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MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS AND PLENARY SESSIONS

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM HOST NATION ADDRESS: UNDERSTANDING HOW CURRENT PLANS TO UPGRADE NATIONAL AIR DEFENCE ARCHITECTURE WILL MEET POLAND’S MEDIUM-RANGE AIR DEFENCE NEEDS

· Wisla Program: Examining the current status, achievements so far and plans for the future
· Insight into the level that the U.S. BMD shield (an Aegis Ashore), to be stationed in Poland and planned for completion by 2018 will integrate with Polish Armed Forces and systems
· Identifying Poland’s priorities in terms of missile defence, parallel with future plans for further investment and greater integration with NATO allies

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: REBUILDING AND STRENGTHENING UKRAINIAN AIR AND MISSILE DEFENCE FOLLOWING THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF CRIMEA AND ONGOING WAR IN THE DONBASS REGION

· Lessons learns and outcomes following the failure of Ukrainian air defence during the annexation of Crimea by Russia
· Analysing Ukraine’s current AMD capability which includes Buk-M1 and Buk-M2 medium range Surface-to-Air Missile Systems
· Understanding the role of the Ukrainian air defence system in the Donbass region and how the UAF is combatting the Russian use of UAS

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM DEPLOYING WORLDWIDE TO CONDUCT JOINT AND COMBINED/COALITION AIR MISSILE DEFENCE OPERATIONS FOR US EUROPEAN COMMAND

· Understanding U.S. Air and missile defence priorities in Eastern Europe
· Integrating with joint and multinational partners in all aspects of air and missile defence for missions such as Patriots to Poland, the European Air Defense Task Force, NATO air missile defence operations in Turkey, and providing sensor management
· The United States European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) and NATO Missile Defence

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM MODERNISING THE HUNGARIAN AMD SHIELD THROUGH INCREASED NATO INTEGRATION AND PROCUREMENT

· Examining current AMD shield capability relative to current operating requirements
· Increasing the HDF’s medium range air defence capability through smart procurement
· Insight into the integration of Hungary’s new VSHORAD missile system which has been achieved through collaboration with local industry

12:20 PM - 1:15 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM DELIVERING A COHERENT AND EFFECTIVE GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE CAPABILITY AND PROVIDING AIR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS TO THE LAND ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO SUPPORT UK OPERATIONS

· Who is Jt-GBAD Air Defence and what do we do? Examining past, current and future planned operations and exercises
· An overview of current capability and recent technological investments such as the introduction into service of the Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) capability, which provides early Air Defence warning at Brigade and Divisional level to assist with Battlespace Management
· Analysing the main challenges and priorities for UK Air Defence whilst drawing parallels to the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM ADAPTING CONVENTIONAL AIR DEFENCE THINKING TO THE UAS THREAT IN EUROPE

· How is US Army Europe approaching the growing threat of UAS in Europe?
· Air defence filter adaptations to ensure that small UAS aren’t missed in the battlespace
· Resurrecting the vitality of air defence since the end of the permissive operating era
· Current systems under consideration by US Army Europe to defend against enemy drones

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM NATO GBAD IN TRANSITION; A HIGH PRIORITY COMPLEX CAPABILITY

· Who is JCG GBAD and what is their remit?
· Understanding the current and rapidly evolving threat from UAV, RAM, CM, up to and including MSAM and HIMAD threats
· Future near term Program of Work, to include C2 interoperability, exercises and the definition of future GBAD system requirements

3:50 PM - 4:40 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: COMBATING THE NEW AND GENERALLY UNCHARTERED TASK OF MITIGATING ‘LOW, SLOW AND SMALL’ THREATS

With theproliferation of UAVs/UASs of various sizes – this panel discussion will discuss the key challenges posed by UAVs, focusing on issues surrounding detection and identification and the solutions and methods currently being employed and considered to mitigate the vulnerabilities ‘low, slow and small’ threats expose
· What are the challenges in developing common rules of engagement for countering the UAS threat?
· How can we enhance our current and existing VSHORAD systems for the counter-UAV role?
Which counter-UAS technologies should be prioritised for investment?

4:40 PM - NaN:NaN AM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE