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Airborne ISR - 22/08/2016

MQ-9 users USA, UK, France, Netherlands and Spain will meet in London to discuss ISR Capability Development

Learn about Spain’s MQ-9 procurement deal with Spanish MoD representative presenting at this year’s Airborne ISR

IN THE NEWS: "Spain has moved forward with its procurement of unarmed MQ-9 Reapers after putting California-based remotely piloted aircraft manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems on contract for four aircraft and two Block 30 ground control stations." (Flight Global, 2016)

Learn about the huge procurement deal with Spanish MoD representative, Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas, presenting on ‘Medium and Long Term Plans for the Integration of Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance UAV into the Armed Forces’, covering:

  • Current UAV capability within the Armed forces and the need for a MALE system
  • Current platforms available and the requirements of the Spanish Armed Forces
  • Plans to procure and integrate the MQ9 into current force structure
  • The potential for long term future co-operation on joint-European projects, such as the European MALE UAV

At the second annual Airborne ISR, taking place in London on the 26th and 27th October 2016.

The Colonel will be joining a selection of keynote speakers from other MQ-9 using nations, including the: USA, UK, France and Netherlands. But this is just a small scope of the subject matter to be covered at this year’s event.

Proudly sponsored by Galleon Embedded Computing and Harris Corporation, the eagerly awaited event includes 14 thought provoking speakers, over 5 hours of networking, leading ISR military & industry specialists all under one roof, and is still growing.

So far, the expert speaker line-up for Airborne ISR 2016 includes a variety of senior personnel from: Joint Forces Command UK, RAF, United States Air Force, French Air Force, German Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Ministry of Defence Spain, Defence Command Denmark, RUSI, NATO, DSTL and many more!

The programme will also feature two interactive expert led panel discussions on ‘Effective Concepts of Operation for Collection of Intelligence’ and ‘Deliberating the Direction and Requirements of Command and Control for ISTAR Operations’.

For more information on the two-day conference or to book at the £200 off early bird rate, visit:

Airborne ISR
26th - 27th October 2016
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

Sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

Delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or

Media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or

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