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Winners of first International Space Pitch Day revealed

The winners of the inaugural International Space Pitch Day were today announced marking several world firsts. Ten tech start-ups successfully secured same-day contracts worth up to £53,000 ($66,000) to fast-track the development of their innovations after pitching direct to UK, US and NATO military leaders. Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, UK Director Space, unveiled the winners following an afternoon of pitches in front of a global audience during the first of the Defence Space Conference hosted from London. It is the…
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Defence Space 2020: Defence leaders to light way for UK military space

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace will join national and international military leaders and space experts from across government, industry and academia on 17-18 November to explore how the UK can mobilise, modernize and transform its approach to military space.   The two-day virtual Defence Space 2020 conference, which is organised by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Air and Space Power Association, will see over 30 speakers and panelists tackle the challenges presented by Space as a military domain…
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ASPC 2020 -Virtual Conference

ASPC 2020 -Virtual Conference The impact and restrictions resulting from COVID-19, familiar to us all, has led us to decide that this year’s Air and Space Power Conference will not go ahead in its traditional format. This decision has not been taken lightly but we hope you will understand why, and that resources must be prioritised appropriately. However, this presents an exciting opportunity, in the spirit of ‘Information Advantage in the Next Generation Air Force’, to demonstrate our flexibility and…
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Defence Space 2020 Conference is postponed

NEWS RELEASE  23 March 2020   Defence Space 2020 Conference is postponed London, UK, 23 March 2020: Defence Space 2020, the UK Ministry of Defence biennial space conference, scheduled for 20-21 May, will be postponed in response to the COVID 19 outbreak and UK Government’s measures.  The Ministry of Defence is working with the Air and Space Power Association and conference venue to arrange a suitable date later in the year; partners, ticket holders and participants will be notified as…
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RAF Chief of the Air Staff: ‘Information Advantage’ to be put at heart of Air and Space Power

London, UK, 24 February 2020: The UK’s Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff will challenge UK and international air chiefs and military commanders at this year’s Air & Space Power Conference (ASPC 20) to find ways to think, act and share information at a higher tempo than their adversaries to secure the cognitive edge in future operations.  Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff, will host the annual global forum which attracts more than 40…
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THE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF’S AIR & SPACE POWER CONFERENCE

THE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF’S AIR & SPACE POWER CONFERENCE  The pursuit of Information Advantage is the theme of this year’s ASPC and will build on the multi-domain themes introduced at the 2019 Conference.  Chris Pocock summarises the debate at ASPC 2019 as a prelude to ASPC 20 The RAF’s 2019 Air & Space Power Conference was attended by 550 people, including more than 100 Air Force commanders and senior officers. Many more participated remotely via a video livestream…
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Defence leaders to join forces at Defence Space 2020 Conference

Ministry of Defence News Release: Defence Leaders to join forces at Defence Space 2020 Conference Leaders from government, industry and academia will join forces at the Defence Space 2020 conference in London on May 20-21. Organised by the MOD and the Air and Space Power Association, the conference will tackle the challenges presented by space as a military domain and the wider economic opportunities on offer. Speakers at the event will include government ministers, the Chief of the Air Staff…
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Accelerating air and space power

Accelerating air and space power By Tim Robinson Hypersonics, space and multi-domain operations were some of the biggest news from this year’s Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff’s Air and Space Power Conference (ASPC) held on 17-18 July in London. If last year’s RAF Air Power Conference saw 100 years of the Royal Air Force as a major theme, this year’s event shifted into high gear – and was firmly focused on future threats, operations, technology and personnel….
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RAF Chief of the Air Staff: Development of Air and Space Power Central to Future Security

London, UK, 16 July 2019: More than 45 international air chiefs and military commanders from 39 countries and NATO will be among 550 high-ranking delegates at the largest ever gathering for the Chief of the Air Staff’s Air & Space Power Conference (ASPC 2019) in London on 17-18 July. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, UK Chief of the Air Staff, will host the global forum which draws annually leaders from the RAF and UK Defence and their global allies…
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Air and Space Power Association lecture puts autonomy in control of the cockpit

London, UK, 05 April 2019: The Air and Space Power Association launched the first of its lecture series for members this week as the organisation expands its role as an authoritative voice and platform for debate on the influence and relevance of air and space power. The first of the ASPA’s ‘An Audience With’ lecture series saw Justin Bronk, Airpower and Technology Research Fellow for RUSI, challenge current thinking around airpower strategy and technology in his hour-long talk on ‘The Disrupters…
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