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2018 AIR POWER CONFERENCE DRAWS RECORD GATHERING OF ARMED SERVICE CHIEFS

  18 June 2018 London, UK, 18 June 2018: More than 70 armed service chiefs from 61 nations will be attending the 2018 Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference, the largest ever gathering for this global forum, to be held in London 11-12 July. The high-ranking attendees will join over 400 delegates across the global air power community to hear leaders from the UK Government, the military, the scientific, technology and industrial community and academia address the theme…
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What Will the Defence Space Strategy Tell us About the UK’s Space Ambitions?

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently held its first Defence Space conference, bringing together the military, government, industry and academia to discuss the MoD’s ambitions in space. This came hot on the heels of the announcement that the government will release a Defence Space Strategy, expected in the summer. The strategy, as it has been presented, is part of a wider proposed uplift in military space capabilities. The RAF has now assumed command and control of all UK military space…
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UK MoD goes more boldly into space

On its 100th anniversary the Royal Air Force becomes the lead service for British military space, as the UK MoD gets set to release a new Defence Space Strategy later this year. TIM ROBINSON reports from the inaugural MoD Defence Space Conference in London. The first UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Space Conference, organised by the Air Power Association, and held on 21-22 May in London proved to be a extremely newsworthy and significant event – as Britain starts to flex its…
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Aviators Warned: Don’t Take Space For Granted

Aviators Warned: Don’t Take Space For Granted courtesy of www.ainonline.com by Chris Pocock  – May 23, 2018, 9:18 AM The UK’s first Defence Space conference was well-supported, including presentations from British ministers and senior officers, as well as many commercial companies. (Photo: Chris Pocock) The almost-total reliance of commercial and military aviation on space-based assets for communications, data transfer, navigation, and timing should no longer be taken for granted, delegates to a new conference in London were told. The two-day Defence Space 2018…
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Chief of the Air Staff opens first Defence Space Conference as RAF assumes control of UK military space

Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff, keynote address at Defence Space 2018 Good morning ladies and gentlemen and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you at this inaugural Defence Space Conference.  My congratulations to the Air Power Association and colleagues at the Ministry of Defence, the Air Staff and in the aerospace industry, who have together brought the idea of this Conference to life – no mean feat, given the abbreviated planning time that was available. …
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Defence Minister Guto Bebb announces Space Strategy at Defence Space Conference

1ST DEFENCE SPACE CONFERENCE; 21 MAY SPEAKING NOTES FOR MIN (DP) Introduction Thank you for that kind introduction, Mark [Roberts]. I am delighted to welcome you to the First Defence Space Conference, jointly organised by the Air Power Association and the Ministry of Defence. I don’t know much about the UK’s space history, but I’ve been told if you look west at about ten to nine tonight. If it’s clear … and if you’ve got very good eyes … you…
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UK poised for take-off on ambitious Defence Space Strategy with personnel boost

As the UK space sector’s world-leading experts gather today (21 May) for the first ever UK Defence Space Conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the launch of the UK’s first Defence Space Strategy and pledged an uplift in expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of the space domain. With an increasing amount of the UK’s military systems now dependent on space technology, it can today be announced that RAF Air Command has assumed responsibility for command and…
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Defence leaders line up to plot future for the UK in space at first Defence Space Conference

Defence leaders line up to plot future for the UK in space at first Defence Space Conference London, UK, 16 May 2018: Over 40 leaders from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), industry and academia will join forces 21-22 May in London to plot the future direction for the UK in space at the inaugural Defence Space Conference. An unprecedented line-up of speakers is confirmed, including Guto Bebb, UK Minister for Defence Procurement, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief…
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This year’s RAF Air Power Conference, to be held in London on 11-12 July, is set to be the largest gathering of air force chiefs in 15 years. TIM ROBINSON previews the event. Invitations to birthday parties are always popular – particularly when the person (or organisation) is celebrating their 100th birthday. So, it is perhaps no wonder that the 2018 Royal Air Force Air Power Conference, on 11-12 July at the IET, Savoy, London, will see over 50 heads…
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UK marks importance of Space for military operations with launch of Defence Space Conference

London, UK, 11 April 2018: The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched the first Defence Space Conference, signalling the growing importance of the space domain for the UK’s military capability and national security. Defence Space 2018, to be held in London on 21-22 May, will explore the UK’s space ambition and provide attendees with insight into the Government’s strategic intent against the backdrop of national and international plans. The event, organized by The Air Power Association, will also explore…
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