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Air Missile Defence Technology - 31/05/2016

Registration open

SMi’s Air Missile Defence Technology conference, taking place on 24th - 25th October 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic, will provide updates on capabilities and requirements from national militaries on their Air Missile Defence programmes, the challenges associated with developing those programmes, the importance of interoperability between nations to ensure a cost efficient and effective Air Missile Defence strategy, as well as the growing importance of interoperability within technological systems to ensure a swift transaction from existing to new AMD platforms.

These topics will be addressed by military speakers, solution providers, and, crucially, industry technological experts on hand to provide the latest information in developments within Air Missile Defence Technology. Military forces are looking to combat the complex threats posed by a wide range of missiles and ensure the security of their own territory. Currently, this is perhaps more prevalent in Eastern Europe than anywhere else with rising tensions being met with a demand for advances and developments in Air Missile Defence Technology. Therefore, this two-day event will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.


  • Colonel Jan Sedliacik, Chief of the Air Defence Branch, Czech Armed Forces

Expert Military Speakers include:

  • Colonel Janell Eickhoff, Commander 10th Army Air and Missile Defence Command, US Army Europe
  • Colonel Vladimir Barca, Commander 25 Air Defence Missile Regiment, Czech Air Force
  • Colonel Wolfgang Rasquin, Deputy Commander GE SAM WING 1, German Air Force
  • Colonel Ladislav Dovhun, Ground Based Air Defence Brigade Commander, Air Force, Slovakian Armed Forces
  • Lt. Col. Ferenc Konczol, SAM WING 12 ‘Arrabona’, Hungarian Air Force
  • Mr Alan Burke, Chief, IAMD Division, Directorate of Operations and Strategic Deterrence, HQ U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Africa, USAF
  • Mr Peter Woodmansee, Chief, Integrated Air & Missile Defence, HQ U.S European Command 

Expert Industry Speakers include:

  • Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins, Director, IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman
  • Mr Bart van der Graaff, Capabilities Manager TBMD/MD and Senior Operational Advisor for IAMD, Thales Netherlands
  • Mr Neil Hebron, Director of Engineering and Technology, Lockheed Martin UK

To view the conference programme with full presentation details, visit

Plus, don’t miss the interactive pre-conference workshop taking place on 26th October 2016:

The Benefits of a Truly Integrated Air and Missile Defence System

Workshop Leader: Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins, Director, IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman

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