum of utility for systems such as long-range missiles, directed energy and electromagnetic rail guns. We spoke with Captain Manuel Martinez-Ruiz (a speaker on this year's IAMD conference panel) about the strategy and progress of Spain's contribution to Aegis.
U.S. Army seeking stronger integration for Air and Missile Defence
The field of Air and Missile Defence is facing a host of new requirements which are, in turn, driving many nations to seek upgrades to their capability. Brigadier General Donald Fryc, Chief of the US Army’s 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (32d AAMDC) tells Defence IQ why “continued multi-service and multinational cooperation is essential to maintain an AMD force” and how a series of events and exercises in 2015 will serve to close the gaps quickly.
Development of Lithuanian Ground Based Air Defence: The end-user’s perspective
Capt Ovidijus Pilitauskas, LTUGBAD Battalion Chief S3 of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, walks us through hiscountry’s GBAD development milestones, interoperability, and future plans. During his military career, Pilitauskas was heavilyinvolved in developing AD doctrines and tactical handbooks. He has alsodirected Live firing exercises for more than 50 missiles fired.
Wishes and Reality Czech GBAD Update
Colonel Jan Sedliačik, Chief of GBAD Branch, Capabilitiesand Development Department at the General Staff of the Czech Republic discussesthe hopes, ambitions and the realities of ground-based air defence in hiscountry, including quality and quantity of equipment allowed by the most recentstrategic paper.
Modeling and Analysis for More Effective Air and Missile Defence
Giuseppe Corrao, system engineer at AGI, discusses visual modeling and analysis for more effective AMD, from threat trajectory to dynamic orientation and sensor architectures. Corrao has a master degree in Aerospace Engineer with more than 12 year spent in the industry as satellite engineer and space mission designer. Most of the technical effort is in the system analysis and complex modeling and simulation. His current main role is to support customers highlighting the technical value prop of the System ToolKit.
The Geospatial Perspective on Integrated Air & Missile Defence: Luciad
Dirk Wagemans, VP Scandinavia at Luciad, explains why user adoption of mapping software in this domain is crucial fro generating correct information to make correct decisions. Wagemans revealed how these GIS tools have been employed by a multitude of organisations, including NATO and a wide array of the world’s leading defence companies.