26 - 27 July 2017 | Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre, Warsaw, Poland

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Why Warsaw? The Outlook for Polish Air Defence

Last year, the renowned Integrated Air and Missile Defence conference is branching out towards a special Eastern Europe-focused summit tobe held in Warsaw this July. Senior ministers and officers from Poland, as well as the likes of Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Czech Republic have already been confirmed. It is perhaps a natural decision when considering Poland’s current geo-political situation and the emerging threats to national security, but it is worth noting that there are a number of programmes in the pipeline being eyed by the country’s leaders for potential investment and therefore further implications for the defence strategies of neighbouring states and of NATO allies...

Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces: A Review of Modernisation Plans

March 2015
Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, comprising land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and air-launched cruise missiles, constitute the core of its armed forces. Moreover, Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, in particular the ICBMs of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), are perceived as symbols of its Great Power status, and one remaining area where Russia holds parity with the United States. The modernisation of the strategic nuclear forces thus forms a central component of Russian long-term defence planning. Dr James Bosbotinis walks us through the programmes already underway...

Russian Long Range Aviation and Conventional Strategic Strike

March 2015
Russia’s Long Range Aviation Command (LRA) has assumed an increasingly prominent role in recent years, commencing with the resumption of regular bomber patrols in August 2007, and particularly through the course of 2014/2015, as Russia’s resurgence has adopted a distinctly more muscular tone amid deteriorating relations with the West. Russia’s interest in developing conventional long-range strike systems is a facet of its on-going military reform efforts whereby it is seeking to enhance the effectiveness of the Russian Armed Forces, especially in terms of its ability to conduct extensive, precise strikes against an adversary’s critical strategic economic and military objectives. Dr James Bosbotinis analyses the developments within the context of a wider interest in developing a conventional strategic deterrent...


Land-based Air Defence Holdings & Requirements: Report

January 2015
Air and Missile Defence programmes and requirements continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The threats pose 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...[Download the report]

Air & Missile Defence: Market Insight

In order to enable regional collaboration and discussion around the current challenges and acquisitions facing air defence in Eastern Europe, the Integrated Air & Missile Defence Eastern Europe conference will bring together Chiefs of Staff, Commanders of Air Defence and Air Forces, Heads of Procurement and Industry Executives from across the region between the 26th-27th July in Warsaw, Poland. Ahead of the event, this report explores the latest information available on the air and missile defence landscape, from existing inventories to future requirements, and the results of our community-led survey on the current technological and strategic priorities.