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The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

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2nd annual Air Missile Defence Technology Conference - 11/09/2017

Thales to discuss multi-mission sensors at Air Missile Defence Technology 2017

Thales joins speaker line-up for leading AMD conference in Prague this October.

SMi Group has recently announced that Wim Schuttert, Technical Director at Thales Nederland, has joined the speaker line-up for the 2nd annual Air Missile Defence Technology 2017 conference taking place on the 24th and 25th of October in Prague.

Speaking on Day 2 of the conference, Mr Schuttert will bring insights on multi-mission sensors and how they have become solutions towards a credible air and missile defence capability. More details on his presentation can be found on

With many nations increasing budgets to strengthen their collective defense structures, particularly the development of air and missile defence capabilities, many solution providers continue to enhance and develop next-generation platforms to secure contracts and collaborations. This is one of the key focuses of the conference.

Featured industry presentations will also include:

  • MIC4AD - Rafael's Unified C4I System for Air & Missile Defence - Colonel Meir Ben Shaya (Ret'd), C4I SME & Business Development Manager, Rafael
  • Extended Naval Air and Missile Defence - Fabio Bonanni, Head of Air Defence Architectures and Italy Technology, MBDA
  • Considerations for the Development of a Single Integrated GBAD Solution to Meet Today's and Tomorrow's Airborne Threat Set - Ian Spillane, Chief Engineer, Mission Support, Lockheed Martin UK
  • How to Use Known Technology in a New Setting to Gain Strategic Advantage in IAMD - Lars Krogh Vammen, Business Development Manager, Weibel Scientific A/S
  • The Value of Open Systems Integration to Enable Joint Missile Defence Operations - Northrop Grumman

Air Missile Defence Technology 2017 will bring together air defence operators and technical experts from the military and industry, the event agenda has been curated to provide a discussion on threats to the increasingly complex air space and the solutions available to defeat these threats from the air including missiles, rockets, artillery, planes and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The conference will also feature senior military representation from nations including France, Netherlands, USA and the V4 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia) who will explore further integration air defence and air policing for Central and Eastern Europe in an exclusive panel discussion.

The full agenda can be viewed on

For those interested in attending, the final Early Bird discount of £100 for online registrations expires on 29th September.

2nd annual Air Missile Defence Technology Conference
October 24 & 25, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport Hotel, Czech Republic

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